Professional Development

August 1, 2011

Sweet Choices

Thanks to Pinterest, I saw this idea from First Grader…At Last!

I thought it was a great idea! In the past, we did “Rays of Sunshine”. Anytime the class would have wonderful behavior in the classroom, or would receive appreciations from another teacher or administration person, they would earn a ray of sunshine. When the sun was filled, we would celebrate with a popcorn party. It worked wonderfully! After seeing this idea, I liked how much less space it took up. (Space is one thing I do not have a ton of in my new classroom!) I tweaked First Grader’s idea and made this!

(Yes, the cupcakes are missing. My printer is out of color ink and I have not made it to Target yet.) The cupcakes in the document are thanks to my wonderful DJ Inkers clipart, as well as the font. The cupcakes will have a small piece of magnet on the back to attach them to the cookie sheet. As for the cookie sheet, I picked it up at a thrift store while on vacation. I HEART thrifting! It was a little yucky looking so I just sprayed it white.

You can find the cupcakes and words for this project HERE. Enjoy!

Happy Teaching,



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