100th Day of School
: Are you looking for a fun reading activity to kick off the 100th day of school? How about using this fun themed informational "fact find". Your students will enjoy this fun 'fact find' style word search! If your students are like mine, they love these puzzles.
The facts all relate to the number 100. Also, several of the facts deal specifically with the United States, so be aware of that if you are in a different country :-)
Scroll down for a list of more fact finds.
FREE Fact Find Extension Activity List
Keep the challenge level in mind when deciding if this "all about the number 100" fact find will work for your class. Words are found forward, backward, up, down, and diagonal. I would consider it on the challenging side since students are looking for words in all directions. A few of the words might be challenging for lower grades, such as the word centenarian and limousine.
Please see the list below as to what terms/words this sheet covers
This is not just any 'ole puzzle. It doesn't just include words to find. It includes fun facts using the number 100. They are fun and random, but will allow for fun discussions. The format uses bullet marks, which can help your students remember the information. Within each fact, a word (or words) is underlined. Those are the words the students will find in the puzzle. For example, one sentence says, "The record for the most points scored by one person in an NBA basketball game is 100" The word underlined in the sentence is "basketball", and that is the word students will find.
I use word searches to introduce vocabulary, or even just give it as morning work to introduce the topic of the day. Perfect for a sub, too.
There are many options for using this word search 'fact find'. One option is to have students partner up and practice fluency. They can take turns reading the sentences. This can be used for a writing activity. Have them take the facts from the puzzle and turn them into a paragraph, changing out some of the words to make it their own. Parents can work with their child to find the words.They can even fold it in half and glue it into an interactive notebook for future reference when they lack a writing topic. It's great for triggering ideas. No matter when or how you use it, kids are sure to enjoy reading the fun facts about January and the New Year. Feel free to be creative and use it in your classroom however you would like.
The words included in the word search are:
**Please note that these are random fun facts but they all revolve around using 100.
pennies (in a dollar)
centimeters (in a meter)
Sleeping Beauty (slept 100 years)
football field ( 100 yards)
Roman (numeral C)
Franklin (on 100 bill)
dollar (cost to make a 100 bill)
ant (amount it can lift)
Googol (NOT google :-) )
lightning (strikes earth 100 times a second)
Hundred (Acre Woods)
Scrabble (Game pieces)
degrees (place with 100 degree temps)
centenarian (person living to 100)
circulation(number of 100 bills)
sounds (different cat sounds)
limousine (longest World Record)
FACT FINDS you will like:
Maps and Globes
December and Christmas
Non-Fiction Text Structure
Candy Canes and Christmas Cards
New Year's and January
Winter and Snow
Martin Luther King, Jr.
100th Day of School
Nonfiction Text Features
Black History Month
St. Patrick's Day
March and Spring
Pie in America (incorporate into Pi Day)
Cinco de Mayo
Back to School
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For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.