There are so many ways to say and show one hundred! Second graders celebrated the 100th day of school by working with 100-themed activities. Classes worked in whole group, small group, partnerships and independently to demonstrate their understanding of 100 and to celebrate the time we have spent together as classmates. A few of the math concepts and skills that the 100th day activities help to reinforce are: place value concepts; counting patterns; estimating and addition. Students had opportunities to create sculptures using 100 Legos, engaged in kinesthetic activities for 100 second intervals, and challenged their word building skills with word building activities. We can't believe that we are 100 days smarter and 100 days closer with our friends at MKA!

Also this week, the Second Grade wrapped up our conversations about identity by visiting the permanent "Constructing Identity in America" exhibit at The Montclair Art Museum. Students engaged in conversations about various pieces of art that acted as windows, mirrors and doors to our own identities. To conclude our tour, students reflected on their own identities and constructed an identity box to take home. These boxes showed what the students consider as they think about their own second-grade identity.