10 Learning Center Ideas for the 100th Day of School
Turn your classroom into a 100th Day Celebration Extravaganza this year by setting up 10 terrific stations centered on 100. If setting up 10 stations seems too daunting, set-up five and have another teacher at the same grade level set-up five in her classroom. Your students can complete the activities in your classroom and then you can switch classrooms in the afternoon to finish the others. Use the ideas below to get started, but be sure to share your fun 100th Day center ideas too!
Self-Centered – In this activity, students are encouraged to write down 100 things about themselves. Favorite food, book, movie, etc. can all be included. Hang the completed sheets (with names written on the back) on a bulletin board and encourage students to guess who is who.
Divide and Conquer – With a jar or basket filled with 100 different items, have students sort based on size, shape, color, or other characteristic. Create a simple recording sheet where they can write down how they sorted and the number of items that were in each group.
In 100… – What time will it be in 100 minutes? What will the date be in 100 days? How old will you be in 100 years? Those are only some of the questions students can answer as they figure out 100 “somethings” from where they are while completing the center.
100 Things I’ve Learned This Year – Encourage students to record 100 things that they have learned so far during the year. Provide prompts about material covered and experiences that they have had in the classroom. If 100 is too many, ask them to list 10.
If I Had $100… - Students love to dream about what they would do if they had $100 to spend and the 100th Day is the perfect time to tap into their creativity. Have them write down what they would do with the money and why. As a twist to the idea, encourage them to write about which charity they would donate the money to if they were given the money for that purpose only.
100 Words Around Us – The classroom is filled with words, students just have to find them. Have students make a list of 100 words that they see in the classroom and create a class list at the end of the day to find out how many words were spotted altogether.
100 Pennies Pit – Without looking, students must take turns reaching into a large tub or basket filled with all sorts of items to find 100 pennies. See who can find all 100 in less than 100 seconds.
100 Miles from Here – Use a regional map and have students measure out 100 miles from where they live. Then ask them to give the longitude and latitude, describe which route they would take to get there, and what they mind find once they are there based on the rivers, streams, lakes, etc. near the 100 mile mark.
100 Exercises – Have students repeat 10 jumping jacks and 10 sit-ups until they get to 100.
10 Seconds – Experiment with marbles and rain gutters and have students figure out a way to slow a marble down so that it takes 10 seconds for it to get from one end of the gutter to the other. What angle will the gutter need to be at? What happens if the angle is too steep or not steep enough?
What are some of your favorite 100th Day activities? Share them with us below!