You may remember from an earlier post that the 3rd graders have an incentive to "fill each other's buckets." This means that whenever I catch them doing or saying something that gives another person good thoughts and feelings about him/herself, I put a tile in a jar. When all 20 tiles are in the jar, the class gets to celebrate. Before we begin this process, the class brainstorms what kind of celebration they want to work toward. After brainstorming, we take a blind vote. The most popular party wins!
This time around, the students voted to have a "board games and Spencer" party. This is exactly what it sounds like. After earning 20 tiles for their good citizenship, we got to have this truly original celebration! It was so interesting to see the different types of games the students brought in. Their personalities truly shone. Befitting to the cause, the party was full of laughter, kindness, sharing, and enthusiasm. Enjoy some pictures below!
Little people, big minds.