It was a day for the ages last Friday inside Johnston’s Early Childhood Center.
“Old Lady Jenkins is here with her hair in curlers,” Jennifer Ramage, a kindergarten teacher, mused while giving a report to Principal Keri Autiello. “Zachary Fernandez has a collection of 100 items he brought from home.”
Those were just two of the many interesting happenings on a day when the ECC students celebrated their 100th day of the school year.
“Our students and staff enjoyed dressing up as it they were 100 years old,” Ramage explained. “The [ECC] was full of children with bathrobes, wrinkled fads, curlers, spectacles, glasses, canes, walkers … you name it. They will remember this fun-filled day for a long, long time.”
Ramage said each class engaged in activities around the day’s magic number. She explained that, “Among the many fun events included bringing 100 objects from home and counting them out with friends as well as doing 100 exercises.”
The ECC’s 100th School Day also included writing and reading activities, and some classes sang songs about the number 100 and wrote 100 words.
Ramage also noted there were stations of 100 around the building that featured 100 blocks and linking as many cubes.
One of the day’s zaniest happenings came in Nicole Carroll’s classroom, where the popular teacher used a computer program to age her student’s faces to look like they were 100 years old.
The students wrote about what their life would be like when they actually reach the centenarian mark.