Gouverneur Elementary News
Week of February 12, 2018
Why the 100th Day of School is Important
1. It’s a milestone for children (and teachers!):
Think about it… for children, especially young children and those in school full days for the first time, reaching the milestone of 100 days of school is a big deal. We talk about all of the learning we have done, and the learning yet to come. We discuss our favorite parts of school so far (recess, anyone?) and what we are looking forward to. We re-visit our hopes and dreams from the beginning of the year, and see if we are on our way to meeting those goals.
How many ways can you count to 100? In kindergarten, we focus on counting by 1s 5s and 10s. Other grades spend time on 2s and 5s. As the children become older, they are adding and subtracting three digit numbers, and beginning multiplicative reasoning. 100 is a good, round number to focus on.
3. It’s a day that incorporates a number of math concepts:
Patterns, counting, sorting, measuring… you name it, and the concept can be utilized during this day.
4. It’s a way to combine all aspects of curriculum into a focused activity:
The 100th day of school is not only about math. We incorporate reading, writing, science, and social studies throughout the week leading up to and including the actual day itself. It’s a whole curriculum approach to learning, including the social piece of partner work and sharing collections.
5. And finally, it’s a lot of fun!
During our 100th day celebration, we play games, make pictures of ourselves at 100 years of age, eat snacks, create necklaces, glue 100 collections, and much, much more. The children and adults greatly enjoy this day, which combines a lot of fun with a lot of learning.
So there you have it, the reasons why the 100th day of school is important! I hope you have fun helping your child with their collection or figuring out the many ways to count to 100!
UPK and Kindergarten Registration Is Coming
Pre-kindergarten age: Children must be four on or before December 1, 2018
Kindergarten age: Children must be five on or before December 1, 2018
You can register online using the link below, or by calling 315-287-4914
Please pre-register by February 9, 2018.
For more information call: Donna Runner, Assistant Superintendent at 315-287-4870
Reminder: Make Sure Your Emergency Addresses are Correct on Emergency Sheets
- Feb 13: 100th Day of School
- Feb 13: K-Kids Club 3:45pm
- Feb 13: GES PTO Meeting 6:30pm Elementary Library
- Feb 14: BSDMT Shared Decision Making Team Meeting 7:30am, Library
- Feb 14: Valentine's Day
- Feb 16: 1/2 Day of School Dismissal at 12:05pm
- Feb 19-23: No School Mid-Winter Break
Gouverneur Elementary Pledge
I pledge to make Gouverneur Elementary a safe and happy place.
I will be respectful, responsible and honest.
I will treat others the way I want to be treated, with gold and blue shining through.
Gouverneur Elementary School, Gouverneur, NY
We are a Responsive Classroom school, so our belief is that the social and emotional curriculum is just as important as the academic curriculum. We pride ourselves to "Delivering The Promise of A Brighter Future!"
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