Sunday, January 18, 2015

Let's Celebrate the 100th Day! (Fun Freebies and Ideas)

The 100th Day of School.  Just about every year I think to myself, "I cannot believe it is already the 100th Day."  But here we are again.  
I really enjoy celebrating the 100th Day with my students.  There are so many ways to use the number 100 in the classroom.  Here are some of the ways we used it this year . . .


I made this 100th Day streamer banner to welcome the kids on the big day.  It may seem like a small thing, but they love going through the streamers.  One of my girls said she felt like she was going through a rainbow.  So sweet. :)
To make it I used butcher paper for the banner and streamers.  I printed whatever I want it to say and some cute clip art.  Then I measured, cut, and glued everything together.  Totally worth the time.


We made our 100th Day Kids to practice our spelling words.  They look adorable hanging together in the hall outside our classroom.  
You can have a free copy of this craftivity by clicking on one of the pictures below.  Included in this pattern are two different recording sheets.  One can be used like we did here, for spelling practice.  The other can be used to go along with a writing prompt.



Our first graders made t shirts to wear on the 100th Day.  They were so excited to share what they made.  I glued 100 pictures of my students on my shirt this year.  They were all about pointing out where they were on my shirt.
Wearing something special really seems to set the tone for the day.


We used our 100th Day shirts as a writing topic.  Students wrote all about how they made their shirts and illustrated them.  It was an easy way to extend the shirt projects.



We did have a "formal" math lesson covering adding multiples of 10.  To practice we used my 100th Day Yes or No Way math center.  With this center, students sorted equations based on whether or not the equation was correct (Yes) or incorrect (No Way).  After sorting the equations, they wrote their answers on a recording sheet.
For a FREE copy of 100th Day Yes or No Way, click on the picture below.



We also did a little sorting and graphing with 100 M & M's.  Earlier in the week a couple of my sweet moms counted out 100 M & M's for each student and bagged them up.  (A big help)  Of course, after completing the graph, students could eat their M & M's.  This activity is always a hit.



After eating all of that candy, we had to get up and move.  We did just that with our 100th Day Kids' Challenge.  I set up various stations around the room and partnered the students.  Each set of partners had 100 seconds at each station do a given task.  After the 100 seconds were up, students wrote down their achievements on their recording sheets.  Then, when I gave the signal, students rotated to the next station.




I tried to make these stations simple to set up and fun for the kids.  The outside materials needed can be found in most primary classrooms (pattern blocks, unifix cubes, legos).  The printable materials for the stations are included in the packet below.  
If you would like a FREE copy my 100th Day Kid's Challenge to use with your students, click on the picture.  



The 100th Day Kids' Challenge was a fabulous way to wrap up a day filled to the brim with excitement and learning.  I hope some of these activities will be helpful as you plan for you 100th Day this year.
Have a great week.

17 comments:

  1. Thanks, Amber. Great 100 day Freebie! See you around. Kathleen
    Kidpeople Classroom

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    1. You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Amber, these ideas are wonderful! Love the kids challenges and I am going to add this to my day. THe kids are going to LOVE this! I think I will have my FIrsties make the banner together the day before to add to the excitement and I'll attach the streamers. Thanks for all the freebies!

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    1. You're welcome.
      Great idea on the banner. The kids will love making it.

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  3. Amber, thanks so much for these freebies. I also love the challenges. My students will be so excited to do these. Our 100th day is next Wednesday. I'm looking forward to doing some of these new activities. Thanks again.

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    1. You're welcome.
      You'll have to let me know how the Challenge goes with your kids.
      Happy 100th Day!

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  4. These actives are great! Thanks so much for the freebies. My students will love this!

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  5. What are burpees?

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    1. The last picture shows students doing them. It is an exercise. If you google it, I'm sure you will find images. Your kids may know them already from gym class.

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  6. This looks like so much fun! I'm looking forward to incorporating many of these ideas in my classroom this year.

    Amanda
    A Very Curious Class

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  7. Wow!!! What an amazing post filled with so many freebies!! Getting ready for our 100th day in 2 weeks and I will definitely be using some of these!! Thank you so much for sharing!!

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  8. Wow! Adorable. I will definitely being using your 100 second stations. Fun! Thank you Amanda!

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  9. i am getting ready to get this set up in my classroom...and printed it all when i noticed poor "W" is missing...giggle :) Just thought you would like to know...i put a 'w' word into my stack :)

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  10. Hi Amber! I teach kindergarten and I love your 100th Day ideas!!! Our 100th Day will be Feb. 6th. I was wondering, do you have the M&M's graph available? If so, please let me know. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Cathie.
      Email me at schoolisahappyplace@gmail.com. I can send you the file.
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Amber

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  11. Thank you so much for sharing your station ideas. I am looking forward to using them this year.

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  12. Love this 100 Day Challenge! Thank you so much!

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