Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Polar Express is Coming...

Am I the only one that wishes it were coming sooner?

Thought process=if we watch Polar Express then it is the last day before break then break.is.finally.here. My kiddos might be a little stir crazy - so we are just going with the flow in Ketchen's Kindergarten. Ha.

We have an awesome Auditorium where we watch The Polar Express every year on the big screen on the last day of school before break. The kiddos earn pennies (our reward system for this lovely month - can you tell that today may have been a little bit rough?) and must have 20 pennies to buy a ticket to the movie.

We give tickets for following directions, being kind, walking nicely (What? I'm not allowed to bounce down the hallway?), etc. We (enter Scrooge) also take away in the event that not so great choices are being made...

Here is how I'm keeping track this year - the "Pennies for Polar Express" chart. Each child starts with 10 pennies - and I adjust the total throughout the day. I added the number line at the bottom right - and it has helped my kiddos to see how many more they need to get to 20.



Kiddos with more than 20 get a front row seat - whoohoo!

After the movie is over, we come back to the room and have hot chocolate and candy canes. One of my favorite days (not just because it is the last day...)!

3 comments:

Jenny said...

Love your blog!!! I am awarding you the Liebster Award. Check out my blog to see the details.

Jenny
http://mrsfutchsclass.blogspot.com/

Mrs. Davis said...

I awarded you the Liebster Award! Check it out and link up!

http://carriedawaykindergarten.blogspot.com/2011/12/aa-is-for-airplane-and-awards.html

Busy Bees said...

Just found your darling blog. Love the idea about the pennies and The Polar Express.
Robynn
BusyBees

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