100th Day of School

Why is the hundredth day of school such a big deal? Is it because 100 is such a nice round number? Or is it because it signifies that the second half of the school year has begun…or that the first half is over? Even in preschool, there was always something special either celebrated or observed about the 100th day of school.

Last year as Kindergarteners, Songwriter and Storyteller just had to collect 100 things and show it off to the classroom. This year, they collected 100 things and had a questionnaire to fill out about the collection. Additionally, they had to either draw or build something out of 100 items. Not so surprisingly, one of our twins chose to build while the other chose to draw…shouldn’t be hard to guess who did which if you know either of them.

Not all fun and games, though. Our girls did have a 25-word spelling test each day for four days on the 100 sight words first graders should know. So glad they did not have a regular homework packet this week.

An original post to It’s Never Easy But It’s Always Fun blog.

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One response

  1. I think the 100th day celebration comes from a combo of teaching kinder how to count that high & looking for non traditional “holiday” that all the kids at school can celebrate. So many schools have dropped celebrating Christmas, Halloween, etc… Personally, I think they should just celebrate all of them. The more the merrier, right?

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