Saturday, January 22, 2011

100th Day of School

Hip, hip hooray! Thursday was our 100th day of school! We've been counting the days since school began. Each day we add a circle to our Counting Caterpillar. This year, we made a new AB color pattern every tenth day. We used a star to commemorate the 100th day. We've already decided to continue to add to the caterpillar each day to see how long it will be by the end of school. On Monday, we'll decide how we'll proceed with adding to him. I'll let them vote to see if the want to add colors randomly or if the wish to try a more complex pattern.

I asked each student to do a little "homework". We decided to make a 100th Day Trail Mix so they were asked to find one hundred edible items and count them with a family member to bring in to share. We put everything together and had the trail mix for snack. This year, we had an overabundance of small candies, and very little filler, so we had to add a little filler.

Eventually, it looked like this:

Our Morning Message was about our Hundredth Day. The students took turns circling or writing an "H" on the whiteboard.

We made these cute headbands from Making Learning Fun for the 100th Day celebration. In the background, you can see more of the patterning of the Counting Caterpillar.

We made a collage of 100 small items glued to the number 100 on construction paper.

Our Show and Tell Challenge this week was to bring in 10 of a small item that we could count together. I love the creativity of some of the "shares"!

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We illustrated what we thought we'd look like when we are 100 years old. One of my friends drew "peg legs" because "when you get old, your legs sometimes don't work no more. You have to get pegs like the pirates!" and another included a cane and eyeglasses. (The pictures were drawn in colored pencils and were too light to show up in the photos. ;(  )We read the poem "100 Days of School" by Songs 4 Teachers. It's available on the abcteach website, but you can download it from here.

Here are some of our favorite 100th Day books:

100th Day Worries

The Night Before the 100th Day of School (Reading Railroad)

The 100th Day of School (Hello Reader!, Level 2)

Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten (Picture Puffins)

Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School (I Can Read Book 1)

Fluffy's 100th Day At School

Cheerios Counting Book

One Hundred Hungry Ants

Our "grand finale" was a pizza party. It always surprises me how much pizza 20 pre-k kids can eat!

I'd love for you to comment or leave a link showing how you celebrate the 100th day!


  1. Our 100th day is on February 1st. The students and teachers are dressing up to look 100 years old! We also will have an area set up in the cafeteria in the morning the whole school has been invited to make a collection of 100 things. The students will display these in the cafeteria! In my class we will be making apples nachos! We will each get a sliced apple and add our toppings like mini chocolate chips, marshmallows, raisins, mini peanut butter chips, caramel syrup, hot fudge, and shredded coconut. We will have a I Can Count to 100 Club. Students will get their pictures taken and placed on the wall and get to take home a certificate. We will make a 100 chain with loops. Make a 100 words we know poster, play numbers bingo, graph if we would rather eat 100 hamburgers or 100 M&M's, and see how many times we can write our name in 100 seconds.

  2. Wow~ that sounds like a lot of fun! I'll have to try some of those next year. Our 100th day was delayed b/c last minute snow days, so we didn't dress up. It was just too hard to reschedule all our activities. We'll try again next year! Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. Thanks for sharing... Looks like a great day!


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