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100 Days is Just the Beginning for Kindergartners

In September, 100 seemed like a big number for kindergartners in the Massapequa School District but by the time they reached the 100th day of school on Feb. 24, counting to triple digits was a piece of cake.

Students returned from the winter break to celebrate the special day in their educational careers, the first of many milestones, as they will reach 1,000 days of school in fifth grade and total more than 2,300 days of learning by high school graduation. It was with that eye toward the future that inspired kindergartners at East Lake Elementary School who dressed up as if they were 100 years old and paraded through the school. Children then returned to their classrooms for 100-themed learning activities.

At McKenna Elementary School, kindergartners rotated through four centers. They visited one classroom for a 100 days snack. Each student received one pretzel stick and two cookies which, when laid out on a napkin, made the number 100. Children stayed active by doing 10 different exercises 10 times each. They also made giant towers from 100 plastic cups, and participated in math and reading activities.