A Chocolatey Prize

Today was a non-kid day for me.

I was at a district CCSS math training. It was our first official CCSS thing. It went well. I was impressed.

I have to admit I was a little worried how our district was going to "introduce" CCSS. Now I know there is no need for worry. Yay.

But, most importantly - we had an hour for lunch. An hour.

This was fabulous. Normally we have 30 minutes. Well actually 20 minutes by the time we get our kids to the cafeteria. 15 minutes if you have to heat something to eat in the microwave. 10 if you need a potty break.

It actually ends up being about 2 minutes when all is said and done. :D

Anyway, it was a good day.

Don't these look AH.MAZ.ING?!

First of all, I have had a very long standing love affair with salted caramel ANYTHING. Secondly, that 2nd picture looks like the most incredible hot chocolate and must be about 5000 calories!

I know for a fact because I will make it happen believe my kiddos smiley/frownie heart chain will be reaching the ground very soon. Finally!

I've been telling them they really need to get that thing moving in a positive direction so we can hurry up and find out what our prize is.

As if I don't know.

AND as if I don't know it will come when the weather is cool.

AND it will contain chocolate.

AND marshmallows.

A hot chocolate station is definitely in our future. (I would like to call it a hot chocolate bar - but then it should contain baileys, kahlua, amaretto, or something like that - so station it is.)

My plan is to make some fabulous hot chocolate in a crock pot and set up something along these lines:

AND do it at the end of the day because THAT sugar rush is best handled in the comfort of your own home. :D

I made some labels for the anticipated "prize".

I'm sure there is some reason YOU must throw a hot chocolate celebration of your own sometime soon. Click the pic to download a copy of the labels. 

If you sip hot chocolate while reading Polar Express is MAY decrease your need to ball your eyes out when you get to the end! :D

Have a fabulous rest of the week teacher peeps!

❤I LoVe your comments!❤


  1. Oh my goodness Traci!! This is so cute! I think the Moffatt Girls may just LOVE a Hot Chocolate party! Your kids will go nuts over this!! What a fantastic idea! You're the BEST!!
    The Moffatt Girls

  2. Love this! The labels are so cute an they are perfect! I have been wanting to do a hot chocolate bar. Thanks for sharing!

  3. A hot chocolate bar! I could totally get into that:) thanks for the yummy idea.
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  4. You just gave me the best idea! We have PJ day with The Polar express, so I could set up a chocolate bar as their treat! You always have fantastic ideas! Thanks so much!!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  5. You are making me hungry/thirsty for some good stuff. Very cute! I am on the CCSS team for ELA and it has been very fun to learn about as well. We dive in next year and the year after will have the assessments to go with it.
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

  6. Can we come? Such a smart teacher doing it at the end of the day. Lol...we do the same! Sugar 'em up, then send 'em OUT! :)

    Christy & Tammy
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  7. Too cute! Look REALLY good! I am so jealous!!!
    If you have time stop by my blog and enter my giveaway! Thanks so much!

    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log


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