If you're a Pennsylvania blogger, you're currently sharing my
hatred enthusiasm for PSSA week! I'm very thankful to have first graders that are not required to take the test, but our entire building's schedule has been turned upside-down. Reading in the afternoon instead of the morning, specials in the morning instead of the afternoon, earlier lunch, you get the drift... I've got the first lunch slot now, which means it was just me and Mr. Bones in the faculty room for awhile today.
ANYWHO, My firsts filled their warm-fuzzy jar the other day, so I've been thinking about what I wanted them to choose as their reward. You know what I mean, give them a few options but make one seem WAY cooler than the others? They're so awesome that way. I knew we'd gotten a Time For Kids about flying, and that it touched on kites. I snagged a kite over the weekend, and we finally got the chance to fly it today! It was perfectly windy and my kiddos loved getting the chance to fly a kite, many of them for the first time, which really surprised me! They had a blast!
What types of activities do you use as whole group rewards?