100th Day of School...Let's Celebrate!

If you celebrate or want to celebrate the 100th Day of School, you will want to take a look at this post before you start to plan. It mentions some great ideas to use with your primary students. Don't wait too long...it will be here before you know it!

I remember it so clearly...all the classes would line up in the hallway anticipating what was yet to come...jumping with excitement, whispering and bouncing and waiting impatiently for the Kindergarten 100th Day Celebration.

My first graders would fall into a trance and chit chat about when they, too, had marched the halls to celebrate the 100th Day of School...and then...my firsties would hear a faint beat and slight echo of the music filling the halls...there would be more tapping feet, small jumps, giggles and excitement and they knew the parade was about to emerge at the end of OUR hallway!

They stared intensely at the end of the hall and their whispers were focused on reminiscing about their 100th Day projects and what they did and how excited they felt!

Now, they were big first graders and although we celebrated the 100th Day of School in first grade, somehow it was not the same...definitely not the same as Kindergarten, but tons of fun none the less!

YES...it was always a day to remember in the halls of our school!

I am thinking no mater what grade you teach, children love to celebrate the 100th Day of School.

So, I thought it might be fun to share some tried and true ideas and activities to have a "FUN"tastic 100th Day of School with your kiddos.  Now...most of these ideas and activities were used in first and second grade, but I know how creative teachers are!

I know you can adapt these ideas for other primary or even upper elementary! 

🌟 Dress up for the Occasion:  

On the 100th Dy of school it is a fun idea to dress up and act 100 years old...however you perceive that to be.  You can also have your students dress for the occasion.  I can tell you from experience that your class will LOVE it!      

The last year of my career, we performed our roles so realistically that we appeared at a staff coffee in out costumes and spoke like we were at least 100 years old...asking our colleagues to repeat phrases etc. that we had everyone in an uproar...even our administration came to join in on the fun!  It was one of those great moments!

🌟  Use some Resources Created for the 100th Day of School:

I am sure you are already aware that Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) has a tremendous amount of resources that can be used to celebrate this special day!

If you are looking for something easy and free for your preschoolers, Kinders or Firsties, this
Free 100th Day Crown and Certificate will ensure your kiddos know that they are 100 Days Smarter!

Another quick and easy resource is Let's Celebrate the 100th Day of School
Here is what is included in this resource:

★ 100th Day Fun Mystery message Sheet.       

★ What Can you do in 100 Seconds Worksheet, which includes estimating and predicting.

★ 3 Writing Frames….If I had $100: I would love 100…and When I am 100 years Old I will…Plus another describing what it will be like to be 100 years old and a picture.

★ I can Write 100 Words.

★ I can read 100 Words based on the first 100 Fry Sight Words.

★ A worksheet to circle names for 100 and answer sheet.

★ An Award to give out for the day that states: You are 100 Days Smarter.

Simply search 100th Day of School on Tpt and you will find a plethora of resources available for your grade level.

🌟  Assign fun 100th Day Activities for Homework to Share in School:

🌟  Create Some Fun Edtitable Snacks to Celebrate:

There are so many sweet snacks out there, but I know my school district and others are trying to promote more healthy options...so ...with that in mind, I really like these snack ideas to celebrate!!

🌟  Use a Fun "Old Age" app on your phone to make everyone look 100 Years old!

I would always take a photo of each student, print them out, let them chat about how funny they look and then have them write about what it would be like to be 100 years old using this page from my resource above. Add the photo to the writing and use this as a bulletin board or hang outside the classroom.

Here is a photo taken using the "Old Age" app on my iphone:
UMMMMMM...I am not sure I want to post this...I think I better get a Botox treatment or maybe a few 100!

 I always enjoyed reading these frames.
One child one year filled it in like this:

My name is Grandpa Clark.
I am 100 years old. I have chipped, yellow teeth and white hair.  I feel tired because I take naps all day long.
I remember when I was a child I used to love to run.
Now I just sit.

I hope you have a great time celebrating 100th Day of School and perhaps you might be able to incorporate some of these ideas!!

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7 Fun Groundbreaking Groundhog Day Ideas For K-1

7 Fun Groundbreaking Groundhog Day Ideas For K-1

I am not sure about you, but I always love to watch Punxsutawney Phil slowly emerge from his burrow ready to "predict" the weather.  Kids love to make weather predictions to see if we will have 6 more weeks of winter or if spring is coming early.

Here are a few resources, activities and crafts that will motivate your young learners to write, predict and more!

⛅ Free Groundhog Craft and Writing Frame:  This craft is perfect  for Pre-K through 1 

                                                                                                                                                                    Everything you need is included from tracers and shapes to directions and writing.
It is "easy peasy" and will have your students making all kinds of predictions along with explaining their thinking!

⛅Are you looking for something a little more challenging?                  

You will definitely LOVE Let's get to Know Punxsutawney Phil:  It also has a craft, Facts and Opinions, Writing and so much more!   

Maybe you need a quick morning work sheet to complete on February 2nd.  

This is more for first grade, but you may have some kinders who are "Math Smart" and love challenges and this would work for them as well.  Here you go:      

⛅ Do your kiddos need something to support Counting?

This resource especially designed for Kindergarten is a great way to reinforce counts and also informally assess your little ones in a fun and easy way! 

⛅ Are you a few books to add the icing to these resources? 

Well here are a few of my faves:

Everyone of these books can be a resource for any of the above resources...Try one or try them all. 

⛅ Here are some crafts and activities you might like to try:

This cute graph can be adapted in so many ways. 

You can use a smaller groundhog head to graph whether "Phil" will see his shadow or simply a sticky note on which each child can draw a little groundhog face and "stick" it under their heading of choice! Here is an example:

⛅ Check out this tasty treat to celebrate Punxsutawney Phil: 

You can find all of these items in your local grocery store.  The brownie cups can usually be found in the Bakery Department.

They are soooooo much easier to use than baking them...UGH! not my favorite thing to do when I am in a hurry!                     
Oops! I almost forgot...Before you put the "Teddies" into the brownie, add a dot of the icing for the nose and you have a little groundhog peeking out of his burrow!  Well...you can pretend they are Groundhogs!!!

So what are you waiting for?  Get started and grab up some ideas and resources to make this a "GROUNDBREAKING" Groundhog Extravaganza!


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