Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

100th School Day Is Celebrated Creatively

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

100th School Day Is Celebrated Creatively

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Byline: Dan Scanlan

What do you do to celebrate the 100th day of the school year?

Mandarin Oaks Elementary School teacher Lani Montemayor dedicated her first-grade reading workshop Thursday to a book called 100th Day Worries, dressed up as a 100-year-old woman.

With hair tinted silvery gray and tied up in a bun and wearing a long dress and old black sweater, Montemayor pointed to posters with her cane as she spoke to the class, her "aged" stoop accentuated with a bit of padding around her upper back.

To add to the fun, she stopped reading Margery Cuyler's book at the 100th word, asking her 25 students to predict what happens next to its main character, a student named Jessica.

"Tell me what you think is going to happen in this story. She is worried about many things, but now she has a new worry," she told the class. "After you make the predictions, I will share the rest of the story."

As part of the 100th-day celebration, the teacher also asked her students to wear something that had 100 items on it. …

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