Monday, January 18, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray for the 100th Day!

Hello Friends!

Do you LOVE the 100th Day? Ours is coming up this week and I am excited!

There is something wonderful about the number 100...(could it be that it marks that we are more than halfway through the school year?)....who am I kidding? I teach in a year round school! Maybe it is their smiles as they are counting, reading, and writing 100's of things!

Today I want to share with you my 100th Day of School Celebration Centers and a FREEBIE.

100th day of school activities

I created this file a few years ago and each year the 100th day has been fun and low stress. :) I LOVE to have parents involved in our learning and this day seems to be a day parents who don't regularly volunteer (could it be the word CELEBRATION?) want to be involved.

About 2 weeks before the big day I send home a letter asking for volunteers and donations.

100th day of school activities

On the 100th day, I divide my class into 5 small groups. I have a parent volunteer lead an activity and stay at their assigned center for each rotation. The centers will take about 17-20 minutes before the students will be ready to rotate to the next center. If a student finishes a center early, I have them go to their desk  to count and tally shapes in the Can you find 100? printable (that way they will not bother other groups who are still working).

Here is a closer look at the 5 centers my students rotate through, it usually takes about 2 hours. 

The direction card makes it so easy for a parent to manage and I usually just rotate around the room to assist and take pictures of these smiles!

If you are interested in these Celebration Centers with EDITABLE Parent letters you can see more in my TpT shop {HERE}

This year I added 100 Rhyming Words to have just in case of bad weather (100 Ways to Exercise) or in a word work center later this week. I made 2 versions to share with you, a copy without the word of the picture in the box so my more advanced students would have to use their critical thinking skills to figure out a word family the picture represents, and another version with the word of the picture to support students thinking.

 I made a color and black and white version of each page. Depending how you plan to use it you could copy the black and white version back to back so students could take the printable home, or place a few of the color version in a plastic sleeve to be reused by students in a center. Included in the download there is also a direction card. :)

You can grab this FREEBIE here!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you also see 100's of smiles on your 100th day!


  1. Looks like so much fun, I do love third but I have to say I miss the 1ooth day in first. hugs, Vicky

  2. The writing process posters are so cute. Thank you for sharing them.