BMA Celebrates 100 Days of School!
Students have been counting “up” to the 100th day of school since our first day back in August. Our first graders started off their day hopscotching their way into the classroom by 5’s to the number 100. Their morning work consisted of filling out a bucket list of 10 things to accomplish by the time they are 100 years old. As part of their center work, the class was divided into groups and had to sort out bags of 100 crayons, cubes, buttons, paperclips, beads, and beans into groups of 2’s, 3’s, 5’s, and 10’s. Center work also included challenging ‘Hundred Chart Puzzles. All had a chance to decorate 100th Day of School glasses, and had an opportunity to share their “If I had 100 dollars” writing sample we worked on in class over the past few days.
Students in Kindergarten, First and Second grades have been anxiously awaiting the 100th Day of School and it has finally arrived!! Students have been skip-counting to 100, doing Calendar math since the first day of school while learning their tens and ones and adding and subtracting to 100. Second grade collected over 100 cans for the animal shelter and Kindergarten and First grades brought over 100 cans for donation to Cadena for distribution in Haiti.
Dressed like they are “100 years old” students arrived in school ready for the excitement. Each child received an “I am 100 days smarter” pencil and got down to business. Classes began with 10 sets of 10 exercises to get in to shape.
In their General Studies classes, students predicted where 100 steps would get them, what 100 drops of water would look like, skip-counted to 100 by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s, sorted “100” of various various household items and built 100-cup structures!
In their Judaics classes, students counted the brachot in Shacharit and Birkat HaMazon and figured out how many more they would need to reach 100 a day, found the 100th word in the siddur, listed 100 Hebrew words, brought and sorted 100 pennies each for tzedakah (and decided where to donate them) and wrote a list of 100 things Hashem created!
All three grades got together to see what 100 students in the same room looks like and then formed a human chain of 100 students and created the number 100 with their bodies on the basketball court. All wore their “100th Day of School” glasses and slap bracelets to celebrate.