From staff reports
In a school year like no other, sometimes the little things help – little things like elementary students at Riverview Charter School celebrating the 100th day of school Feb. 10 by dressing up like 100-year-old people and creating counting displays for the school’s common area.
“Every year, in many schools across the country, teachers help our young students celebrate the milestone of the 100th day of school by asking them to dress up as old people and by doing projects that involve counting to 100 and so on,” said Sarah Cox, interim director at Riverview and a longtime teacher.
“It’s a break from routine, although this whole school year has been a break in our regular routine,” she said, reflecting on the changes forced by the COVID-19 sickness.
To celebrate the 100th day at Riverview, first graders were invited to dress up as older versions of themselves. Kindergarten students created art projects using 100 objects to help with their counting skills. The displays were posted to the elementary commons area at Riverview for socially-distanced viewing.
“We are so glad to have most of our students back in the building now for face-to-face instruction and so they could celebrate the 100th day,” said Erica Freeman, the school’s testing coordinator and interim curriculum leader.
Riverview Charter School serves more than 700 students in grades K-8. As a charter school, Riverview accepts students from across Beaufort County and the school is free. Riverview regularly earns among the highest school ratings in Beaufort County on the annual State Report Cards, reflecting high academic achievement.