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How Schools are Celebrating the 100th Day of School

How Schools are Celebrating the 100th Day of School

See how schools across the nation are celebrating the 100th day of school this 2015-2016 school year!

On the 100th Day, Everyone is 100!

Students and teachers alike in Alexander City, Alabama used the 100th day of school to get silly and dress themselves up as if they were 100-years-old.

The 100th-day celebration featured adorable kindergartners with costume jewelry, walkers, and eye-glasses to represent accelerated aging.

“...second-grade teacher Laurie Wilson dressed the part of a 100 year old – long plaid skirt, high socks, glasses on the end of her nose and a single roller in the front of her gray hair. The topper was her 100 Day t-shirt, which several of the teachers had ordered and wore for Tuesday’s occasion,” said Alex City Outlook.

Students also enjoyed treats and activities such as this:

"Kindergartners released the balloons, each of which included a string with a card tied to the end of it. The cards read:

Hello! The Kindergarteners at Jim Pearson School in Alexander City, AL, celebrated the 100th day of school by releasing 100 balloons. If you find this note, could you please email us at (email addresses for kindergarten teachers Leanne Colley and Buffie Stegall). … We are trying to track the paths of our balloons on their journey. Thank you so much! The children of Jim Pearson School.”

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'100 Reasons to Smile’

At Pharr Elementary School in Snellville, GA, students were prompted to think of “100 reasons to smile,” each picking their top five.

Activities weren’t just fun and games, though. A lot of the activities had significant educational value, such as the 100 CVC words activity.

"The students also discussed 100 CVC words, which means words that have a consonant-vowel-consonant, like box and bat,” said the Gwinnett Daily Post.

The kindergarten students also have something to look forward to as they approach first grade- monkey bars on the playground to add more fun to their playtime, the article said.

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Students Dress Up As ‘101 Dalmatians’

In Pepperell Primary in Lindale, GA celebrated the 100th day of school by having students and teachers dress up as ‘101 Dalmatians,’ with students being the pups and teachers being the villainous Cruella and her dog-catchers for added fun.

"Annette Roskosky, pre-K teacher, wore her dalmatian-spotted wrap and black and white Cruella wig as she read to her students, all of whom sported spots, puppy ears, black-painted noses and tails. They also proved they were adept at howling,” said Northwest Georgia News.

“It’s a great way to teach the concept of place value and the students build a connection by having fun dressing up...Sometimes, younger students see 100 as such a big number and think it stops there, but this is a gateway to teaching them that numbers never end,” said instructional lead teacher Margaret Bagwell, according to the article.

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School Participates in ‘100 Acts of Kindness’

In order to celebrate 100 days of school, fifth-graders at Lincoln Elementary School in Scottsbluff, Nebraska

"The students helped it the cafeteria, library, moved snow and finished the day by taking out trash. The 100 random acts of kindness has become an annual 100th day tradition for Lincoln fifth-graders,” said the Scottsbluff Star Herald.

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Education World would like to hear from you! Let us know how you and your school have celebrated the 100th day of school.

Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

1/29/2016

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