January 30th marked the children’s 100th day in school. Since the first day of school, children have been anticipating this day as it is a milestone that gives them a sense of accomplishment and achievement. Once they look back to their first day, they see that they are now smarter, wiser, and brighter.
The Nursery, together with the Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten classes had an eventful celebration on their 100th day in school. This celebration also paved way to learning different concepts while having fun.
Their day started by coming to school in their 100 year old self. We talked about how they would look like 100 years from now. They were able to distinguish how old and young people look like. They even mentioned how they would look like their grandparents when they are 100 years old.
We gathered all together and had a parachute activity with the other Early Year children. Here the children were able to identify patterns as they were asked to line up following the girl-boy-girl-boy pattern. This activity was not just about playing with the parachute but following instructions and movement exercise as well.
We also prepared different Stations for them to go around to. We started making our 100 Days Hat. We colored and used sequins to decorate our hats.
The children enjoyed playing Sort 100 Fruits and Shake the Bottle (with 100 pompoms) game. After the games they also danced to their favorite tunes.
To incorporate Digital Literacy, we had a station where they were shown how green screen looked like. Their pictures were then used to create their 100 Days key chain.
They were also taught how to say 100 days in Chinese (Yībǎi Tiān). They were shown how to write in Chinese characters and they also painted their 100 Days Card in Chinese characters.
To end our celebration, the children were given their 100 Days badge.
It was a simple celebration but it was truly memorable for the children as we prepared activities they they loved doing while also learning from the activities.