Now that Spring Break is about over, when we return to the classroom, we're going to start our next countdown. This time we'll be counting down (using our calendar and straws) to Good Friday and Easter break.
Some teachers count down the entire school year. In a way, we do that as well (when we use our 100s chart). But with Kinder kids, they can't quite grasp that long a wait. It seems like FOREVER to them. So I chop up the year into smaller increments - Labor Day (we start school in August), Halloween, Thanksgiving break, Christmas break, Valentine's Day, Spring Break, Easter break, End of School.
Hint: For every 10 days, rubber band the 10 straws together to give the class a visual reminder.