So here you are—100 days into the school year. Especially during the ongoing pandemic, this is likely a moment for reflection: What's been working well in the classroom, whether it's virtual or in person? What hasn't? What are your goals for the rest of the school year? You can also have students do some reflecting on areas where they have succeeded this year and where improvement may be needed.
This day is also a time for celebration, especially for early learners and elementary school students. Below are some 100th Day of School activities for you to consider to engage your students with festivities for this milestone.
100 Days of School: Ideas to Celebrate
1. Bring in 100 of an Item
Can your students visualize what 100 of something looks like? Of course, this will depend on the item used; a pile of 100 blocks will look a lot different than a stack of 100 pieces of paper!
If your class is learning face to face, have your students bring in 100 of a certain (small) item—Fruit Loops, buttons, pennies, stickers, candy, or anything else they can think of. Then, it's time to get creative. You can hold a gallery walk and hang or display the 100 items for everybody to see, or have the students glue their items to a large piece of paper or oak tag and use them to spell out the number 100 or create a collage. And hey, if your students decide to bring in food, you can have them share it with their classmates (and you!).
2. Create an 100th Day of School Poster
This can be done either in class or as a homework assignment, and either individually or in a group. In the first Instagram post below, the teacher made the rainbow ahead of time, and then added to the chart as students noted the various reasons they love first grade, totaling 100. You can also have your students write out "100" using 100 of a certain item (for instance, stickers) and create their own poster at home. Then, you can hang up your students' masterpieces around the classroom as you celebrate the 100th Day of School.
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