This engaging activity is a wonderful (and tasty!) way to establish a positive classroom community! Students will discuss what elements are important in a classroom, such as happiness, sharing, hard work, friendship, and caring. Each of these elements will be represented by a different snack item that will be added to the "Friendship Mix". After the positive items have been added, the class will decide if they believe a rotten banana should also be allowed into the classroom mix or if this negative element will ruin the mixture. At the end of the lesson, students will understand that they do not want to be the "rotten banana" in their classroom and will also get to enjoy a delicious snack!