# 100th Day of School

In this Remarkable Idea, explore the number 100 and improve students’ number sense. The hundredth day of school is an exciting opportunity for students to explore the number 100 through activities, discussions, and art projects allowing students to gain a better understanding of what the number 100 means to them.

• Social skills
• Choice making
• Cause and effect
• Fine motor skills
• Number sense
• Creative thinking
• Alternative methods of access

What you need:

Preparation:

1. Using cups, bowls, mason jars, or some other container students can see through, make pairs of 100 and non-100 items such as pennies, cotton balls, or small candies.
2. Count and separate a set of 100 mini pretzel sticks for each student in class.
3. Using a hot glue gun, glue 100 crayons to the top of the canvas side by side.
4. Using school glue, write the number 100 in bubble letters on the middle of the canvas. Make sure you use a thick bead of glue to prevent wax from entering the 100 later on.
5. Create overlays using the AbleNet Symbol Overlay Maker app.

What to do:

Counting to 100
1. Begin by counting 100 days with your students. Explain that there are different ways we can count.
- Give each student a blank ten frame and allow them to fill in each box by coloring, using stickers, or a bingo dotter. Use the ten frames to model counting to 100 by tens. A Step-by-Step can be used to assist with counting by tens.
- Ask student’s how many fingers they have, and how many students they would need to get to 100. Include toes to get students thinking about other ways to make 100.
- Using the coins, ask students how many nickels, dimes, or quarters you would need to make \$1.00. Model counting by each. A Step-by-Step can be used to assist with counting.