Tis’ the season for my end of year standby: WONKA Week! I have never had a class so motivated by sugar as I do this year, so Wonka Week is the perfect solution to managing these last few weeks. (And yes, I know, I taught in Boulder, Colorado and sugar is bad. But, my sanity is important and so is yours, so throw nutrition aside for a few days and join me!)
If you’re looking for a new end-of-year tradition, think about trying Wonka Week. If you’re still in school and need a little something to motivate those little ones, this might do the trick. Here’s a few things we did for Wonka Week.
Throughout Wonka week(s) these are the new incentives for student behavior. All students who receive a Wonka ticket get to draw from the candy bar jar at the end of the day. If their candy bar is one of the lucky Golden Ticket Winners then they get one of the BIG prizes.
Tons of fun and easy science experiments can be centered around candy:
Which candy bars will sink when put in water? Which will float?
What will happen when a Gobstopper is put in water? soda? juice? vinegar?
What will happen when you put Skittles in water? (The S floats!)