Monday, January 20, 2020

100th Day of School Activities for Upper Elementary

Share some activities I use to celebrate the 100th day of school with upper elementary students. Often you see counting activities geared towards primary grades but you can do so much more. Dress up is always a fun idea for both students and teachers. Cue Golden Girls and this cute kiddo below for costume inspiration.

 !00th day of school ideas


One of the activities I like to do is read a book about what it was like to live 100 years ago. This book takes place in the 1900s in New York city so you have some context. I included some sample pages so you can see the table of contents as well. (If you are interested in getting the book you can click on any of the book images below and it will take you to Amazon via my affiliate link.)  I have students compare using a Venn diagram how it was then vs. now.


100th day of school ideas

100th day of school ideas

100th day of school ideas


Then I take my students picture with my 100 days smarter letter board and the Aging Booth App using my iPhone. Click here for the Android app. (I am pictured using the app below.) After I take the pictures I go online to print them using the google photo app that backs up all my pictures automatically on my phone. Students can include the pictures with their writing or in their end of year class memory books we create.

100th day of school ideas


100th day of school ideas


Another fun idea is to have students brainstorm and name as many activities or things you have learned as a class so far. I use chart paper to list their ideas. A funny addition is to have them share things you always say, and you can add those to the list as well.

100th day of school meme


This is a treat bag I also love to make for my students. I'm always looking for a chance to celebrate and have fun in my class. Plus, I look forward to treats just as much as my students do.

100th day of school ideas


Finally, for a writing activity I have students write about how they think they will be when they are 100 years old. The results can be comical. Check out this hilarious meme about this writing prompt making it's way around the Internet. I totally want to be this kid when I'm 100 years old as well.

100th day of school ideas

The writing paper I use, the Venn diagram mentioned earlier, and the cookie topper template are a also part of a free printable download I made for my email subscribers. Access my free resource library by subscribing to my newsletter at the top of this page or wherever you see a pop up and you will receive the link to it by email.

100th day of school ideas


I hope you have a lot of fun using these ideas with your students!