Yesterday was our last day before… SPRING BREAK! That’s right, WE MADE IT!!
We decided to do a little March motivation to keep our behavior and academics in check. When we realized Frozen came out on DVD in March, we knew it was perfect!
All of my fourth graders have a kindergarten buddy that they read with every Friday. It is ADORABLE and means so much to both groups.
We wanted to keep them on task during this time all March, and encourage behavior in the classroom other times. So, we created a “March Madness: Behavior and Reading Challenge!”
We gave each pair of students a piece of card stock with 10 different genres of books (things both 4th and K had been studying such as historical fiction, Dr. Seuss, seasons, a small chapter book, etc.) They had the 3 Fridays in March, leading up to yesterday, to finish reading all of these books together and get their papers stamped. Then, there was also a “behavior” stamp for each Friday. The students had to stay on “green” all week to receive their Friday stamp. They each needed 2/3 to qualify to watch the movie!
What do ya know… EVERY student made it! All 118 K’s and fourthies! We were so proud of them 🙂
We celebrated by watching the movie and enjoying a “Frozen” snack! We made little “Olafs” out of a graham cracker, blue frosting, 3 marshmallows for the body, pretzels for the arms, chocolate chips for the buttons and eyes, and a tiny piece of an orange slice candy for the nose. (I forgot to take a picture of a finished product, I’m so sorry! @Missnelsonsgotthecamera has a picture on Instagram though, where I got the idea!)
Here’s some pictures of them in action 🙂