1-2-3 Come Do Some 100 Day Activities With Me
When I celebrate 100 Days of school, I set up a variety of centers for my students.
I like to involve a bit of art into at least one of their lessons, so I designed this “Cool To Be 100 Days Smarter” ice cream scoop craft, which involves counting as well as a bit of writing.
Completed projects make an interesting and colorful bulletin board.
I’ve included several poster options for the center of your display.
Take a look at the PREVIEW for lots of samples.
The craft is very versatile with lots of options.
There are 3 types of ice cream scoops, with 7 bases ( cones, cups, bowls) to choose from.
Pick your favorites or give children a choice, to add more variety to your bulletin board.
Students can also add sprinkles, caramel, cherry or chocolate syrup, plus a cherry for the top.
Going along with the 100-Day theme, there are 10 scoops, which can be skip counted by 10s, or halved and counted by 5s.
Children can also write numbers 1-10 on the 1st scoop, finishing with numbers 90-100 on the last scoop.
Although scoops look nice plopped in a straight line, suggest making a tilting ice cream cone, or perhaps one with 3 scoops then 2, then the other 5 on top of the double scoop.
Patterns come with & without numbers, so students can write in their own.
To add to the counting fun, there’s even a scoop with 100 sprinkles on it, (6 groups of 15 + 1 group of 10) which can be “hinged” to the top scoop with a piece of Scotch tape, then flipped up to reveal a student’s favorite flavor of ice cream, or another writing prompt you deem appropriate.
Besides the ice cream craft, I’ve also included a writing prompt activity, where students compile a list of interesting and fun things that they've learned in 100 days of school.
For your special snack that day, for continued math fun, why not provide ice cream with 10 different topping options.
Today's featured FREEBIE also has a 100 Day theme. It's an old fashioned game called "Dots & Boxes" that's a perfect partner center to practice a variety of math skills, plus strategy.
The object of the game is to be the last person to connect the last line that will complete a box.
When you complete a box, you get to write your initial in it. I made the grid with 100 boxes.
Well that's it for today. It continues to snow here in Michigan, which is lovely, but no sunshine and the wind makes it quite bitter outside.
To say I'm longing for spring and super-sick of the cold, is an understatement for sure.
However, to be alive and healthy is certainly a blessing. Wishing you a warm and wonderful day.
"The February sunshine steeps your boughs and tints the buds and swells the leaves within." -William Bryant
1-2-3 Come Celebrate 100 Day With Me
Even though 100 Day was like a party for my Y5's, we still covered all of our subject areas and standards. I spent countless hours designing things that would fit the various subjects throughout our day using that particular theme.
With that in mind, I wanted to design some other activities besides all of the math extensions that go on for 100 Day, so I thought up an "It's Time To Celebrate" game, which reinforces time to the hour. (CCSS 1.MD.3)
Students choose a partner or work in groups of 3-4 taking turns rolling one dice. Whatever number they roll, they trace the digital time and then write that number on their analog clock.
After they have filled in numbers 1-6 (times to the hour) they roll 2 dice and add them together to get numbers 7-12. The first one to complete their "It's Time To Celebrate" recording sheet, is the winner and receives a certificate of praise.
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For your writing block, or Daily 5 time, use these 4 different 100-Day writing prompts. To help get your students started, I designed them with a graphic organizer format.
Run off copies of each prompt and give students a choice. Mount completed work on a variety of colors of construction paper for an easy 100-Day bulletin board.
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"Woo hoo for me; woo hoo for you! We're 100 Day's smarter it's true!"
1-2-3 Come Do Some Money-Related 100-Day Activities With Me
Because Presidents' Day is in February, and presidents are often featured on our currency, I taught a themed-unit on money at this time. Identifying coins and knowing their values, was a Y5 report card standard.
Our 100-Day also fell in February, so I liked to give my students some 100-Day coin ativities, to practice and reinforce the monetary concepts I was trying to teach them.
With that in mind, I just completed a "Making Cents On 100 Day" packet. (Play on the word sense intended.) There's a fun variety of different activities included.
I revamped my Y5's personal favorite, which was "earning" 100 dollar bills with their picture on them.
As a motivational incentive, I showed them the play money I had run off on light green paper. I've included a template in the Making Cents packet, so you can make some for your kiddo's too. Trust me, they will get very excited over this!
My Y5's earned bills through out the day for completing tasks, winning/participating in timed-tasks etc. At the end of the day, students could trade one of their bills for one of their friends.
Hopefully they had earned enough of their own, to collect one from each classmate. I never had a child who hadn't earned enough, as my Y5's really enjoyed our 100-Day activities. Everyone stayed focused and on-task.
I also scattered a class set, on our 100-Day bulletin board that said: You Can Bank On Mrs. Henderson's Y5's Being 100 Days Smarter! I made some bills with my own photograph as well. Children could add a cover and staple their bills into a little booklet if they wanted to. Some preferred to take them home loose.
They could also earn a 100 Dollar Bill bookmark. Challenge students to earn 10 different stickers throughout the day, that they can put on the back of their "Ben Bill" and then count by 10's to 100.
Besides these items, the packet also includes a variety of interesting worksheets, where students trace and write the coin words, tell their values, and figure out an assortment of "how many?" problems.
Children get some scissor fine-motor practice in, by cutting and gluing the matching pictures to the appropriate pages.
There are also several worksheets for skip counting the coins, as well as measuring stacks and lines of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
Finally, there's a 100-Day writing prompt included in the packet as well.
On the one-hundred dollar bill worksheet, students complete the prompt: "If I had 100, one-hundred dollar bills, I would have _______________ dollars! If I had that much money I would . . ." and ends with: How many one-hundred dollar bills would you need to make 100,000 dollars?
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"We've all been counting one-by-one; Hurrah! Hurrah! We've all been counting, oh what fun; Hurray! Hurrah!
We've all been counting one-by-one, and now 100 days are done, so we all go marching up, and down, and all around.
Boom, boom, boom."
1-2-3 Come Do Some More "Fun-tastic" 100 Day Activities With Me
Terri teaches 3-year-old preschool in Oklahoma, and asked if I could make a 100 Day coloring page for her kiddo's. I put two on a page to conserve paper. Older students could fill up the numbers with groups of 5 or 10 things to add up to 100. (Dots, X's, stickers, etc.) Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day coloring page.
Carleen, in Illinois, requested an easy 100 Day crown for her kinders. If you didn't see the 100 Day crown that incorporated 100 shapes (click on the link to grab it.) In the 100-Day Crown packet, I've included 3 simpler crowns.
Since quite a few people celebrate 100 Day in February, I designed a heart-shaped crown. Run off on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students trim. Using 10 different colored markers, children make 10 groups of 10 dots, inside the 100 number; trim and glue to the center of the heart.
Staple the heart to a sentence strip or bulletin board boarder to make an easy 100 Day crown. If your kiddo's are in PK, you can skip the counting by 10's to 100 dot portion, and simply have them color the number.
100 Rocks! is another easy crown to make. Since it has 5 balls on the top of the points, have students make twenty groups of 5 dots inside the crown, and then skip count to 100 by 5's. I grouped my dots to look like the 5 on a dice pattern. Run off on construction paper, trim and glue or staple to a paper headband.
My personal favorite, is the "circle-jeweled" crown. There are 104 circles on the crown. I purposely did not make 100, as I discovered that no matter what "guessing" activity I gave my Y5's, they were always guessing the number 100, simply because it was 100 Day.
I've included a guess-timation page, where students write down how many circles they think are on the crown and then compare their answer to the correct one. This is a nice review of the math terms greater than, less than and equal to.
Buy a pack of 475 Avery mini-colored dot-stickers for less than $2, and have your kiddo's get some fine motor practice in, while they peel and press the dots on the circles of their crown. Flat-backed rhinestones are also fun, and add that finishing touch. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Crown packet.
Since the back-to-school banners were so popular this fall, I decided to dream up 2 for your 100 Day celebration. One of the "craftivities" that my Y5's really enjoyed doing, was drawing a picture of how they would look if they lived to be 100.
Before hand, we discussed how a person ages, and things that were typical of the aging process. i.e. hair turning gray and white, wrinkles, sagging skin, the need to wear glasses etc. I reminded them of what "granny" had looked like the day before.
On the 99th Day of school, my 100-year-old granny came to school and read them a few 100 Day books.
This was really me dressed up to the hilt to look like an old woman for story time. Click on the link to check out the details of this fun activity.
After our aging discussion, I gave my kiddo's a construction paper oval and they drew in their details. When they were done, they ran their portrait through the "cruncher muncher."
This is a roller tool that crinkles paper to look like corrugated cardboard. The result was a nice "wrinkled" appearance which you can see in the sample photo. The completed pictures made an adorable 100 Day bulletin board.
This year I thought it would be fun to make the self-portraits smaller and have students draw themselves inside an oval. When they are done, they choose a colored pennant and glue their photo in place.
Punch holes on either side of the pennants and tie together with yarn. Hang as a border on a hallway wall, or suspend from your ceiling.
I've included templates for the first and last pennants, as well as one for the boys, plus one for the girls. Make sure to make one of yourself. Click on the link to view/download the Oldies One Hundred Day Banner.
If you're a tech type of person, you may want to download an aging app. After over an hour of research, I found that the 2 best apps that will age a photo, are Oldify and Aging Booth. Both have been given 4 to 5 stars depending on the review page you're on; and both cost .99 cents.
Since there were more positive reviews about Oldify, I downloaded that. It has the added bonus of being able to record your voice. The eyes blink, the mouth moves and your photo appears a bit "real".
Make sure you "play" around with whatever you decide, as I didn't find Oldify all that easy to figure out. You can always Google the app on YouTube, as I did find several tutorials over there.
There are quite a few free "age me" apps, but "you get what you pay for" seems to ring pretty true here. Instead of, or in addition to, having students draw themselves at the ripe old age of 100, you can take a head shot of each of your students, age them with the app and then print them off.
I'm sure they'll find this loads of fun. If you have a Smart Board, you could demonstrate the process and then have students create their own. These would look awesome on the Oldies Banner.
A simpler banner, involves reinforcement holes. Since they are pretty inexpensive, (you can buy a pack of 924 for less than $2) I liked to use them quite a bit with my Y5's. Peeling and pressing them on something, was great fine motor skill practice.
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"We'll start our day with a great big grin; because our 100 Day celebration, is about to begin!"
I give credit for using reinforcement holes to construct a snowman to my fellow teacher Anita. Mrs. Kosack's has lots of cute ideas for her kindergartners. I've used reinforcement holes in the past for the various shapes, but this is just too cute. I revamped her concept with this idea just in time for 100 Day!
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I know it's a bit early, but for some of you who started school in August, 100 Day will soon be here. I wanted to whip this 100 Day idea off so that it's in plenty of time for you to make these 100 Day booklets so you can start this activity 10 days BEFORE you celebrate 100 Day or 9 days if you want to write the last 10 words to = 100 words on 100 Day!
Challenge your students to try and learn 10 new words each day before the big day and by 100 Day they will have learned 100 new words! Wow.
Or... you could choose to review 10 words each day that you’ve been working on since whenever. This is great for word wall words, CVC words, or spelling words.
Run off my cover, or have students create their own “My Word Book” covers by stamping letters with your letter stamps or cutting out letters from magazines, like a ransome note and then spelling out the title on their favorite half sheet of colored construction paper.
Staple their cover along with 10 sheets of writing paper and the other ½ of their construction paper for a back, and you’ve got a nifty word book in a jiffy!
When your students have completed their 100 words for 100 Day booklets, reward their worderful word work with a special 100 Day Whiz Kid Word certificate. I have 2 to choose from. They can glue it as the last page of their booklet.
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Click on the link to view/print the article's directions, pix, cover & certificates. 100 Day Word Booklet. Read Michael Frith’s I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words as the perfect introduction to this activity.
I LOVE this book. It’s a Cat in the Hat “Bright and Early” reader for the “youngest of the young.”
These stories are “brief and funny” the words are “few and easy” and have a “happy catchy rhythm”. This one rhymes. The pictures are colorful and perfect clues for your emergent readers!
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