We are here to share some ideas for the 100th day of school. Our 100th day is Wednesday, so we are prepping with some fun ideas!! These ideas are for big kids, but can be easily modified for the younger kiddos!
We want our students to celebrate that they are 100 days smarter!! So, here's how our 100 days smarter celebration will go!
We are going to do a 100th day pattern block activity. I have done this activity every year, and the kids always LOVE it!!! :) Probably because they get to just "play" with the pattern blocks. Here are the directions: Put students in groups of 2,3,or 4 students. Then, instruct each group to get 100 pattern blocks (they can pick whatever shapes they want). Tell them to create something with their blocks. It could be anything! In the past I have had groups spell out words, or numbers, make a zoo, a tower, a flower, an animal, a robot, etc. Once they have finished their creation, have them fill in one of the graphic organizers on the next pages. Finally, let students take a “tour” of the creations. They love looking at what their classmates came up with!
We are going to have a 100 minute read in. You are thinking, Whoa, that's a long time! Well, actually our reading block is 2 hours, so this fits in nicely. And believe me, we won't have them reading silently the entire time! We will give them the sheets in the pack below to use throughout the reading block to fill in. You can click on it for your free download. (This is where you may need to modify...)
We are going to read Oh the Places You'll Go by Dr. Seuss. I know this is normally like an end of the year or graduation book, but I think the 100th day of school is a great day to remind students that they have the opportunity to take their learning into their own hands and push through to the end of the year. This is when students start getting restless (just when testing is looming, of course) and they need a pep talk. So, this is one of the books I'm going to read to them to help them fill out their 100th day Language Arts graphic organizer. Plus, we are working on poetry and this book lends itself to a discussion about rhythm and rhyme as well.
For some of the read-in I'll let the students partner read with a buddy from their guided reading group to work on their graphic organizer and then of course I will let them work on it during their independent reading time. If they STILL haven't filled it out, they'll have an opportunity for me to "guide" them during our read aloud time!! (Now that's what I call a 100 minute read-in!!)
Stacia made a super cute pennant banner to celebrate the 100th day of school! I can't wait to put it up! It's so stinkin cute! Download your freebie by clicking on the picture. (Check out a free MLK Jr pennant banner from Dana at 3rd grade Gridiron and a free winter themed pennant banner from Beth Ann at Taming My Flock of Firsties- Thank you ladies!!!)
Last, but not least, is a 100th day craftivity- "Whooo's 100 days smarter?". I have owls as my classroom theme so I wanted to incorporate that somehow. So, we are going to make owl heads and paste them on top of a sheet of writing paper. Then, they will write what they think they are smarter at since coming into 4th grade. Here is a picture of the owl I made as the example:
Check out Denise's link at Sunny Days in Second Grade for more ideas!!
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