We had something new at our school this year—Student Appreciation Day! After all, without our students, we wouldn’t have a school. And the parents often make many sacrifices in order to send their children to our school. In a small way, we just wanted to say thank you. (Watch a video of the day’s highlights.)
One of the best parts for me was getting together with the other third-grade teachers and making these yummy (and cute!) owl cupcakes.
Our lead teacher got this idea from Pinterest, and it is so cute. We simply made the cupcakes the day before so they were nice and cool. Then we iced them and added the open cream-filled chocolate cookies for the eyes. For the ears, we cut a leftover cookie in two and placed the pieces above the eyes. Then we used hard-shell chocolate candies to make the centers of the eyes and the beak. We discovered that generic cream-filled chocolate cookies separate more easily than the name-brand cream-filled chocolate cookies. When you’re separating over 150 cookies, that becomes an important factor! Since we are studying birds in science, the owl cupcakes fit right in. We topped them off with a little flag that said, “Third grade’s a hoot!” The kids loved them! I wish I could say the same about my carpet!
Does your school have a Student Appreciation Day? What fun things do you do on that day?