100th Day Celebrations

Depending on when you first started school this year, you are either at or approaching your 100th day of school.  Since the beginning of the school year, we have been celebrating "Zero the Hero" for every tenth day of school.  Thanks to some very special dads, college age cousins, and even a spouse of a teacher, each Zero the Hero day comes with our very own hero in a cape. Teachers are busily planning for this year's 100 Day Celebration.

In honor of 100 Day Celebration, here are a couple of books that you might want to check out.

Jake's 100th Day of School by Lester L. Laminack
Illustrated by Judy Love

Jake and his classmates are excited about their 100 Day Celebration at school.  One friend has collected 100 paper clips, another has 100 bottle caps, and another has 100 signatures.  Jake has a memory book with 100 pages.  Jake's Grandma Maggie is even coming to school with a special surprise.  But on the day of the event, Jake forgets his project.  The principal comes to the rescue with 100 books from her office (oh my hero).  When Grandma Maggie arrives, she has a great surprise.  Also enjoyed the ending.
Emily's First 100 Days of School by Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells' bunnies tell the story of Emily who starts her first day of school never believing she or her classmates will get to 100 days. Each day is depicted with it's corresponding number and an activity. Emily has a surprise for her 100th day celebration.  Wells does a nice job providing readers with a great counting experience as Emily and her classmates move through 100 days. 
100 Ways to Celebrate 100 Days by Bruce Goldstone

Through the use of photographs, Goldstone depicts 100 different ways to celebrate the 100 Day Event at your school.  Everything from brushing your hair with 100 strokes or building a shape with 100 sticks or turning 100 fingerprints into 100 bugs/animals/birds.  There are some really creative ideas in this book and I particularly loved the 100 ways to say "hello".