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 Book
This booklet, courtesy Jeannette Baker, asks students to tap into their imagination with creative writing.
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
This is a fun poem that is similar to the 100th Day Book and challenges students to think big, but in a simpler format.
100 Dollars Paragraph
This is an engaging writing activity that ties into understanding money. Students answer the question, “If I had $100, I would ….”
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.