According to Ms. Nancy’s class Historians and their precise documentation of our school days, the 100th day of school was February 7th. This is a wonderful day in our Lower-Elementary classroom. With Maria Montessori’s emphasis on concrete introductions to the decimal system, including activities such as the hundred board, the 100th day of school is the perfect time for Ms. Nancy to reinforce math concepts to her students through creative and fun activities.
Montessori Tides 100th Day Activities
We began the day with a collage of 100 smiling faces. We did the math to decide how many faces each person had to find.
First year students had a math workshop where we made quill critters with 100 quills.
We had a special snack of 10 items which the children could have 10 of each item, totaling 100 pieces.
The children made a paper chain of 100. We then hung the chain on the wall of the classroom for everyone to admire.
Many children played Scrabble with the words ONE HUNDRED, and built as many words as they could, and many more 100 day activities were done. Each child told of the 100 items they brought and we were able to see how different 100 looks depending upon the item. It was a great day!
In case you are wondering, the class historian is responsible for documenting the school day at the end of each day. The student documentation is written on the class historical scroll. Each child has the opportunity to play the role of the historian as the position is rotated out on a weekly basis. We use the scroll to mark the days of school.