Students in kindergarten and first grade celebrated the 100th day of school on Monday February 13 with a number of fun activities that reinforced math skills. The date of this celebration was originally supposed to occur on Friday February 10, but a snow day on Thursday February 9 pushed it back one day.
The activities included counting games that had the children arranging everything from miniature model cars and Legos to candy and popsicle sticks in groups of 5, 10 and 20 to build an understanding of basic multiplication skills. Some stacked 100 cups, wrote out 100 words, listed 100 books, and even created 100 Valentines Day cards. Students and teachers in some classes even dressed up as 100-year-olds, complete with gray hair spray, knit sweaters, granny glasses and canes.
The kindergarten classes at Walter Miller Elementary School gathered in the gymnasium to pose for a photo arranged as a room-sized '100' and to sing a song they had rehearsed for the occasion:
100th day celebration at Pearl S. Buck Elementary School