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Celebrating the 100th Day of the Homeschool Year February 5, 2013

Filed under: Fun Stuff and Extras — kirstenjoyhill @ 6:01 am

Celebrating 100 days of school is something I’ve thought about doing for at least a couple of years, but I’ve never quite gotten around to actually doing it.   Prior to last year I wasn’t keeping track at all of our number of school days, so it would have been pretty difficult to figure out which was #100.   (I know some homeschoolers track their number of school days or hours carefully, but it’s not a requirement for  in our state, and last year was my first year with a student at the compulsory attendance age anyhow).

DSC00257Last year I was keeping rough track of our school days in my planner.  But I figured out which day was the 100th day…about the night before the 100th day.  And besides, it fell during the same week as other special activities, so I didn’t feel like I could really take time out of our week to celebrate.

I decided to plan ahead this year and let the kids keep track of our days in school.  I gave them a blank hundred-days-of-school chart, and let them fill in a box each day.  As it happens, our 100th day falls on a special day anyway this year (Mr. K’s birthday).  But he was okay with doing some “100th day” celebrating on his birthday, so we’ll spend the morning on Wednesday doing a few fun activities to celebrate #100.

 

I’m still making my final decisions as to what we will do, but here are a few ideas I’m considering:

  1. 100th Day Snack Mix (10 each of 10 trail mix items — cereal, candy, raisins, etc)
  2. Cookies or Jello Jigglers in the shape of 1’s and 0’s to make “100”
  3. 100th day creative writing (What would I do with $100? What will the world be like in 100 years? I would like 100 of..  etc)
  4. An art project: Something creative made in the shape of 100, A “what I would look like at 100 years old” project, or just a 100th Day coloring page
  5. Legos: What can you build with 100 legos?
  6. 100-themed challenges: How many … can you do in 100 seconds?  Can you do 100 jumping jacks? 100 sit ups? and so on
  7. Counting to 100 together
  8. Making a necklace of 100 cheerios or fruit loops
  9. 100-themed math activities — measuring 100 centimeters, doing math problems on a 100’s chart, etc
  10. A 100-themed scavenger hunt around the house — this could be clutter inducing, but it would be fun to count out 100 of a few small food items, 100 buttons, 100 paper clips, 100 books, and so forth.

There are a lot of 100th day ideas out there — I collected quite a few on my 100th Day Pinterest board.  Some of the ideas I saw would work much better in a classroom, but I tried to pin activities that make sense for a homeschool celebration — it’s not quite the same as in a classroom where students can each bring a different 100 items from their own homes to school!

Why celebrate 100 days to begin with?  I guess just for fun!  It’s a neat milestone to mark, and it happens in the cold, dreary days of winter.  What more excuse do we need for a party? 😉

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2 Responses to “Celebrating the 100th Day of the Homeschool Year”

  1. Valerie Says:

    My kiddos go to Catholic school and they did fun 100 day activities…most of what you shared, but my kindergartner did come home with a fancy hat, made from construction paper with 10 “tails” if you will (sort of Dr. Seuss-ish) that said, “I’m 100 Days Smarter!” Very cute.

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