Area students mark 100th day of school year
Jan. 30 was a day that counted in area elementary schools - really counted, over and over again.
From Quiet Waters Elementary in the west to Lighthouse Point in the southeast, area schools made the 100th day of school memorable by turning tasty tidbits into tidy lessons in accounting.
"Students took part in special activities such as counting out 100 of an item by tens," explained Amy Ruguian of Trinity Church in Lighthouse Point. "They made trail mix with 100 items – 10 pieces each of 10 different goodies ranging from Cheerios to gummy bears."
Whether it was crackers or candy or cookies or cakes, it was carefully counted and, in the case of Trinity students, turned into craft projects as well.
For Kindergarten students Riese Apfelberg and Troy Ganter, a careful count of goldfish crackers was the first step in making trail mix.
First grader, Robert Odierna counted Froot Loops on his way to making a colorful bracelet, while Heidi Maria Victoria and Emma Cambell thought even bigger.
The first-graders made necklaces - a matched set at that.