100 Square Inches

I’m so excited about trying a new idea for our 100th day of school next week. Each student gets a 10-in. x 10-in. piece of brightly colored card stock. They mark off 1-in. increments on each side of the square then connect the dots on the opposite sides, making a grid of 100 square inches. They cut the square, along one set of lines, into ten 10-in. strips, then cut each strip along the lines into ten 1-sq.-in. pieces for a total of 100 square inches. They have to trade at least half of their squares with a variety of classmates so that everyone ends up with a mixture of colors. Finally they glue the pieces onto a larger piece of paper to create a mosaic/tiled design. Maybe I’ll even read Pezzettino! Pictures to come…

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