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Hip, Hip, Hooray! It's the 100th Day!


It's that time of year again! It's the 100th Day and it's time to celebrate in style. As if the day couldn't get any crazier, our 100th Day fell on Valentine's Day last year. Lucky for me, it seems it's about to happen again this year too (assuming we have no snow days of course). I was thankful that I had an intern and some parent volunteers help prep materials, which made for a smooth day! 

I'm hoping to share some of the fun activities and ideas I found online that make for the perfect fun filled 100th Day. This post contains affiliate links for your shopping convenience. 



So much of the decor and set up of this day was inspired by my good friend Maria over at Kindercraze. I'm always in awe of how creatively she incorporates color into everything she does! It truly adds a magical touch. She is the genius behind the bold and bright lettering on the banners and backdrops. 

I used a large craft roll of paper and some paint dotters to letter a backdrop to our fashion show (more details below). The smaller paper was used as banner when entering our door. I even added colorful solid and printed streamers to hang from the banner. This is the perfect way to excite and engage students as they eagerly walk into the classroom that day.


One of the most exciting parts of the day is when students get to showcase their 100th Day t-shirt during the fashion show. I play music through YouTube- usually a Kids Bop mix so that it's something the kids can sing along to.


 Maria shared her 100th Day t-shirt parent letter for FREE over on her blog. 
Click here to grab yourself a copy!



I love the way she added 100s to the runway so I decided to do the same!




Here are some of the t-shirts from some of the students in my class last year. I love how unique of my student's designer were- their personality and interests truly shine through! I look forward to seeing the designs this year too- I'm thinking of switching mine up this year! I've been Pinteresting but haven't quite found the right one!


In addition to our fashion show, students rotate freely through various counting centers. Each center is a different way we count to 100. Many of the centers are freebies Cara Carroll has so graciously shared with her readers. You can find them and all her festivities here!

THE CENTERS I DO:

1. Roll and Race to 100 using a hundreds grid
2. Using the digits 1-0-0 to create a picture
3. Dollar Exchange- how many ways can you make $1.00
4. 100 Days Smarter- write 4 things you learned on the "100 Days Smarter" anchor chart
5. Read 100 books - students read books in the library and tally how many they read through out the day
6. 100th Day Hat- Ten strips of 10 stickers
7. Tally Ties- 100 tallies on a tie
8. Fruit Loop Necklace- string 100 fruit loops on a piece of yarn






Students don't *have* to complete all the centers. In the past I found that it's better to have more and keep them engaged, than having too much down time. They love having the choice of what to do and when to do it.

I ask for parent volunteers to come in and help manage the stations. Just a tip, the hat and fruit loop necklace station take the longest and could use a few extra volunteers to help speed things up! :) 


Hope everyone has a great 100th Day!

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