Monday, August 15, 2016

Zero the Hero

A few months ago, I ran into a fun idea on Pinterest called "Zero the Hero."  This teacher-written book (PDF) explains Zero's story.  I think the original idea came from this Schoolhouse Rock song.  In many classrooms, Zero the Hero visits on day 10, 20, 30, etc, to help the children count to 100 (and beyond).  He often brings a zero shaped snack for the kids and sometimes a craft, game, etc.  On day one hundred, he brings his sister, Zerona, to place-hold the tens-place zero.

My PDF includes large (6") stick puppets for Zero and Zerona, small stick puppets (3") for the siblings, and counting by 10's flashcards featuring the superheroes.  I can't wait until we start calendar time, so we can use this fun idea.

To download, click here.

I also decided to make this counting poster featuring Zero the Hero.  It's just a one page sheet, showing the numbers 10-100.  It could be hung on the wall or placed in a resource binder.

To download, click here.

{Zero the Hero Resources}
- Teachers Pay Teachers printables
- free coloring page and numbers tracing
- count and exercise with Zero the Hero
- 100 day of school spy party to save Zero the Hero from Agent 99
- 100 day of school superhero party

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