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TOWER- Students and teachers at Tower-Soudan Elementary found a way to mix fun and learning, while taking advantage of a couple of milestones.Tuesday marked both the 100th day of school this year as …
TOWER- Students and teachers at Tower-Soudan Elementary found a way to mix fun and learning, while taking advantage of a couple of milestones.
Tuesday marked both the 100th day of school this year as well as Valentine’s Day, so there was more than one reason to make it a fun day at school, while encouraging kids to read and ponder the importance of friendships.
The teachers first laid out the challenge— to read 100 books to mark 100 days, a challenge it turned out didn’t take the 80 students at the school that long.
While the younger kids are still learning to read, the older students took time during the day to read aloud to them, helping to rack up the titles.
The students took even less time to polish off 100 pancakes, cooked up by their teachers, which has become a tradition here that annually marks the 100th day of school.
The main school hallway was filled with students and bins of books, ranging from picture books, easy readers, and graphic novels, to young adult novels, which were not going to be read in a single sitting but were clearly the favorites of the older students taking part.
A large poster on the wall gave students a chance to write down the titles of the books they had read, and the 100 lines were quickly filled up, and additional book titles were added in any available empty spot.
The 100th day of school coincided with Valentine’s Day, so after a morning of reading, counting games, and pancakes, the afternoon was taken up with classroom parties celebrating friendship.
Who says learning can’t be fun?
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