We began the day with the “collection of 100” each student brought to school. I put out a large black construction paper for each student to display their collection. I like using black as it really showcases the collection. I used to have the children glue down their collections in groups of ten. But now I find it more interesting to see how the displays vary child to child – grouped by object, sorted by size and color. They spent a lot of time setting up their display. I tell them it is a “Museum of 100 Collections.”
Next each student fills out a Collections Review sheet. FREE DOWNLOAD click here!
I loved how intensely they analyzed and qualified each collection.
The room was buzzing with deep reflective thinking!
One of my favorite activities is the 100 Transformation (Download HERE). I love to see what they come up with! You can die cut 100 for them or I prefer letting them write it:
SNACK: Snack is always a blast as each child receives a huge plastic cup full of 10 snack items. I like to use a clear cup so they can see the “collection” of snack items. This is the safest way I have found to give the children their snack collections without fear of mass germ shares. 🙂
EATING SNACK: The requirement is that they have to fill their 100's board with 100 pieces of their snack. When they accomplish that – they can eat the snack:
WRITING : Finally, I love this old time writing prompt (I also like giving them a fake 100 dollar bill to glue to the page. They love the fake money!). Download here!
There is something about the 100th day that is always magical. How did yours go? What is your favorite 100th day tradition?