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