I'm always looking for new, fun ways to do things, so one day I started to tell the kids to leave "an imaginary M&M between each word. Then, when they were done, they could eat all their imaginary M&M's!
When Valentine's Day came, I thought I'd give the kids an extra treat. I bought REAL M&Ms! They were so happy! Here are a couple of pictures of the kids working in their Gratitude Journals, measuring their spaces with real M&Ms! (For more about the Gratitude Journals, see THIS POST.)
Interestingly enough, most of the children wrote they were grateful for M&Ms on that day!