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 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.
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.
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.
Thanks for visiting today. I hope you found a few things to add to your 100 Day celebrations.
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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"