It's crazy to believe that we have already made it through 100 days of school! To celebrate our 100th day of school we did some fun activities!!
Our 100th day of school falls in the middle of our National Lutheran School's week, and it fell on Field Day this year so we couldn't have them dress up like they were 100, so instead we did many different 100 activities instead!
During math I had four centers set up for my students to work on, and they had 5 minutes to work at each station. In one center they had to see how tall of a structure they could build, using ALL 100 cups in the 5 minutes. The groups all did great, and it was interesting to see how they stacked the top to make their structures taller with the same bases!
The second center was working to find 100 ways to make 100. It was awesome to see the way that they could deconstruct the number, as well as represent it in different ways. They were able to come up with spelling it, using place value blocks, adding, subtracting, and multiplying. It was the easiest for the first group because they could write anything, but by the fourth group they had a harder time because we were trying to not have duplicates! Together, both classes were able to come up with 100 DIFFERENT ways to make 100!!
Next, the students worked on counting coins. All of the coin amounts were less than 1. A great way to build on this would be to find how much change they would get from $1 if this was the cost of their item! It is a great resource that can be adapted to fit the needs of your students!
The last center was a place value center where they had to count the base ten blocks. This is a great skill to practice and can once again be added to in order to make it more challenging. These math centers can all be found in my 100 Days of School activity pack, which also include some fun writing ideas, prompts and lists to make!
During our writing block they worked on writing what they would buy with $100! It is amazing the things that they think they can buy with only $100! I am always amazed at how far kids think $100 can stretch!! This writing from The Creative Classroom is one of our new favorites, and I love that it comes with a self checking checklist so the kids are becoming more an more aware of what they need to be checking for as they are writing!
I have pinned a bunch of fun ideas on to my Pinterest board and can't wait to start planing for next year!!