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Happy 100th Day of School!

January 23, 2023

By Kelli Gile, WVUSD Office of Community Resources 

WALNUT, CA--Vejar Elementary students and staff marked the 100th day of instruction with fun counting activities and costumes on January 23.

Irene Carter’s transitional kindergarten (TK) class created neat rows of 100 tiny jelly beans, cereal rounds, fish crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate chips to practice their counting skills.

And of course, there was happy munching on the sweet treats after the lesson!

At another learning table, students crafted and decorated golden paper crowns in honor of the milestone day.

Lisa Gomez’s first graders applied their counting knowledge while stringing necklaces with colorful macaroni, paper shapes, and beads.

Seconds graders in Susie Winter’s classroom made counting collections using M&Ms and Skittles grouping by 5s,10s, color, and then creating math problems.

Several youngsters and staff around campus even transformed into 100-year-olds with gray spray-painted hair, wigs, glasses, bushy eyebrows, mustaches, and hand-drawn wrinkles.

Many youngsters donned sweater vests, caps, pearls, and cardigans to complete their looks.

Carter played up the part of a centenarian for her giggling TK students wearing a shawl while wobble walking with a cane.

“One hundred is a big number to digest when you’re four and five years old!” said Carter of the activities that helped the young children gain perspective on what 100 or a century means.

“The best part of the day seeing the joy they find in each activity.”


Vejar Elementary transitional kindergarten students join counting activities with teacher Irene Carter while celebrating the 100th day of school. 

Vejar Elementary Transitional Kindergarten students and staff show off their 100-year-old costumes on January 23. 

Vejar Elementary students and staff have fun marking the 100th day of school with activities and costumes on January 23.