I remember commemorating the 100th day of school in the first grade and thinking about how large the number 100 seemed. Could we really have gone to school that many days? It was a gargantuan figure, and the fact that I had done something 100 times was hard to wrap my head around. (I do remember noticing that the days seemed to move faster now that I was “older,” to which my teacher replied, “Wait until you’re my age.”)
We listed some of our favorite 100th day crafts here, but what about writing exercises? We’ve got you covered.
Encourage younger students to write 100 words, either in essay form or, for really young children, just 100 words they can think of off the top of their head.
For a dose of school spirit, combine with a few other classes and have 100 students write down something they love about school. Arrange the sentiments in the form of a 100 (how meta!) and voila, a new bulletin board display.
Me at 100
This prompt works well for younger and older students alike: ask students to think about what their life will be like when they’re 100. What will they have accomplished? What will the world be like? Kids can even draw themselves at 100 or dress up.
Who doesn’t love Legos? This exercise is a win-win: kids get to play with 100 Legos and then they get to stretch their writing muscles by describing what they created.
100th Day Experiments
Test some “100”-themed hypotheses in science class. These worksheets include measuring the weight of 100 popped v. non-popped popcorn kernels and the volume of 100 drops of water. You’ll also find plenty of math activities for elementary and middle school kids here.