Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Christ is Risen! Happy Easter!

Christ is risen! Alleluia! Alleluia!

Today we celebrated the risen Lord by making a special little treat together, Resurrection Rolls! 

First, we dipped marshmallows in melted butter and rolled them in cinnamon and sugar. 

Next, students wrapped their sticky sweet marshmallow in a crescent roll. They were careful not to leave any holes!

Then, the rolls were dipped in butter and rolled in cinnamon and sugar. Off to the ovens!

While the rolls baked, we headed to the gym for some crazy 4-corner soccer! We all missed each other over the break and it was a blast to run and laugh together. Boy, we worked up an appetite! 

Look at how our rolls turned out:

Wait!! Did you notice the roll is empty? We sure did! 

Not only did the rolls taste warm and sweet, they had a deeper meaning. Can your child explain how the Resurrection Rolls retell the Easter story? 

To make these simple treats, follow the Empty Tomb Marshmallow Delights recipe. 

But our Easter fun didn't stop there! 
(by now, you should know it NEVER stops there) 

Today we introduced an engaging new little behaviour reward system to keep the kids motivated, now that most of them have a case of the "Spring Sillies" (disclaimer: not a medical diagnoses). 

Introducing, the Easter Egg Reward System!

The system is simple. Throughout the day, a student's name is pulled in secret. If that student is on-task, they are called up to choose an egg, which has a "non-tangible" reward inside (so rather than stickers or trinkets, an activity or special privilege is the prize). 

Here are the prizes...

Now, if by some itsy, bitsy slim chance the student whose name was pulled is off-task, their name is returned and is not revealed. 

We still have the behaviour clip chart, as well as a revised version of our Weekly Choices Journals. 

We already have students who demonstrated excellent behaviour! Tomorrow, three special students have earned Super Supplies, Computer Time, and Silly Student! Keep it up, boys and girls!

Our Easter Egg Reward System and Spring certificates are adapted from What the Teacher Wants. The eggs are filled with prizes adapted from Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations and were designed on rainbow frames made by Ashley Hughes

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