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Zero, the Hero & Zerona Puppet**

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with Treat Bag**

**Zero, the Hero
Puppet is a great, little guy who comes to school every ten days to help us in
learn how to count to 100! He also helps us with learning the concept of
place value. We start on the very first day of school. I
purchased a 1-100 number poster from the teacher's supply store, and we marked off each
day until we reached the 100th day. This was included as part of our
opening, calendar activities. I found that it really helped the children
understand the concept of zero being a place holder, counting to 100 and place
value concepts. **

**We also used
little sticks to count the days and had a place value pocket chart to store the
sticks until we had 10 sticks. There was a ones, tens and hundreds pocket
on this chart (three different pockets.) You can make your own pocket chart or use one that is
available at teacher's supply stores. You can use straws or popsicle
sticks, too. We would bundle the sticks with a rubber band each time we
had 10 and move them to the next pocket. When we had 10 sets of sticks in
the tens pocket (100) we would celebrate the 100th day of school. We all
looked forward to the 100th day of school when Zero, the Hero needed a friend to
help him since there are two zeros in 1-0-0! So, he brought his friend, Zerona--the girl puppet. **

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** Zero,
the Hero puppet**

**When Zero, the Hero puppet
comes to school we use the poem:**

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**Zerona Puppet
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**Zerona is the
puppet who helps Zero! She comes to help him when he needs two zeros
on the 100th day of school.
She can be the wife, friend or sister for Zero, the hero. She has a
crown with jewels and a sparkly cape! Both puppets are available for purchase.
These hand puppets are made with felt and are approximately
13 ½" x 9 ½". You will also
receive a laminated poster like the one above -- 8 ½" x 11" with
Zerona. Each puppet is $25. **

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This is
a "Zero, the Hero" treat bag that can be sent home with one of the children
as a reminder that we need help in bringing treats. Zero
has
treats that are shaped like a zero. I have a letter that
is included with the bag with some suggestions for the parents.
Some ideas are: Cheerios, Apple Jacks, Lifesavers, Fruit Loops,
donuts, erasers shaped like a "0," Apple O's, or anything the kids can
come up with in that shape. Everyone looks forward to Zero, the Hero Day and it was a fun
way to teach math! The bag
is a cotton, draw string bag that measures approximately **
11 x 14 inches.
**The bag is available for purchase for $25. **

**
There is a 10% discount if you would like to purchase Zero,
Zerona and the Zero, the Hero bag! See below.**

**
10% Discount for purchasing all three---- Zero, the Hero puppet, Zerona Puppet and
the Treat Bag!**

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**These little
poems were posted on line years ago, and I don't have an author of the poems to
give due credit! **

**Zero, the Hero
Poems**** **

**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 10th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your very
first zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You've put a zero band around 10
straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today.**

**Hooray, hooray for our 10th day!**

**Good-by for today, here's a treat
that's round and cool.**

**I'll be back in another 10 days
of school.**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 20th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 2nd zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 2 zero bands and 2
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 2 bundles -
that's plenty.**

**Now we can count by 10s to 20.**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today.**

**Hooray, hooray for our 20th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a round
treat again**

**Can you count 20 of them?**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray, on your 30th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 3rd zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 3 zero bands and 3
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 3 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 30 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 30th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a treat
from me.**

**It's round like a zero, what can
it be?**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 40th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 4th zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 4 zero bands and 4
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 4 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 40 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 40th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a treat
from me.**

**It's round like a zero, what can
it be?**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 50th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 5th zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 5 zero bands and 5
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 5 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 50 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 50th day!**

**Good bye for now, here's a treat
from me.**

**It's round like a zero, what can
it be?**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 60th day!**

**Congratulations on your 6th zero**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 6 zero bands and 6
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 6 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 60 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 60th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a treat
from me.**

**It's round like a zero, what can
it be? **

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, Hooray on your 70th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 7th zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 7 zero bands and 7
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 7 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 70 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 70th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a treat
from me.**

**It's round like a zero, what can
it be?**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 80th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 8th zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 8 zero bands and 8
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 8 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 80 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 80th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a treat
from me.**

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**It's round like a zero, what can
it be?**

**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray, hooray on your 90th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 9th zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**You have 9 zero bands and 9
bundles of straws.**

**And now we need lots of applause.**

**The 10's cup has 9 bundles - WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 90 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 90th day!**

**Good-by for now, here's a sweet
treat.**

**See you next time. 100 is neat!**

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**I'm Zero the Hero and I'm here to
say,**

**"Hooray. Hooray, on your 100th
day!"**

**Congratulations on your 10th
zero.**

**That's the favorite number of
Zero the Hero.**

**The 10's cup has 10 bundles -
WOW!**

**Let's count by 10s to 100 - right
now!**

**I'm Zero the Hero - Let's cheer
today**

**Hooray, hooray for our 100th day!**

**Good-by my friends, here's the
last treat.**

**
See you next year. 100 is neat!**