First-graders in Sue Hup’s class recognize the 100th day of school through a project on what they would look like when they are 100 years old. Students crumpled paper to depict their wrinkled faces. Pictured with their projects from left are Nevaeh Groen, Reagan Gangestad, Tenley Behr and Isabella Steensma.Angie Swenson’s fifth-grade band students warmed up for rehearsal by playing 100 quarter notes.Cole Cunningham, a kindergartner, wears a necklace constructed from 100 Fruit Loops.Kindergartners Evan Ossefoort (left) and Mallachi Domagala race to 100.Kindergarten teacher Cathy Rust hid 100 chocolate kisses around her room. Students (from left) Will Boltjes, Saul Hoven, Dakotah Sina, Taya Johnson, AnneMarie Underwood and Ellie VanBatavia found the candy kisses, read the number on the bottom of each and placed it in the correct position on the 100 chart.Enjoying a “100” snack are Dakotah Sina, Saul Hoven and Ellie VanBatavia.

Students celebrate 100 days of learning

Thursday, Jan. 28, marked the 100th day students at Luverne Elementary have attended classes for the 2015-16 school year.

“The 100th Day is a tradition at LES,” said Principal Stacy Gillette. “It coincides with our math curriculum and our 100s chart that we use with our students.”

Classrooms in kindergarten through fifth grade use the 100s chart to practice a variety of skills, including counting, adding, subtracting and multiplying.

The charts, when combined with celebrating the 100th day of school, added up to plenty of activities.

“We had a lot of fun,” Gillette told school board members at their meeting later that night. “We had a lot of crowns, a lot of stickers, building stuff and eating stuff related to 100.”

Students donned paper crowns that read “100 Days Smarter” and had a “100” snack. Silly activities included how many times a student could write his or her name in 100 seconds, stand on one foot for 100 seconds or count to 100 by 10s.

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