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The 100th day of school was celebrated many different ways this year.

Tipton Christian Academy held an inside parade, featuring kindergarteners and first graders, some children holding posters, while others were dressed as 100-year-olds.

Down the hall, in Ms. Holly Citadino’s second grade classroom, children were celebrating by popping helium balloons at various times throughout the day. The balloons held a special assignment for the excited participants. One such task was to clap 100 times, another was to jump 100 times, and another was a math problem involving counting to 100 with all of the students.

At Austin Peay Elementary, Kim Joyner’s kindergarten class celebrated the day by wearing capes that said, “zero is hero” and bright construction paper crowns with "100" on them. They happily sang the “100” song in music class, after recently playing a counting game with paper plates numbered to 100.

Ms. Joyner explained the paper plate game. “By having the plates on the floor, the children can see the spacing between the fives and the ten places. It helps them make a connection to how things work.”

Atoka Elementary students dressed as 100-year-olds and in 100 seconds, told each other three special things about him or herself.

The 100th day of school has become a traditional way to mark a milestone. School years consist of 180 days.

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