What is the 100th Day of School?
The 100th day of school is literally the 100th day of the school
year. From the very first day of school, many classes keep track of the
number of days they've been in school in
anticipation of the 100th day. Days are often kept track of by counting
straws or craftsticks, ten of which become a "ten bundle," providing ongoing opportunities for counting by tens and ones and developing place value concepts.
When is the 100th Day of School?
The 100th day of school varies from school to school, depending on
when school started and whether or not there are days off for teacher
workshops or inclement weather. Many schools end up celebrating the
100th day of school sometime in February.
More than just a
noting - the 100th day is the perfect time to have fun with the number
100 while exploring counting, sorting, patterning, and various other
math skills and concepts. Try
some of the activities below or scroll down to the bottom of the page to read contributions from other visitors to this page.
Several of the above activities require that you prepare zip-lock bags containing 100 small items ahead of time. Send home this letter a week or two before your 100th day activities and have students prepare these bags for everyone to use.
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100th Day T shirt
The students and parents glue, sew, or draw 100 items on a T shirt.
Our history one hundred years ago
Go back 100 years in history and show students the changes that have been made throughout our culture. When I first did this the Girls Scouts organization …
100 Day Dots
Using a graphic organizer with ten sections spreading out from a circle on the centre of the paper, Kinders print 100 in the circle and then stamp ten …
I give each student a replica of a footprint. They record their name on the foot. Starting at a taped line on the hallway floor, they estimate how far …
I like to use a sentence strip for a crown and have students decorate and write Happy 100th day! Or I'm 100 days smarter.
Each student is encouraged to collect 100 pennies throughout their house, car, etc. On the 100th day, they put each penny on a hundreds chart to actually …
100 Tally Marks Game
This is not an original creation, but it is one that our students love to play! We have a laminated game board with 20 groups of five dots each. These …
Love all the ideas on this page! Two partner activities that I've used in 3rd grade are: 1. How tall is a stack of 100 pennies? 100 nickels? The coin …
Race to 100 and Number Grid Puzzles
Two of the center activities I've used the last few years on the 100th day of school are Race to 100 and 100 Grid Number Puzzles. Race to 100 Materials: …
Roll to 100
Roll to 100 is always a popular activity in my class. All you need are a 100 grid for each player, 2 dice, and crayons of different colors. Directions …