From the very first day of school, First Graders in teacher Josephine Ghorra’s class were learning place value and other number concepts in a very natural way—by keeping track of the number of days they were in school. The daily “Number of the Day” routine requires students to solve math problems regarding the daily number. In addition, helpers have placed one additional coffee stirrer in the “ones” pocket of the Math Center until the ones became “tens” and the ten groups of “tens” marked the long-anticipated 100th day of school!
Of course, turning 100 calls for a big celebration and the students did not disappoint–arriving as themselves at age 100 with gray hair, glasses, suspenders, and even curlers! One hundred never looked so young! Mrs. Ghorra also had fun activities planned for the day including dancing for 100 seconds, creating a picture using 100 items from home, stacking 100 cubes to make an upright tower, writing about themselves at 100 years old, reading the book One Hundred Snowmen, and solving the problem: 1+2+3+4+5+6+7+8+9+10+9+8+7+6+5+4+3+2+1. Can you guess the answer?
We thank Mrs. Ghorra for planning a wonderful, fun day to mark this milestone and a special thanks to the SACA first grade parents for “aging” their children for the day. We can’t wait for next year!
All the best,
The St. Anselm Publicity Committee