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Colleton Preparatory Academy celebrates 100th day of school

Ben Cain models his binocular glasses he made in four year old Kindergarten. Photos by Christie Slocum

In celebration of Colleton Preparatory Academy having been open for 100 days, the students and faculty of the lower school participated in a “100 Days of School” celebration on February 29, 2015. It all started when students were dropped off in car line on Thursday morning. Instead of the normal teachers who greet students every morning, students and parents were shocked to see their favorite teachers had aged to 100 years. Jenny Williams, second grade teacher at CPA, recalled that student Tooker Brown was afraid and cried. “He did not want to get out of the car,” said Williams. She also said she looks forward to seeing people’s pets in their cars as they drop off their little ones but on this day not even the dogs liked her.

Teachers shocked students on the 100th day of school as overnight they aged to 100 years old. Photo submitted

Each class had their own way of celebrating. Four year old Kindergarten had a good time filling their paper gumball machines with 100 gumball stickers. They also made binocular glasses which reflected the occasion. Rhonda Fisher, K-5 teacher for CPA, hid 100 Hersheys Kisses around her classroom and students had to find them all. They were also very proud of the fruit loop necklace they made with 100 fruit loops. First grade made a trail mix. Each student was asked to bring in 100 items such as chex cereal, goldfish, marshmallows, kix cereal and more. The students then had to fill squares on a math sheet by ten items at a time until they reached 100. Their teacher Kathy Houck allowed her students to call her grandma all day. A name Landon Banis thought was funny. Joseph Crosby said that anytime he saw any of the other teachers he would scream “AH! Creepy old ladies!” which of course made the whole class crack up. In second grade Anne Hatcher White really enjoyed the cookie cake they had. The class learned about fractions as they had to cut their cookie cake into 12 pieces. The second graders also read three 100 day books and colored 100 geometrical shapes.

Here is a snack students made in second grade.

Teachers were very proud of themselves for not letting the secret out of the bag and being able to surprise students with themselves aged to 100 years old. They hope to be able to celebrate in a similar fashion next year but would not reveal any of their possible ideas as they want to be able to keep their students guessing.


Christie Slocum (137 Posts)