Counting is a huge milestone for any child as they are starting to learn and grow. Now counting to 10 is “easy breezy,” according to my five-year-old kindergartener son, but what about counting to 30, 50, 80 or even 100? Aside from learning how to count by 1s, my boy is also learning how to count by 5s and 10s all the way to 100. Sometimes he gets confused trying to remember how the larger numbers progress so I’m always looking new ways to help him to practice his numbers.
Depending on when you started the academic year — and how many snow days you’ve had so far — the 100th day of school should be any day now. For my son’s kindergarten class, that day is today.
I had never heard of this “celebration” before. This was not something that I remember from my own elementary school experience. I had only learned about it this past summer when I started reading books about “kindergarten” to help my son prepare for school. All of them, and I’m talking at least a dozen of the books I read to my son, had at least one page devoted to this very special day of days at school.