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Celebrate the 100th Day of School

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On the 100th day of school, teachers plan lots of fun activities that involve the number 100. For example:

Have a beanbag toss. Who can score 100 first?

As a group, write 100 compound words.

How many of TIME magazine's 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century can your students identify? Perhaps each student in the upper grades will research one of the 100.

Have students research animals that migrate farther than 100 miles.

Ask each child to bring to school one thing that represents 100 -- a $1 bill, a 100-watt lightbulb, a picture of an athlete wearing number 100, and so on.

Ask each student to finish the sentence, "If I've told you once, I've told you 100 times"

Brainstorm with your class a list of 100 U.S. cities.

But the most fun we ever had on a 100th day was the year we invited staff and students to dress up as if they were 100 years old!

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Celebrate the 100th Day of School

Contributor:
Mark Lukert, principal (retired), Lakeside Elementary School, Coppell, Texas
If you would like to learn more about Mark or the workshops he conducts through his consulting company, Precision Team Building, contact him through his Web site, http://www.marklukert.com/.



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