Second Grade 100th Day of School Project
February 2013

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Here's the Information that was sent home:
Monday, February 11th (if we don’t have any snow days before then) will be the 100th day of this school year.   Second grade will celebrate with a variety of activities that day.

Second graders are asked to complete a project at home for the 100th Day Celebration.  All projects will be due by Tuesday, February 5th.   We will start sharing projects Friday, February 1st.  After sharing our projects they will be displayed in the hallway for all to see. Please read all of the directions very carefully.

Some Project Ideas:
1.  Collect 100 beads, stickers, fingerprints, rubber stamp prints, pieces of macaroni, or other small objects.  Glue them on poster board or cardboard to create a picture or message.  Remember - No items should be food.

2.  Make a necklace of 100 things.

3.  Make a collage of 100 pictures.

4.  Use 100 popsicle sticks, legos, or other materials to build something. 

5.  Write 100 math facts.  Display them in a creative way.  **These 100 facts would need to be neat and organized.  The random way we write the facts during morning math wouldn't be acceptable.  (100 + 1 - 1 = 100 is also not acceptable)

6.  Write 100 words or 100 facts about a theme.  For example, dinosaurs, weather, your favorite foods.

You must also hand in a piece of writing which explains your project.  Your piece of writing should answer the questions explained on your 100th Day Checklist.

Be creative!  When we discussed this project in class we thought of lots of ideas.  If you have a different idea for a project, share it with your teacher!  Your project should represent “100” accurately.  Putting 100 of something in a jar is not acceptable because we can't see to count without pouring them out.  Be proud of your work!  Remember:  You have two weeks to think about and complete this assignment; no one should bring in a project, which is less than his or her best work.  Families are welcome to help students.  However, all writing and ideas should be the child’s and not the adult’s.  The project will receive two grades - math and writing.

If you need ideas, you are welcome to look at my photos of previous student work.  They are in school in the album and also can be viewed through my old classroom web page.

If you have any questions, ask! 


Checklist for the 100th Day of School Project

Check off each of the following steps as you do them:
Read the project ideas carefully.  Think about what you would like to do. 
Discuss your ideas with an adult in your home.  Ask the adult to initial here: ____
Write about what you plan to do on the lines below.  (Child's writing, please.)
Use a pencil to draw a plan of your project in the box below.  I don’t need a lot of details, just enough to be able to understand what you plan to do.
Ask Miss Miller to approve your idea.  Everyone should have his or her idea approved by Tuesday, January 22. Initials: ___
Gather the materials you need to do for your project and begin your project.
Think about these things:
If your project is flat (like a poster) I will be hanging it up.  Please be sure to glue securely and carefully.  (I've had a problem previously.)  
Remember - your project will be in the hallway - things get lost!  Don't use anything valuable. 
Please limit the size of your project.                                                                           Poster projects should be no larger than 15" X 22" (That's 1/2 a poster board) Something that you build shouldn't be larger than 15" X 15" or taller than 15"
Your project must represent 100 accurately.
The appearance of your project is important.  The 100 “whatevers” should be arranged neatly.  You should plan the placement.  Is it a pattern?  For example:  10 rows of 10 will look much better than rows of randomly placed objects.  If you are making a “picture” or a “message” you should first do a light pencil sketch to help you with the placement of items. 
If you choose to do 100 math facts, then your answers must be correct! Your facts would need to be displayed creatively.
Complete the visual part of your project.  Be certain it represents only your best work.  All writing and drawings should be your own work.
Now complete the writing part of your project.

You are Second Graders!  Complete sentences are expected.  Use lined paper.  Do some proofreading and ask an adult to help.  Then do a final copy in your best handwriting.   I do want to see both your first copy and your final copy. (First copies can have both your handwriting and an adult's.)   The final copy should only have your handwriting.  (Make another copy if the handwriting is not neat.  The writing part should answer these questions:
Describe your project.  (What is it?  What does it look like?)
How does your project represent 100?
Does your project represent a pattern? 
(Ex. 5 rows of 20, red, blue, green, red, blue, green)
What did you have to do to complete your project?  What were the steps you followed? 

**Pay attention when we write descriptions in school.  It will help you to understand these directions.

Remember:  Everything is due on Tuesday, February 5th.
If you finish early, bring your project in to share.  It will be better if we don't have to share too many projects at once.
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