100 days of school have come and gone already! Can you believe it? I was able to supply in a Grade 1/2 classroom on the 100th Day of School Celebration. We completed many different activities about the number 100. First, we started the day off with a read a loud of: 100th Day Worries. This was a really cute story about a girl who brought a lot of different things to school all based on her family’s love for her. The students really enjoyed the book.
Then, we completed different 100th Day of School Centers. The first centre was to guess which jar had 300 jellybeans in it. There were 3 different jars, and the teacher chose 300 jelly beans since 3 classes were participating and the 300 jelly beans represented the 100 days of school for each class. Students were really excited and their explanations about why they thought which jar had 300 were very interesting. Some noticed that some jars were larger and skinnier than the others, or that one was smaller but it was much wider (please see: http://twitpic.com/8ktbjv).
The second center was 100 Sets of Opposites. So, students in this center had to come up with different examples of opposites and write them down on the chart paper provided. The goal was to get 100 different examples. Some examples were hot/cold, up/down, white/black, forward/backward, etc. (see: http://twitpic.com/8ktc95).
The third center was a math center where students had to come up with different ways/equations to get the answer 100. Students wrote their answers on the chart paper. Some examples included 102-2=100, 98+2=100, 110-10=100, etc. It was interesting to see all the various equations using addition and subtraction (see: http://twitpic.com/8ktca5).
The fourth center was 100 Different Words. Here, students were given 10 different categories, and they needed to come up with 10 different words for each category. The categories included: 10 Names, 10 Books, 10 Beverages, 10 Number Words, 10 Chocolate Bars, 10 Words That Rhyme with “at”, 10 Animals, 10 Foods, 10 Words That Start With “H” and 10 Colours (see: http://twitpic.com/8ktcha). The fifth center was a timed station, where students were given scrap pieces of paper, and they were to write their name as many times as they can in 100 seconds. One student has a timer and the other students wrote their name, after, the students switched.
The last center was a chart where students has to tell me what they would want 100 of, and what they would not want 100 of. So, for example, one student wrote that he would love 100 dollars, but would not want 100 sisters. They were quite comical, and very clever (see: http://twitpic.com/8ktchl).
Prior to the 100th day of school, students were asked to bring in 100 things. These were used for our 100th Day Art Lesson. Students were given a cutout of the number 100. On the cutout, students decorated it using 10 pieces of 10 different things such as 10 pieces of macaroni, 10 pieces of tissue paper, writing their name 10 times, etc. They all turned out so nice and so different from one another, although most of them used the same materials. Here is an example of one (http://twitpic.com/8ktbd4).