Happy 100! Celebrating the 100th Day of School

Jan 23rd 2017

I can't believe we've already been in school for 100 days! Where does time go? To celebrate this momentous occasion, my class participated in several 100 Day activities. Here are a few highlights from our special day:

1. If I Had $100 Writing Activity: I purchased this $100 bill pad from Really Good Stuff and printed pictures of students' faces in black and white. I trimmed the pictures and glued each one onto a $100.

$100 pad

$100 student bill

Students brainstormed what they would do with $100 and then they recorded their responses on the writing page. Their answers were so funny! My favorites this year were, "Buy a hot tub," "Buy a mansion," and "Give Mrs. Murphy a raise." (Love that one!)

If I had $100 example 1

If I had $100 example 2

2. Make a 100th Day Trail Mix: I sent home this parent letter along with a Ziploc snack bag and had students bring in 100 pieces of a snack.

100th Day letter

On the 100th Day, each student came up to the front of the room and showed his/her snack bag. The class decided the category (i.e., cereal, candy, etc.), the student poured the bag into the bowl and we colored the graph together.

100th Day Trail MIx

100th day snack graph

100th Day Trail Mixture

While the students were at recess, I scooped a cupful of 100th Day Trail Mix into their original Ziploc snack bags to take home along with our other 100th Day projects.

100th Day Trail Mix & Graph

3. 100th Day Centers: I also incorporated 100th Day activities into our normal center rotations. During our writing center, students wrote 100 words on special celebratory paper. I allowed them to use clipboards and write their favorite words in the room which they loved!

Write 100 words

During our computation center, students had to write a variety of number sentences that equaled 100. Afterwards, they shared and compared with partners. I was so impressed with some of their diverse thinking!

Ways to Make 100 Number Sentences

4. 100th Day cards: At the end of the day, I passed out these adorable cards to students (with a special note to each on the back). These could also be used as an exit ticket, recounting or summarizing the special activities of the day.

Hazel 100 days

Hazel Happy 100

Love these engaging, no-prep ideas? Download our Happy 100th Day of School file for all of these activities and more!

Happy 100 preview

Do you have a creative 100th Day activity? Please share below!

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