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