Many classrooms count up to the 100th day of school and then have a celebration on that day. It’s not only a milestone, but a great way to incorporate math into an entire day’s worth of learning. The learning doesn't have to be limited to school, though. Here are some ways to get your child prepared (and psyched) for the 100th day of school.
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· Read books about the 100th day of school.
· Make her a 100 breakfast--a link of sausage next to two halves of a bagel.
· Make a family timeline listing 100 important events that have happened in the history of your family.
· Go through your child’s toys and the rest of your house and find 100 items to donate to charity.
· Choose one of 100 things with which to create a 100th day of school collection.
· Begin a log of Random Acts of Kindness, vowing to do 100 acts between now and next year’s 100th day of school.
· Reinforce number sense and participate in 100s chart activities.
· Look up a newspaper dated 100 years before your child’s birth, read it together and discuss how life has changed over the years.
· Talk with your child about the things she uses in her daily life that weren’t invented 100 years ago. Does it make her life easier or harder?
· Talk to your child about his predictions about how life will change over the next 100 years.
· Make a list of 100 books you and your child have read together over his lifetime. They don’t have to be literary classics; even the board books you read when he was a toddler count, too.
· Make a list of 100 words your child has practiced spelling and mastered.
· Go to the grocery store with your child and try to stick to a 100-dollar budget.
· Discuss what it means when people say things like putting “110 percent effort” into a task. Is it really possible to put in more than 100 percent?
· Build a creation using 100 Legos or other blocks.
· Try to beat your child in a 100-second staring contest.
· See who in your house (if anybody) can hold his breath for 100 seconds.
· Make a 100th Day of school necklace, using beads, colored macaroni or Fruit Loops cereal. Ask your child to make a pattern using ten each of ten different colors.
· Hide 100 pennies around the house and give your child treasure hunt clues to find them.
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