100 days have passed in the school year and the Coronach School didn’t let it pass without notice!
Each year, the elementary classrooms recognize the 100th day with a variety of activities with the theme of 100. Some of the past things they have done, are 100 signatures and 100 jumping jacks.
This year, Christa Elder, Patty McLean and Donna Dyck, the teachers in the elementary end, took the theme one step further and encouraged their students to dress like a 100-year-old person. The children took the theme to heart, with canes, walkers and lots of grey hair filling the Grade 1-2 and 3-4 classrooms. They had glasses on their noses and their pace to get across the room had slowed considerably.
According to Mrs. Christa Elder, the Grade 1-2 teacher, the students in the Grade 1-2 classroom brought 100 items for snack, did 100 math problems and had a look at what 100 drops of water looked like.
The Grade 1-2 class also hosted a “100 cent” bake sale, with every item priced at 100 cents and all proceeds going to former student, Abigail Roberts, who is currently undergoing radiation and chemotherapy for a brain tumour. Mrs. Elder was thrilled to report $412 from the bake sale.
Classrooms all through the school were taking collections for their former classmate, with the goal of $100 per class.
Miss Ashley Rachul reported that from Grades 10 to 12 a total of $280 in donations have been collected so far and expects them to keep coming in.
“Once again, I am shocked and awed at the support and love shown in our great little community. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last, that I have been left utterly speechless at the way this town comes together in times of need. If you haven’t considered how blessed we are to call Coronach home, take a moment to do so,” added Rachul.
Gracie Andersen, Grade 4 student, remembers Abigail and was happy to contribute. The Grade 3-4 classroom raised $166 towards the cause. Gracie said, “I think it was nice to raise money for her medical expenses and stuff.” Andersen reported a busy day in the Grade 3-4 classroom. “We did 100 piece puzzles, 100 division questions, 100 multiplication questions, 100 additions questions and 100 subtraction questions!” said Gracie. She said they are working on a 100 day poster, brought 100 things for snack and dressed up as 100-year-old people. “It was really fun!” she said.