RAHWAY—Students at Madison Elementary School in Rahway are preparing for a celebration of the 100th day of the school year on Feb. 18.
The 100th Day Celebration signifies that primary students have learned to recognize and count to 100. The students are working on projects ranging from posters about counting, as well as sorting and classifying objects.
The concept was started when the Rahway School District added Everyday Mathematics to its curriculum. Everyday Mathematics is a K-6 curriculum developed by the University of Chicago School Mathematics Project and published by Everyday Learning Corporation, now part of SRA McGraw-Hill. The program emphasizes cooperative learning, “critical thinking” skills, and a spiraling movement between topics.
Rahway students Marcos Acosta, Kellie Kneisel, Robert Racey, Kayla McMillan and Daishawn Hunter are getting ready to celebrate the 100th day of school. McMillan created the poster made up of 100 different pictures of President Barack Obama. (Photo courtesy of Madison Elementary School)