100th Day of School was a massive success with parents helping out on the side. We had at least ten different activities going on at the same time: books about number 100, counting activity, measuring activity, and numerous craft/art activities. I definitely could not set up this Grade One event. It was headed by my teacher mentor and other Grade One teachers. I learned much from this particular event as it was involved with connecting with parents, and establishing amazing sense of community.
The Premier's visit was less than exciting. However, the highlight of the visit was the choir from middle school. They sang marvelously. We tried to set up some context for my Grade Ones about this visit, however, I do not think they cared much for it. Regardless, they had wonderful time with the choir and captivated by it.
This was a big day for my Grade Ones. We have been preparing for a week for this day. We made a card folder with their names on it. I initially thought that the folder would hold the goods but I was, oh so wrong. By the end of the day, the folders were on the verge of exploding with cards, candies, chocolates, pencils, etc. It was a fantastic day to really bond together as a class and share their love/care for each other.