I have an odd, yet vivid memory of something as a kid.
100 days of school.
I’m not sure why that has stuck with me all of these years, but teachers, just know that the kids are paying attention. Since I have chosen to homeschool my son for preschool this year I knew that learning to count would be on the daily agenda and what better way to make sure this happens everyday than with counting sticks. The problem is, I’m cheap. I searched the internet and kept seeing cute little colorful sticks but they were all just more than I was willing to pay. Granted, they were cute and prepackaged but I knew there had to be another solution.
It wasn’t until I was grocery shopping later that day that I saw the product I needed. Straws. Such a simple and yet easy solution. This colorful pack of 100 only cost a dollar and yet the possibilities are endless. If you want to use the straws to count to 100, then leave them whole. However, if you are using the straws as a replacement for counting bears than you can cut them up into smaller pieces. For now, we will be using ours whole but I may go back later as the school year progresses and get another pack, or use the same pack, to help him with his 1 to 1 object counting.
What sort of things do you do with your kids for 100 days of school? Do you have any brilliant ways to save money during the process? If so, please be sure to comment below or let us know over at the Facebook page.
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