100 Days of School: Poster Ideas for Teachers

100th Day Posters

The 100th Day of School is a time for you and your students to reflect on the school year so far and set goals for the upcoming months. For many teachers, it's also a time to celebrate the progress students have made! Below are some 100 Days of School poster board ideas for your classroom, whether it's in-person or virtual (or a combination of both), to help you do just that.

Even if you're completing the school year remotely, you still have plenty of options when it comes to creating a poster. You can hang one behind you while videoconferencing with students so they can all see the final product, or you can create a poster using an online program like Canva or Venngage and send it around to your students. As a project, you can even have students create their own digital posters that they can share with classmates.

100 Days of School Poster Board Ideas

Some of the ideas below from the past few years may involve holding discussions with your students, which can be done virtually, or by having your students submit answers to questions by email or on your school's learning management system. We know that you've faced various challenges this year, so use use this time to celebrate how far your students have come.

1. 100th Day Goals and Countdown

This teacher achieved a lot with this poster. The different colors helped teach her students to count by 10. At the same time, the poster allowed her to set goals with her students as they progressed closer to the 100th Day of School. What do you want your students to achieve by Day 100? You can also see on this poster that she rewarded her students for their accomplishments along the way! While this teacher bought the poster below at Target, you can easily create your own, perhaps by using Post-It Notes to count the days or by simply writing down the number of each day on poster board until you hit 100.

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2. 100 Things We Love About Our Grade

These posters both took a similar approach to celebrating the 100th Day of School, as they focused on what their students loved about first and fourth grade! (The fourth graders said they loved popcorn parties—I mean, who doesn't?!) Instead of focusing on an entire grade, you can also choose to focus on your class, your school as a whole, or even your town or city.

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3. Things the Teacher Has Said 100 Times

Do your students ever joke with you about those certain phrases you say over and over again? Turn this into a fun activity by creating a poster, just as this teacher did. And then, you can share it on social media for the world to see—and they can poke fun at you, too.

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4. What Does 100 Look Like?

This teacher created a poster encouraging her students to bring in 100 of a single item in order to help them visualize what the number 100 really looks like. One hundred Cheerios will look different from 100 pretzels, which will look different from 100 pennies! Your students may be interested in the fact that even though the number of each item they brought in was the same, they each filled a different amount of space. You can have students share their collections of 100 in a virtual discussion if your school is currently learning remotely.

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5. 100 Acts of Kindness

The 100th Day of School is a great opportunity to teach your students about respect. This teacher spent time with her students brainstorming 100 acts of kindness they could do to make the world a better place, keeping in mind that reaching the number 100 is no easy feat.

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6. What We Know About the Number 100

What do your students know about the number 100? This can be a fun game for them while learning about addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. While the example below isn't necessarily a poster, per se, it can easily be adapted into one! How many facts about 100 can you and your students add to your list?

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7. 100 Memories of the School Year

What are your students' favorite moments from the current school year? Divide 100 by the number of students in your class, and the answer is how many memories they each need to write on a Post-It Note for this poster (if you're doing this school year in person). Use a variety of colors and decorate the poster however you wish. If you're remote this year, you can have your students submit their memories virtually and then create a digital poster so they can see the final result.

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8. 100th Day of School Entrance

If your school is in person this year, you can decorate the entrance of your school or classroom so students can get excited as they start class on the 100th day. Make sure the text is big and colorful so it's readable, even from a distance.

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We hope you enjoy celebrating the 100th Day of School with your students. Whether you're in a physical classroom or teaching from home, now can be a good time to honor milestones and set goals for the remainder of the school year. Posters are simple ways to do so and can add some color to your 100th day.

If you have any of your own examples of 100-day posters, email us at Shaped@hmhco.com or reach out on Twitter (@TheTeacherRoom) or Facebook.

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