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Celebrate…100 days!…

Monday, February 3rd  will be our “100 days”  of the school year celebration… This is a milestone for us… On this special occasion, learning activities, especially in math will    commemorate this special milestone…

” What can we count using the magical number”100″?

“If you were given $100.00, how would you spend the money?”

At this time, first graders are realizing they can do  more learning becoming active in their learning; listening and following teacher directions; becoming more independent…I can read!

Now, we  are more than half way on the path to becoming a second grader!


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Retired elementary, public school teacher; all thirty-eight years in Florida... Now spending my time advocating for our children, and their right to strong public school education...With an appreciation for the arts and the beauty in each day…

2 thoughts on “Celebrate…100 days!…

  1. I like the idea of creating milestones: to look back to where students started and then realise in a meaningful way how much progress they have made. A form of reward that says ‘I couldn’t do this before, but now I can’ . Has it made a difference to me? Well, yes! So many stories I didn’t know were there. I love it!
    That’s the theory, and I’m sure it’s sound. It works well for adults too. I’ll diverge here and ask you: how would you like to live in a world without money? Your question to your students asks what would you spend $100 on? It’s a measure of how much reliance we put on having, or not having money. I started asking myself if we took money away, entirely, what would happen. I wrote a piece I’m putting on my Face Book site about this, and today was pleasantly surprised to find I’m not unique in asking this question. This is a site I came across:-
    http://ourworld.unu.edu/en/our-world-3-0-can-we-evolve-beyond-money
    Not so daft after all! Perhaps some of your young students will live to see a moneyless society happen. I hope so.
    Love,joy,peace.

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    1. Andrew…Bless you… I so appreciate your insights…Yes, to them this was a big milestone.. We did write about what they would spend $100… Being children… They did write about material “stuff”… Not having much… This is quite important.. It is up to their learning values of learning and an education… I hope that will be what they value the most… You are a Dear!

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