Then, we participated in the last 5th Grade businesses for the year. Unfortunately, the sugar from the businesses made everyone a little crazy and it would lead to bigger problems the rest of the day. We played Sparkle before our spelling test!
We learned a lot about Easter Egg traditions in Ukraine, where they decorate their eggs with beeswax, and Mexico, where they fill their eggs with confetti. These eggs are called cascarones, and we got to make some of our own! When you break a cascarone on someone's head, you are giving them good luck. Did any of you break your cascarones yet?
Our day ended with a fun Easter Egg hunt at Brookdale. This is where our day turned bad. It was so kind of the people at Brookdale to host you for an Easter Egg hunt AND give you snacks when it was over. But all I heard were complaints from ungrateful third graders. People were mad they didn't find the golden egg. People were mad they only got to pick up 3 eggs. People were mad about the treats that were inside the eggs. I couldn't believe my ears!! At a place where we should've been GRATEFUL, instead we had ugly attitudes. I've never been so embarrassed to take a class somewhere before, but that was the first time.
We still have a LOT of field trips left in our school year, but they are a PRIVILEGE, which means you don't automatically get to go. Miss Jamison and I are putting a rewards system for field trips in place, which means you have to earn your way by acting right. I sure hope everyone gets to go, but it won't break my heart to leave you at school if you act like you did at Brookdale. I sure hope you take some time over your Easter weekend to think about how you acted, and how you can improve your attitudes and hearts before coming back to school.