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 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!"
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.
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.
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
1-2-3 Come Do Some More 100 Day Activities With Me
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?
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
1-2-3 Come Do Some 100-Day Activities With Me!
Our school doesn't hit 100 Day 'til February, but if you're not from the midwest, where school doesn't start 'til after Labor Day, then you're probably coming up on your 100th day of school celebration.
This was one of my absolute favorite celebrations with my Y5's. We did all sorts of fun math activities and games all day long. Here are some of my all-time favorites, that I hope your kiddo's will enjoy as much as we did.
Start off the day by tucking a 100 Day bookmark in their desk.
If you're looking for some books to read, click on the link for 35 of my all-time favorite books for 100 Day. Because I have so many favorites, I started reading a few each day for the entire week of 100 Day.
Sorting and counting were a must for 100 Day. I had tubs of all sorts of interesting objects for my students to sort and count into 10 piles of 10. To make this easier for them, I designed some 100 Day count by 10's mats.
I've also designed some pre-100 Day challenges. Challenge your students to read 100 books as a class. Divide the number of students in your class by 100 to find out how many books each student is responsible to read, so that the class total will be 100. You can count yourself as well. Click on the link for the 100 Books for 100 Day challenge.
Another challenge starts 10 days before you celebrate 100 Day. It's a 100 words for 100 Day dictionary. Each day students write 10 vocabulary, Dolch, CVC, compound words, contractions, spelling or other words in their 100 Words for !00 Day booklet. Click on the link to view/download it.
My Y5's had a choice of what 100 Day class books they wanted to make. Each student was responsible to fill in their own page and then illustrate it. After students shared their page, I collected them, collated and added a cover.
Here are the prompts: If I had 100 Wishes, If I had 100 Dollars, I'd like 100 _____ in my room, but not 100 _______ because, I could eat 100 ______ but not 100 ______ because, or I'd walk 100 miles for ... Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Class Book packet.
Another popular 100-Day craft is the 100-Day Sunshine. There are 10 strips with 10 numbers that help students count from 1 to 100.
I've also included 2 extra strips for numbers to 120 to cover the 1st grade standard. The count by 5's numbers and the count by 10's numbers are in different colors, so that students can easily skip count using their sun.
There is a plain sun template, so students can draw in their own face as well as ones that don't say Happy 100 Day, so you can use it at other times. Click on the link for the 100-Day Sunshine craftivity.
There are several different quilt options.
One of my 100-Day independent centers was making a Happy 100 Day star badge.
Can you guess how many stars the students will be coloring? Yup; 100. Click on the link to grab it. Happy 100 Day Star Badge
Finally, my Y5's favorite mini booklets, were the ones we did for 100 Day. They added 10 spots to 10 things to count up to 100 by 10's, as well as added 5 dots to 20 things to count up to 100 by 5's. When they were done adding spots and dots they could color my hand drawn pictures.
The packets include regular and traceable 100 charts, worksheets + a certificate of praise. Click on the link to view/download the Count by 10's To 100 Spot Booklet and/or the Count by 5's To 100 Dot booklet.
Thanks for visiting today. It's not too cold out, so it's time to walk my poodle pup Chloe. We've both got a bit of cabin fever. Wishing you a refreshing day.
"Woo Hoo for me; woo hoo for you; we're 100 Days smarter it's now very true!" -Diane Henderson
My 99 Year Old Granny
Because I always planned a zillion things for 100 Day, there just never seemed to be enough time for everything I wanted to fit in, so I decided to put a few fun things in the day before, to help build excitement. One of them was my 99-year-old granny.
I asked my Y5’s “What number comes before 100?” Some of them actually guessed correctly. I told them that my granny was 99 and asked them if they wanted her to come in and read a 100-Day story, the vote was always unanimous!
Granny is really me, dressed up in a white wig and little old lady mask. One year a room helper heard my conversation with the children and thought it was just wonderful that granny was coming. I didn’t know I sounded that convincing; too funny!
You too can easily have a granny or gramps come visit. Simply plan ahead in October when masks and wigs go on sale at huge discounted prices after Halloween.
A trip to the Goodwill for an old-fashioned dress and hat + my grandmother's cameo complete the look.
I tell my little ones that I have to go pick up granny at the home, so I’ll be gone during lunch time and a room helper will pick them up after recess and bring them to our classroom.
This gives me time to change into my costume and sit in my rocking chair. I also tell them that granny is 99 and very very old.
We discuss how old people look. So they are not scared, I tell them that some people have hurt granny’s feelings by telling her that she is so old and wrinkled that she looks like a witch and that made her cry.
We discuss that that was really mean and they would never do something like that.
This fends off any fears or comments they might have when they walk through the door and see this rather creepy creature sitting in my chair.
You can always hear a pin drop when they walk in and see me. I greet them in my old-lady voice and bid them come in with my shaky hand.
I tell them that my granddaughter, Mrs. H, will soon be back, as she had to go park the car.
“Would you like granny to read you a story?” They are wide-eyed with wonder. A few ask if it’s me, but even the doubters are happy to play along.
After the story, I ask if I can use the bathroom in their classroom. It takes a minute to take off my “stuff.”
When I come out as me, they are all talking at once, and can’t wait to tell me that granny was there and read them a story! This truly cracks me up, as even the doubters can’t wait to tell me all about it, not once wondering how Mrs. H. got in the bathroom!
A few ask me if I was really granny. I ask them what they think, but never really answer their question. They all want granny to come again, but now it’s time to transition to the next activity…
I have a tool my students have fondly nick named Mr. Cruncher Muncher.
You put a piece of paper in, they turn the crank and it comes out looking like corrugated cardboard.
I LOVE the results and the students really enjoy putting their finished cut outs in Mr. Cruncher Muncher’s “mouth".
It’s a super fine motor skill, so I use it at least once a month. We discuss how their faces will change when they are old like granny, discussing glasses, wrinkles, white or gray hair, age spots etc.
They return to their seats and cut out a large oval face, drawing what they think they will look like when they are 100.
Then they run their oval face through Mr. Cruncher Muncher to really add some 3- D wrinkles! Using scraps of white and gray construction paper they add hair. This too can be run through the rollers for more awesome effects.
Girls can fold large round white paper doilies in half and glue them to the back of their "grannies" for a nice old-fashioned collar. For an antique look, dab the edges with a damp tea bag til they have a brown tone.
For an adorable 100 Day class book, give students a color choice of background paper. Have them glue their picture on and then collate their portraits in _________________’s 2107 Class Reunion Book, when 5-year-old students will be 100-years-old! This also makes an awesome 100 Day bulletin board.
Click on the link if you'd like to print the article and pix. 100-Day Granny
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