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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

30th Day of School!

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Tuesday is our 30th day of school---that translates to---150 more school days until summer vacation. LOL!
We'll be celebrating our 3rd Zero the Hero Day and Shelly had asked earlier who Zero the Hero was...so, here's his story....
Once upon a time (a very long time ago) we only had the numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. All of the numbers used to tease 0 because he had nothing to show for his value. 1 could show one apple, 2 could show two apples, etc. But, poor Zero, had nothing.
One day all the numbers decided to play a game and line up in order of the things they could show. The numbers told Zero he couldn't play because he had no value.
The game started with 1 lining up first. 2 joined the line next followed by 3. 4, 5, and then 6 joined the line followed by 7, 8 and 9. That was the end of the game because there were no more numbers. The numbers were kind of sad and didn't know what to do next.
Zero had been watching the game and wishing he could play. Suddenly, he had a great idea! Zero jumped up, grabbed 1's hand, stood beside her and made a new number----10! The other numbers were so happy they cheered for Zero and called him a hero.
Soon all the numbers were teaming up to make other new numbers---1 stood with 2 to make 12, 2 stood with 3 to make 23, 3 stood with 4 to make 34, etc. There were all kinds of new numbers made! The best part of the game was that every number wanted to stand with Zero! 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 80, 90
Thanks to Zero we will never run out of numbers again!
LOL! OK, that's kind of a condensed version of the Zero the Hero story, but hopefully you get the idea.
Every 10 days we celebrate the number Zero as a way of helping us count up to the 100th day of school. Zero the Hero sneaks in while we're at lunch and leaves us a treat shaped like a Zero, a coloring sheet and a note congratulating us for being that many days smarter.
After the 100th day, we start counting down to summer vacation.


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