100 days in!
By Lauren on February 8th, 2011
Does your child’s school mark the 100th day? More and more classrooms celebrate this milestone, so we asked Lauren Felsenstein from the Trade Publicity team to tell us more about the resources available for the day. You’ll be hearing more from Lauren in future OOM posts, too, so please give her a warm welcome, and read on! – Morgan
It’s that time of year again! From the end of January through March (depending on your school calendar), classrooms around the country will be celebrating their 100th day of school.
The New York Times recently blogged about 100 different ways to commemorate this milestone across all different types of curriculums. From math to science to English to history, there are ideas to get even the most reluctant students involved. My favorite is #34:
At Scholastic, we have our own references for fun 100th Day activities and lesson plans available here.
And of course, there are great books written about the 100th day. Here’s a list of titles sure to get kids excited about the celebration!
Happy 100th Day! By Susan Milord, Illustrated by Mary Newell DePalma (Ages: 4-8)
Graham doesn’t like school. He really doesn’t like reading. And he’s not impressed by his teacher’s excitement about the 100th Day of School. The one thing he looks forward to? His class birthday party. But as the school year ticks by, he realizes his birthday will be the SAME DAY as 100th Day celebration! Will anyone remember Graham’s special day? This sweet and funny story by Susan Milord is accompanied by vibrant multimedia illustrations by Mary Newell DePalma — each one incorporating 100 of some object for readers to count and find!
Scholastic Reader Level 1: It’s the 100th Day, Stinky Face! By Lisa McCourt, Illustrated by Cyd Moore (Ages: 4-7)
Lisa McCourt and Cyd Moore’s popular Stinky Face series is now available in a Level 1 easy reader format! In this new story and adventure, Stinky Face, an inquisitive young boy, celebrates 100 days of school! But of course, first he has a question . . .
Appleville Elementary #3: The 100th Day By Nancy Krulik, Illustrated by Bernice Lum (Ages: 5-8)
The 100th day of school is approaching, and every class at Appleville Elementary has to come up with 100 things to display in the all-purpose room. But the kids in Miss Popper’s class can’t agree on the 100 items they want to show! Will they be able to put their differences aside in order to celebrate the 100th day of school?
How did you commemorate the 100th day of school? Post new ideas or fun stories from your celebration in the comments! And check out what the Scholastic Book Clubs Book Talk blog had to say about the topic, too!