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October 25, 2016

Hip, Hip, Hooray . . . It’s the 50th Day!

By Shari Carter
Grades PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5

    The 50th day of school is a big deal in kindergarten. Although it seems like we just had our first day of school, here we are, soon-to-be celebrating 50 fabulous days of learning! There many ways to have big time fun on this special day, and with just a little preparation, you and your students will be twisting, shouting, and learning 1950s-style.

    Parents these days are super busy. Here is a cute and simple letter that you can use to inform your students’ families and make sure they have plenty of time to get their cuties and greasers ready to dress up 50s-style. They’ll also need a little time to help their child gather and count 50 items to send in on this very exciting day. Busy parents need lots reminders. 

    Make sure to send home a reminder note the day before, just in case!

     

    We All Dress Up 50s Styles!

    My little kinders look absolutely adorable as they stroll into school dressed up ready to rock and roll their 50s style. It is one of my favorite days of the year! They are so excited, but I get just as excited dressing up to celebrate 50 days of learning!

     

    Fun Activities for Your Little Cuties and Greasers!

    • 50th Day of School Snack/Counting Activity

     

    The 50th Day of School Fruit Loop activity is a great way for your kids to practice counting objects to 50 (sorting by 10s) and all this counting is sure to make your students hungry! After they count out their 50 pieces of cereal, the kids are rewarded by being able to finally eat their yummy 50th Day of School snack!  

    • 50 Things to Share

    This is always a favorite activity with students!! Kids will have so much fun finding and counting 50 things at home that they can bring in and share with their classmates. It is a great way to involve families and my students look forward to sharing their 50 items on this very special day. Make sure to have extra bags available for your kids to take home all their goodies from the day.

    • 50 is ½ of 100 Hats

    I can’t think of a better way to teach kids that 50 is half of 100 than with these hats! They are super simple to prep and your kids will look adorable as they celebrate their 50 days of learning. I also love to see how cute they are when they are wearing their hats as I walk them out at the end of the day!

    • Emily’s First 100 Days of School

    Don’t let the title throw you — Emily's First 100 Days of School is a perfect book to read on the 50th day of school! Just stop at Emily's 50th day of school, and then make sure to read the second half when you and your class celebrate the 100th day of school! My kids love Emily and enjoy watching segments of the DVD every 10th day of school, working our way all the up to her big 100th day anniversary!

    • Canned Food Drive

    Every class can set a goal to donate 50 cans of food to their local food bank. Can you imagine how great it would be if every class in your school partook? Character traits are best learned through action, and teachers have a very powerful role in modeling positive traits. Not only will the kids enjoy counting all the cans they bring in, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss important attributes such as compassion and generosity.

    • Fun Math Games (for young and older students)

    Younger children will love using Identifying 50 Number Learning Mats on the 50th day of school! With just crayons and colored pencils, kids are ready to complete the activities on these super-fun number mats. Don’t forget to laminate them to use again next year!

    First to 50 is a fact fluency game that older students will enjoy. Students use mathematical reasoning to decide how to use the numbers they roll on dice so they eventually equal exactly fifty. Students will have to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and keep track carefully along the way to make it all work out!

    I would love to hear how you and your students celebrate the 50th Day of School! Please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below!

    Please take a look at my blogging buddy, Meghan Everette's "50 Days of School with a 1950s Sock Hop" for more great 50th Day of School activities! 

    Don't forget to subscribe to my blog on Scholastic Top Teaching if you would like to get my latest posts delivered right to your inbox. 

    Thanks you for your support and love!

    Hope your 50th Day is full of fun!!!

    Shari :) 

     

     

    Check out my other blog posts!

    The 50th day of school is a big deal in kindergarten. Although it seems like we just had our first day of school, here we are, soon-to-be celebrating 50 fabulous days of learning! There many ways to have big time fun on this special day, and with just a little preparation, you and your students will be twisting, shouting, and learning 1950s-style.

    Parents these days are super busy. Here is a cute and simple letter that you can use to inform your students’ families and make sure they have plenty of time to get their cuties and greasers ready to dress up 50s-style. They’ll also need a little time to help their child gather and count 50 items to send in on this very exciting day. Busy parents need lots reminders. 

    Make sure to send home a reminder note the day before, just in case!

     

    We All Dress Up 50s Styles!

    My little kinders look absolutely adorable as they stroll into school dressed up ready to rock and roll their 50s style. It is one of my favorite days of the year! They are so excited, but I get just as excited dressing up to celebrate 50 days of learning!

     

    Fun Activities for Your Little Cuties and Greasers!

    • 50th Day of School Snack/Counting Activity

     

    The 50th Day of School Fruit Loop activity is a great way for your kids to practice counting objects to 50 (sorting by 10s) and all this counting is sure to make your students hungry! After they count out their 50 pieces of cereal, the kids are rewarded by being able to finally eat their yummy 50th Day of School snack!  

    • 50 Things to Share

    This is always a favorite activity with students!! Kids will have so much fun finding and counting 50 things at home that they can bring in and share with their classmates. It is a great way to involve families and my students look forward to sharing their 50 items on this very special day. Make sure to have extra bags available for your kids to take home all their goodies from the day.

    • 50 is ½ of 100 Hats

    I can’t think of a better way to teach kids that 50 is half of 100 than with these hats! They are super simple to prep and your kids will look adorable as they celebrate their 50 days of learning. I also love to see how cute they are when they are wearing their hats as I walk them out at the end of the day!

    • Emily’s First 100 Days of School

    Don’t let the title throw you — Emily's First 100 Days of School is a perfect book to read on the 50th day of school! Just stop at Emily's 50th day of school, and then make sure to read the second half when you and your class celebrate the 100th day of school! My kids love Emily and enjoy watching segments of the DVD every 10th day of school, working our way all the up to her big 100th day anniversary!

    • Canned Food Drive

    Every class can set a goal to donate 50 cans of food to their local food bank. Can you imagine how great it would be if every class in your school partook? Character traits are best learned through action, and teachers have a very powerful role in modeling positive traits. Not only will the kids enjoy counting all the cans they bring in, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss important attributes such as compassion and generosity.

    • Fun Math Games (for young and older students)

    Younger children will love using Identifying 50 Number Learning Mats on the 50th day of school! With just crayons and colored pencils, kids are ready to complete the activities on these super-fun number mats. Don’t forget to laminate them to use again next year!

    First to 50 is a fact fluency game that older students will enjoy. Students use mathematical reasoning to decide how to use the numbers they roll on dice so they eventually equal exactly fifty. Students will have to add, subtract, multiply, and divide and keep track carefully along the way to make it all work out!

    I would love to hear how you and your students celebrate the 50th Day of School! Please feel free to share your ideas in the comment section below!

    Please take a look at my blogging buddy, Meghan Everette's "50 Days of School with a 1950s Sock Hop" for more great 50th Day of School activities! 

    Don't forget to subscribe to my blog on Scholastic Top Teaching if you would like to get my latest posts delivered right to your inbox. 

    Thanks you for your support and love!

    Hope your 50th Day is full of fun!!!

    Shari :) 

     

     

    Check out my other blog posts!

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