Today, Zero the Hero makes a special guest appearance on my blog to celebrate my 200th post.
Who is Zero the Hero? Well, I’m happy you asked.
Now, on stage, Zero himself: Zero the Hero. Cute little guy, isn’t he!
When I worked at the Lower Primary School at Hong Kong International School, we had an incredible team of talented kindergarten teachers who brought Zero the Hero to life every tenth school day.
Early in the morning on one of these zero days, a poem would appear somewhere in each kindergarten classroom. This poem told the children to look for certain counting items in the classroom; to do something (sing, dance, play a game, hunt for counting items); to make something (an art or cooking activity); or to do something related to counting and numbers (listen to a story, draw a picture, build a tower, sort and categorize objects).
Sometimes Zero would leave a special snack for the children, and these snacks most often looked like zeros: Cheerios, life savers, donuts, bagels, or other zero-like things. Zero himself did not show his face…that is, not until Day 100…and then there was a BIG PARTY to celebrate Zero the Hero’s arrival.
There’s even a song for the kindergarteners to learn. (Click on the red link.)
You can learn more about Zero the Hero here.
So this is it: my 200th post. 2-0-0. Two-zero-zero. Thanks Zero for joining me in this celebration.
Here are some WordPress blog statistics for my journey to this point.
Most read posts:
Total number of views of all posts to date: 17856 (9-4-2013)
(Looks like Zero the Hero will have to return sometime soon to help celebrate my triple zero viewers milestone:18,000!)
Number of countries with viewers: 92 (darker colors = more readers)
Countries with more than 200 views:
My last check on countries with no viewers occurred on May 28, 2013…read that post here: Dear Readers, Who Are You?
In that post I wrote
Equally interesting are the white spaces on the map: Greenland; Paraguay, Suriname, and French Guiana, three countries in South America; many Middle Eastern Countries; many countries in Africa; and Papua New Guinea in the Far East. It makes me wonder: Is Internet available in these areas? Is Internet available but restricted?
Since then, a few countries with viewers joined the list. A special hello to the new viewers in South America (Suriname); Africa (Mozambique, Nigeria, Cameroon, and Tunisia); and the Isle of Mann.
Alas, still missing: Greenland; Nicaragua in Central America; Cuba in the Caribbean; Paraguay and French Guiana in South America; many countries in Africa; Middle Eastern counties of Iran, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Afghanistan; and Papua New Guinea in the Far East. Maybe by Post #300 some of these counties will visit this blog. After all, even in non-English speaking countries many people study English. Of course, Internet is not available everywhere.
The Last Meow
Numbers, schnumbers. Don’t forget, we kitty cats helped with each one of these posts, and we have more to go. But in the meantime, it’s nap time. See you for Post #201.
Meow for now. =<^ ! ^>=