100th day of school

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  1. groovymama

    groovymama Rookie

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    I have seen this in a few places online. I know it's a celebration, but what is the significance of it?
     
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    It's basically a way of incorporating number sense into the classroom in a fun way... many primary classrooms keep track of how many days they've attended school, and it helps them learn the concept of one hundred.
     
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    On our way to 100, we learn place value, skip counting, money, etc. Then the 100th day is a celebration that ends up being a lot of work for the students, because any activity you do with the number 100 takes a long time! You usually see 100th Day celebrations and activities more often in primary classes, although I'm sure some teachers of older grades have some creative approaches.
     
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    It's just a fun way of learning the number 100!! We count by ten's and by 5's, make 100 day projects, etc. I make a big deal telling the kids that they are 100 days smarter... :)
     
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    Thank you all! I have ideas in my head now to ponder over. Neat! :)
     
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    I just took a math workshop that stressed that teachers don't stop at 100 but carry on for the whole year. Students have a difficult time gettting from 100 and then 1000. They need to see how to continue counting or they go 109 to 1010.
     
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    We do continue counting, we go all the way to 180... we just don't celebrate after day 100 :)
     

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