Have you been counting down the days? Do you hear tell of a fabulous party that will soon be coming to your child's preschool or kindergarten? Is the anticipation building to a fever pitch?
If you're mystified, let us enlighten. The 100th day of school (which usually falls in late January or early February) is a hugely important event anticipated every year by legions of preschoolers and elementary school kids. It's possible that you really have to be a teacher or student in a classroom to get what the excitement is all about. But parents who are looking in from the outside can nonetheless appreciate what a great excuse the 100th day is for a party and what an excellent learning opportunity it presents.
So let's hear it for the 100th day of school! But how is it celebrated? Here are a few ways we can think of, and your child's teacher is sure to have lots of good ideas up her or his sleeve too.
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