100 Days Smarter

100 day is an exciting time for children and teachers alike. It signifies a key milestone in a child’s academic year. The 100^{th} day of school is a day to reflect on the achievements and progress of each individual student, and it is a time for celebration.

During this landmark day in the school year, 100 day should be the highlight of your curriculum and should be involved in all classes. Incorporating 100 day into our subjects can be difficult to keep students engaged, therefore we have come up with a few fun ideas and activities to make the 100^{th} day of school a day to remember.

Math can range from teaching basic numeracy to complex equations and then some. At all levels, the 100^{th} day of school can be a great opportunity to include exciting ways to advance skills further.

- Use expressive play to encourage students to get involved, get groups of children to create a song and use a microphone singing an answer to a math equation or get them to sing their times tables. Every student will remember that one teacher who allowed singing during algebra.
- Use games such as multiplication bingo or probability dice to help students understand different ways to get to 100.
- Or keep it simple and get children to bring in 100 of the same item and get students to count them and dependent on grade use these items to teach fraction, multiplication addition and subtraction.

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math)

STEAM learning is critical for students to acquire practical skills in an ever-evolving technology-driven world. STEAM products are exciting and can be used for both 100 day and for teaching in general.

- Using a coding robot can be used to understand basic coding and can help children discover how many different outcomes there are from inputting 100 directions into the robot.
- Understanding balance is key for development in math and for motor skills in children. Encourage students to distribute 100 grams worth various objects evenly on scales, to help students understand mass and balance.
- Use timers to get a class to complete a task in 100 seconds, or to guess how long 100 seconds is, this will help develop their judgment skill.

English

Use these activities in reading, writing and sorting centred around this important number:

- Encourage students to match 100 words to 100 pictures and develop their language, reading and pairing skills
- Purchase 100 days themed books and get students to read independently or aloud in their class or groups. Get each child to read one word each and then stop on the 100
^{th }word. - Get children to write a story about 100 day, but only include 100 words.

Classroom

100 day is a way to get children excited for school and this excitement should be reinforced by not only the teaching involved in that day but how their environment looks. Design your classroom for 100 day and use our Pinterest classroom look-book for ideas on other events and themes throughout the year.

- Create a bulletin board with big 100 numbers and allow children to write 100 reasons why they love the school
- Use envelopes each with a different act of kindness in that children can complete, once they complete the act, they can write an act of kindness and replace the old one until 100 acts have been completed
- Get as many items that you have 100 of and put them in the classroom, use different, toys or crafts, the more interesting they are the more the students will be engaged.

Remember 100 day is important to all your students and therefore it should be celebrated. Make that 100^{th} day the one your students love the most and lay out the foundations of the rest of the academic year.

Download our 100 Days resources for classroom activities

100 classroom ideas for 100 day

- As a group, write 100 compound words.
- Ask children if 100 of one item is heavier than another
- Ask children to estimate how long 100 cm and 100 metres are and check their estimates.
- Ask children to guess which container -- of pennies, golf tees, jelly beans, thumbtacks, etc. -- has 100 in it.
- Ask children to create a picture using 100 shapes.
- Ask children to make as many words as possible using the letters in the words
*one hundred.* - Ask children to say what the date will be in 100 and to check on their calendar.
- Ask each student to list 100 words he or she can read.
- Ask kids to count to 100 by ones, twos, fives, and tens.
- Ask kids to estimate which weighs more; 100 rubber bands or 100 paper clips and check their estimates.
- Ask kids to find the numeral 100 in a newspaper. How many times does it appear?
- Ask kids to finish the sentence "One hundred years from now, ..."
- Ask kids to measure the amount of water in 100 melted ice cubes.
- Ask kids to write a list of 100 pairs of opposites.
- Ask students how many things they know that is longer than 100 metres
- Ask students to cut out magazine or newspaper photographs of 100 famous people
- Assign a number, from 1 to 26, to each letter of the alphabet. Does anyone's name add up to 100?
- Blow up 100 balloons.
- Brainstorm with your class a list of 100 Canadian cities.
- Brainstorm with your class a list of 100 round objects, 100 square objects, 100 triangular objects, and 100 rectangular objects.
- Build a structure with 100 building blocks
- Can the class come up with 100 jokes
- Challenge children to locate on a map all the cities that are 100 miles away from yours.
- Challenge each child to complete a 100-piece puzzle.
- Challenge kids to do 100 jumping jacks.
- Challenge kids to find out what a group of 100 parrots, 100 whales, 100 skunks, or 100 lions is called. They can make a book of animal groups.
- Challenge kids to find out what happened on This Day in History 100 years ago.
- Challenge kids to make a list of 100 words that start with
*C*-- the Roman numeral for 100. - Challenge students to collect 100 of the same item
- Challenge students to learn 100 new words.
- Challenge students to perform 100 acts of kindness.
- Challenge students to run a 100-yard dash.
- Challenge students to tell 100 jokes.
- Challenge students to think of as many addition problems as they can with a sum of 100.
- Challenge your class to read 100 books collectively.
- Collect 100 buttons, and have kids categorize them according to shape, size, number of holes, etc.
- Create 100 Days Certificates with 100 things each student has learned so far that year
- Create a bulletin board with big 100 numbers and allow children to write 100 reasons why they love the school
- Create a treasure hunt with 100 clues for your class to follow.
- Do 100 star jumps
- Do a name that person with 100 people
- Find out how many students, laid end to end, would equal 100 inches.
- Get 100 students to stand together to make the number 100 from an ariel view
- Get as many items that you have 100 of and put them in the classroom, use different, toys or crafts, the more interesting they are the more the students will be engaged.
- Get children to bring in a plain white t-shirt and get them to decorate it for 100 day
- Get children to design food ideas that look like the number 100, use one long object and 2 round objects
- Get children to name 100 books
- Get students to complete a 100 piece puzzle
- Get students to count backward from 100 in different numbers
- Get students to count to 100 in a language different from their native one
- Get students to gather exactly 100 counters
- Get students to imagine 100 things that will be invented during the next 100 years?
- Get students to name 100 things they love about Canada
- Have a beanbag toss. How fast can students get 100 successful catches
- Have children white 100 things they love about their town/city
- Have each student what they can buy with $100
- Have kids draw 100 tally marks on a page
- Have kids make a chain of 100 paper links and measure how long it is.
- Have kids put 100 words in alphabetical order.
- Have small groups of students flip a coin 100 times and record the results in a table or graph.
- Have student point on a map where it reaches 100 degrees or over
- Have students collect 100 cans of food, and donate them.
- Have students compare the time it takes to melt 100 ice cubes at several different air temperatures -- inside, outside, next to a heater, next to a fan -- and show the results in a chart or graph.
- Have students complete the sentence: “I wish I had 100 ______ because ______.”
- Have students count how many times they can bounce a ball in 100 seconds.
- Have students count to 1,000 by 100s.
- Have students estimate whether 100 millimetres will fill a pint, a litre, a half-gallon, or a gallon container and check their answers.
- Have students make a list of 100 nouns, 100 verbs, and 100 adjectives.
- Have students make a list of 100 things that didn't exist 100 years ago.
- Have students research animals that migrate farther than 100 miles.
- Help children find 100 items to attach to a bulletin board.
- Help each child write the numeral 100 with glue and sprinkle it with glitter.
- Help students to stack 100 items.
- Help your students list 100 flavors of ice cream, and have them vote for their favorites. Show the results in a chart.
- Invite someone 100 years old to visit the classroom.
- Make a domino line with 100 dominos then get children to knock it down
- Make a necklace using 100 beads
- Name 100 celebrities within a class
- Or keep it simple and get children to bring in 100 of the same item and get younger students to count them and dependent on grade use these items to teach fraction, multiplication addition and subtraction
- Plant 100 seeds with your students.
- Play bingo with your class, using a 100s chart.
- Play shoots and ladders
- Provide materials for children to make a 100-inch worm and a 100-centimeter worm and compare the lengths.
- Read a book with 100 in the title
- Set students different tasks to complete in 100 seconds
- Simply gather your class in a circle and have them count sequentially (quietly) up to 100. In the end, they shout: "Happy 100th Day of School!" as loud as they can.
- Sit perfectly still -- and perfectly quiet -- for 100 seconds with your whole class!
- Skip rope 100 times
- Survey 100 students to find out their favorite 100th-day activity. Show the results in a chart.
- Time students as they jump rope 100 times.
- Together with your students, learn to say
*one hundred*in another language. - Understanding balance is key for development in math and for motor skills in children. Encourage students to distribute 100 grams worth of weight through various objects evenly on scales, to help students understand mass and balance.
- Use envelopes each with a different act of kindness in that children can complete, once they complete the action they can write an act of kindness and replace the old one until 100 acts have been completed
- Use expressive play to encourage students to get involved, use a create or get groups of children to create a song and use a microphone of how to answer a math equation or get them to sing their times tables. Every student will remember that one teacher who sang during algebra.
- Use games such as multiplication bingo or probability dice to help students understand different ways to get to 100
- Use timers to get a class to complete a task in 100 seconds, or to guess how long 100 seconds is, this will help develop their judgment skill.
- Using a coding robot can be used to understand basic coding and can help children discover how many different outcomes there are from inputting 100 directions into the robot.
- With your students, create a mural showing what school was like 100 years ago, what it's like today, and guess what it will be like 100 years from now.
- Work out how many ways you can make $1 with different coins
- Write a list of 100 things everyone is thankful for