Create a mini-book by completing the 100-item writing prompts and illustrating each page
Let’s Hear Them Say, “I Can Count to 100!”
Use this imaginative writing resource with your primary students to celebrate the 100th day of school.
First, students will fill out each thought-provoking section of “100” things, including:
I wish I had 100…
I do not want 100…
I would buy 100…
I can build 100…
I can eat 100…
I can lift 100…
I can do 100…
I can make 100 tally marks.
I can draw 100 sprinkles.
I can colour 100 blocks.
I am 100 days smarter! I learned how to…
Then, they’ll use scissors to cut along the dotted lines to create 12 mini pages. Students can hole-punch the corner of each page and connect them with a brass fastener or yarn to create their flippable mini-book.
Scaffolding + Extension Tips
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource for students to work on independently. Additionally, you can use this writing exercise as a:
- English group activity
- maths group activity
- homework assignment
- whole-class lesson review (via smartboard).
Students who need extra support can complete this worksheet in a 1:1 teacher intervention setting or with a partner. Additionally, students who need help counting to 100 can refer to a hundreds board or their desk plate.
Fast finishers can use art tools to draw pictures of the 100 things they referenced in the writing portion of each section.
✂️ Give Them the (Safety) Scissors
This template makes for a bonus cutting skills activity, depending on your students’ ages and abilities.
With adult supervision, cutting skills help students work multiple muscle groups and their brains, plus:
- strengthen finger and hand muscles
- build dexterity and fine motor skills
- improve hand-eye coordination
- develop focus and attention.
And all of these skills are necessary to use a pencil and a fork; button a shirt and tie shoes; write, type and swipe.
Scissor skills are brain and muscle skills!
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This resource was created by Lindsey Phillips, a Teach Starter collaborator.
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