After a visit with "Zero the Hero" on the last day of school, Mrs. Kershaw's first grade class was inspired to write a "Circle Story" about the number zero. Students learned in a literature lesson early in the year, a "Circle Story" is a kind of fictional story that starts and ends much the say way, mimicking drawing a circle. This lesson was based on the popular picture book by author Laura Numeroff,
If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.
If You Give a Kid A Zero
By Mrs. Kershaw’s First Grade Class
If you give a kid a zero, he will want to write his numbers. If he wants to write his numbers, he will ask for pencil and paper. When writing numbers with his pencil, he may need to use an eraser. If he uses an eraser, he might erase too hard and tear his paper. When the paper tears, he will want to glue it back together. When he uses the glue, his fingers will get sticky. After getting his fingers sticky, he will ask for soap and water. He may accidentally get soap and water on the floor. Then, he will ask for paper towels to dry the floor. If he doesn’t clean it up fast enough, the water may ruin the floor. After the floor gets ruined, he will have to fix it. To fix the floor he will need floor tiles and tools. When you give him tiles and tools, he will try to make a wall. After making a wall, he will want to hang a number line on it. It’s important to remember, the number line must start with zero. When he sees the zero, he will probably begin to count on. As he counts on, each zero reminds him of Zero the Hero. When he thinks of Zero the Hero, he will want to write a zero. When he writes the zero, he will want to write his numbers… again!!!
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