Having only taught upper elementary, I’ve never done anything for the 100th day of school. It all just seemed a little too young to me.
I always start feeling the pressure of our state testing after Christmas, so I don’t like giving up class time for anything other that what’s essential to teach. Goodness I sound boring!
However, every year the 100th day would roll around, and my students would always be so disappointed that we weren’t doing anything to celebrate. It made me feel like a big ole meanie! I don’t want to be the teacher who takes the fun out of school, so I had to get a little creative and develop something for the 100th day that would be fun, yet grade level appropriate.
I’ve made a 12 page mini book, and each of the 12 activities is based around the number 100. For instance, one of the activities is to find all of the factors for 100, and in a different activity students write a multiplication word problem with a product of 100. I think this will be a great way to have fun and incorporate math and language arts concepts learned during the year. 100th Day for Big Kids
I only have to print one copy for every two students, because there are two activities on each page. This helps me to help save on paper and copies, which are always in short supply.
You can print them as a booklet and pick and choose which activities you want to include. It’s certainly not necessary to try and do everything. If you departmentalize, you can pick only your subject area or go ahead and combine all subjects.
Just in case you prefer task cards, I’ve rewritten the questions in a task card format. This will allow you to pick which option words best for you! You can also use the task card edition in a center activity!
Another fun 100th day activity is to have students build 100 point words. When creating a 100 point word, each letter has a value A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, etc. Students must write words that have a total value of 100. For example the word CAB would have a value of six. While this may initially sound easy to students, it’s not! However, it is great addition, problem solving, and perseverance practice. While it’s certainly not necessary, I’ve created a little printable students can use to create their 100 point words. I like that it gives a visual on how much each letter is worth. You can download the form for FREE here.
I also made a fun 100th Day of School Stem activity. To do this activity, I have students bring in 100 Legos, with their parent’s permission. Students create a free standing structure using exactly 100 Legos. The structure must be at least ten inches long and ten inches tall. I added a couple decimal and fraction questions to the form to a little extension. This is included in the link above as well!