I have almost made it through the first week back after Thanksgiving break. And it’s been fun and exciting and tiring and magical all at once.
You know – a typical day in first grade.
Now we have winter break just on the horizon and, with that, we have Christmas and Hanukkah and Santa and Elves on Shelves and Elves in Toilets and Elves in Shaving Cream and all other manner of elf things happening that my kids are dying to tell me all about every single morning.
Needless to say, we are just a tad bit excited, and trying to keep a lid on it (it being my kids and the ants in their pants) is proving to be a bit challenging.
And since I can’t find my stun gun . . . And then I remembered what I used last year at this time!
Baggies=genius!!! That is the smartest thing I learned all day!
Wow! I am mindblown! I had always been hesitant to make hot chocolate in the classroom because of the prep and the mess. I can't wait to try this incentive now! I think I will be more excited than the kiddos!!!!!!
Kelly B says
Your post was just what I needed this morning! I was laughing out loud. The chocolate milk is genius! I can't wait to get started.
Chris Saunders says
I love your Hot Chocolate fun! I am going to follow your secret recipe! 🙂 I would love to see what you are doing in your December Centers! 🙂 Thanks-Chris
April Jones says
I used your hot chocolate party & recipe idea last year. Genius! I have already started the same thing for this year. So far the kids have earned the first H. I will definitely be using the baggie idea this year. Such a smartie-pants, you are! 😉
Mrs. Griffith says
I've already asked for ingredients for our Polar Express hot chocolate, but next year…chocolate milk is going down!!!!!
Sharon G. says
Wow! I love this idea and can't wait to start on Monday. I never thought of using chocolate milk I always purchase individual packs of hot chocolate – what a waste of time and money.
Kidpeople Classroom says
Perfect timing. I have done the hot chocolate in the crock pot before, but the pre-assembled baggies are a great idea. I just now emailed my party supplying parents asking for them for this year. Thanks Kristin, as always. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom