March 1, 2014 at 12:44 AM
LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston’s elementary schools celebrated the100th day of school in many different ways on Tuesday, February 25.
“It seemed it might come in April,” joked Zero the Hero, a kindergarten teacher's favorite superhero, in mask and wand at Burnet Hill.
The kindergarten students began keeping track, counting off by ones from the first day of school. They then learned to count by fives and tens, with Zero the Hero introducing the idea of place value.
“He saves your numbers so they’re all in place,” explained Abigail, a Harrison student wearing a T-shirt exclaiming: 100 Days and Loving It!
The students learned that there are lots of ways to explore how big 100 is including how far one can travel in 100 steps. Mt. Pleasant’s kindergarteners took a 100-step walk around the school and determined that it took 40 steps just to get to a classroom down the hall.
“Sixty more to go,” said Ryan, already a math whiz and class cheerleader. “I know we can do it.”
In addition, after 100 days, the first grade teachers at MPE, with grey hair and canes, looked nowhere near their real ages. They joined their students dressed as centenarians to mark the milestone with writings on the accomplishments that their students hope to achieve in the decades to come.
Click here to see the video slide show of the schools and the 100-day celebrations including posters and aprons decorated with 100 favorite things, like Legos and stickers, candy and popcorn, and more, as well as pretzels shaped like 100.