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Students have 100 reasons to celebrate at Michael A. Maroun

After a handful of snow days altered the Phoenix Central School District’s schedule, students at Michael A. Maroun finally had a chance to celebrate the 100-day mark Thursday (Feb. 27).

Kyle Doppelheuer, a first-grader in Brenda Bailey’s class at Michael A. Maroun Elementary, practices counting to 100 as part of the 100 days of school celebration Thursday.
Kyle Doppelheuer, a first-grader in Brenda Bailey’s class at Michael A. Maroun Elementary, practices counting to 100 as part of the 100 days of school celebration Thursday.

In first-grade classrooms, students rejoiced by capping off a month-long food drive to collect 100 items for the local food pantry.

As students in Brenda Bailey’s class sorted and counted their donations, they celebrated the number 100 and realized they exceeded their goal by 44.

“It is very rewarding to see the kids give back,” Bailey said. “Plus they are able to practice counting and sorting items by 10 to get to 100.”

In addition to the food pantry donation, Bailey’s students had a chance to use food in other ways as they counted to 100.

Students separated Froot Loops into 10 different groups of 10, and then put a string through the holes to make necklaces.

Not only were they able to learn about numbers, but they were able to enjoy a tasty take-home treat, too.

Students in Brenda Bailey’s first-grade class at Michael A. Maroun Elementary display the items they collected for the local food pantry. Although the goal was to collect 100 items by the 100th day of school, the class exceeded that number and donated 144 nonperishable goods.
Students in Brenda Bailey’s first-grade class at Michael A. Maroun Elementary display the items they collected for the local food pantry. Although the goal was to collect 100 items by the 100th day of school, the class exceeded that number and donated 144 nonperishable goods.