Wednesday, February 15, 2012

100's Day -- 100 Popsicle Sticks

Why do we celebrate the 100th Day of school?
100 is a base number like 10. Once we can count to 100, we can count to 1000! It is a "milestone" number. We count by 2's to 100; by 5's to 100; by 10's to 100.

We sent home 100 popsicle sticks and asked the students (and parents) to build a structure using all of the sticks. Exactly 100. The Grade 2's were to make a buoyant (floating) structure!

Here are all of our structures!

Next week the Grade 2's will put their buoyant structures in the pool to see if they will float (for 100 seconds!)

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