I keep everything stapled to my calendar wall so I have everything handy when it comes time to make Zero's appearance, including this necklace I got at I Teach K this summer. I wore it all day and the kids loved it. In order for them to enter and exit the classroom, they had to say Zero's number for the day...10!!
We count the days with colored post it notes..all colored coordinated. All of the 1’s are a certain color, all of the 2’s are a certain color and so on. But, all of the tens have zero on them.We also made these zero puppets. I have this cute pop up zero puppet too. Right now we are using him to count to ten so when it gets to ten he pops out. Eventually we will use him to count by tens too.
Zero comes with a cute little poem and a gift for our class. You can do things like cheerios but for now I think he is going to bring that day's number of items we need for our classroom or a project we are working on. For example, when we get to 30 he is going to bring us 30 fancy pencils so everyone can get one and the rest will go in the writing center.