PCES celebrates 100 days of school
By Nicole Burns for the FCT
Phil Campbell Elementary parents didn’t have any trouble getting their kids to go to school Jan. 25. That’s because students were excited to celebrate the 100th day of school. Teachers came up with some interesting and entertaining ways to celebrate the 100-day mark on the school calendar.
Kindergarteners celebrated by making a poster about the number 100 and a special 100 Day Goop. Students read 100-day books, sang 100-day songs, jumped 100 times, licked lollipops 100 times and even created a 100-inch snake. Students also made a portrait of what they thought they would look like when they were 100 years old.
Down the hall, PCES first grade students were asked to dress as if they were 100 years old and to write about what they will be doing when they are 100 years old. First grader Katelin Hester said, “I will pinch people’s cheeks when I’m 100 years old.” Kaylee Savage said she will watch TV and grow plants. Ragan Moss plans to take care of her grandkids and take them to the store to buy Shopkins and video games.
Meanwhile, Alicia Cooper’s second grade class researched and wrote a paragraph about someone of their choice who was either born in 1916 or someone that is well remembered during 1916. The students were also encouraged to dress up as the person they wrote about and share with their classes.
“All of our students did an excellent job on their research and striving to put a lot of detail in how they dressed to resemble who they wrote about,” said Cooper. “Some dressed as movie characters, baseball players, famous cowboy characters, football players, famous men and women known for their inventions, women who made a difference in congress, children’s book authors, and even Amelia Earnhardt. “