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 color 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.
Through this activity, students will work on several abilities at once, such as number sense, writing skills, and hand-eye coordination, to name a few.
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:
- Guided writing activity
- Math center 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 chart 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 teacher from Michigan and a Teach Starter collaborator.
Don’t stop there! We’ve got more activities to make your 100th day of school a memorable learning event:
Practice identifying numbers 1-100 with this set of 32 mystery picture task cards. Practice counting forward and backward from numbers within 100 with this set of 16 task cards. Use this writing template on your students' 100th day of school.
Hundreds Chart Mystery Picture Task Cards
What's Next? - Counting Task Cards
100 Days of School Writing Prompt
Practice identifying numbers 1-100 with this set of 32 mystery picture task cards.
Practice counting forward and backward from numbers within 100 with this set of 16 task cards.
Use this writing template on your students' 100th day of school.
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