## 100 Day Badge

1-2-3 Count To 100 With Me!

If you haven’t celebrated 100-Day yet, I think you’ll like this quick, easy and fun way for your students to count to 100.

Run off the star badge template on yellow construction paper, (when you color it, the colors still show up pretty good.)  Run off the star ribbons on white construction paper.

If you want to give their badges a bit more pizzazz and strength, run off the larger background star on a complimentary construction paper color.

Students cut out the pieces and glue them together.  The diagonal lines on the ribbons will help.

Simply rub glue on them, and then press to the back of the star.

Students count the stars as they count up to 99.  Did they count the big star? That will make 100!

Use safety pins to pin them on your star students, who’ve survived 100 days of school!

Be sure and make one for yourself, so that you have a sample!  You are a star too!  Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Star Badge.  If you're looking for a few links, to other fun things, to help you celebrate 100-Day, you'll want to check out this fun "Find The Missing Animals" game.

Students are asked to click on different number spaces in the 100 grid, when they click on the correct number space, an animal appears and goes into their "found" column.

Also, Joan Holub, who wrote 100 Days Of School for Scholastic, asked educators for their favorite 100-Day ideas.  She's published a list of 300 ! Click on the link to view 300 ideas for 100 Day.

Whatever you’re doing for your 100th Day, I hope it’s simply sparkling! Thanks for visiting today.  Feel free to PIN anything that you think others may find helpful.

“So much to do; so little desire to do it!” -Unknown

## Monster Math activities

Googlie-eyed Googol Monsters
A googol is the number 1 with 100 zeroes after it.

I thought it would make a fun, quick and easy 100-Day activity if students designed their own crazy looking Googol Monster, wrote the googol number on their body somewhere and then added googlie (wiggle) eyes.

This 51-page Goolgol Monster packet will help with Common Core State Standards: L.K2a, L.K2b, K.CC.1, K.CC.2, K.CC.3, K.CC.4c

It’s chock full of wonderful activities for that "something different" for your 100-Day celebration, or simply helping your students learn to count to 100 and 120.

The packet includes:

• Traceable count to 100 by 1's, 5's and 10's worksheets.
• Traceable 100 grid.
• Traceable 120 grid.
• Blank 100 grid so students can fill in the numbers.
• 100-Day bookmarks
• Writing prompt worksheet. (Circle the capital letters and fill in the end punctuation.)
• 2 Black & White Googol Monster sliders.
• Counting slider strips from 1-100 and 1-120
• Skip counting slider strips by 5's and 10's to 100.
• Counting by 5's and 10's Googol Monster spot activities.
• 4 "What's Missing?" number worksheets.
• Monster number cards counting by 5's to 100.
• Different monster number cards counting by 10's to 100.
• 2 blank monster cards to program with whatever you want.
• A Happy 100-Day card.
• A Happy 100-Day poster.
• Googol Monster "googlie-eyed" craftivity, includes
• 12 example posters.
• Photographs of completed projects with directions.
• Behavior poster +
• A certificate of praise.

Click on the link to view/download the Googol Monsters activity packet.

If you're looking for more monster number fun, be sure and check out my Monster Math activity packet.

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## 100-Day Writing Prompt Quilts

98, 99, Hooray! It's 100-Day!

Are you looking for a fun, quick and easy writing prompt for 100 Day?

How about a poster?  Simply run them off and have students fill in their answers. Add a photograph for pizzazz and mount on construction paper.

What an awesome 100-Day bulletin board these will make. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Writing Prompt Poster.

After I had designed the poster, my thoughts some how drifted to making a 100-Day quilt.  I decided to expand the above writing prompts and dreamed up this equally easy quilt-square template.

There are several different things you can do with this 100-Day quilt template. Run off the larger quilt square on a variety of colored construction paper.

Divide 100 by the number of students you have in your class to see how many quilt squares each person gets.

If this is an odd number you can do the remaining ones, or ask the principal, secretary or another staff member, that the children know, to do 1 too.

Run the writing prompt quilt squares off on white construction paper.

Cut them apart, toss them in a container and have each child pick out X number of squares to complete.

In order to practice another Common Core State Standard, I purposely left off end punctuation.

Remind students to add the end punctuation after they have filled in the blanks.

It would be a good idea to review the period and exclamation point with them.

When you show students your sample, be sure and explain that their answers can be funny, but that they should make sense.

For example, it’s obvious that you can’t fit 100 dinosaurs in a lunch box, but you wouldn’t even put 1 in a lunch box. They need to think of things that are appropriate, things that they normally would find in a room, locker, yard, etc.

In the blank spaces, they need to draw, use stickers, pictures from a magazine, a photograph or clip art, to illustrate their square.

Students choose whatever colored squares they want to glue their writing prompt squares on.

Assemble the quilt squares on the wall, bulletin board or pieces of tag board and display.

Assembling the quilt squares is a nice way to practice a color pattern. Another thing you can do is have each student do the entire quilt-block template.

It only took me 15 minutes to find all of the clip art and do the sample, so this is not a huge homework assignment.

Parents can interview younger children, and fill in the blanks with their answers.

You can have each child be responsible for their own background, to glue their answer quilt to, suggesting to parents in a note home, that they choose a large square sheet of fun-colored or patterned piece of scrapbook paper.

To expedite things, you could also simply buy a nice variety of sheets and let your students choose one.  Along with their writing prompt quilt, give them each a !00 Day header strip for them to glue at the top of their quilt.

Hole punch each side and string with yarn.  Add student photographs to make their quilts even more of a keepsake and add pizzazz to your display.

Be sure and make a quilt yourself. So you have an example to share with your students.   If you don’t have the time, I’ve included my completed template for you to fill in and add a backing.  My final quilt is a little fancier.

I cut a 3rd size square template and chose 3 different patterns of scrapbook paper.   After you have glued all of the squares together, students glue them on a large sheet of colored construction paper of their choice.

Top with the header caption and add a hanger.  You can also add photographs to these larger quilts too. Click on the link to view/download the 100-Day Quilt Poster Writing Prompt

Whatever quilt you decide on, I know your students will enjoy making them, and your display will be awesome!

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"Expecting a kid to learn only from a textbook, is like asking them to look at a travel brochure and calling it a vacation." -Unknown