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Photo Credit: The Colorado Springs School

February 17, 2017

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From 100-year-old students to 100-arm robots, see how kids celebrated their first #100Days of school

What are all these centenarians doing in elementary school? Just another way students celebrate #100Days

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As we approach much-loved week-long winter breaks in schools across America, elementary students have been kicking off the respite from reading, writing, and arithmetic by enthusiastically celebrating their first 100 days in school.
While some teachers used the occasion to instruct students on the many ways you can count to 100, other schools encouraged kids to dress up like a 100-year-old or show off collections of 100 items.
From 100 robot arms to kids who could seriously pass for 10 decades old, we were impressed with the ingenuity displayed. Here are some of best pictures and videos we saw on social media: