Whether your 100th Day is long past or yet to come, counting to 100 has relevance in your classroom. According to the Math Common Core Standards, kindergartners should be able to count to 100 by ones and by tens. While a few students begin the year counting to 100, most kindergarten kids need to count and count and count some more to achieve that goal.
To develop and reinforce counting skills, I provide a variety of activities throughout the year. We play number and counting games during centers. We count various objects including pencils, crayons, pennies, marbles, and bears during opening activities. We count as we pick up or transition to a new activity, alternating between counting by ones and by tens. We also trace and write numbers on a regular basis to reinforce the count sequence.
Counting to 100 can easily be incorporated into your school day. If you’re looking for some games and activities to reinforce counting to 100, check out our 100 Day unit. Even though it is organized as a specific unit, most of the lessons can be used at any time of the year.
Specific to celebrating the 100th day of school, I love to use the program Aging Booth. This Ap available on iTunes is so much fun, as it quickly add wrinkles and turns hair grey or even white. The pictures are funny and just a little scary, especially if you take a picture of yourself. Print the picture as a sheet for writing, "What will I do When I am 100?", turn it into a slide show that will be met with roars of laughter, or make a great bulletin board display.
If you are looking for more 100 day ideas, check out our post on having the easiest 100th day ever here.
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