She's a genius. Besides the point.
Anywho! My favorite part of her unit is the Reindeer Chow behavior incentive. The week leading up to break, the kidlets earn money towards a sweet treat at the end of the week (i.e. REINDEER CHOW!!....so, like, trailmix...BUT IT'S REINDEER CHOW!!)
The kids (and I) were just so excited this week about all the fun holiday activities that it was a really nice way to keep them focused and goal oriented even with a case of the Christmastime Crazies. Here are some pictures of our Reindeer Chow adventure. I set up a sort of "store" where the students got called up a few at a time and could use the money they earned to purchase tickets--each ticket with a different food on it (goldfish, chocolate covered pretzels, whoppers, M & M's, etc.). They then took that ticket over to our horseshoe table where our fabulous parent helper was waiting to help them put their chow together. It was such a fun afternoon and I, of course, can't wait to do this activity again next year.