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100th dayThe Topic: 100th Day of School


The Basics - Each year many students and teachers celebrate the one-hundredth day of school. Many participate in events that observe the event. For example, some bring in collections of 100 different items.
More Detail - Celebrations and observances commemorating reaching the 100 mark occur throughout the world. People everywhere observe the end of a century or a millennium, and the dawn of a new era. In American politics, presidents and other political leaders are often judged by their actions during the first 100 days of their administrations. Towns celebrate their centennials of existence. In the year 2003, we observed 100 years of flight. Soon after the 200 year anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition occurred.

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100 Jelly Beans from the Miami Museum of Science
What does 100 jellybeans look like? What would 10 X 100 jellybeans look like?
Songs and Poems: 100th Day of School from CanTeach http://www.canteach.ca/elementary/songspoems80.html
Sing a celebration song for the 100th day of school!
Other Celebration Ideas:
2) 100th Day of School Activities by L. Winrich http://www.globalclassroom.org/100days.html and http://www.kidlink.org/KIDPROJ/Math/100days.html
3) Celebrating Our 100th Day of School http://www.sknox.k12.in.us/100th%20Day.htm
MegaPenny Project by Kokogiak Media
The MegaPenny Project aims to help by taking one small everyday item, the U.S. penny, and building on that to answer the question: 'What would a billion (or a trillion) pennies look like?"'
Related Websites:
2) 100 Images of Snow from Snow as a Resource by D.R. Powell
3) 100 Years of Radio http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/100years.html (More about Radio: See 42eXplore Listen to the Radio)
4) Confederate Receipt Book: A Compilation of over One Hundred Receipts, Adapted to
the Times (Recipe Book) http://docsouth.unc.edu/imls/receipt/receipt.html
5) Counting to One Hundred http://www.aaamath.com/g14c-nextnum-100.html
6) One Hundred-Kilometer Terrain on Venus (photograph)
This Day in History from the History Channel
Here you find a summary of events that occurred today or any day of the year.

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After visiting several of the websites, complete some of these activities.
Read a 100th Day Book. Explore the Literature Circle page to find some good books and activities for the 100th Day of School.
What you would do with a 100 dollar bill? Go to the store or visit online stores to check your prices. Another related activity is to list as many different ways to make $100 in change, starting with 100 dollar bills, and two $50, and so on.
Play 100 Things To Do With Books. Visit 100 Things To Do With Books from the New Zealand Ministry of Education. Print out the activities, cut them apart, and attach to index cards. Then within a class or large group, draw one card and follow the procedure.
Create A List of Your 100 Goals. List the top 100 things you would like to do - - in priority order. Then see if you can put a estimated date for completion beside each item on your list. Keep the list in your journal and update your progress periodically. Theoretically, this list could take a lifetime to achieve.
Create A List of 100 Things To Do In Your Town/Neighborhood. Imagine that you are in charge of introducing your town or neighborhood to a new arrival. What are the top 100 things to do? Make your list. Share it with your friends. Compare it to someone else's list.
Create A List of 100 things to be happy About or 100 different things to do next summer. Complete your list. Share it. Be Happy!
Create A Exhibit of '100 Things.' Put together collections and displays of 100 items. Get ideas about different types of collections at another 42eXplore project: Collecting Things. Remember, you could create a virtual exhibit using images from a digital camera, scanned images, and photographs. You may want to place your virtual museum on a webpage.

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Usually we think of the '100 Days' topic for elementary age learners. Here are a few other ideas related to 100 day measurements:

100 Days That Shook the World from Smithsonian Magazine http://www.smithsonianmagazine.com/issues/2007/july/hundred.php
The all-but-forgotten story of the unlikely hero who ensured victory in the American Revolution.

How to Write a Novel in 100 Days or Less by J. Coyne http://peacecorpswriters.org/pages/depts/resources/resour_writers/100daysbook/bk100da.html
What follows is a daily log — each day may have words of encouragement, advice, or wisdom or a task for you to do to get your book written.

Hundred Days from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Days
This list was prepared by the Office of Children's Services.
Learn about the brief conflict and related non-military events known as the Hundred Days (France, Naoleon Bonaparte, and King louis XVIII).

Websites for Teachers

100 Picture Books Everyone Should Know from the New York Public Library
This list was prepared by the Office of Children's Services.
Other Recommendations:
2) 100 Favorite Children's Books http://kids.nypl.org/reading/recommended2.cfm?ListID=60
3) 100 Best Books (Selected by National Education Association) for Children and Young People
4) One Hundred Books that Shaped the Century from School Library Journal
100th Day of School from Scholastic
Looking for ideas to celebrate the 100th day of school in your classroom? Start here.
Other Related Sites from Scholastic:
2) 50 Quick & Fun Activities to Celebrate the 100th Day of School from Scholastic
3) Celebrate the 100th Day of School from Scholastic http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3177

100th Day of School from Math Forum http://mathforum.org/t2t/faq/faq.100.html
Here is a collection of links to favorite activities teachers and students are doing when celebrating the 100th Day of School!
Other 100th Day Activity Websites:
2) 100th Day of School from Enchanted Learning http://www.enchantedlearning.com/themes/hundred.shtml
3) 300 Celebration Ideas from J. Holub http://users.aol.com/a100thday/ideas.html
4) Math / 100th Day from Mrs. Alphabet http://www.mrsalphabet.com/100thday.html
5) Suggested Activities for 100th Day by T. Payton http://www.siec.k12.in.us/~west/proj/100th/act.htm
Celebrate the 100th Day in 100 Ways
from Education World
Here you find a list of one hundred ideas for celebrating the 100th day of school!
Similar Websites:
2)100th Day Activities from Teachers.Net http://teachers.net/archive/ec012699.html
3) 100th Day Celebration from The Teacher's Corner-
4) 100th Day of School from A to Z TeacherStuff

5) Fun & Educational Activities for the 100th Day of School from EduDeaf
6) Theme Topics : 100th Day from Preschool Education

Descriptive Writing and the 100th Day of School from ReadWriteThink
This lesson guides students in writing descriptions of 100th day bottles they create at home. They will write clues about their bottles for a guessing game, practice descriptive writing, and create a class book.

Teaching Reading: 100 Days of Reading http://www.learner.org/channel/libraries/readingk2/frost/index.html
In Shari Frost's multi-grade classroom, literacy activities have a real-world emphasis.

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