Though out the month of June school students would have reached the 100th day of learning in 2018. That’s a TON! What a wonderful thing to celebrate in your classroom, the children will love it. It’s a fantastic way to boost attendance and celebrate learning with your students.
Get fit 100 times
Team up with your PE teacher to challenge the students to do a 100-metre dash, 100 sit ups and 100 star jumps. Top up the fun with 100 ball bounces. The first to get to 100 gets a Congratulations You’ve Turned 100! Certificate.
Ask your students to write 100 reasons why they love their school, why they love learning and reading. You could divide by the number of students to get as close to 100 reasons as possible—if the class has approximately 20 students, have each child list five reasons. Displaying their reasons on a notice board will reinforce a positive attitude to learning and going to school every day.
Take 100 Steps
For an interesting art display, get your students to trace and cut out their foot on a piece of paper. Each child then counts 100 steps and sticks their cut out on the wall or wherever the 100 steps ends up.
When I Turn 100
You could set a self portrait art project by getting the students to draw themselves at 100 years old. What would they look like? How smart would they be if they kept learning up until 100 years old? They could write a little story about what they would be like at such a great age. It would be very touching and amusing for parents to see.
Throw a 100th birthday party
What better way to celebrate 100 days of school than throwing a party. Some of the activities already mentioned make great party games. Get the party mood going with some simple decorations by getting the students to make paper chains with 100 links. A cake with a hundred candles would be a hit. A great party prop is a photo booth and the children could take selfies with props like ‘100’ glasses or a paper crown that says, “I am 100 days smarter”. The booth can be simply a sheet tacked to the wall. Find numerous “100 days” printable templates here.
100th Day of School Collage
You could make a class billboard of the student’s photos laid out in the shape of 100.
Hand out 100th day commemorative bookmarks to the students.
Stringing beads into a necklace is a fun way for kids to count to 100. They get to wear the necklace as a reward for 100 days of learning. Cereal necklaces are a novelty and cool fun to wear. Fruit Loops are the easiest to string up. Each child can make themselves a necklace of 100 Fruit Loops. To help them count you could suggest the child put a paper marker at the end of groups of 10. Once they have reached 100 they can tie the ends together and wear or eat the necklace.
The simplest station to set-up and by far the most exciting for students to complete is to build with 100 paper cups. The challenge is to make a construction using all 100 cups. It’s a great activity for building team work and communication skills. Students need to collaborate on a plan of how to build and keep their tower standing up.
The work stations are set-up to include items from class room math tubs and centre bins. Count out 100 items and place them in bags at each station ahead of time. Some of the items you could use are small wooden blocks, Lego pieces, and Unifix cubes. The challenge is to use up all the pieces in the bag to build a construction.
Catch up on your students Kluwell My Home Reading journals to see who has achieved 100 nights of reading. Announce in your school newsletter that 100-night Reading Awards will be presented at assembly. This is a terrific way to involve proud parents and motivate students to continue reading at home. Perhaps your school could make this a regular feature of their school assembly?