Bridgeway kindergartners mark 100th day of school
Bridgeway kindergartners mark 100th day of school
Thursday, February 7, 2019
For kindergarten students throughout Pattonville, the 100th day of school is a milestone and cause for celebration, one that includes fun and memorable learning. At Bridgeway Elementary School, kindergartners make their 100th day extra special with activities their teachers began planning as early as the beginning of the school year.

Since the first day of kindergarten, we have been keeping track of the number of days we’ve been in school,” kindergarten teacher Amanda Brodbeck said. “We also count to 100 every day, so reaching the milestone of 100 days is a big deal. We combine all aspects of the curriculum and focus on the number 100 throughout the day.”

 The teachers found creative ways to combine the number 100 with activities that build on the knowledge students have learned so far. In addition to fun things such as coloring a special 100-day hat, activities included stacking 100 cups, visualizing what students will look like in 100 years, making a necklace out of 100 beads, building a structure with 100 marshmallows and toothpicks, finding 100 candy kisses hidden around the room, performing 100 exercises, counting to 100 and more.

Celebration leading up to the 100th day also extended to families. Each student created a 100th day of school project at home, then brought it to school to share with the class. Projects included collections of 100 items, like buttons, PEZ candy dispensers, stickers and cereal. After sharing with the class, the projects were displayed in the kindergarten hallway for the whole school to see. The 100th day, though, was not only time for celebration, it was a day for students to reflect on what they’ve learned.

“The 100th day of school is an exciting time for kindergartners to show what they have learned,” Brodbeck said. “A lot of the activities are a spotlight on what they have learned over the past 100 days. We are more than half way through kindergarten and are getting excited for first grade. We are 100 days smarter!”

And in case you're curious, the 100th day of school was Jan. 24.

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Bridgeway kindergarten students build a tower with 100 paper cups on the 100th day of school.