Use the cups to spell CVC words. Program the ending word family with the same color to help students remember the word family. On the other side of the "n" cup, I have other letters such as "t" and "p." Students can turn the cups around to build other words.
Behavior management idea for the class. When the class does something great, one student pulls out a Popsicle stick labeled 1-100. When there are 10 squares in a row colored in, the class gets a treat. Could do with a 120 chart for Common Core too.
put 100 pieces in 20 different zip-loc bags. On the 100th day my students were each given a bag. They had to see what they could build with the 100 legos they were given. They worked on these throughout the day between other activities. At the end of the day they drew a picture of what they made and wrote about it.