In the few hellish months when I was a kindergarten
teacher, we used little plastic bears for counting
. About an inch or so high, they were nauseatingly cute
, with simper
ing smiles and crossed paw
When doing the "if we have five bears, and take away three bears, how many bears do we have left?" routine
, things would get complicated when the four year olds would start to eat
the two remaining ones.