We were told this year that there isn't to be any cupcakes or candy sent for birthday parties. No candy rewards. eek. When we introduced fractions we read the Hersheys Candy Bar fraction book, I don't remember the name, but we gave each student a plain chocolate candy bar and divided it in half, fourths and etc as we read the book. Guess, we aren't going to be allowed to do that activity. We gave a mint candy before our big state test, with a note of encouragement attached, after the test we gave the students an apple. Our students love dill pickles. We are going to try giving the tiny stickers on a chart, when the chart is full they earn a dill pickle and some of the things that have already been memtioned. Teachers are not allowed to have cake even in the teachers lounge. We draw names and bake a cake for each other to celebrate our birthdays. I don't think teachers will appreciate dill pickles. It gets harder every year.