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THE BIG 100

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Students at Grant Watts celebrate 100 days of school earlier this week

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Kindergarteners in Keely Nudo's class completed a variety of activities centered around the number 100 on Tuesday, March 7, the 100th day of school.At Grant Watts Elementary School, students and staff recently celebrated the 100th day of school, on Tuesday, March 7.

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - Grant Watts Principal Jen Stearns quizzes students on how to count to 100 during a lunchtime activity. Stearns also wore a superhero cape covered in 100 good behavior tokens to make the day festive. Kindergarten Keely Nudo said it's an educational standard for kindergarteners to be able to count to 100 by the end of the school year, and centering hands-on activities around counting reinforces those skills. She set up activities for the students that involved recognizing groups of 10s and 20s and other ways to count. Students created necklaces with 100 pieces of cereal, made their own superhero capes and did physical activities like counting 10 sets of jumping jacks in the classroom. The 100th day of school is celebrated in early grades to reinforce math and counting skills.