E.M. students celebrate 100 days


Students at Barnum Woods and Bowling Green elementary schools, both in the East Meadow School District, partook in festive celebrations to honor the 100th day of school.

At Bowling Green, students engaged in lessons that incorporated math, literacy and creativity— all centered on the milestone number. They counted by 10s to create beaded necklaces, penned answers to the statement “I Wish I Had 100 . . .” and designed “100 Day of School” crowns.

Carrying the theme over to their wardrobe, students embodied the fashion of centenarians, wearing suspenders, hair rollers, mustaches and glasses. First-grade classes at the school also got in on the fun. They sported T-shirts that they had personalized by gluing 100 items, such as Legos, birthday candles, Popsicle sticks and stickers on them. They also wrote on small paper hearts reasons why they love first grade, and then arranged them on a banner to form the number 100.

Barnum Woods held a “100th Day of School” fashion show, in which students and teachers sported clothing and accessories that they designed themselves to represent the number 100.

Shirts, glasses and other items signified 100 days of learning in the 2017-18 school year. Classes paraded through the hallways and into the main office. The numeric theme was emphasized for the entire day through various lessons and activities.

—Brian Stieglitz