Zero the Hero made his return to the OK Corral this week to celebrate the 70th day of school. He brought each young scholar 70 Froot Loops, which we counted by ones, twos, fives, and tens. We then worked to string our Froot Loops into necklaces which we wore around the school for the rest of the day, much to the envy of the others we encountered in our travels.
The first time we did this activity way back in the day, I thought my first graders might be too cool and streetwise to wear necklaces made of cereal so my initial plan was to hang them on the fence to feed the birds. But the kids were so into making necklaces to wear we just went with it.
“Girl, I make this look good!” one of my friends commented to her bestie, complete with hand on out-thrust hip and head waggle. Alrighty, then.