98, 99, Hooray! It's 100-Day!
Are you looking for a fun, quick and easy writing prompt for 100 Day?
How about a poster? Simply run them off and have students fill in their answers. Add a photograph for pizzazz and mount on construction paper.
What an awesome 100-Day bulletin board these will make. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Writing Prompt Poster.
After I had designed the poster, my thoughts some how drifted to making a 100-Day quilt. I decided to expand the above writing prompts and dreamed up this equally easy quilt-square template.
There are several different things you can do with this 100-Day quilt template. Run off the larger quilt square on a variety of colored construction paper.
Divide 100 by the number of students you have in your class to see how many quilt squares each person gets.
If this is an odd number you can do the remaining ones, or ask the principal, secretary or another staff member, that the children know, to do 1 too.
Run the writing prompt quilt squares off on white construction paper.
Cut them apart, toss them in a container and have each child pick out X number of squares to complete.
In order to practice another Common Core State Standard, I purposely left off end punctuation.
Remind students to add the end punctuation after they have filled in the blanks.
It would be a good idea to review the period and exclamation point with them.
When you show students your sample, be sure and explain that their answers can be funny, but that they should make sense.
For example, it’s obvious that you can’t fit 100 dinosaurs in a lunch box, but you wouldn’t even put 1 in a lunch box. They need to think of things that are appropriate, things that they normally would find in a room, locker, yard, etc.
In the blank spaces, they need to draw, use stickers, pictures from a magazine, a photograph or clip art, to illustrate their square.
Students choose whatever colored squares they want to glue their writing prompt squares on.
Assemble the quilt squares on the wall, bulletin board or pieces of tag board and display.
Assembling the quilt squares is a nice way to practice a color pattern. Another thing you can do is have each student do the entire quilt-block template.
It only took me 15 minutes to find all of the clip art and do the sample, so this is not a huge homework assignment.
Parents can interview younger children, and fill in the blanks with their answers.
You can have each child be responsible for their own background, to glue their answer quilt to, suggesting to parents in a note home, that they choose a large square sheet of fun-colored or patterned piece of scrapbook paper.
To expedite things, you could also simply buy a nice variety of sheets and let your students choose one. Along with their writing prompt quilt, give them each a !00 Day header strip for them to glue at the top of their quilt.
Hole punch each side and string with yarn. Add student photographs to make their quilts even more of a keepsake and add pizzazz to your display.
Be sure and make a quilt yourself. So you have an example to share with your students. If you don’t have the time, I’ve included my completed template for you to fill in and add a backing. My final quilt is a little fancier.
I cut a 3rd size square template and chose 3 different patterns of scrapbook paper. After you have glued all of the squares together, students glue them on a large sheet of colored construction paper of their choice.
Top with the header caption and add a hanger. You can also add photographs to these larger quilts too. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Quilt Poster Writing Prompt
Whatever quilt you decide on, I know your students will enjoy making them, and your display will be awesome!
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