One classroom teacher had the students make a paper gumball machine holding 100 gumballs. A simple plate, coloring supplies, and a red bottom is all that was needed. I've also seen this done with bingo dot markers! These proudly hung in our hallway for the next week or two!
"We never celebrated the 100th day of school, it was just another day." Well I am proud to say that our students celebrated the 100th day of school. For 100 school days they have been working hard, setting goals, and making growth. Yes, those are things we talk about on a regular basis. My students know what they are working towards in reading, math, and other subject areas. They set goals and work hard to reach them. The 100th day of school is one way of recognizing them for how far they have come since September!
I work in a K-2 building where we have twelve first grade classrooms, yes twelve! The four teachers on my floor and I collaborated to make a morning of 100th Day celebrations for our students. Each teacher hosted the 5 classrooms for one craft or activity, the students rotated around the rooms spending about fifteen minutes in each room.
I have a REALLY creative group of first graders this year. I used our school's Ellison machine to cut out the number 100 for each student, in simple black construction paper. Then I gave them a white piece of paper and told them to create anything they wanted, but the number 100 had to be incorporated into the image. Look at the imagination and creativity they used in these creations!
Of course, we had to use the app Aging Booth to see what we would look like in 100 years. They wrote about what it would be like to be 100 and glued their picture on top!
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Current 1st grade teacher and former middle school educator trying to be techy, Reading Specialist, life long learner, and avid reader