100th Day of School

Here are my top 10 favorites for the 100th Day of School.

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100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days.  Bruce Goldstone.  Holt, 2010.
A colorful, clever and creative presentation of ways to celebrate this special day.  My favorite is writing a short story with 100 words.
Read-aloud K-3rd grade


100 Days of School. Trudy Harris.  Millbrook Press, 1999.
Fun rhyming text demonstrates many ways to count to 100 using familiar objects such as toes, bees, berries, pennies, etc.
Read-aloud K-1st grade


100 School Days.  Anne Rockwell.  HarperCollins, 2002.
The students in this class have been keeping track of the days spent in school, marking each interval of ten.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade

100th Day of School (Celebrations in My World). Reagan Miller.  Crabtree, 2010.
The 100th Day of School is celebrated around the world.  This book presents the history and traditions of this fun day.


100th Day Worries.  Margery Cuyler.  Aladdin, 2006.
Jessica’s first grade teacher wants each student to collect 100 small objects for the 100th day of school.  Let the worrying begin!
Read-aloud K-1st grade


Centipede’s 100 Shoes.  Tony Ross.  Holt, 2002.
Centipede decides he needs shoes to protect his feet.  His mother purchases 50 pairs of lace-up shoes.  Problems abound, lots of humor in text and illustrations–keep an eye on the ladybugs in the background.
Read-aloud K-2nd grade

Counting Our Way to the 100th Day!: 100 Poems.  Betsy Franco.  Margaret K. McElderry, 2004.
A  short poem a day is a great way to count down to the 100th day, each featuring the number 100.  Curriculum tie-ins in addition to math are sprinkled throughout, such as science, history, language arts–and a recipe.
Read-aloud K-3rd grade

Emily’s First 100 Days of School.  Rosemary Wells.  Hyperion, 2000.
Emily learns a daily fact about 100 different subjects, making a new “number friend” each day.
Read-aloud K-1st grade

Happy 100th Day.  Susan Milord.  Scholastic, 2011.
Graham hates school, and especially struggles with reading.  Three things are super important to his teacher, Miss Currier: reading, the 100th Day and celebrating birthdays.
She assigns 100th Day projects early in the year.  Graham’s is to read 100 books.  To make matters worse, his birthday falls on the 100th Day and he fears there will not be time to celebrate.  The book is written like a journal, so we can see Graham’s progress. Hard work pays off.  A satisfying ending all around.  Picture Book.
Read-aloud 1st-3rd grade

Jake’s 100th Day of School.  Lester L. Laminack.  Peachtree, 2006.
On the 100th day of school, Jake has the perfect project to share a memory book with 100 pictures of his family.  On the bus that day, Jake realizes he left it at home.  The school principal comes to the rescue and the problem is solved.
Read-aloud K-3rd grade


One Watermelon Seed. Celia Barker Lottridge.  Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 2008.
Max and Josephine plant 10 seeds, starting with 1 watermelon seed, 2 pumpkin seeds, etc. until they reach 10.  Their harvest is so successful that they have to count the fruits and vegetables in tens.  Follow the reading of this book with a popcorn party!
Read-aloud K-2nd grade


The Wolf’s Chicken Stew.  Keiko Kasza.  Putnam, 1987.
Always eating or planning a meal, no one loves food more than Wolf.  His plan to fatten up a chicken by leaving 100 delicious treats on her doorstep for three nights doesn’t go quite as planned.  Very funny!
Read-aloud K-2nd grade

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