Last week marked our 100th day of school. Where does the year go? I thought I’d share some of the 100th day writing we did that had me cracking up! I’m a little behind the times getting this posted, but it’s been a crazy couple of weeks! Progress reports are due, I was out two days for a conference, and in between all that prepping for parent/teacher conferences to start on Tuesday…WHEW!
In addition to all of our 100th day activities we did an oldie but goodie that is always a hit! It’s so fun to see how my kids imagine themselves when they are 100 years old! Plus, vocabulary opportunities abound with this project!
100th Day Vocabulary
Planning The 100th Day Writing
As students plan their writing I have them consider a few things. I ask questions like, “Where do you live?”, “Are you retired?”, “What was your profession?” “Are you married or do you have a family?”. By doing so students are prompted to think about several aspects of their imaginary lives that they can include in their writing.
Making the Portraits
After we complete the writing, we make self portraits to show what we look like at 100 years old. These are always so funny and I love how detailed my class gets while embellishing their clothing!
First, I taught students where to place their eyes (lined up with their ears, so they wouldn’t have eyeballs on their foreheads!
After making the heads and bodies, we used doilies to make ladies’ collars to give the portraits a vintage touch! Next, everybody added cotton balls to make the hair.
These 100th day portraits are always fun to make and a great way to incorporate narrative writing into your 100th day!
You can find the templates I used for our 100th day writing projects in this 100th Day for 2nd and 3rd Grade pack. I’ve included lots of 100th Day swag too!
100th Day Class Book
In addition to lots of 100th Day math and ELA activities we also made a class book titled Things I’ve Been Told 100 Times!
To continue our 100th day writing, everybody made a page to include in our class book with something they’ve been told 100 times!
The responses are always hilarious and I can just hear their mom or dad saying it 100 times!
My favorite is,” I’ve been told 100 times to put the toilet seat down!” I have 5 brothers and I heard my own mother say that at least 1000 times!
100th Day Class Book
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Happy 100th day, friends!