Celebrating 100 days of school with lessons ready to teach

  • Published on June 28, 2019

Celebrating 100 days of school with lessons ready to teach

Celebrating 100 days of school is a wonderful opportunity for acknowledging the passage of time, learning progress and a growing understanding of number. Children love a party and there can be nothing better than a celebration to increase their motivation and get them all involved.

As the school year in Australia consists of approximately 200 days, the 100th day occurs close to the half-way mark. While it is fun to count up to 100, it can also be fun to count back from 100 to know how many more school days remain in the year.

Celebrate 100 days

Several readilearn resources with lessons ready to teach support you and your students as you count up to and celebrate one hundred days, including:

developing understanding of number with an interactive 100 board

Whether you’ve used it from the beginning of the year or not, the interactive digital resource Busy Bees 100 chart is great for all your usual number board activities and can be used to keep a count of how many days you’ve been at school. Simply display the resource on the whiteboard at the beginning of each day and move the bee to the next number. The chart also helps to develop a visual idea of what 100 objects look like.

Each of these next three resources can be accessed individually or through the Busy Bees 100 chart.

lessons and activities for celebrating 100 days of school

Busy Bees celebrate 100 days of school suggests ways of counting the days, and of celebrating when the 100th day arrives. Suggestions include: count and collage 100 items and decorate a cake with 100 candles. There are party suggestions and an original game to play.

celebrating 100 days of school - letter to parents

The explanatory Celebrating 100 days of school – Letter to parents suggests items that may be suitable for children to bring in and count as part of the 100 days celebration. It is a Word document that can be personalised with your name and class before printing and distributing.

game to develop understanding of numbers to 100

Collect 100 flowers for Busy Bee – a counting game reinforces understanding of numbers to 100. It involves children in taking turns, rolling a dice, making tallies, counting to 100, and adding or counting tallies. Played alone or with others, it is ideal as a maths group activity.

New resources

introducing new resources on readilearn

This week, I have also added a new resource to the collection that works beautifully with a 100 days celebration: 100 Ladybirds.

understanding numbers to 100

The lesson begins with 0 ladybirds on the screen and the numeral 0 in the top right-hand corner.

Children click on the leaf to add one ladybird to the screen.

As each ladybird is added, the total changes commensurately until the number reaches 100.

Other number resources

Depending on the ages and abilities of your students, you may also wish to use the following resources to teach an understanding of place value:

teaching place value using the train game

Beginning place value – the train game Success in maths is dependent upon a good understanding of number and our decimal number system. This resource describes a fun but effective way of ensuring that children develop an understanding of place value.

a game for developing understanding of place value

Race to 99 – A place value game for maths groups This sheet explains how to play a 2-digit place value game which is ideal for practice during maths groups.

recognising 2-digit numbers

Let’s read 2-digit numbers This interactive resource is designed for reviewing understanding of tens and ones in 2-digit numbers. Children observe the number of tens and ones and choose the correct 2-digit number from those presented.

Browse the Mathematics Number category for other resources useful in developing an understanding of number.

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    Amazing concept Norah. You are a master at entertaining education. BTW, your twitter button on your other page isn’t there, it just says ‘tweet’ instead, and when I click it, it doesn’t say anything, or it says already sent. I’m finding this on many blogs past few weeks. Wondering if you see my tweets. I tweeted from both pages. 🙂

    Hi Debby, Thank you very much for your encouragement. I always appreciate your kindness and support.
    Thank you also for alerting me to the issue with Tweets on both blogs. I have checked it out and can’t find the problem. The Tweet button is working okay for me in both places. I’ll visit Twitter now and see if I can see your Tweets. It’s a bit strange. 💖

    My pleasure Norah. It seems I’ve told many about that tweet button and nobody seems to notice. So I asked to see if you noticed your regular ‘tweeters’ of your blog aren’t showing. <3

    Thank you, Debby. I really appreciate your support. Thank you for letting me know. 🙂

    Always happy to help. I know I surely appreciate messages I get from writing friends when things are wonky on my blog – which happens a lot, lol 🙂

    Did you create all these professional resources yourself? I’m so impressed that you can do so many things and teach. I’d have to work nonstop around the clock and then some to accomplish what you are doing.

    Hi Marsha, Yes, I did create them all myself. Thank you very much for your kind words. However, I work at them full-time now. I am no longer in the classroom, though I do miss the children so. As you say, I pretty much do work around the clock. Always have. 🙂

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