the 100th Day of School

Second grade is a great age to celebrate the 100th Day of School.  It’s become sort of a pseudo-holiday in elementary schools in recent years, and rightfully so.  Kids enjoy it and learn from it, it spices up the dreary mid-winter days, and it’s an easy project for homeschoolers to take on.

The list of possibilities is endless.  Kids can count to 100, collect 100 items (cheerios, candy, buttons, etc.), make a graph using 100s, write a list of 100 words, etc.  There are some fun poetry projects using alliteration of the “H” sound for “hundred”, such as a popular poem about “ a hundred happy hogs”.  There are some creative writing prompts too, like “If I had a hundred ______,  I would…….”

It’s fun for second graders to decorate a cake by writing “100” in frosting, or by using cookie cutters to make cookies shaped like the numbers.  Even clay or painting projects could be adapted to either use the number 100 or to utilize 100 items as part of the activity.   You could probably even come up with a silly song about the number 100 to make the day even more fun.  The 100th Day of School is a great way to lighten up and have some fun on a cold winter day!

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