For most classrooms around the country, the 100th day of school falls sometime in February. If you’re a grade-school teacher, now is a good time to start thinking about how you’d like to celebrate the 100th day of school in your own classroom! Educators generally agree that celebrating the 100th day is important not only for practicing math skills, but in helping students enjoy a sense of achievement.
Not sure how to celebrate in your classroom? We’ve got some ideas that your students are sure to enjoy!
Hold a Canned Food Drive
Help the local community by holding a canned food drive, where you challenge your students to collect at least 100 cans of food as a class.
Sharpen Math Skills
Use the 100th day to reinforce math skills! Have your students count to 100 in fives, tens, and other increments.
Hold a 100-Yard Dash
Depending on the weather where your school is located, you could even hold an outdoor 100-yard dash to get your students moving. If it’s snowy or cold, you may be able to hold this event in the school gym.
Create a 100-Word List
Challenge your students to collectively come up with a list of 100 words they know how to read and define.
Head to the library and have your students research and write about an event that occurred 100 years ago. Bonus points for those who present their finding to the class!
These quick and fun activities are a great way to celebrate the 100th day of school with your students. What are you planning to commemorate the 100th day?