Friday, January 29, 2016

Riley’s 100th Day of Kindergarten

Remember Riley’s 50th day of school back in October? Well, they celebrated their 100th day as well. The whole school marked the occasion, but the kindergarteners went all out. They came to school on Tuesday morning dressed as 100-year-olds. It was so freaking cute.

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Riley and I met up with Dana and Claire before drop-off so we could spray the kids’ hair silver and put baby powder in it. (Riley had requested that his hair look like Pops’, Nopsi’s dad. So sweet.) Claire had an awesome walker made from painted PVC pipe tipped with tennis balls, while Riley carried a custom Nopsi creation: a cane made from an old broomstick. Suspenders and a plaid shirt for Riley, pearls and a sweater for Claire, and glasses for both. They were both so adorable, but the pictures they took together were even more so.




I mean, aren’t they just the cutest 100-year-old couple ever???

Dana and I were both able to help out with the fun centers the kindergarten teachers planned, along with lots of other parent volunteers. It was such a fun and entertaining morning; the kids all enjoyed themselves.



The kids rotated through a writing activity, a counting activity (using many fun snack items!), a crown-making station, a weighing activity, and a fitness activity. I assisted the kids in making their crowns and also snapped a picture of each of them holding a special sign that Mrs. Allison had.






Check out Riley’s writing activity: he wants 100 legos, 100 gold, and 100 jewels, but he does not want 100 drugs. He told Mrs. Allison that he remembered them talking about how if you took too many drugs you would die and that’s why he wrote that. She clarified that was during Red Ribbon Week sometime last semester and was impressed that he thought that far back. Well done, son of mine.




Everything wrapped up around 10am, when the centenarians headed off to have their snacks. But not before we made sure to get a class picture!


Such a fun day for them; the teachers put together a really awesome morning. Plus they got to try to stack 100 pennies (no one was successful) and have tootsie roll pops in the afternoon. They had to lick the suckers 100 times before they bit into them. Counting to 100 is a kindergarten skill, so the teachers really reinforced that all day long.


One hundred sure looks good on them.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!


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