Discuss what our classroom looks like. You’ll hear good…yummy… Talk about whether this is a classroom you want to be in. Get kids excited about that classroom and being part of that room.
No Rotten Bananas!
Finally, tell your students you have 1 more thing to add to your classroom and pull out a rotten banana. Start to peel it. Hopefully the kids are grossed out. And they will be very expressive about that rotten banana. Discuss if they want that in their class and why or why not.
(TIP: Put the banana in the freezer to make it rot faster!)
Discuss that we don’t want any rotten bananas in our classroom.
This is the part that you will hear all year. Your kids will reference the rotten banana when people are mean or not doing the right thing. It will resonate all year! And sometimes I’ll even ask if we want rotten bananas. This is effective when the class has an issue in related arts or the lunch room. It’s a great reminder of who we want to be and who we are!
Finally you get to eat your friendship salad!
This recipe and 33 other fun recipes for the classroom are included in our Foodie Fun Friday resource!
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This is so awesome! I am definitely doing this with my class. Thank you for sharing this wonderful group builder.
Love it! Thank you for sharing your ideas!!! My kids love saying “foodie fun Friday” actually so do I 🤣
Do you drain the fruit first?
I have been teaching kindergarten for over 20 years and I love how you are working with the students. It is a passion. Have you ever read Stone Soup? I use it to teach classroom community and how by working together something great happens. We usually make soup but I like the fruit salad idea. You have many great and fresh ideas for we veterans to see. Thanks
Yes! We do it every year as well. You can find it by typing “stone soup” in the search here on the blog!
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