Saturday, January 26, 2013

100th Day Celebration

We had so much fun on Friday - celebrating our 
100th Day of School!!! : )

Here are some of the highlights:

making our 100th Day hats with Mr. Valento

reading with friends
(our Book Lovers Club (see here or here) is still going strong!!)

thought about what we would do with $100

made a 100th day snack with mini bagels and pretzels

created art with the number 100

wrote these:
(I would want 100... )

  bonus points go to Melina!!! ; ) 

(I would not want 100... )

We also did some work with our 100 chart, stretched for 100 seconds, and sang this:

Kindergarten Friends,
What a WONDERFUL 100 Days we have spent together. 
I am SO PROUD of each of you!
Looking forward to many more fun days of learning. 
Mrs. Rider

Teacher Friends-

Here is a link to my 100th Day Board on Pinterest.

 It includes several "linky parties" with 100s of ideas! 

Monday, January 21, 2013

Love Notes & Secret Messages :)

I am excited to share special journals that I have been keeping with my children. The messages we have written to each other make us smile, think, appreciate, and many times - laugh out loud. 

I started this tradition early last year and our journaling is still going strong! Scott and Madilynn love writing to me and my husband  ... and to each other. Once we write a message we simply slip it under the recipients pillow. 
There is NOTHING quite like crawling into bed after a long day and finding a sweet or funny message from your child. : )

Here are some of my favorite love notes and secret messages:

 (pop quiz from Scott)

 (secret codes - fun!!)

 (encouragement for our 1st 5K together.... we ran it on his 10th birthday/Thanksgiving )

 (making sure Scott knows that I think he is pretty outstanding!)

(Madilynn wrote "ARMPIT 99" to Scott -their password for clubs, haha!!)

(word association)

(to me from Scott!!!) 

 (She!!! Means!! It!!) 

(Scott's reply that


 (spelling test)

 (message from Daddy)

 (super sick with bronchitis/flu when I found THIS under my pillow!!)

(Madilynn taped a treat in here for me)
 Scott and Madilynn -thank you for making this tradition so special. I look forward to reading and writing many more messages!! :)