Common Core Standards require first graders to be able to count up to 120.
The 120th day also coincides with the students' current math lessons on place value.
Read on and discover just a few of the fun celebrations that first grade teachers Sheryl Carini, Kristin Couto, Judy McCormick, and Rebecca Wayland created!
On Friday, March 22nd, KES first graders celebrated 120 days of learning!
First grade classes rotated from classroom to classroom participating in 120th day activities.
Could teams of first graders stack 120 cups? Students were up to the challenge--creating towers and even circular walls that completely surrounded them! Other building activities included working as a group to snap together one creation made from 120 Legos and assemble one structure using 120 wooden shapes.
A quieter quest was for each child to determine if his or her name's numerical value was over 120. Students were given a sheet that assigned a number to each letter in their name. Teachers and parent volunteers were on hand to add them up and give children a name tag with their name in numbers.
Each student counted out 120 kidney beans by filling twelve circles on a sheet of paper with ten beans each. A silly task completed the project: take off one shoe and see if ten dozen beans fit inside!