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Zero the Hero Helps Students Celebrate the 100th Day of School

February 6 was the one hundredth day of school at Colchester School District, and to celebrate, students at Porters Point School got a visit from a very special guest!

CSD Superintendent Larry Waters as "Zero the Hero" helps PPS students celebrate the 100th day of school
CSD Superintendent Larry Waters as “Zero the Hero” helps PPS students celebrate the 100th day of school. Photograph by Rachel Alling.

In preparation for the visit, PPS students read Joan Holub’s Zero the Hero, a story that describes the power of zero in mathematics. The day of the school-wide celebration, Superintendent Larry Waters arrived as the storybook superhero to visit each class and work with the students to count to one hundred by ones, fives, and tens.

Zero the Hero talks with the students about the power of zero. Photograph by Rachel Alling.
Zero the Hero talks with the students about the power of zero. Photograph by Rachel Alling.

Students in Mrs. Hooper’s class also worked to collect one hundred nonperishable food items to support Colchester Community Food Shelf in time for the celebration—and they collected a grand total of 233!

Zero the Hero and students in Ms. Hooper's class with their collected food items for the Colchester Community Food Shelf. Photograph by Rachel Alling.
Zero the Hero and students in Ms. Hooper’s class with their collected food items for the Colchester Community Food Shelf. Photograph by Rachel Alling.
Zero the Hero talks with PPS students. Photograph by Rachel Alling.
Zero the Hero talks with PPS students. Photograph by Rachel Alling.
Photograph by Rachel Alling.
Photograph by Rachel Alling.

Strategies like these to invigorate our students from an early age about the study of math are important; math skills are growing increasingly critical  in a wide variety of careers.

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