100 Days of School Activities

Today I'm presenting a collection of ideas for the 100th Day of School Celebration.

I know these ideas are grade specific; however, your entire school can participate! You can host a 100 Days parade and have each grade level do something different.
*dress up like they are 100
*wear 100 day crowns
*make a shirt that has 100 items on it
*make a poster with 100 things
*create posters of different ways to make 100
If the entire school doesn't want to participate, maybe PK-2 can celebrate and walk down the "big kids" hallway.

If your kids make shirts, make one too!

Here's an APP that lets you take a pic of your student & then age them. Maybe you could have your kids write paragraphs after using the APP.

Does your grade level decorate for the 100th Day?

Maybe you can set up math stations in celebration?

If you teach Upper Elementary, I have an item you might like!

I have a Pinterest board full of ideas for a variety of grade levels. Check it out!
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Valentine's Day Teacher Gifts

I've never written a post about Teacher Gifts, but now that I'm the parent I find that it is another gift I stress about.  So, I found a few items I thought I'd share with you.

If you're the "crafty mom" or just enjoy making things...I think any teacher will enjoy these.

I found these pencils last year and I loved them! I think this is a cheap great idea if you have multiple kids and/or multiple teachers to buy for!

Is your child's teacher girly? If so, these will go over well.

If you're low on money this Valentine's season, here are a few thoughtful, but low cost gifts.

What if your child has a male teacher? What do you do? I found a couple of pins that I thought might work.

And finally, if you're like me and you tend to give school supplies, germ-x or tissues as gifts - at least make them look cute!

This Little Piggy hopes you got an idea for your child's teacher!


Winter Wonders Blog Hop Freebie

Welcome to our Literacy Land Bloggie Birthday Hop! It's been a year since we launched Adventures in Literacy Land!  Our goal was to share tips & tools for effective literacy instruction.  Along the way, I've made some pretty amazing friendships with other bloggers. We're adding a few new bloggers this year. I know you'll enjoy reading their posts.  

To celebrate our Bloggie Birthday, we are hosting a Winter Wonders Blog Hop.  Each author has a free literacy resource you can download and we're giving away not 1, but 4 Barnes and Nobles Gift Certificates!  

When I was in the regular education classroom, I saw 3 classes of Reading/Language Arts throughout the day.  By my 3rd class, the kids were playing "ants in my pants" and moving around in their seat constantly.  It was like one of those TV cartoons where the kids are staring at the clock and waiting for lunch or recess.  

I began using "round-the-room" review activities.  At the time, I would find articles or short stories and write questions that were aligned to my teaching standard of the week.  Groups would move from station to station and answer the questions.  As time went on, I began making these Round-the-Room activities and selling them on TpT.  They have become very popular and teachers love that students get to move around the classroom.  All of my Round-the-Room activities are CCSS and TEKS aligned. Today, I am offering my newest Round-the-Room focusing on Figurative Language for FREE during our Winter Wonderland Blog Hop!  This pack is perfect for 4th/5th Grade teachers.  

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