I Must be Crazy!

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  1. MrsC

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    Too long a story, but the bottom line is that I will be making gingerbread houses (or, more accurately graham cracker houses) with the grade 8 class during their lunch recess today. A couple have been asking me if they could do it and, when I polled the class yesterday, all but 3 want to do it! I'll need to start making icing when I get to school this morning and, hopefully, will get enough made by lunch time!

    Unfortunately, I know that I will hear from several teachers today that this group doesn't deserve to have this done with them--I don't agree. I know that they will be silly, but I also know that it will be a blast--and they'll remember it for a long time!

    Wish me luck!!!!
     
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  3. Budaka

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    8th graders-icing =good luck!
     
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    The fact that other teachers think they "don't deserve it" makes this even more special.

    I think you're creating a warm school memory for some kids who probably don't have many.

    But you wouldn't consider using canned icing?????
     
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    Every kid deserves it! Have fun making some memories for needy kids.
     
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    That's a great idea! Would I be super crazy for wanting to do this with 6th graders?
     
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    I'll let you know in a few hours--the whole upstairs hall smells like sugar from the icing I made!
     
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    You MIGHT be crazy, but at least you and the students will have a lasting memory of this experience.
     
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    Good Luck! Oh, and remember to have fun!
     
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    Well, I wasn't crazy after all. Due to the allure of fresh snow and the demands of rehearsing for the band concert tomorrow, I ended up with only 12 grade 8 students eager to attach as much candy to their graham crackers as they possibly could! :lol: We had some interesting creations--chalet-style, flat roofs, apartment buildings, and one student who decided that he would fill the inside of his house with icing and candy--it exploded outwards like a volcano! The kids were great, we had lots of fun and they cleaned everything up quickly when recess was over. My room smells like a marshmallow from all of the icing and candy, but it was a blast! (Oh, and I was able to take lots of great pictures for the yearbook as a bonus!)
     
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    I'm so glad that it was successful and everyone had fun!
     
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    That's awesome. So many kids do not get these kind of experiences at home so it was definitely worth doing it I am sure!
     

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