First grade celebrates the one hundredth day of school

Posted February 7, 2013 at 6:00 am


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By: Chet Willer

student reporter

The first graders of Akron Westfield celebrated the one hundredth day of school Monday, January 28.

The first graders began their hundredth day with a two hour late start but made up lost time with many fun activities.

Through the day the kids enjoyed cake and juice for a snack as well as making a gumball machine with “100 gumballs” stamped on it. The kids also played a dice game that helped them count to one hundred as well as reading a “100 hundred” day poem.

The day was completed with a special task. The kids were assigned a group with fifty toothpicks and fifty marshmallows. The goal was to build a structure with the supplies given as tall as they could without it falling over.

“This task is not as easy as it sounds,” said Mrs. Tracy Frerichs, a first grade teacher.

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