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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Preparation for 100th Day

I wanted to do this post today to make sure that I could share some ideas with all of you before it's too late.  Three fabulous books for 100th Day are: Miss Bindergarten Celebrates the 100th Day of Kindergarten by Joseph Slate, 100 School Days by Anne Rockwell, and Henry's 100 Days of Kindergarten by Nancy Carlson.
Three 100th Day Books
Each of these books is fun and adds its own magic to the big day.  I think the activity that my kindergarten students enjoyed the most was gathering 10 items from each of 10 different bowls to total 100 items on their plate.
Students taking 10 things from each of 10 bowls
I know what you're thinking: "How am I ever going to afford this?"  Well, you don't have to buy a thing!  I send this letter home with my students, and they bring in the items for the bowls.
Letter for 100th Day Food

As the students take 10 items from each bowl we discuss how they're skip counting, and I loved experiencing the moment when they "got it."  Some songs that also helped with this concept were "100 Days of School" by Miss Jenny, "100 Days of School Today" by Jack Hartmann, and "Zero the Hero Number Stomp" by Dr. Jean.  If you want to find their web sites, they're in my list of Favorite Teaching Web Sites on the side bar.

I have an entire packet (100th Day Worksheet Package), including reading prompts and math ideas, as well as a book (100th Day Book) on TPT, and I will post more freebies here on my blog in the next few days.


  1. Thank you so much for following my blog and leaving those GREAT ideas! I will definitely try some of them out! I love all your 100th day ideas! I am now YOUR newest follower! Check out my blog for my GIVEAWAY!!!!!

    Growing Up Teaching

  2. I am your newest follower! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! Love all your 100 Day activities! So cute! :)
    Crayons and Curls

  3. Hello!! I am a new follower! Thank you for your comment. I would love new behavior management ideas!