Exeter-Milligan first graders show their 100 projects. They are pictured bottom row from the left Peyton Pribyl, Alivia Hartmann, Ben Bartu, Alec Schlueter, Braden Capek, Kohl Svec,and Cami Jansky. Second row from the left are Wesley Ronne, Emma Olsen, Katelyn Babula, Olivia Poppert, Briana Capek and Becca Krupicka.
Exeter-Milligan elementary students celebrated a milestone on Thursday, the 100th day of school.
Alivia Hartmann shows her necklace of 100 beads she made to celebrate the 100th day of school.
First grade teacher Sharon Lott shows some of the projects her class worked on during the 100th day of school.
Exeter-Milligan Kindergarten students show their 100 piece cereal necklaces.
Students in Kindergarten, first and second grades spent the day counting to 100 with the first graders spending the majority of their day focusing on 100.
The Kindergarten class made necklaces with 100 pieces of cereal along with special headbands and a book about 100. They also brought 100 of something to show to their class.
The first graders celebrated "100 days of being smarter." Their teacher, Sharon Lott, encouraged them to dress up like they were 100 years old. Canes and gray wigs were popular among the students. Lott makes learning about the day very special, "We enjoy doing and sharing the projects to incorporate many areas of learning, not just the counting aspect."
During the day the first grade class shared the projects they created with 100 pieces of something ranging from 100 dog stickers to cotton balls, Lego's and pennies.
The students created books about 100 and practiced writing up to 100 ten days before the event so they could learn to count to 1000 as well. They made t-shirts celebrating the fact that they were 100 days smarter and brought book reports to make a bookworm with 100 segments in the hallway.
Also prior to the 100th day they each collected 100 signatures from friends, family and neighbors. In the afternoon the students had cookies and a giant chocolate chip cookie that had, of course, 100 chocolate chips that the students made.