On our last week of school before a two week holiday break, we celebrated our 80th day of school. Our good friend Zero the Hero brought each of us 80 jelly beans. As usual, his email message instructed us to count our jelly beans by ones, twos, fives, and tens. After counting, we were to write about our jelly beans in our Zero the Hero Journals, enjoying our jelly beans as we wrote.
Today for the first time, and keep in mind this is Zero’s eighth visit, a lightbulb went off for one of my friends. “Hey, this is math!” exclaimed Princess Nastypants. And thank you for playing along, I thought but didn’t say.
Confession: Normally for the 80th day, Zero the Hero brings red and white beads that we string on a long pipe cleaner. When we bend them it makes a cute candy cane Christmas tree ornament. But Zero was out of money right here before Christmas, so we had to just make do.
Wait until the 90th day. Zero the Hero will share a brilliant fun fact. Until then…