Yesterday was G’s 100th day of 1st grade. It’s apparently a big deal because he was worried he might miss it when he came down with a fever on Monday.
Luckily, he was fine by Tuesday and was able to celebrate 100 days with his classmates.
I’m not sure exactly why 100 school days is such a big deal. I guess it’s because 100 is a nice, round number and kids think it’s cool to count to it. Whatever the reason, it seems like elementary schools like to celebrate this milestone. And there are usually projects to go along with the whole 100 school days celebration.
Last year, in kindergarten, G was sent home with a small poster board which he was to fill with 100 of something. We chose stickers.
This year, we were instructed to put 100 of the same item into a sandwich bag. The first ideas that popped into my head were corks and bottle caps, since we have so many in the house already (for art projects and other fun stuff). But, it seems like those items might be too closely related to alcohol. Not so great in a first grade setting.
G liked the idea of pennies, but I wanted to see what other creative ideas people had. And what better place to do research than on Facebook? Having lots of friends who have gone through the 100 school days project, I asked what items they would put into the sandwich bag. 39 comments later, here are the suggestions:
- Mini pasta
- Beads or gemstones
- Goldfish crackers
- Silly bands or rubber bands
- Popcorn kernels
- Cotton balls
- Mini marshmallows
- Jelly beans
- Sunflower seeds
- Paper clips
- Coffee beans
- Safety pins
Chocolate chips were also suggested. G informed me that the person who brought chocolate chips ended up throwing them away because they melted. So, maybe not such a great idea.
What else would you add? I’m sure there are other moms out there looking for some creative ideas for 100 school days projects.
Thanks to my Facebook friends for their suggestions!