Whitefoord Elementary School Celebrates the 100th Day of School

whitefoord elementary edgewood3Pre-K, kindergarten, and first-grade students at Whitefoord Elementary School celebrated the 100th day of school in technology-based, interactive learning centers themed around the number 100.

Whitefoord Elementary, in collaboration with Public Broadcasting Atlanta, was the recipient of a Peg + Cat 100th Day of School PBS KIDS media lab.

Grounded in a rich math curriculum, Peg + Cat is PBS KIDS’ newest series and focuses on helping children build math skills. This series offers transmedia content, which features a robust online experience, on-air content, and mobile apps designed to extend math learning across the curriculum.

Activities included online and mobile math games through use of Kindle Fire devices that were donated to Whitefoord as a tool from the PBS KIDS media lab, hands-on activities for all learning styles, and informal learning spaces.

“Math is a priority in the Jackson cluster,” said Tim Foster, Whitefoord Elementary’s principal.

“We are always researching and planning innovative, hands-on math lessons for our students,” said Christie Johnson, Whitefoord’s instructional coach.

Students used inexpensive grocery items to create a “100” collage that they can re-create at home. The grocery items were donated by the neighborhood group Organized Neighbors of Edgewood.

“We want to support innovation in our neighborhood schools and provide opportunities to connect home and school and extend learning outside the classroom,” said Garry Long, president of ONE.

whitefoord elementary edgewood2Peg + Cat airs on PBA TV Channel 30 Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. To learn more about Peg + Cat, visit pbskids.org/peg.

Peg + Catwas developed as part of the CPB-PBS Ready to Learn Initiative and is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

Public Broadcasting Atlanta is a broadcast service of Atlanta Public Schools

Article and Photos By: Talk Up APS | Atlanta Public Schools

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