Christmas is a crazy season for students as well as teachers. I like to reward my students and keep them encouraged to focus on academics at the same time. I do that by letting them draw a reward card at the end of each day. So instead of having arbitrary prizes each day, like an advent calendar, these are reward activities.
I take the cards and wrap them around a candy cane (thus the “Mint” in the title!). Each day, based on my students’ behavior, they get to pull a candy cane and we do the activity on the card. Sometimes, I put a number on the outside and tell them to choose the candy cane in reverse order (countdown from 12). Other times, I let them pull whichever candy cane they want. If I go with the second option, I make sure to put a star on the card that says “Christmas party” because obviously, I want to do that last. Or you can keep that candy cane out of the bucket until the end. Or you don’t have to use that card at all!
There are 28 cards included (4 extra RAK cards). You can choose to use as many as you’d like. Use them all or just 5 if you want! They are simply ideas and should be used to work with you and your students.
A color copy is included as well as a black and white version of the cards to save ink. Happy Holidays!
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