100th Day of School


Are you looking for a new way to celebrate the 100th day of the school year?  So many times, the 100th day of school is a day focused on hands-on, fun and exciting math activities. But, if you teach 2nd or 3rd grade, you've probably seen the look from your students.  The "UGH!  I've already counted out 100 pieces of cereal and jumped 100 jumping jacks look."  If you teach one of these grades, you are probably looking for some new ideas.

Why not take a social studies twist on the topic?  Let your student "travel" back in time!  Did you know that there were some really interesting things that happened in 1913?

Jan. 1, 1913:  Post Office begins parcel post deliveries.
Feb. 17, 1913:  First minimum wage takes effect in U.S. in Oregon.
Dec. 1, 1913:  First driveup gasoline station opens.

I made a packet that will help you along on your travels.  The packet includes:
  • Portrait: Draw what you would look like if you lived 100 years ago. What type of clothes would you wear. What type of hair style did they wear. What type of glasses did they wear?
  • Graph: Would you prefer to live today or 100 years ago? Ask your classmates, collect the data, and graph the data.
  • Tech connection: Investigate the following topics on the computer – exploration, transportation, commerce, political events, world/national events, and interesting facts.
  • Higher order thinking skills: compare and contrast the difference of the two time periods with a venn diagram.
  • Writing: Fill out the “life for children” information sheet and then writing a creative story that has at least 4 of the 6 details from the “life for children”information sheet.
  • Events: Print on card stock. This can either be used to introduce the tech connection assignment or to decorate a bulletin board.

    This packet is available at TPT for $5.
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    ***If you purchased this packet last year, you may go to your TPT downloads folder and download the revised version for free.  I updated the events signs to 1913.

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