100 Day Celebration

Last week I joined my daughter’s kindergarten class for their 100th Day of School Celebration.

The teacher uses the 100 Day Celebration as an opportunity to teach the class about the concept of 100. Before the big day, the children learn to count to 100 by ones, fives and tens.

The week before the celebration, each child makes a project at home out of 100 items. They’re told to include the number 100 somewhere in their project. My daughter made the number 100 out of 100 Legos. When my son was in kindergarten, he glued 100 pennies onto a board with an equal sign and a dollar, meaning 100 pennies equals one dollar.

When my son was in kindergarten, on the morning of the 100th day of school, the principal counted the children as they entered the school. The 100th child to enter received a prize.

For my daughter’s celebration, the teacher made placemats with the numbers 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, & 100 on it. The kids counted 10 each of a different snack on each number. That is, ten pretzels were placed on ’10’, ten M&M’s were placed on ‘20′, ten little marshmallows were placed on ‘30′, etc. At the end, each child had counted 100 snacks.

Here’s what the mat looked like…

100 Day Celebration Placemat

Feel free to share any 100 day activities you know about in the comments below!

-Lisa

UPDATE: You can see a photo of my daughter’s 100 Day Project plus more 100 Day Celebration Ideas in a later post. Just click the link to get there!

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One Response to “100 Day Celebration”

  1. Kelly Says:

    I am a Grade One teacher in Canada (French Immersion) and all the Grade One’s celebrate 100th day on the same day. Together we collect 100 food items for donation to a food drive that has a bit of a shortage at this time of year. We display them in the hall and each class takes time on 100 day to count the items by 10’s (we usually exceed the 100 mark).

    We also have centres where they bring 100 small things to school and we weigh them and mesure the length of them joined together. Each child also makes a fruit loop necklace with 100 pieces and we encourage them to make a pattern using groups of 5 or 10.

    One centre is dedicated to doing something 100 times : blinking, jumping, taking steps. Vey active and fun. They also do a self portrait of themselves at 100 years old.

    The best part about 100 day is getting the kids to dress up as if they were 100 years old. It is hilarious! One girl actually spoke with a squeaky voice all day! We also share a 100 day cake (with 100 cinnamon hearts on it) and they pour out a glass of 100 mL of water.

    I think we do much more than that, but it’s all I can remember right now. Enjoy!

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