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The 100th Day of School is one of the easiest special school days to integrate some math FUN. There are lots of ways to incorporate counting to 100 ideas. Oriental Trading has an area on their website with some totally awesome 100th Day goodies for the kiddos and all the supplies you need to do some pretty stellar activities.
First, are the number tiles. These are a manipulative that I didn't previously have, but I found them on Oriental Trading for the least amount of money. The tub is a good storage size, the colors are vibrant, and the quality of the plastic tiles is great. For the 100th Day of School, having students stack in groups of 10, or stack their entire 100 tiles for a balance challenge is a fun center and great for team work.
TREATS! Woo-hoo! I always love to give my students something to celebrate events like the 100th Day of School. I also am a big fan of inexpensive non-food items, like pencils, erasers, etc. I snagged these $100 pencils and notepads and special 100th Day erasers. I hadn't seen erasers specifically for the 100th Day before so I was excited to grab these.
Last year, I also found this amazing site where you can put your students' FACES on the $100 bill! My students LOVED them. I printed them out and wrote a special note on them. I can't believe I didn't take a picture of them! Here's the site: PhotoFunia and just for fun, I made one of my son. Seriously, how awesome are these? And I'm not exaggerating... it took me 5 seconds to make.
On the 100th Day of School, I love doing special centers. One of the centers is this awesome dude! He's a centipede! AHH! The price is so low on this that I got two of them and plan on having students in teams to "race to 100." You could also have it as a stand alone center (I mean, really, with this price, you could easily get enough for a few groups to do it together as a center). You could also have students trace the pieces and cut them out as a team. Lots of different options. The pieces are cardstock material and have a glossy finish, so you'll definitely want to use Sharpies on these bad boys.
Speaking of centers, one of my go-to 100th Day centers is Cup Stacking. In groups, students simply stack cups to build a structure! They must use all 100 cups and they must work together in their group. The first year I did this, I used the little paper Dixie cups and they were awful. Don't use paper cups with Kindergartners, people! Plastic cups can become a little pricey when you are looking at purchasing 100 of them. Oriental Trading has pretty decent pricing and all kinds of themes. My classroom is a garden theme and we have a lot of gingham patterns everywhere, so I grabbed these green gingham plastic cups. They're also pretty big which makes building and stacking with them a lot more fun.
I actually got this baker's twine from the Valentine's Day section of the Oriental Trading website. I like to have students make a Fruit Loop or Cheerio necklace on the 100th Day, but yarn gets super yucky. I can't believe I've never thought of baker's twine before! This will be perfect.
Here are my kinders a few years ago with their Fruit Loop necklaces. Word of the wise: TAPE THAT STRING DOWN. And get an extra box of Fruit Loops because a lot of them were broken at the bottom of the box.
If you are interested in making your own Fruit Loop necklace, here's a freebie! Click the picture above to download.
You can't celebrate the 100th Day of School without incorporating the insanely useful Hundreds Chart. I have a pack ready for you full of centers, quick print worksheets, and all kinds of fun goodies to add to your 100th Day celebration! Click the pictures below to head there now!
To check out all the awesome 100th Day of School deals on Oriental Trading, click the image below!
To see more 100th Day ideas, check out this blog post all about the 100th Day of School in 2014. :)