Two weeks ago, I was invited by one of my partner teachers to go to her daughter’s 1st grade class’s 100 Days Celebration. Each year, the 1st grade classes celebrate the first 100 days of school with a big performance and party. They dressed up and each girl wore a big yellow bow in her hair while each boy wore one at his neck.
The students recited long poems, sang, danced, and even put on a couple short skits. Each child’s mother (or grandmother in a couple cases) attended. Each child, with the help of his/her parents, made a craft with 100 items (100 butterflies, 100 bees, 100 candies, etc.), which they presented.
After the performances, each student presented his or her mom with a present and then the kids danced with their moms. At the end, the students and parents gathered in their classroom and ate a delicious and beautiful cake, followed by a full masa (meal/party) with plenty of food and drink.
The kids did an amazing job and it was wonderful to see them proudly present what they’ve learned this year to their parents. I don’t teach 1st grade, so I also got to know some more students at the school as well as their moms and grandmas.