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100 WAYS TO CELEBRATE 100 DAYS by Bruce Goldstone


by Bruce Goldstone, illustrated by Bruce Goldstone

Age Range: 4 - 10

Pub Date: Aug. 3rd, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8050-8997-4
Publisher: Henry Holt

Teachers everywhere will applaud this resource that explores the number 100 in, as the title indicates, 100 different ways, going beyond the typical “bring in 100 items” to allow children to explore many of Howard Gardner’s multiple intelligences. Among the standout activities are: Hunt for the numbers from one to 100; read 100 books; write a sentence, poem or story of 100 words; toot a tune of 100 notes and learn how to say “hello” in 100 different languages. Mixed in with these are more traditional activities, including cutting, drawing, jumping, eating, skip counting, estimating and measuring. From the doers to the makers, collectors to recyclers, mathematicians to scientists, there is something here to tempt every type of learner. Colorful and appealing photographs of real objects help readers practice recognizing a group of 100 items and give ideas for displaying collections. A number line at the bottom of every spread tracks progress toward the “100 Ways” of the title. Another solid math title from Goldstone (Greater Estimations, 2008, etc.) that is sure to see a lot of use. (Nonfiction. 4-10)