Sometime in January or February, you’ll reach the 100th day of your school year. Celebrate it, whether your students are just learning to count to 100, or ready to debate the 100 most influential people in history.
Read some suitable books. Use our free 100th day bookmarks to keep your place (click for a PDF to print and cut):
- One Hundred Hungry Ants
- Centipede’s One Hundred Shoes
- 100 Days Of School
- Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten
- Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School
- 100th Day Worries
- The Hundred Dresses
- Twizzlers Percentages Book (100% !)
- 100 Most Dangerous Things On The Planet
- 100 Most Disgusting Things On The Planet
- The 100: A Ranking Of The Most Influential Persons In History
Lesson plan ideas:
- Make a display of 100 things. Any object will do, of course, but choosing something challenging to collect or fun to build a display from will focus students’ attention best.
- Challenge students to create a 100th Day badge. Since the primary focal point of this art project will probably be the number 100 and the words “100th Day,” this makes an ideal computer art project. You can use MSPaint, MSWord, or an online tool like the LogoPony Logo Creator. We built this image, based on a project of creating chains of 100 paper clips:
- Debate or discuss and write about the 100 most important people in history, the 100 most important events in history, or the 100 most important inventions in history. Create a timeline marking them, or a gallery of one page reports with drawings.
- Use the class camera to photograph sets of 1 object, 2 objects, 3 objects, and so on to 100 objects. Use the photos to create a slideshow. Use online tools like Photosnack or Slide, or software like Digital Studio or Roxio Creator 2011. This is a terrific lesson for collaborative work across grades: have the youngest students do the counting, the next level up do the photography, and the oldest students edit the video.
- Jan Brett’s 100th Day coloring page
- Education World’s Writing Bug writing prompt: a printable sheet asking students to write what they’d do with $100,000 if they couldn’t spend it on themselves.
- A counting mat for counting out 100 dried beans, 100 paper clips, 100 popcorn kernels…
- Interactive counting book makes a nice computer center for kindergarten.
- Interactive 100s chart
- 100 Days songs set to familiar tunes
- Mathwire’s 100th Day ideas