Friday, April 1, 2011

100th Day of School

The 100th day of school does not mean much to upper elementary students--other than the fact that they are that much closer to summer break. Kindergarten and First Grade students however, anticipate the 100th day of their first school-year with growing excitement. A sampling of the many pieces of literature that can be used to help build that excitement is shown below.

Teaching Tip:
Plan a 100th day celebration. Have each children bring in small zip lock bag filled with a different collection of 100 items. One student might count out paperclips, another pieces of cereal, or pennies etc. They are limited only by their imagination, having 100 of the item and what will fit in the bag. During the day have students explore how many different way they can group their items and count to 100 (1's, 5's, 10's etc).

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