100 days wiser, 100 years older

Staff and students at BCLUW elementary school (pictured) pose for a photo in the gym on Thursday morning as many dressed as if they were 100 years old to celebrate the 100th day of school. The practice has become an annual tradition at the district. (Robert Maharry/The Grundy Register photo) 

School can be hard on a youngster, and some might even argue that it ages a kid beyond his or her years. But the students at BCLUW elementary school took the concept to a new level last Thursday, dressing as if they were 100 years old to celebrate the 100th day of school.

           

“Our students and staff also get really excited to show their school pride by dressing up.  We have a great time with it,” Elementary Principal Mitch Parker said.

           

Familiar phrases like “Hey little fella,” “I need my coffee” and “can someone find my cane?” were overheard throughout the hallways, and the students embraced the idea wholeheartedly. Walkers, beards, golf hats, hair nets and touches of gray were everywhere, and teachers conducted math and writing activities related to the number 100 and reviewed the seven habits, which have been a focal point of instruction this year.

           

Parker is sure to mention, however, that the dress up day is in no way meant to disparage senior citizens. 

 

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