100 days smarter: Troy Elementary students celebrate by dressing up, counting to 100
Published 3:00 am Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Students at Troy Early Childhood Center celebrated their hundredth day of school Tuesday with scores of fun activities.
“We are celebrating not only 100 days of school but also learning to count to 100,” said Katie Miller, Troy ECC pre-K teacher. “We have marked each day in school on the calendar and have learned to count to 100 by doing so.”
To mark this milestone, some students dressed up as if they were 100 years old. Participating students came to school in long skirts and aprons or with glasses and powder in their hair to make it grey.
Greer Jones, a pre-K student who dressed up in shirt and tie, said he enjoyed the activities and was happy that he could count to 100.
According to Miller, the activities and projects the students participated in were designed to reinforce their ability to count.
“Counting to 100 is basically what we are going to do all day long,” she said.
Her class was going to see how many licks it would take to get to the center of a tootsie-pop and how many chew it would take to eat up a Starburst candy, Miller said. She would read Fancy Nancy’s 100 days of school as the student licked and chewed their sweets, counting out loud.
“We also have 10 children in a class and each child brought 10 items,” she said. “The whole class will count the total 100 items.”
Another activity the students did was making wolf chicken stew. The stew was made up of 10 different items and the students would sort their stew out on a mat that had 10 circles.
“We have 100 days cupcakes and the children would paint 100 colored dots,” Miller said.
Classrooms at EEC were also livened up with various decorations such as cut-outs and balloons to get students excited about their new ability to count to 100.