Friday we read a cute story by Margery Cuyler called 100th Day Worries. Jessica is worried. On the 95th day of first grade, her teacher announces that the class will celebrate the 100th day of school by bringing in collections of 100 things. Being a chronic worrier, Jessica thinks and thinks all week. What will she bring? 100 ice cubes? Too melty. Marshmallows? Too sticky. Her siblings suggest 100 lipsticks and 100 yo-yos, but Jessica rejects those ideas. When her classmates start bringing in their collections, Jessica is in anguish. Why didn’t she think of peanuts, or paper clips, or peppermints? The 100th day dawns, and Jessica still doesn’t know what to bring. Will inspiration strike in time?
The kids brought home a baggie to make their own 100’s day collection! I can’t wait to see what everyone brings in!