The Celebration of the 100th Day of School
By Susan Soler, February 27, 2017
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Five days, 45 minutes each (Can also be ongoing)
- KCC.1 count to 100 by one's and ten's
- KCC.2 counting
- KCC.3 writing numbers
- KCC.4 Understanding relationship between numbers and quantities
- WK.1 Use a combination of drawing and dictation to compose.
- SLK.1 participate in collaboration and conversation
- Students will gather and count their collections
- Students will be able to count up to one hundred by one's, fives and ten's
- Hannah's Collections by Martha Jocelyn
- Museums and store displays.
- One Hundred Ways to Get to 100 by Jerry Pallotta, Scholastic, 2003 (ISBN: 0-439-38913-5)
- Ten Black Dots by Donald Crews, Scholastic, 1992 (ISBN: 0-590-46479-5)
- Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, Dutton Children’s Books NY, 1998 (ISBN: 0-525-46000-4)
- 100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days by Bruce Goldstone, Henry Hott and Company, LLC, 2010 (ISBN: 978-0-8050-8997-4)
- 100th Day Worries by Margery Cuyler, Simon and Schuster, 2000 (ISBN: 0-689-82979-5)
- Hetty’s 100 Hats by Emma Dodd, Good Books, 2005 (ISBN: 1-56148-456-3)
- Henry’s 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson, Viking, 2004 (ISBN: 0-670-05977-3)
- Jake’s 100th Day of School by Lester L. Laminack, Peachtree, 2006 (ISBN: 978-1-56145-355-9)
- Coffee cans
- Items around the classroom, such as tape, glue, poster boards.
- Recycled materials that can be used for display.
- Collections- a mulitiset
- Display-something shown in public
- Galleries-rooms where works of art are shown
- Start collecting items on the first day of school.
- Count items monthly.
- Visit displays and museums.
- Write about the collections.
- Talk about how to display their collections to an audience.
- Talk and write about their titles.
- Create posters and invitations.
- Take pictures of collections to display on the bulletin board.
- How they can count by 1's, 5's and 10's to 100 at the end of this project?
- They can work on exhibiting their work in an artistic manner.
- Each student has chosen a way to display that suits their hand-motor coordination and their ability to count.
- Gauge the way they are comfortable with the museum opening.
Enrichment Extension Activities
- Extend more mathematical thinking.
- Create more activities to visit museums and galleries.
- Look at how people display their work.
- It was a wonderful project. It needed some tweaking.
- By assigning each student to a specific object may be easier.
- The 100th day is celebrated all over the country. Making it a challenge in itself was rewarding. The parents and others were amazed.
- The empowerment of the students, the gleam and pride filled the room with wonder.
- Every piece was taken home and photographs were displayed as a memory.
- The students received so much from this experience both socially and academically.