1-2-3 Come Do A Few More 100 Day Activities With Me
This past week has been focused on 100 Day activities, and I think I'm finally done with my "To Do" list. Woo Hoo! I wanted to finish up with a few requests as well as some rather unusual ideas. I hope you and your kiddo's enjoy them.
Andrea will be celebrating 100 Day in February, with her preschool class in Montana, and wanted a 100 Day certificate that they could color.
Jill, over in Oregon, needed some certificates of achievement for her kinders, who can count to 100 + skip count by 5's and 10's.
Shondra, from Memphis, also teaches preschool and asked for an easy 100 Day craft.
One of my Y5's favorites, was their rip and tear 100 rainbow, which provides wonderful fine motor practice.
You could also review patterning and have students choose 2 or 3 colors to make ABAB or ABCABC etc patterns.
The results turn out really pretty and make a great bulletin board. Click on the link to grab a copy. 100 Day Rip & Tear Craftivity.
Susan, in North Dakota, asked if I had any 100 Day games that were simple and quick.
There are quite a few games in the various 100 Day packets, but I wanted to dream up something that teachers could plug in as a "just for fun" activity, if they had a few minutes.
Young or old can play "Dots and Boxes;" it's a game that was designed by Édouard Lucas, way back in 1889 . The game is great for the strategy it reinforces + younger children get practice with the square shape. I made the grid so that it has 100 boxes, perfect for your 100 Day celebration. Click on the link to grab a copy. 100 Day Dots and Boxes game.
Run off the Happy 100 Day bookmark with 100 smilie faces on it, to use as a prize, or give everyone for participating.
A few "thinking games" would also be interesting for your students. Most of them will be pretty familiar with numeric terms such as a million, billion, and trillion, but do any of them know what comes after? I wondered about really large numbers; so I surfed the net to find out.
Interestingly, when I got past 100 decillion, spell checker started to underline these “new” words in red. I also spotted a pattern of repetitive names.
See if your students can guess what a higher number might be called. You could also have them guess how many zeros are in 100 quintillion, or have them research what the largest number is named.
Webmath was an extremely helpful site. You can type in any number, click “pronounce” and it will show you how to say that number.
This would be a great independent computer center for students. Have them type in a number and then share their findings with the class.
You could also use your smart board to show students what happens when you keep adding zeros to a number like 100. Since I wanted teachers to be able to incorporate this lesson with their 100 Day activities, I looked up things by 100s and made an anchor chart for you. Click on the link to view/download What Comes After A Trillion?
Another thing for your students to ponder, I call 100 Hours. Five days before you celebrate your 100th Day of school, ask your students if they have any idea how many hours they do certain things each day?
Most people know how much time they sleep, but are pretty amazed at how much time they really spend on the computer, phone, or watching TV.
Run off the 100 hours journal (that's 4 days and 4 hours) and have students keep track. A graphing extension is also included. After this activity, challenge students to read more, and social network less. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Hours Journal.
Finally, whenever I'm doing research, a few zillion more questions and ideas pop into my brain. I wondered how you say 100 in a different language. Over an hour later, I had a nice list of 20 ways to say the number.
I made a 100 Around The World poster and also put it in bookmark form, as something to share with your students. For a social studies extension, have children choose one and find that country on the map. Click on the link to view/download 100 Around The World.
Since many teachers will be celebrating their 100th day of school close to Valentine's Day, I thought these would be nice additions. Click on the links to grab your copies.
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"We've been working in our classroom, for 100 days. We've been working in our classroom, and deserve some praise. Rising early in the morning, bring our books and pencils too. Every day we come to our school, we learn something new." -To the tune of "I've Been Working On The Railroad"
Here are 4 different writing prompts for 100 Day, that are set up as graphic organizers to help students organize their thoughts.
1-2-3 Come Do Some Money-Related 100-Day Activities With Me
Because Presidents' Day is in February, and presidents are often featured on our currency, I taught a themed-unit on money at this time. Identifying coins and knowing their values, was a Y5 report card standard.
Our 100-Day also fell in February, so I liked to give my students some 100-Day coin ativities, to practice and reinforce the monetary concepts I was trying to teach them.
With that in mind, I just completed a "Making Cents On 100 Day" packet. (Play on the word sense intended.) There's a fun variety of different activities included.
I revamped my Y5's personal favorite, which was "earning" 100 dollar bills with their picture on them.
As a motivational incentive, I showed them the play money I had run off on light green paper. I've included a template in the Making Cents packet, so you can make some for your kiddo's too. Trust me, they will get very excited over this!
My Y5's earned bills through out the day for completing tasks, winning/participating in timed-tasks etc. At the end of the day, students could trade one of their bills for one of their friends.
Hopefully they had earned enough of their own, to collect one from each classmate. I never had a child who hadn't earned enough, as my Y5's really enjoyed our 100-Day activities. Everyone stayed focused and on-task.
I also scattered a class set, on our 100-Day bulletin board that said: You Can Bank On Mrs. Henderson's Y5's Being 100 Days Smarter! I made some bills with my own photograph as well. Children could add a cover and staple their bills into a little booklet if they wanted to. Some preferred to take them home loose.
They could also earn a 100 Dollar Bill bookmark. Challenge students to earn 10 different stickers throughout the day, that they can put on the back of their "Ben Bill" and then count by 10's to 100.
Besides these items, the packet also includes a variety of interesting worksheets, where students trace and write the coin words, tell their values, and figure out an assortment of "how many?" problems.
Children get some scissor fine-motor practice in, by cutting and gluing the matching pictures to the appropriate pages.
There are also several worksheets for skip counting the coins, as well as measuring stacks and lines of pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters.
Finally, there's a 100-Day writing prompt included in the packet as well.
On the one-hundred dollar bill worksheet, students complete the prompt: "If I had 100, one-hundred dollar bills, I would have _______________ dollars! If I had that much money I would . . ." and ends with: How many one-hundred dollar bills would you need to make 100,000 dollars?
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"We've all been counting one-by-one; Hurrah! Hurrah! We've all been counting, oh what fun; Hurray! Hurrah!
We've all been counting one-by-one, and now 100 days are done, so we all go marching up, and down, and all around.
Boom, boom, boom."
1-2-3 Come Do Some More "Fun-tastic" 100 Day Activities With Me
Terri teaches 3-year-old preschool in Oklahoma, and asked if I could make a 100 Day coloring page for her kiddo's. I put two on a page to conserve paper. Older students could fill up the numbers with groups of 5 or 10 things to add up to 100. (Dots, X's, stickers, etc.) Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day coloring page.
Carleen, in Illinois, requested an easy 100 Day crown for her kinders. If you didn't see the 100 Day crown that incorporated 100 shapes (click on the link to grab it.) In the 100-Day Crown packet, I've included 3 simpler crowns.
Since quite a few people celebrate 100 Day in February, I designed a heart-shaped crown. Run off on a variety of colors of construction paper. Students trim. Using 10 different colored markers, children make 10 groups of 10 dots, inside the 100 number; trim and glue to the center of the heart.
Staple the heart to a sentence strip or bulletin board boarder to make an easy 100 Day crown. If your kiddo's are in PK, you can skip the counting by 10's to 100 dot portion, and simply have them color the number.
100 Rocks! is another easy crown to make. Since it has 5 balls on the top of the points, have students make twenty groups of 5 dots inside the crown, and then skip count to 100 by 5's. I grouped my dots to look like the 5 on a dice pattern. Run off on construction paper, trim and glue or staple to a paper headband.
My personal favorite, is the "circle-jeweled" crown. There are 104 circles on the crown. I purposely did not make 100, as I discovered that no matter what "guessing" activity I gave my Y5's, they were always guessing the number 100, simply because it was 100 Day.
I've included a guess-timation page, where students write down how many circles they think are on the crown and then compare their answer to the correct one. This is a nice review of the math terms greater than, less than and equal to.
Buy a pack of 475 Avery mini-colored dot-stickers for less than $2, and have your kiddo's get some fine motor practice in, while they peel and press the dots on the circles of their crown. Flat-backed rhinestones are also fun, and add that finishing touch. Click on the link to view/download the 100 Day Crown packet.
Since the back-to-school banners were so popular this fall, I decided to dream up 2 for your 100 Day celebration. One of the "craftivities" that my Y5's really enjoyed doing, was drawing a picture of how they would look if they lived to be 100.
Before hand, we discussed how a person ages, and things that were typical of the aging process. i.e. hair turning gray and white, wrinkles, sagging skin, the need to wear glasses etc. I reminded them of what "granny" had looked like the day before.
On the 99th Day of school, my 100-year-old granny came to school and read them a few 100 Day books.
This was really me dressed up to the hilt to look like an old woman for story time. Click on the link to check out the details of this fun activity.
After our aging discussion, I gave my kiddo's a construction paper oval and they drew in their details. When they were done, they ran their portrait through the "cruncher muncher."
This is a roller tool that crinkles paper to look like corrugated cardboard. The result was a nice "wrinkled" appearance which you can see in the sample photo. The completed pictures made an adorable 100 Day bulletin board.
This year I thought it would be fun to make the self-portraits smaller and have students draw themselves inside an oval. When they are done, they choose a colored pennant and glue their photo in place.
Punch holes on either side of the pennants and tie together with yarn. Hang as a border on a hallway wall, or suspend from your ceiling.
I've included templates for the first and last pennants, as well as one for the boys, plus one for the girls. Make sure to make one of yourself. Click on the link to view/download the Oldies One Hundred Day Banner.
If you're a tech type of person, you may want to download an aging app. After over an hour of research, I found that the 2 best apps that will age a photo, are Oldify and Aging Booth. Both have been given 4 to 5 stars depending on the review page you're on; and both cost .99 cents.
Since there were more positive reviews about Oldify, I downloaded that. It has the added bonus of being able to record your voice. The eyes blink, the mouth moves and your photo appears a bit "real".
Make sure you "play" around with whatever you decide, as I didn't find Oldify all that easy to figure out. You can always Google the app on YouTube, as I did find several tutorials over there.
There are quite a few free "age me" apps, but "you get what you pay for" seems to ring pretty true here. Instead of, or in addition to, having students draw themselves at the ripe old age of 100, you can take a head shot of each of your students, age them with the app and then print them off.
I'm sure they'll find this loads of fun. If you have a Smart Board, you could demonstrate the process and then have students create their own. These would look awesome on the Oldies Banner.
A simpler banner, involves reinforcement holes. Since they are pretty inexpensive, (you can buy a pack of 924 for less than $2) I liked to use them quite a bit with my Y5's. Peeling and pressing them on something, was great fine motor skill practice.
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"We'll start our day with a great big grin; because our 100 Day celebration, is about to begin!"
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.
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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