As the year comes to an end, I wanted a way to count down the final days. All year we have kept track with stars on the wall the number of days of school. Once we reached one hundred, we started counting backwards. Since there are 21 days of school left, and I have 21 students, I decided to make a board where each student could represent one of the final days. As we pass a day, one student will get to move a star from the wall and put it by their crab. I came up with the design for this idea from a few similar projects on Pinterest: theusserys.blogspot.com gave me the idea for the phrase, and a hand paint/print crab project that I can no longer find. My kids made the crabs by tracing their hand two times, overlapping the hands, and then gluing google eyes to the top of the thumbs. This project was fun for the kids and super quick to complete. I love that we have a hands on count down to end the year as well!