Tuesday February 6, 2018 was MACA’s 100th Day of School! We have successfully had 100 days of learning and we are officially 100 days smarter! To celebrate, elementary teachers planned a fun-filled 100th Day of School Assembly for K-5th graders. Their theme: 100 Years from Now.
Students watched clips from the Jetsons, a cartoon featuring the Jetson family who lives in a world from the future. They talked about the things in the clips that have already been invented (like robotic vacuums), those that are in the process of being invented (like flying cars), and things that we still do not have in our world right now. Students then broke off into groups to come up with their own inventions for the future – some were sports related, some were medical inventions, and others were inventions to add to the ever-changing cell phone!
Elementary Lead teacher, Megan Harmon, led the students in a discussion that focused on the fact that even though we have all of these worldly inventions to enjoy here on this earth, these things are not eternal. The one thing in this life we all need that is eternal is Jesus Christ. Miss Harmon gave the students a “100 Day Challenge” of living on a mission. Students were asked how the world would be impacted for eternity because of their choices.
“We love to have fun and the 100th day celebration is one of MACA’s favorites! In all things, we aim to point the children to Jesus,” stated Kindergarten and Elementary Lead teacher.
2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Sweigert, led the students in music that inspired them to “Get up and tell the world that Jesus paid the price so that we could have eternal life!” while 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Finch, led the students in fun exercises.
The students then played several “minute to win it” games that lasted 100 seconds each. These included stacking cups, spoon relays, jumping through hula hoops and more!
The children each got to count out 10 pieces of 10 different treats- Skittles, jelly beans, cheese balls and more! As they ate their 100th day snack, they watched a video picturing each of their faces aged to 100 years! Mrs. Grab took photos of each elementary student and teacher and allowed them to choose their own hairstyle, facial hair, glasses, and even hats! It was so much fun to guess who each person was!
The day was wrapped up with a group picture outside while students stood in the form of the number “100” as we took a picture from above!