Tuesday, April 16, 2013

COUNTDOWN: Counting Days in School

photo of: Countdown Cleverness at RainbowsWithinReach

C-O-U-N-T-D-O-W-N..............

Have you begun? Have you started an official countdown? 
Do you know how many more Mondays you'll be going to school? 
After the 100th Day Party it really, truly is all 'downhill' from there! 


photo of: Counting the Days in School System (with straws) via RainbowsWithinReach

Thought I'd pull all of these systems for tracking the days-in-school into one spot. Which is your favorite? That probably depends on the maturity of your students. The more kinesthetic and visual -- the better in my book. The one above is from a FL kindergarten room and the next was in a Buckeye kinder class.


photo of: 100 Day Party in Kindergarten, Counting Days as School on Paper Clip Chains
Paper Clip Chains Counting the Days in School 

This next set of paper clip chains are from West Palm Beach and Mrs. Hake's room. Don't ya LUV how the hundred group is tied together? Yup. That's a party. 


photo of: "How Many Days have We Been in School" Place Value in Kindergarten
Day #126 on Paper Clips

This final tally mark chart was obviously earlier this year. It was on display while I was in Texas. That doesn't seem all that long ago, but I guess in retrospect, it was quite some time back. The 'math' facts are insightful and obviously the work of more mature students. 

photo of: Days in School Math Chart via RainbowsWithinReach


Do you remember last month when I made a school visit to Greg of  Kindergarten Smorgasboard fame

photo of: RainbowsWithinReach meets Kindergarten Smorgasboard
Well he's sharing an idea on his blog that is just so brilliant and one I know you'll have fun replicating. 
It's the countdown of the ABCs. If you still have 26 days left, you're in luck. Start with Z and zebras and move backwards down to letter A and apples!

photo of: End of the Year Countdown through the Alphabet: Z to A at Kindergarten Smorgasboard

How have I never heard of this fun review? 
YEAH new tool in the toolbox! 


Since we're all about the counting here, I'll help you out with the flash-back link to this year's 100th Day RoundUP as you may find something there that you can adapt in those goodies.

photo of: 100 Day Celebration RoundUP of Inspiration via RainbowsWithinReach

-- Debbie -- 

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