100th Day Challenge
A couple of weeks ago, we had our 100th Day of School. It is always such a fun day, and one that the students look forward to. Along with the traditional things that I have done for the past couple of years for the 100th Day of School, I added in the 100th Day of School Challenge. This was set up just like the Christmas Challenge.
I love these challenges because my students have to work cooperatively together to solve 10 academic challenges. After they solve a challenge, they earn a challenge ticket envelope. Inside of the envelope is a mystery word that they have to solve using the code. It is amazing how excited they get when they earn each of their tickets.
It’s an easy to prep activity that the students love, and they don’t even realize they are learning.
“My students loved the challenges. They even begged to skip indoor recess to keep working on them! So engaging!” -Alyssa
“AHHHH!!! My students are going to LOVE this! They love teamwork & challenges! I can’t wait to use this on our 100th Day! -Jennifer
What is included in the challenge?
★Directions for the Challenge
★10 academic challenges (math and language arts based)
★10 Challenge Tickets
★10 Corresponding Envelope Labels
★100th Day Challenge Code
Check out the 100th Day Challenge by clicking the picture below.
Need more 100th Day of School ideas? Check out this 100th Day of School blog post from last year.
I am loving doing these challenges with my class. I see a lot of growth in how they work together and problem solve. I have a couple of questions. 1. Do you reward students in any way after they complete a challenge? 2. What do you do with the finished papers? 3. What do you do about teams that lag behind and do not finish after MANY days? 3. How do you address students that don’t participate? Thank you for creating a fun product.
1. I have some type of reward at the end. (Christmas-candy canes, 100th Day-pencil, Valentine’s Day-Hershey Kiss, etc.) 2. For the finished papers, we display them for a bit in the classroom, but then I get rid of them. Since they complete them together, I don’t send them home with any particular person. 3. We eventually just stop. As long as a team is on task the whole time, I give them the reward at the end even if they don’t finish all of the challenges. 4. For the students that don’t participate, I haven’t had too many problems if I tell them that they will not earn the reward at the end.
Thanks for your quick response! i appreciate those ideas.