100 Days –
(When Johnny Comes Marching Home)
We’ve been in school 100 days. (Children stand and march.)
Hoorah! Hoorah! (Fist in air as if cheering.)
We’ve worked and played 100 days.
Zero is our Hero today.
Now let’s all count to celebrate!
We’ve been in school 100 days,
And it’s been great!
1, 2, 3,…..100! (Hold up fingers as you count.)
Hint! This would be a great song to practice counting in sign language.
Book(s) of 100 Days - Click to download the attached books. You will find two versions, one for the teacher and one to reproduce for your students. This book is meant to be interactive for the students. You might let them highlight each number as they sing along with this song.
When you copy the student version of the book, eliminate the page with the instructions. Then copy, staple and cut last. You will have 2 books with no collating or sorting.
$100 Book - Click to download the attached book. Cut paper the size of the enlarged $100 bill and staple between the front and the back. Let children make books about what they would do if they had $100.
Note! I’ve been told that it is illegal to copy US money unless you enlarge or decrease the size and cross through the face. (Hopefully, I won't go to jail for doing this!)
Cover Up - Click to download the attached 100s Chart grids. Make 2 copies of the 100 grid. Cut up one set and put the numbers in a zip bag. Children can play this game by themselves or with a partner. Give them a 3 minute timer and challenge them to cover up as many spaces as they can in the time limit. Have them record the amount and try to beat their score each time they play.
Hint! Adapt this game for younger children by giving them a grid with 10 or 25 spaces.
Adaptations: Use the grid for children to practice writing numbers as high as they can. They could also use the grid for graphing or for making patterns.
Math Journal - Each day have children make up number stories to equal the date.
Buzz - All children stand. Go around the room and have each child say a number. When they get to a set of ten they must say “buzz.” If they don’t say “buzz,” they are out of the game and must sit down. The game continues until there is one person left or you reach 100.