100th Day of School - A Classroom Celebration!


The 100th day of school is one of my favorite days of the year!  I love the opportunity to celebrate how far we have come in 100 days and to have lots of authentic opportunities for creating, measuring, counting, writing and, yes eating on 100th day!   Read on to find out how we spent our day.

This 100th day of school activity pack has tons of activities to keep your first grade and second grade students busy on the 100th day of school including a 100s day hat, bookmarks and worksheets to practice counting to 100.  Students will love using the 100th day measurement investigation booklet to measure and compare their collection.  #100thdayofschool #100sdayofschool


The start of 100's day is always a little chaotic.  I have always had a few students that forget a collection and need time to count out a collection from our classroom math manipulatives or loose parts.  While a few are doing this, I have a few printables out on the desks of the kids who are ready to use to fill the time.  These are great practice too. This is from my 100th Day of School Activities pack. 

This 100th day of school activity pack has tons of activities to keep your first grade and second grade students busy on the 100th day of school including a 100s day hat, bookmarks and worksheets to practice counting to 100.  Students will love using the 100th day measurement investigation booklet to measure and compare their collection.  #100thdayofschool #100sdayofschool

In the days leading up to the 100th day, I request that each student brings in a little Ziploc bag with 100 items in it that are all the same size.  We are in the middle of our linear measurement unit, and this is the perfect authentic experience for measuring. We start out day counting out our collection to confirm there is in fact 100 items in the collection.

display your 100th day of school measurement investigation booklets and 100s day collections to make an impressive bulletin board display


We then spent the next hour measuring our collection.  We used a metre stick for a number of our investigations, but for those teaching in the US, you could use a yardstick for comparison purposes. We made sure to check our Measuring anchor chart to make sure we were accurate.

Create a nonstandard measurement anchor chart for your first graders so they understand the proper way to measure with non-standard units in math.


Next, it was time to start into our measurement booklets.  It took us approximately 45 minutes to work through all the measurement activities.  This was the perfect opportunity for me to document their learning.  I love that I was able to walk around and make notes and take pictures to collect data that will essentially wrap up my measurement strand in math.  You can find this booklet in my 100th Day of School Activities Pack.  

This 100th day of school activity pack has tons of activities to keep your first grade and second grade students busy on the 100th day of school including a 100s day hat, bookmarks and worksheets to practice counting to 100.  Students will love using the 100th day measurement investigation booklet to measure and compare their collection.  #100thdayofschool #100sdayofschool


After a break for recess, we started investigation stations.  They were 5 centres with 100 of a particular item that they need to use to create something.

create a picture with 100 2D shapes

100s day - create a picture with 100 buttons

on 100s day use 100 cups and see what you can make.

on 100s day create something from 100 popsicle sticks

on 100s day create a symmetrical design with 100 pattern blocks.

They had a great time creating at the stations.  There were no guidelines other than they were encouraged to work as a team and they needed to use all the objects in their creation before I could take a picture.  There were some amazing cup towers, 2D shape pictures, and symmetrical designs, although the one above was by far the most elaborate.

In the afternoon they had a chance to complete a few fun printables for 100's Day and to enjoy a 100's day snack.

If you are interested in any of the printables or the measurement booklet you can find it {HERE} or by clicking on the image below.  This pack includes a 100's day hat to make as well that we didn't get to this year.

This 100th day of school activity pack has tons of activities to keep your first grade and second grade students busy on the 100th day of school including a 100s day hat, bookmarks and worksheets to practice counting to 100.  Students will love using the 100th day measurement investigation booklet to measure and compare their collection.  #100thdayofschool #100sdayofschool

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you found some inspiration for your 100 Day celebrations.  Take a moment to pin this image so you can remember to visit again next year.

celebrate the 100th day of school with hands on activities, counting practice and lots of non standard and standard measurement activities.  Students can make a 100s day hat, color in 100th day math pictures and teachers can get ideas for centers to do with manipulatives you have in the classroom.  #100dayofschool #100thdayofschool


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