Today has been one of those days when there just aren’t enough hours to get things accomplished. I almost skipped posting this evening, but in approximately two-and-a-half years, I haven’t missed a Tuesday. While today’s slice is weak on content, I didn’t want to give in to not writing. I didn’t want to start giving myself excuses not to blog and then set a precedent for other busy Tuesdays.
Today I used an activity with my kindergarteners that involved cupcake liners. On the bottom of each liner, I wrote a letter. Students had to identify the letter and then sort them into the appropriate cupcake liner.
When I pulled out the stack of cupcake liners at the beginning of the activity, the kids’ eyes lit up and one said, “Cupcakes!” His eyes lit up in anticipation of a sweet treat and I felt horrible when I had to explain the activity. He handled his disappointment well and did a nice job with the activity. Maybe next time, we’ll celebrate a job well done with a cupcake!