Do you count down the days in your classroom? Or count them "up"? We do. Every day a fish goes into a big giant fishbowl on the wall. We change colors after every ten. And every now and then we have a special celebration. We have always celebrated on the 100th day. Bringing collections of 100 items, drawing portraits of ourselves as 100 year olds, all the normal 100th day activities. Last year, I ran across a unit celebrating the 50th day of school fifties style, and it was so much fun, that this year we celebrated the eighties as well. On day 87 to be exact. I happen to be an expert on the eighties.:) I found a 300 page unit on TPT, all aligned with Common Core, devoted to the eighties. It was like, totally radical:)
And even further back....I should have posted much longer ago, because I have field trip photos, gingerbread projects, and sooo much more. I hope to do much better about keeping up to date from here out. Here is the class on the fiftieth day of school: Again, they were amazed at the record player. But the quote of the day was "Mrs. Raby, do you have one of those players that plays the big rectangular DVDs?"
Cruisin' through the first 50 days of school.
The kids asked me why we didn't do the 60's and 70's too, and then they said "What do we call these years? You know, 2014...What will we call it one day? And will there even be school as we know it when we have grandkids?" I'd say those are excellent questions.