If our school year is approximately 180 days long, and we multiply that by the five years my students have been in school (kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade), at the end of fourth grade they’ve been in school for 900 days. So that means that on the 100th day of fifth grade they are celebrating their 1000th day of school!
I decided to center our celebration around the number 1000. Mid-morning I mixed up a snack stew. In the stew were 100 each of 10 different ingredients. There were things like animal crackers, marshmallows, cheese crackers, pretzels, and conversation hearts. Yum. Throughout the day we jumped for joy in ten sets of 100 jumps. Whew! Students answered questions such as, “How old will you be in 1000 days? 1000 months? What are the factors of 1000?”
Take a peek and just see how much fun we had!