Teaching Heart's 100 Days of
Ideas, lessons, printables, and more to use on
your 100th day of school!
Here are a few
ideas to make the 100th day of school in your
classroom tons of fun!
Update: Jan. 2012
of my favorite ideas
your catalogs from home. Give each child a
catalog and tell them to go shopping. They can
spend 100 dollars. Instruct them to cut out the
items they would buy and their prices. Have them
glue their pictures to a piece of paper. Have
them share what they purchased with your class!!!
students fill in the blanks to the statement.
I could carry 100 _______________________, but I
couldn't carry 100 ______________!
I could eat 100 _______________________________,
but I couldn't eat 100 _____________________!
I could put 100 ______________________ in my
desk, but I couldn't put 100
_____________________ in my desk!
I wish I had 100 __________________________, but
I am glad that I do not have 100
students into teams of five. Give them a cup of
individually wrapped pieces of candy. Ask them to
split the candy up evenly amoung the group. Have
them write about how they went about splitting
their candy up.
your students draw what they look like now and
what they may look like in 100 years!
your students guess how old you will be in 100
long does it take your students to write your
name 100 times???
your students old magazines. Have each student
cut out 100 words they can read without help.
Have them glue thier words to another sheet of
what was happening 100 years ago.
up 100 pennies and measure them.
Our CDROM # 3 has many
100 Days Ideas
to learn more!
100th Day Books
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Teachingheart Teachers Share
are never too old for the 100th day. We
have the children estimate how far 100 blocks
will line up in our hall. They mark their
spot on an adding machine tape which we have
rolled out by drawing a line and writing their
names. Then we award the tape to the child
who came the closest. This goes with our
measurement and estimation activities. We
also make headbands counting by 5's. Then
we attach a pair of goggles that read 100.
The two zeros are the holes for the eyes.
We have them make patterns on the band and the
goggles. We laminate the goggles so
they like eyeglasses. We have the
children write - "What life will be like in
100 years (what will be invented and what will be
outdated). We have them draw a picture of
what they think they will look like in 100
years. Our math coordinator dresses
as Count 100 and reads a story about 100 to
the children. My favorite is Chicken
this helps you convince your principal.
want to do something different for the 100th day
you can celebrate 101 days of school instead. I
teach second grade and we are doing that. Last
year we had the kids bring in a white t-shirt and
we painted spots on them to make them look like
the 101 dalmations. I did not want to do thatthis
year, instead I am having them come in dressed
like they are 101 years old and then they will
write about it. I am also asking the parents/kids
to send in a food item such as pretzels,
m&m's, etc so that we can count to see how
many servings each child will get in our class.
agree that they are never too old for
celebrating. A few years back I had the kids
write on hearts 100 reasons why we love our
school. I got literally 100's of reasons. We did
this for K-6 grade. I had the teachers laminate
them and put them in the hall in the shape of a
great big heart. I didn't tell the pricipal what
I was doing and it even surprised him. It
recieved much attention from the press and school
board which did alot to lift school spirit in the
school right before our standardized testing
began. The kids loved it and have asked every
year what we are going to do next. Even the
pricipal wanted every one of the hearts. My class
pasted them in a notebook for him to keep. Janna
100th day celebration includes the kids counting
out 100 snacks from ten bowls (fruit loops,
pretzels, raisins, chocolate chips, etc.)
But, what was really fun was our fashion show. We
have the kids decorate a plain shirt or hat with
100 things. They write it up on an index card and
it is read during their walk down the
"runway". I have a slideshow on my site
from last year. (it may load slowly) http://www.smithsroom.com/downloads/100%20day.pdf
1st Grade / TN
Regarding 100 th day. One of the activities I do
is have a dollar dig!. I have a box filled
with pennies and in groups of 2, my students get
to reach in and grab what they think is exactly
100 pennies! The partner checks as they count
together. We complete a chart of greater
than or less than $1.00. Of course, anyone who
has the exact amount wins a crispy new dollar
bill! In over 30 years of teaching I have
probably given out less than $5.00, but my former
students all remember it! Hope this helps.
I too am on the look out for new ideas for
Hundreds Day! Karen
really like this idea but I have a few
questions. Do they get to grab with both
hands? Can they go back for more if they think
what they have isn't enough? Thanks for the
great new idea. Linda
dollar dig works like this:. a pair of
students, only one at a time gets to reach in and
pull pennies. He can use two hands if they like,
but only one chance for the dig! The
partner supervises and helps to count. When they
think they have a $1.00, I get called over to
double check and everyone watches as I have the
winner double check! It is a lot of fun!
talk about the math term "googol" which
is a 1 followed by a hundred zeros. We use
an adding machine tape and make our own googol
and see how long it is. it really
stayed with some of the kids because a third
grader asked if we were going to make googols
for our hundred day celebration.