- Aribah Morshed
Hip Hip Hooray, it's been 100 Days
100 Days of School has been going on for 43 years. It started back in 1979 when Lynn Taylor, with her colleagues, celebrated the first 100th day. The event grew out of a program called “Math Their Way” in which one activity was “The Days of School Graph”. From then on, on the 100th day of school, many schools included the 100th Day of School event.
This year, PVS held its annual celebration of the 100 Days of School. Additionally, the elementary students participated in a parade around the school. Ms.Bradley, a kindergarten teacher, says “We like doing the parade because it encourages excitement amongst the students about being in school and learning”. She also mentioned that “The parade is not just for K-3, it is for the entire school to be proud of the accomplishments made by students, teachers and staff alike”. The students also do many activities in their classrooms related to this event.
The grades prepare for this day from a few weeks and days before. They make posters, chants, and plan out what they will wear. Each grade does something different. Some decorate hats and shirts. Others dress up as if they are 100 years old. Moreover, they countdown till the day. On the day, the classes lineup and parade across the halls for other grades to watch. Many of the teachers let the students look out the door and cheer for the younger ones walking past. This allows for all the students to feel the excitement for school, a reminder to enjoy learning and to keep working hard.