There’s something magical about the number 100—especially when we’re talking about the 100th day of school. To celebrate, we’ve gathered **prizes worth over $100**, and one lucky teacher will win them! Here’s what’s in our wonderful winter-themed prize pack:

by Petr Horacek (Candlewick Press)*Blue Penguin*by Corrinne Averiss (Sterling)*A Dot in the Snow*by Bruce Goldstone (Henry Holt)*Wonderful Winter: All Kinds of Winter Facts and Fun*by Andrea Davis Pinkney (Viking)*A Poem for Peter*by Jeanne Willis (Nosy Crow)*Poles Apart*by Erin Eitter Kono (Penguin)*Every Color*by Nic Bishop (Scholastic)*Penguin Day*

**Post a comment to this blog no later than 11:59 pm EST on February 7, 2017,** and tell me how you’ll be celebrating the 100th day of school. One lucky teacher will be randomly selected to win our prize! (Update: congratulations to Lisa, who is the winner of our prize.)

Until then, here are some other interesting opportunities to check out.

This week is **National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week**. You and your students are invited to a **live web chat** to learn about drug and alcohol myths and facts from scientists and other experts. It all happens on **Thursday, January 26,** from 8 am to 6 pm ET. Join the chat at **nidachat.org**.

If you had **$1,000 to spend on classroom technology**, what would you buy? Apply for the **Direct Packages grant**, and you might get to go shopping! Visit **directpackages.com/teachers-grant/**. Entries are due February 24.

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The **Saving Endangered Species Youth Art Contest** is open to K-12 students. Winners get plaques, art supplies, or even a trip to Washington, DC. The deadline is **March 1**. Visit **endangeredspeciesday.org**.

Hoping your 100th day is the best ever,

Karen |

PS: Disney Books is giving away a **class set of books** for your grade. **Enter here**.

Dressing up like we’re 100 years old!

Because my kiddos come 3 days a week we will celebrate by graduating. Always fun can’t wait to apply for the direct tv grant and would love to win the books

We will practice our counting by bringing in 100 of something!

We love the celebrating the 100 th day of school by making 100 wishes for our future!

My students and I enjoy celebrating the 100th day!

My class will be celebrating by creating self-portraits of themselves at 100 years old. My students will also write a brief narrative of what they will be doing when they are 100. This always brings some pretty amusing responses – I can’t wait to read them!

Ours should be on Groundhogs day so we’ll probably spend a lot of time talking about shadows, hibernation, and the solar cycle, tying together our unit studies on animal classifications and the solar system in a nice way.

We have a rotation through each of the kindergarten classes to do various activities. The students also bring in 100 of the same items designed to look like something. We have had aquariums, hats, hearts, 100 shapes. It is always fun to see what creative project they can come up with.

In my preschool class we celebrate 100 days of school by having many activities. We’ll have a beanbag toss. Who can score 100 first. We’ll make a tree with 100 pretzels, we will make chain ornaments of 100 paper links, we will plant 100 seeds and watch them grow, we’ll read the 100th Day Of School book,and the children will learn to say one hundred in different languages (I’m multilingual), and more…

Our 100 day celebration is filled with fun and learning,too!

Our 100th day is February 7. We will use 100 pieces of circle-shaped cereal to make ABAB pattern necklaces. We will also decorate 100th day hats. I know that another grade level will be having their students bring in posters with 100 items on them — macaroni, pebbles, stickers, dots, etc. I believe the upper grades will have to guess/estimate which container has 100 pieces of candy, pieces of rice, buttons, etc. Lots to do on the 100th day!

We will be incorporating the number 100 into all of our curriculum on the 100th day. We will end the day with our 100th day snack/celebration because even teacher is 100 days smarter after using our new reading program!

We use club crackers and ritz crackers to make the number 100 and put squirt cheese on them. We then eat the number in the tens place and discuss what numbers are left. We continue until we have eaten the whole 100.

The technology grant would be amazing! Awesome!

We are going to making cookies and decorating them with numbers 1-100. It’s my favorite day of the year!

On the 100th Day of School we celebrate by decorating a hat. Then we do 100 exercises. We cheer when we hit 100th minute of school.Give the students a “100 dollar bill” and then, we write a story “what would you do with $100.00?” Then we count to 100 by ones, 5’s and 10’s. Write the room and write 100 words. Measure 100 inches on crepe paper and hang in the doorway to walk thru (fun). Read Swimmy the Fish and cut out 100 fish and create the big fish in the story! At calendar, we add penny to piggy bank and talk about 100 pennies equals a dollar, add a straw to the party cup (place value), add a fish to the fish bowl (counting on) and have lots of fun!

We will be doing a variety of things: 100 math problems students can come up with that equal 100, 100 boy names, 100 girl names, 100 seconds of jumping, 100 seconds of running, 100 bounces of a ball, etc.

we will be dressing up like we are 100 and using small snack items to make 100 for a tasty treat! we will also draw a picture of what we will look like when we are 100! we celebrate 100th day on jan 31

Each student is making a creation out of 100 Legos!

We will have a whole day of activities that have to do with 100. All of our subjects will have something to do with 100. It is a fun filled day. Each child will also bring in a collection of 100. They each get to choose an item they get to display it any way they would like. We look at the collections together as a class.

We culminate a week of activities (many of the ideas have already been expressed, such as having the families send in 100 somethings) with a 100th day Dance Party with the whole center participating.

Counting 100 items, making 100 day t-shirts, making a 100 day snack and reading 100

Day themed books and poems!

We have read one hundred books, each day we read a different that one of the kids brought in our choose from our book bins and we read it and charted it to get to one hundred books read by the 100th day.

Our staff will be surprising the students by dressing like 100 year olds

100 Hershey Kiss search.

We do a bunch of activities based around the number 100 – write 100 words, 100 critter hunt, 100 pieces snack, 100 exercises, create a class book.

Our 100th day is tomorrow! We have different activities going on in our classroom. Our students rotate through them. I’m doing 100 piece puzzles. Fun day for all!!

Everyone brings 100 small snack items, i.e. 100 small marshmallows, 100 pieces of popcorn, 100 pretzels, etc and then we put them altogether to make a 100 day snack. We will be reading and doing activities throughout the day.

Since we only go a few days a week we are celebrating the 50th day of school with a 50’s theme! Lots of fun 50’s music and fun!

January 31st will be our 100th day of school, that is if we have no more snow days here in Ohio. We will be hosting a full day of fun. The students are busy decorating a t-shirt with 100 items. My shirt has 100 band-aids on it. We will find 100 rhyming words, see how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie-Pop, math estimating. We will skip count by 2’s. 5’s and 10’s as the Ants Go Marching. We will read books all about 100! We will make crowns to wear to celebrate and have 100 snacks. The day is full of fun and surprises. Can’t wait to hear “This is the best day ever!”

January 27th was our 100th day. We have a100 day party. Everyone brings 100 something to mix together to make a snack. Then we have different stations that the students can go to. Like build with 100 cups, put 100 piece puzzle together, make a 100 stamp book and make 100 bead necklace are a few that we do.

My first grade class and I celebrated our 100th day of school on Friday, Jan. 27th. I began by putting streamers on the door and a sign on the door that said ” We are 100 days smarter”! My students loved it. We also had a snack that looked like the number 100, made from wafer cookies and fudge stripe cookies. I also used small carrots and sliced apples that I cut out the middle for my students who have allergies. We made glasses and crowns that incorporated the number 100. Our math and reading all revolved around the number 100 and at the end of the day we read our Scholastic Reader that was all about 100. We were very busy and had a lot of fun!

Our 100th day is on February 9th. We dress like we are 100 and the older kids bring in 100 objects

Hundreds day hats, braclets, art projects, physical activities, counting and singing, and fun!

We changed classes in our grade level and did different activities.

A hallway parade for the students and we all dress up in neon colors to light the way!

I’ll be celebrating with my second graders with “100th Day of School Centers!” My students will create a picture using 100 objects, record 100 random acts of kindness, write 100 words that they can spell, do 100 math problems, and work in teams to build a structure out of 100 cups. We also take 100 steps, complete 100 exercises, and my personal favorite, try to be still an silent for 100 seconds! :0)

I am also getting my official observation on the 100th day from our superintendent, so that should be interesting!!

I’ll be celebrating with my second graders with “100th Day of School Centers!” My students will create a picture using 100 objects, record 100 random acts of kindness, write 100 words that they can spell, do 100 math problems, and work in teams to build a structure out of 100 cups. We also take 100 steps, complete 100 exercises, and my personal favorite, try to be still an silent for 100 seconds! :0)

I am also getting my official observation on the 100th day from our superintendent, so that should be interesting!! Our 100th day of school is Monday, February 13.

We honestly do not do much for the 100th day. That’s the way it’s been since I started and I am not really sure why.

I teach Third Grade. Our First Grade celebrates the 101 day of school by dressing up as Dalmatians, The Kindergarten brings in collections of 100 items.

I teach Third Grade. Our First Grade celebrates the 101 day of school by dressing up as Dalmatians. The Kindergarten brings in collections of 100 items.

100 th day will be Feb. 2

We will celebrate the day by reading Wolf’s Chicken Stew and eating 2 cake doughnuts and 1 pretzel stick. (100). Periodically during the day, we will do other 100th day activities.

We will collectively complete 100 acts of kindness on that day!

Our 100th day of school will be on February 6th. The students will be dressing like 100 year old “students.” We will enjoy a variety of literature focusing on 100. In addition I will photograph the students using the aging booth app. The students will be making a snack with 10 groups of 10 snack foods, singing the 100 counting song, doing 100 exercises, completing 100 piece puzzle and making a Kandisky-type mural with 100 fingerprints from each child. The hundredth day is a big milestone for my students!

In my Kindergarten class we count to 100, Read 100 day books, Count cereal into bags of 100 pieces. Color 100 smile faces. Make a 100 day hat. Paint 100 dots on a paper. Read 100 CVC words.

Oh we have so much fun on the 1ooth day! Students can dress like they are 100 years old, we read lots of books, make a special snack and count to 100 in several ways.

In my school the primary students have different activities around 100 and all of the students bring in 100 objects that that can fit into a large baggie. I love walking down the hall seeing all of the baggies on display with all the little objects kids collect.

WE all dressed as if we were 100 years old. We did 100 day activities all say long. It was so much fun. the children kept thanking me.

I teach middle school special education ?

We will celebrate the 100 day of school by making a necklace with 100 small beads for each student to wear home!

We celebrated the 100th day of school by decorating pictures of ourselves. I gave my students questions, each question matched a math problem. The answer to the problem told them how to decorate. They loved it and they were practicing their math facts!