100th Day Celebration

Celebrate the 100th Day with Writing and Social Studies

Jan. 30, 2020 • Studies Weekly

Are you celebrating the 100 Day?

Depending on when schools start in the fall, the 100th day of school falls somewhere between late January and mid-February. Wherever you are, this celebration is fun for kids, parents, and teachers. And while most 100 Day activities center on math, there are many reading, writing, and social studies projects that fit the day as well.

Here’s a few suggestions to consider using in your celebration:

Read Themed Books

There are some wonderful children’s books available to help students grasp the idea of 100. Any of these books can be a great read-aloud to kick-off your celebrations.

The Wolf’s Chicken Stew, by Keiko Kasza
100 Snowmen, by Jen Arena
100th Day Worries, by Margery Cuyler
I’ll Teach My Dog 100 Words, by Michael K. Frith

Do a Writing Fill-in

100th Day Booklet

Create a booklet that asks students to tap into their imagination with creative writing. (You can find plenty of examples on Teachers Pay Teachers).

With questions like “If I had 100 brothers and sisters, I would …” and “If I had 100 legs, I would …” students can stretch themselves.

“I Wish” Fill-In Poem

Create a fun poem that allows children to think about 100 things they wish they had, or even 100 things they are grateful they don’t have. (You can also find examples of I Wish poems on Teacher Pay Teachers).

100 Day 100 dollars writing prompt100 Dollars Paragraph

This is an engaging writing activity that ties into understanding money. Students answer the question, “If I had $100, I would ….”

Geography Writing

The 100th Day is a unique opportunity to teach students about the world around them. Education World suggested these options:

1. Do a map activity where students locate all the cities that are 100 miles away from their city.

2. Challenge the students individually, in small groups, or as a whole class to write or present 100 reasons to live in their town, county, or state.

3. Have students research “This Day in History” 100 years ago. You can expand this activity to include what people wore, ate, or commonly did each day 100 years ago.

100th Day Poster

1. To create a fun 100th Day Poster, have students write one of the following titles on a blank piece of paper:

a. What I will look like when I am 100

b. I could eat 100 ____, but I wouldn’t eat 100_________

2. Have them draw, color, and label something that answers one of those questions. Hang the posters.

Every 100th Day celebration is an excellent opportunity to integrate math, science, social studies, and language arts in your classroom and help students understand the many connections between the subjects they learn each day.