Sunday, January 19, 2014

100th Day of School FUN!

 Guess what is coming up 
 just around the corner?  
You guessed it!  The ......
 CLIPART
Actually, I am having a really hard time believing that we have been in school for almost 100 days.  Amazing!  While we are all preparing for the BIG and fabulous day, I have some ideas and resources that might make your teaching life just a little bit easier....and more fun too.
 100th Day Gum Ball Chart
One of my favorite strategies to use on the 100th day of school (or even the whole week) is the ever-famous 
100's Chart.  
There are so many ways we can utilize the hundred's chart to practice those foundational math concepts.  
  • Filling in the missing number
  • Counting on
  • Counting back
  • Counting by 1's  
  • Counting by 2's
  • Counting by 5's
  • Counting by 10's 
CEREAL SORT
Another useful and rather YUMMY strategy that you can use is the 
CEREAL SORT AND GRAPH activity.  
You will need to use your cereal of choice.  I find it easiest to use 
Fruit Loops 
because there are six different flavors / colors in the cereal box and it is perfect for sorting and graphing.  Target and Walmart also have their own generic colorful cereal versions and those work well too.  

  • I first have students sort out the cereal by color
  • Count each color and write the number to the side
  • Time to move on to the graph....
  • Next, have students apply the number of each color Fruit Loops to the graph
  • They will color in by 5's...so you might want to also discuss rounding numbers
QUESTIONS TO ASK
YOUR STUDENTS:
  • ......Now it's time to compare!
  • What color cereal had the most?
  • What color cereal had the least amount?
  • Were any cereal colors equal?
  • Did you have any colors that you had zero pieces of cereal?
  • Put your numbers in order from the least amount to the greatest amount.
  • Put your numbers in order from the greatest amount to the least amount.
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 MATH CARDS 
Now, the 100th Day of School doesn't have to be all about Math.  We don't want to forget about Reading and Writing on this important day.  
 100 DAY BOOK
Kids LOVE to create their own books.... especially when the book is about themselves.  
Kids can write about 100 topics:
  • 100 things they love
  • 100 places they would like to go to
  • 100 things they like to eat
  • 100 things they can draw
  • 100 things they can do
  • 100.......
 SIGHT WORDS
Don't forget about just "good ol'" reading sight words.  Encourage your kids to read 100 (OR MORE) sight words.  Students can even time themselves, plan a goal, and challenge themselves to 
BEAT THEIR OWN GOAL!  

I would LOVE to share some FREE 100th Day of School CLIP ART with you.  If you will just click on the pic / link below it will take you to my Teachers Pay Teachers account and you can download my FREE clip art.
FREE 100 DAY CLIPART
WHAT DO YOU DO WITH YOUR STUDENTS ON THE 100TH DAY OF SCHOOL?
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