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100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-Flap Poster Congratulations on your purchase of this Really Good Stuff® 100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-Flap Poster—an interactive, informative Poster that helps students count the first 100 days of school while learning 100 interesting facts at the same time. This Really Good Stuff® product includes: ã 100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-Flap Poster ã This Really Good Stuff® Activity Guide President Lincoln, then ask someone to describe the hat that Pr
  Congratulations on your purchase of this Really GoodStuff  ® 100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-FlapPoster —an interactive, informative Poster  that helpsstudents count the first 100 days of school whilelearning 100 interesting facts at the same time. This Really Good Stuff  ® product includes: ã 100th Day Countdown Fun FactsLift-a-Flap Poster ãThis Really Good Stuff  ® Activity Guide Displaying the 100th Day Countdown Fun FactsLift-a-Flap Poster  Before displaying the 100th Day Countdown Fun FactsLift-a-Flap Poster, make copies of this Really GoodStuff  ® Activity Guide, cut apart the reproducibles, andfile the pages for future use. Or, download another copyof it from our Web site at Hangthe Poster  wherestudents will be able to see andinteract with it easily. Using the 100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-Flap Poster  Prior to introducing the 100th Day Countdown FunFacts Lift-a-Flap Poster, review all the fun facts in theguide,making note of connections to your curriculum.Some examples might be: Facts #7 and #8 (sharks), #10(dolphins), #13 (whales), #19 (jellyfish) can supplement aunit on ocean life; facts #35 (horses) and #79 (pig) tieinto a farm theme; facts #11 (heart), #16 (thumb andnose), #17 (foot), #20 (sneezing), #21 (fingernails), #45(smallest bone) relate to the human body; and facts#36, #46, #60 and #89 involvemeasurement. Gatherresources, such as nonfiction books and magazines,encyclopedias,photos,and online articles that youand/or your students can use to find out moreinformation about the fun facts as they open each flap. Introducing the 100th Day Countdown Fun FactsLift-a-Flap Poster  On the first day of school, gather students around the Poster  .Read the title and poem to students and explainthat they are going to open one flap each day until theyreach 100th Day. Under each flap is an interesting andfun fact that they can share with others, or research formore information to share with the class.Choose a student to open flap #1. Read or have thestudent read the fact aloud and encourage students totalk about it. For example, fun fact #1 states: President Abraham Lincoln used to stick important papers inside his top hat. Ask students what they know aboutPresident Lincoln, then ask someone to describe the hatthat President Lincoln wore. Show the class a picture of President Lincoln wearing his black stovepipe hat. Askstudents to explain why they think it was a good idea orabad idea to keep important papers in his hat.Discuss where students might find some moreinformation about President Lincoln, or direct them tomaterials you have collected for additional research.Make copies of the Fun Fact Information Sheet Reproducible  and place them near the research materials.When students find more information about a fact, urgethem to record the fact, where they found theinformation, and what they found out on a copy of thereproducible. Collect and review the reproducibles andallow students to share at the end of the day. Displaythe reproducibles around the Poster  or bind them in anotebook for students to read. Research Skills The fun facts on the Poster  will motivate students tofind out more about specific subjects, test some of thefacts, be creative in measuring some of the largedistances or amounts, and compare the information inthe fun facts to what they already know. Help your classbecome moreproficient at reading a table of contents,index, glossary,and appendix and interpretingillustrations, diagrams, charts, and graphs to find outmore information. For example, you might ask studentswho seem interested in fact #58— The world’s largest desertis the Sahara Desert in Africa —to find out wherethe smallest desert, the hottest desert, and the coldestdesertare located. Or, you might assign students whoareinterested in fact #45— The smallest bone found inthe human body is located in the middle ear  —to find outwhich bone is the longest, or how many bones arein ourlegs and arms. Understanding Facts Challenge students to come up with ways to heightentheir understanding of some of the fun facts. Forexample, fun fact #8 states: Some sharks can smell one drop of blood in a million drops of seawater. Brainstorm how to simulate what a million drops of seawater would look like. Or, measure out 100 feet forfun fact #36— Agiant Arctic lion’s mane jellyfish have tentacles that can reach 100 feet in length. Urge students who have a dog to compare the lengthof their dog’sears to Tigger’sears in fun fact #88— The longest ears ever measured on a dog are 13 3  ⁄  4  incheslong. The ears belong to a bloodhound named Tigger. Suggest that students who haveababy brother or 100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-Flap Poster Helping Teachers Make A Difference ®  ©2010 Really Good Stuff  ®  1-800-366-1920 Made in USA #158328 All activity guides can be found online:  sister check out fun fact #48— Infants blink only once or twice a minute. 100th Day Celebration Place small pieces of paper and a basket near the Poster  .After opening the last flap on 100th Day, ask students tovote for their favorite fun fact. During the day, urgestudents to review their Fun Fact Information sheets duringtheir free time. Have students choose their favorite fact,write their name and the fact number on a piece of paper,and put the paper in the basket. Tell students to beprepared to tell why they choose a particular fact and to beready to share their reasoning. At the end of the day, pullthe scraps of paper from the basket, tally the votes, andcall on those students who voted for the winning fact to tellwhy it was their favorite. Measuring Facts Havestudents think about the types of measuring beingused in the fun facts. For example, ask students to figureout how many pieces of drawing paper they would needto draw a megastick described in fact #97— The longest insect on Earth is the Chan’s megastick, a stick insect that measures more than 22 inches long. Then instructstudents to research and draw the insect full size. Or,instruct older students to use the numbers in fact#91— The oldest message in a bottle spent 92 yearsand 229 days at sea —to figure out how many leap years the bottle was at sea. After giving students afew problems with measuring facts, challenge studentsto identify other measuring facts on the Poster  andcreate measurement problems to challenge the rest of their class. More Fun Facts Through the End of the Year After all of the flaps have been opened, have studentsresearch new facts for the remaining days of school.Cut index cards into 80, 1 1  ⁄  2 x1 1  ⁄  2 pieces. Challengestudents to research other fun facts, write them onpieces of paper along with their names, and turn them in.Review the facts and label the pieces of index cards with your selections.Place a small amount of poster putty ortape on the back of each fact, stick them in the windowsfrom #1 to #80, and close the flaps.As each flap isopened, have the student who wrote the fact share moreinformation with the class. 100th Day Countdown Fun Facts Lift-a-Flap Poster Helping Teachers Make A Difference ®  ©2010 Really Good Stuff  ®  1-800-366-1920 Made in USA #158328 Fun Fact Information Sheet Reproducibles  Helping Teachers Make A Difference ®  ©2010 Really Good Stuff  ®  1-800-366-1920 Made in USA #158328 1.President Abraham Lincolnused to stick importantpapers inside his top hat.2.The words racecar, kayak, and radar  are palindromes. Theyread the same backward aswell as forward.3.Chameleons have very longtongues, sometimes longerthan their body length.4.Some chimpanzees are ableto recognize the numbers 1–9and their values.5.A kangaroo rat can survivewithout drinking any water.6.Dogs can hear sounds aroundfour times farther away thanhumans.7.Sharks do not have any bonesin their bodies. Their skeletonis made up of cartilage.8.Some sharks can smell onedrop of blood in a milliondrops of seawater.9.Instead of drinking water,frogs soak water into theirbody through their skin.10.Dolphins communicate withone another by clicking andsqueaking.11.Your heart beats around100,000 times each day.12.The world’s smallest mammalis the bumblebee bat, weighingless than a penny.13.The whistle of the blue whaleis the loudest soundproduced by any animal.14.Frogs never close their eyes,even when they sleep.15.The fastest domesticateddog, the greyhound, can reachspeeds of up to 45 miles perhour.16.Your thumb, ears, and noseare all about the same length.17.Your foot is the same lengthas the distance between yourwrist and elbow.18.A jellyfish is 95 percent water!19.The female lion does most of the hunting.20.Sneezes can travel more than100 miles per hour.21.Your fingernails grow fasterthan your toenails!22.The average person blinks morethan 6 million times a year!23.The sun is 330,330 timeslarger than the earth!24.A giraffe’s tongue is blackish-blue and can be up to 20inches long!25.A crocodile keeps its mouthopen to stay cool.26.Drinking is one of the mostdangerous times for a giraffebecause it cannot keep a lookout for predators.27.The shortest completesentence in the Englishlanguage is, Go. 28.The word month has norhyming word in the Englishlanguage.29.Of all the animals in the worldtoday, the ostrich lays thelargest egg. It is 6 x 5 inchesand weighs about 3 pounds.30.It takes moremuscles tofrown than to smile.31.The average person walks theequivalent of twice around theworld in a lifetime.32.The largest butterfly in theworld is the QueenAlexandra’sbirdwing with awingspan up to 1 foot.33.Frogs can see in all differentdirections without movingtheir heads.34.Like a cow, a giraffe has afour-compartment stomach.35.Horses can sleep standing up.36.Giant Arctic lion’s mane jellyfish have tentacles thatcan reach 100 feet in length.37.The only way insects such asbees, mosquitoes, andcicadas make noise is byrapidly moving their wings.38.The horn of a rhinoceros ismade out of compacted hairand keratin (fingernailmaterial).39.Snakes can see through theirclosed eyelids.40.Polar bears have black skincovered with transparent fur.41.A housefly usually lives for 20to 30 days.42.Only the female mosquitobites people.43.Cats use their whiskers tocheck whether a space is toosmall for them to fit throughor not.44.The brain uses over a quarterof the oxygen used by thehuman body.45.The smallest bone found inthe human body is located inthe middle ear.46.It takes the human body 12to 24 hours to completelydigest food completely.47.As well as having uniquefingerprints, humans alsohave unique tongue prints.48.Infants blink only once ortwice a minute.49.Your sense of smell is around10,000 times more sensitivethan your sense of taste.50.Penguins cannot fly in the air.They use their wings, calledflippers, to swim under water.51.Kangaroos cannot walkbackward.52.Butterflies’ taste receptorsare in their feet, so they tastefood by standing on top of it!53.Although the stegosauruswas morethan 30 feet long,its brain was only the size of awalnut. 100 Fun Facts  Helping Teachers Make A Difference ®  ©2010 Really Good Stuff  ®  1-800-366-1920 Made in USA #158328 54.Humans get a little taller inspace because there is nogravity pulling down on them.55.Rabbits and parrots can seebehind themselves withouteven moving their heads!56.A hippopotamus can runfaster than a man.57.Sneezing with your eyes openis almost impossible.58.The world’s largest desert isthe Sahara Desert in Africa.59.The earth isn’t perfectlyround; it is slightly squashedat the north and south polesand swollen at the equator.60.Mount Everest is the highestmountain on Earth. It towers29,028 feet abovesea level.61.The volcanic rock known aspumice is the only rock thatcan float in water.62.Footprints and tire tracksleft behind by astronauts onthe moon will stay thereforever becausethere is no wind to blow themaway.63.Thunder is created when theair around lightning gets hotand expands faster than thespeed of sound.64.Sound travels four timesfaster in water than it doesthrough air.65.Cranberries aretested forripeness by bouncing them.66.Some types of the bambooplant grow 24 to 36 inches inaday!67.Diamonds are the hardestknown substance on Earth.68.It is very windy on Saturn. Thewinds can reach around 1,100miles per hour.69.Bats arethe only mammalsthat can fly.70.Only one species of daddylong legs are actually spiders.71.Spiders recycle silk. They eattheir old silk before building anew web.72.Hummingbirds can fly backward.73.In some countries, peopleroast termites and eat themby the handful, like popcorn.74.Back in the 1830s, ketchupwas sold as medicine.75.An ant can lift 50 times itsown weight, which would be likean adult lifting a car.76.A newborn kangaroo is about1inch in length.77.A cow gives nearly 200,000glasses of milk in her lifetime.78.The female mackerel fish laysabout 500,000 eggs at onetime.79.The biggest pig in recordedhistory weighed more than1,997 pounds.80.Acat cannot see directlyunder its nose. This is whythe cat cannot seem to findtidbits on the floor.81.Ashrimp’s heart is in itshead.82.There are around 450 hairs ineach of your eyebrows.83.Awoodpecker can peck 20times a second.84.Dragonflies areone of thefastest insects. They can flyup to 43 miles per hour.85.A hummingbird can barelywalk because it has poorlydeveloped feet.86.The blood of mammals is red,the blood of marine worms isgreen, and the blood of lobsters is blue.87.Worker ants can liveup to 7 years; queen ants can live upto 25 years.88.The longest ears ever measuredon a dog are 13 3  ⁄  4 inches long.The ears belong to abloodhound named Tigger.89.The world’s largest pumpkinweighed 1,725 pounds.90.The tallest dog on record is aGreat Dane that measures alittle over 42 inches tall.91.The oldest message in abottle spent 92 years and229 days at sea. It wasthrown into the water onApril 25, 1914 and found onDecember 10, 2006.92.The largest sandwich evercreated weighed in at 8,895pounds.93.The U.S. recordfor a winter’ssnowfall happened in MountBaker,Washington, in1998–1999 when 95 feet of snow fell.94.The largest animal on Earthis the blue whale,which canmeasure up to 89 feet longand weigh up to 100 tons.95.The strongest animal onEarth is the rhinocerosbeetle, which can carry 850times its own weight.96.The animal with the longestlifespan is the Galápagostortoise. It can live more than150 years.97.The longest insect on Earthis the Chan’smegastick, astick insect that measuresmorethan 22 inches long.98.Cockroaches have beenaround for morethan 300million years. That is longerthan any other insect.99.The world record for thelargest shoes is size 37 whichbelonged to a man namedRobert Wadlow.100.The world’s largest ice creamsundae weighed 54,917pounds! 100 Fun Facts
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