Friday 6th July was the 100th day of Kindergarten! This is quite a milestone for our youngest school students. They are 100 days older, are 100 days smarter! We have been counting every school day in anticipation!
The purpose of this celebration is to increase student’s understanding of numbers. Each day, we count the number of days we have already done. This develops students understanding of addition as we add on each day. It also is a daily practice in counting and number identification. We examine numbers on a hundreds chart for patterns as we get close to our 100th day.
To commemorate this event, Kindergarten were presented with a book by our Year 12 students. They were prayed for by our school captain, Tylah Semeri. In turn, Kindergarten teachers prayed a prayer over the Year 12 students. This is always a special moment as we acknowledge the completion of a school career and the beginning of one.
Over the past 100 days our students have learned a countless number of class and school routines, learned the names of teachers and students and made new friends. They know and can name 16 letter sounds and have learned to read and write using these sounds. They can read and write numbers and use them to add and subtract. It has been quite a feat!
They have come so far and we are excited to see what they learn in the next 100 days!