Because of all of the snow days, our 100th day of school was pushed back several times, but we were finally able to celebrate it this past week! Here are a few of the day's activities:
100th Day Snack – To celebrate the 100th day of school, the students made a snack-mix containing 100 pieces of different snacks. However, they had to follow a few rules and complete a snack-mix chart before filling their bags with treats. The students had to use many mathematical skills to solve this problem: addition, skip counting, mental math, working with groups of 10s, and completing a chart.
100th Day Necklace – The students created 100th Day necklaces using colored beads and a lot of mathematical thinking! Each color bead had a specific point value, and the students had to choose beads for their necklace that would equal exactly 100 points. Again, the children had to follow several rules and complete a chart before creating their necklace. The students used a variety of math skills, including: place value, addition, multiplication, skip counting, mental math, and completing a chart.
Huge 100s Chart – On the 100th day I introduced our new giant 100s chart! We do a lot of work with the 100s chart, so I thought it would be fun if we had a way to explore the chart by moving our bodies on the board. We have already practiced skip counting and explored several of the patterns on the chart. We will be using the 100s chart for various lessons and activities throughout the rest of my student teaching. *(I used a shower curtain and permanent marker to create the chart.)