September 10, 2014

Quick Fix for Lunch Count

I'm always trying to be tech savvy. The kids love using technology and it is supposed to make our lives easier. Right?

Well, I started the year doing lunch count on the Smartboard. And the kids did love it, but lunch count was taking F-O-R-E-V-E-R!

Kids were bouncing the icons all over the board, moving others icons and resizing things like crazy. It was a mess. Not to mention it took up the only screen/board I had for a morning message to my kiddos. I finally decided to pull the plug and just go to something quick and easy.  Sometimes old school is the best school. LOL.

I marched myself down to Hobby Lobby and picked up four small colored buckets from their party section.

Then while browsing Michael's I found the most adorable felt owl stickies. The answer was obvious.

Lunch Popsicle Sticks. Aren't they cute?

I was so pleased with how they turned out.  It cost me less than $10 to fix my problem and lunch count is back to being quick and easy. Most importantly, I get my screen back!! Whoo hoo!

How do you do lunch count?  Do you go old school or new?  


  1. Super cute! I have owl Popsicle helper sticks this year. As for lunch count, they actually did away with it years ago. I guess our weekly numbers were about the same so they plan on that.

    1. Thanks! I bet your helper sticks are adorable. I wish we could do away with lunch count too. It would make mornings that much easier. :)

  2. Those are soooooooooo adorable!!!

  3. These are so nice. My preschool students will surely love these. Thanks for the idea.

    Gretta Hewson
    Apollo Seattle Luxury Architecture


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