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.
I've also included counting worksheets, where children trace and write the numbers by ones, fives and tens.
A "Happy 100 Day" color-me poster, as well as some mini-game cards you can program however you want, make for interesting centers as well.
There are several bookmarks and a certificate of praise you can give your students at the end of your 100th Day of fun. Both patterns come in color as well as black and white.
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 Add To 100 With Me
I must confess I'm a flitter. I endeavor to try and stay focused 'til I complete a task, but this proves rather difficult when I'm doing research on the Internet.
One thing leads to another, and pretty soon I find it's late afternoon and I haven't accomplished a thing. I've enjoyed learning all sorts of trivia, and have added to my already too full list of things I want to design, but I've gotten off the beaten track. Anyone out there do something similar while planning a lesson?
The result of my craziness, has come up with something I think your students will enjoy, and works well for a 100 Day celebration too.
I stumbled upon several math sites that asked students, "How much is your name worth?"
In order for children to calculate this, each letter is assigned a value according to its position in the alphabet. i.e., The letter A is worth 1, B is worth 2, all the way up to the letter Z, which is worth 26.
I've included a bookmark key you can run off and give each student, that will make things easier, as well as a valuation worksheet you can also use.
So that younger students don't get confused, I made the numbers in red, green, and blue so that they stand out.
After students get the hang of this concept by adding up their name, challenge them to find a word that is worth 100. So that I could find a few words, without having to rack my brain, I Googled words worth 100.
To my surprise, this led to the term "Dollar" words. Quite a few teachers all over the planet seem to be challenging their kiddo's to find the value of words.
Just an FYI, do NOT assign this as a homework assignment. It will defeat the purpose of the lesson. Any child with access to a computer will find all sorts of online help, lists, and even several sites that will calculate the amounts for them.
Instead, do this activity in class. You want your students to practice all sorts of standards, as they think up words and add up numbers.
You also want them to have the joy of discovering their own 100-point word, which can be pretty exciting. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Dollar Word packet.
After your students have worked on this assignment in class, you can share 2 word calculation sites that I found: Balmoral Software and Math Lair. I think it would be fun for them to practice their keyboarding skills, typing in a variety of words, names and numbers to see their values.
I'm not sure who came up with the original idea, as there is a plethora of sites, activities, and information about calculating the value of names, words, etc. The "game" was also listed in several math-activity books like Math For Smarty Pants by Marilyn Burns.
Perhaps the idea came because of a snide remark by Ernest Hemingway. William Faulkner, also a prolific writer at the time, stated that "[Hemingway] had never been known to use a word that might send the reader to the dictionary."
In his defense, Hemingway shot back: "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don't know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right, but there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use."
Thus we have evolved from those ten-dollar words, to the dollar words that are popular today. If you want to tie this activity into your 100-Day celebration, simply call them 100 dollar words, making each point worth one dollar.
One of the reasons I think this is such a tremendous activity, is because it is a great mental workout, which involves all sorts of other things besides counting and addition. Students need to come up with a strategy, which involves critical thinking.
So that even young students with limited addition ability, can also do this activity, give students a dictionary and a calculator and set them loose.
So that older students get the much-needed addition practice in, have them figure out their word, and then check it with a calculator. After they have done a specific amount of "ciphering" allow them to use the calculators, so that they are able to practice more problems.
With so many students working on so many words, teachers may find it difficult to give students immediate feedback, which speeds up the learning process. However, allowing students to use calculators, to check their answers that they have come up with by themselves, solves the problem and guarantees correct results.
For many younger students, using a calculator is a first-time experience and makes the entire process less frustrating and more fun. The use of a dictionary helps build vocabulary, reinforces spelling and gives them all sorts of dictionary-skill practice, such as alphabetizing. You could also introduce your students to a thesaurus if you haven't already done so.
Besides problem-solving math, you can also review parts of speech. Which words are nouns, verbs, or adjectives? Did you come up with any compound words?
So that this activity is not overwhelming for your struggling students, break things down. Are you studying prefixes and suffixes? Have students make a list of them and give them a value.
A root word may not add up to 100, but how does adding a prefix or suffix help? For example, adding ed to a verb increases its value by 9. Adding ing to a verb increases its value by 30 and reduces the target value for the root verb to 70.
The strategy then, is breaking down a large problem into smaller ones that are more easily solved.
Are you stuck at 99? Can you add an S to make the word plural? Adding S to a word increases its value by 19 and reduces the target value for the root word to 81, offering you a teachable moment to review the concept of singular and plural.
Give students a certain amount of time on their own and then break them up into small groups, so they can help each other and work on cooperative learning.
After students have worked on this 100-Day word challenge for the allotted time, give them some help, by suggesting clues for the different "dollar words." For example, "Something you'll find in all bathrooms is this plural dollar word." Answer: toilets
To make this easy for you, I've done a day's worth of work finding dollar words, so that you don't have to. I've come up with a list of 740 dollar words!
There are a variety of lists out there with more, but mine is alphabetized, checked, student-appropriate, spelled correctly, does not contain proper names and lists only real words.
To save you even more time, I've also made up a list of clues for 60 dollar words that your students should be familiar with.
Print off my clues and have each student choose one, or have children work in groups with the same clue, to see who can figure it out first.
I've included an answer key for you, so you don't have to strain your brain.
When a dollar word has been correctly identified, give students another clue.
You can award points and give out the Dollar Word certificates to the winners.
So that younger children don't feel left out, I've also included certificates for participation.
Later, share the list and have students find out how many letters the longest dollar word had.
What was the shortest dollar word? I've included a worksheet for that. There is one that features the dollar bill if you are doing Dollar words, as well as one with a 100-dollar bill at the top, if you're using this for a 100-Day activity.
Honduras, Milwaukee, and Tallahatchie were all 100-point places that I found. Kristin, Henrietta, Paulette and Suzanne, were 100-point names, and Wednesday is the day of the week that is worth 100.
Are there dollar words on the list that your students don't know? Have them choose 10 to look up.
I've included a My Dollar Word or My 100 Dollar Word dictionary for your students to record things in.
This is a wonderful Daily 5- word work activity.
You could also have students use different colored highlighters to show which words are verbs, adjectives, nouns, or compound words.
Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Word Challenge packet.
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1-2-3 Come Do A Few More 100 Day Activities With Me
This past week has been focused on 100 Day activities, and I think I'm finally done with my "To Do" list. Woo Hoo! I wanted to finish up with a few requests as well as some rather unusual ideas. I hope you and your kiddo's enjoy them.
Andrea will be celebrating 100 Day in February, with her preschool class in Montana, and wanted a 100 Day certificate that they could color.
Jill, over in Oregon, needed some certificates of achievement for her kinders, who can count to 100 + skip count by 5's and 10's.
I designed a selection of eighteen 100 Day certificates in both color and black & white. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day certificate packet.
Shondra, from Memphis, also teaches preschool and asked for an easy 100 Day craft.
One of my Y5's favorites, was their rip and tear 100 rainbow, which provides wonderful fine motor practice.
You could also review patterning and have students choose 2 or 3 colors to make ABAB or ABCABC etc patterns.
The results turn out really pretty and make a great bulletin board. Click on the link to grab a copy. 100 Day Rip & Tear Craftivity.
Susan, in North Dakota, asked if I had any 100 Day games that were simple and quick.
There are quite a few games in the various 100 Day packets, but I wanted to dream up something that teachers could plug in as a "just for fun" activity, if they had a few minutes.
Young or old can play "Dots and Boxes;" it's a game that was designed by Édouard Lucas, way back in 1889 . The game is great for the strategy it reinforces + younger children get practice with the square shape. I made the grid so that it has 100 boxes, perfect for your 100 Day celebration. Click on the link to grab a copy. 100 Day Dots and Boxes game.
Run off the Happy 100 Day bookmark with 100 smilie faces on it, to use as a prize, or give everyone for participating.
A few "thinking games" would also be interesting for your students. Most of them will be pretty familiar with numeric terms such as a million, billion, and trillion, but do any of them know what comes after? I wondered about really large numbers; so I surfed the net to find out.
Interestingly, when I got past 100 decillion, spell checker started to underline these “new” words in red. I also spotted a pattern of repetitive names.
See if your students can guess what a higher number might be called. You could also have them guess how many zeros are in 100 quintillion, or have them research what the largest number is named.
Webmath was an extremely helpful site. You can type in any number, click “pronounce” and it will show you how to say that number.
This would be a great independent computer center for students. Have them type in a number and then share their findings with the class.
You could also use your smart board to show students what happens when you keep adding zeros to a number like 100. Since I wanted teachers to be able to incorporate this lesson with their 100 Day activities, I looked up things by 100s and made an anchor chart for you. Click on the link to view/download What Comes After A Trillion?
Another thing for your students to ponder, I call 100 Hours. Five days before you celebrate your 100th Day of school, ask your students if they have any idea how many hours they do certain things each day?
Most people know how much time they sleep, but are pretty amazed at how much time they really spend on the computer, phone, or watching TV.
Run off the 100 hours journal (that's 4 days and 4 hours) and have students keep track. A graphing extension is also included. After this activity, challenge students to read more, and social network less. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Hours Journal.
Finally, whenever I'm doing research, a few zillion more questions and ideas pop into my brain. I wondered how you say 100 in a different language. Over an hour later, I had a nice list of 20 ways to say the number.
I made a 100 Around The World poster and also put it in bookmark form, as something to share with your students. For a social studies extension, have children choose one and find that country on the map. Click on the link to view/download 100 Around The World.
That research led me to 100 ways to praise a student, as well as 100 ways to say "I love you."
Since many teachers will be celebrating their 100th day of school close to Valentine's Day, I thought these would be nice additions. Click on the links to grab your copies.
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"We've been working in our classroom, for 100 days. We've been working in our classroom, and deserve some praise. Rising early in the morning, bring our books and pencils too. Every day we come to our school, we learn something new." -To the tune of "I've Been Working On The Railroad"
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.
Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Telling Time Game.
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.
Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day writing prompt packet.
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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.
With that in mind, I designed the "reinforce 100" with a 100 Day's Smarter banner, as well as the 100-Day Snowman craftivity. Click on the links to check them out.
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"We'll start our day with a great big grin; because our 100 Day celebration, is about to begin!"
1-2-3 Come Put Together Some 100-Day Puzzles With Me
It's been a busy day, so I only had time to design a special request. Audra, from Pennsylvania, as well as Kimberly from Arizona, asked if I could make some 10-piece number puzzles to help their Y5's and K's celebrate 100-Day. Both teachers plan to use them as a whole-group activity.
These puzzles help students learn to count backwards from 10 to 0, forwards from 1-10, or skip count by 10's to 100.
Since these are for a 100 Day celebration, I decided to make 7 of the 9 puzzles with numbers that skip count to 100 by 10's.
You can laminate and use the puzzles as an independent 100-Day center or run off copies for each child to take one home for more practice.
They also make an interesting piece of art when the pieces are glued to a sheet of construction paper with a little space between each piece.
Students can make a 100-Day puzzle flip book by stapling the mixed up pieces to the top of the numbered grid. Children flip through 'til they find the puzzle they are working on, and continue flipping until they have found all of the pieces necessary to complete the picture.
The packet includes 3 pictureless templates to help younger children complete a puzzle, or to use to make the flip books. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Puzzle Packet.
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"We've been together for 100 days,
Learning and growing in so many ways,
We've come together to sing and say,
Happy, Happy, Hundredth Day!"
1-2-3 Come Do A Few More 100 Day Activities With Me.
Are you looking for some 100 Charts? You've come to the right place. I have two packets available. There's a dozen fill-in-the-missing number 100 charts packet, + a packet with fill-in-all-of-the-missing even or odd numbers 100 charts, an empty 100 grid chart, so your students can fill it in, a traceable number 100 chart for younger kiddo's, as well as a filled-in 100 chart, that you can use to play games with.
Click on the links for the Missing Number 100 Charts and/or the 100 Charts For 100 Day packet. Now for some activities to do with the 100 charts:
Make the filled-in 100 chart into puzzles. to be fair, make sure that all of the puzzles have the same amount of pieces. I suggest 6-10 depending on your students' ability.
If you want to use these each year, laminate a class set. Normally, we didn't have more than 25 in Y5's and K, so I always laminated things in groups of 30, that way if one got damaged or pieces got lost, it was nice to have extra's.
Challenge your students to be the first one to put their puzzle together. To easily organize and find the proper pieces for the appropriate puzzle, print the 100 chart on 30 different colors of paper. (To get 30 colors, I used a variety of shades of standard colors: lime green, turquoise, hunter, emerald, etc. ) Laminate and trim into a variety of different shaped puzzle pieces.
Keep each puzzle in its own Baggy. To make putting their puzzle together a bit easier, print off the filled-in 100-grid on white card stock and laminate. If you want to make the puzzle making a bit harder for older students, give them a blank 100-chart. Students place their puzzle pieces on the grid.
Roll 100 is another activity that you can do with a 100 chart. Run off a filled-in 100 chart for each student. Children choose a partner or play in groups of 3-4. Students roll 3-5 dice (depending on how much time you have) and add them up. They X off that many squares on their 100 chart. The first one to X-off their entire grid, is the winner.
100 Chart Speed! Run off the empty 100 chart. Say, "Ready; set; write to 100!" Students fill in their empty 100 chart as quickly as possible. The first one done is the winner. Can they do it in less than 100 seconds?
Give students a filled-in 100 chart and have them design a picture by coloring in numbered boxes. They can then make a number code for students to follow, so that they can color in the mystery picture.
I've made one for a heart, (It's in the 100 Day With Ants packet.) as well as one that reveals the number 100. Click on the link for the Mystery Picture For 100 Day.
Using a traceable number 100 chart, have students trace the skip counted numbers in a different color, so that they can easily see how to skip count to 100 by 2's, 5's, or 10's. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Chart Activity Packet For 100-Day.
I have an older traceable 100 day chart packet, that I did years ago, before I had all of the software programs and fonts that I use today. I think your kiddo's might enjoy making the Gabby Apple "craftivity." Gabby will help your students count to 100 as they trace the numbers. Add some wiggle eyes for that finishing touch.
Do you need a 100-Day crown for your kiddo's to make, but would like it to involve some sort of standard? How about shapes and graphing? Students choose 8 crayons to color the various 2D shapes on their 100 number.
Children use the same color for the same shape. ie all of the squares are yellow. They also color the shapes on their graph those matching colors. Students count each type of shape on their 100 number and then X-off that many squares on their graph.
Have students write the total number of each shape on the left of their graph, and then add the numbers, for a grand total of how many shapes were part of the 100 picture.
Did they count the number 1 rectangle and the 4 ovals that made up the zeros? Which shape had the most? Which had the least?
When they have completed this activity, students cut out their 100 number, being careful to keep it in one piece. It's a good idea to demonstrate this, and then give children a reminder as you're cutting out your sample. Students choose their favorite color of construction paper and glue their number to it.
They trim once more and glue their 100 to the front of a paper headband, or bulletin board boarder. Wrap around child's head and then staple. My Y5's LOVED crowns. We'd get in a line and march around the room to get the wiggles out, while singing "Happy 100 Day To Us" to the tune of Happy Birthday. (Happy 100 day to us. Happy 100 Day to us. Happy 100, Happy 100, Happy 100 Day to us!" Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day, shape graphing activity packet.
Tally marks are also another fun way to have students count to 100, and then afterwards, skip count by 5's to 100. I made two "Tally Ho!" worksheets that students can choose from. Click on the link for the 100 Tally Ho Tally Mark packet.
Finally, besides all of the math activities associated with 100-Day, I thought it would be interesting for you kiddo's to do some word activities as well.
Using the letters in one hundred, challenge your students to make a list of as many words as they can think of before the timer rings in 100 seconds.
I've included my alphabetical list of 105 words. You can share them with your students and encourage your kiddo's to look up any words that they don't know. This is a wonderful Daily 5 activity.
I did some research to see what are the longest recorded words, and included my discoveries in this packet. Did you know there's a word with 100 letters in it? Surprisingly, that's not even the longest one! Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Word Challenge.
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"100 days, 100 days, 100 days of school today; so clap and sway, and say, hurray! 100 days of school today." -Jack Hartmann
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Yesterday's blog article was getting a bit long, so I didn't get to finish sharing my other 100-Day themed packets with you, so here's the rest.
Do you read the book One Hundred Hungry Ants for 100 day? It's a cute read aloud that my Y5's enjoyed. Because of the popularity of that book, I decided to make some 100-Day activities with an ant theme to help wish you a "f-ANT-tastic" 100 Day. Click on the link to view/download Celebrating 100 Day With Ants.
Another favorite of my Y5's was the song The Ants Go Marching. Click on the link to show the sweet cartoon of this song on YouTube.
Do your students have "ants in their pants?" For an interesting way to count to 100 by 10's, have them make 10 groups of 10 ant "patches" on their scrapbook-paper blue jeans.
When they have completed their 100-Day work, they'll be real "smartie pants." As an incentive, have them work towards earning a pack of Smartie candies.
I designed a 100 Days Smarter Smartie certificate that you'll find in the Hippo packet, if you decide to use Smarties as part of your 100 Day Celebration.
They'll also have fun de-coding an importANT message to reveal a mystery picture that turns out to be a heart. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day With Ants packet.
Another popular book with elementary children is The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The gist of the story is that the caterpillar eats a variety of goofy things, like an ice cream cone, before he "falls asleep" in his chrysalis.
I thought it would be fun for your kiddo's to choose ten foods (there are 60+ picture choices) that they wanted their caterpillar to eat, and then glue the food-circles on their construction paper caterpillar. If the caterpillar eats 10 of each one of those items, he will have eaten 100 things!
The packet also includes an easy reader that reviews time to the hour. (CCSS: 1.MD.3) Click on the link to view/download The Very Hungry Caterpillar 100 Day Activities.
Counting to 100 isn't quite so tedious when you count 100 toppings on a pizza.
Since pizza is a favorite food of children, I decided to create some 100-Day pizza-themed activities.
The packet includes an easy reader, where students circle the capital letters, and add end punctuation.
They trace and write the words and numbers and then cut & glue the appropriate picture to their page.
The booklet also reviews shapes, and includes a pizza "craftivity" (pictured) + graphing extensions. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Pizza packet.
Finally, my personal favorite is the Hip-Hippo-Ray It's 100 Day packet.
I LOVE drawing these pudgy "little" guys and hope your kiddo's will enjoy them too.
The packet is chock full of all sorts of 100 Day craftivities.
They can make a hippo paper bag or finger puppet, a 100 Day necklace, and do a variety of other fun 100 Day worksheets, like this Odd Todd hippo number game. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Hippo-themed packet.
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If you missed the other 100-Day blog articles, simply scroll down, or click on the link to view my entire collection of 100 Day Activities and Crafts.
"Hi Ho; Hi Ho; 100 Days ago, we came to school, we are so cool. Hi Ho Hi Ho." -Diane Henderson
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Some teachers have told me that they like to carry their all-year-long themes through to 100 Day. i.e. apples, owls, monsters etc. With that in mind, I designed some 100-Day themed packets that I hope you'll enjoy.
Do you need some number cards that go all the way to 100?
Click on the link for the 100 Apple number cards or the 120 owl number cards.
I've also designed some owl-themed 100-Day bookmarks. Tuck them in your students' desks, lockers or backpacks.
Use them as incentives and challenge students to collect all 4.
Keeping with the apple theme, I have a complete 100-Day Apple themed packet.
The 27-page packet includes all sorts of activities and worksheets specific to 100 Day. i.e.
Choose to have students count and color a 100 number made up of 100 apples, or a count by ten's to 100 patterning page.
I thought it would also be fun to introduce the word googol to students. Most of them will probably associate the word with the Google search engine.
A Googol is the number 1 with 100 zeros after it. When I thought about the sound of this silly word, it reminded me of aliens or monsters, so I designed a 51-page 100-Day monster-themed packet.
I created 11 googol monsters using the adorable clip art of Laura Strickland and added some wiggle eyes. The entire googol number is on their tummies. Choose one or make them all to help introduce this humongus number, then give them away as prizes.
Have fun counting to 100 by 1's, 5's or 10's with a googol monster slider.
Counting by 5's to 100 is especially fun when naming your googol monster, making 20 groups of 5 spots on it, and then coloring him.
Another 50-page 100-Day themed packet is the Hog Wild Over 100 Day one featuring pigs.
Because piggies are often banks, this packet includes lots of coin activities, like the one pictured where students can count to 100 while coloring pennies, or dabbing on 100 spots of mud to the piggy's head, with a Q-tip.
The piggy packet also has measuring activities and a slider. Choose if you want your kiddo's to count to 100 by 1's, 5's or 10's.
Students can also count by 10's with traceable piggy paddles.
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I hope you found a few new ideas that will add to the excitement of celebrating your 100th day of school. Be sure and pop in tomorrow for even more fun-themed 100 Day activities.
" One hundred days of learning; one hundred days of fun; one hundred days to work and play, aren't I the lucky one?" -Mrs. McNeill