Every year, the Primary classroom makes a healthy trail mix as a treat for the entire school. Older kids love to see them coming, remembering how delicious it is and many remember when they themselves used to make and bring trail mix around the school.
During morning meetings, Primary students talk about what they’re making and how to be careful to consider what other students can’t eat. Each student comes to the mixing bowl to add a healthy pour of an ingredient. By serving the trail mix in every classroom and the office, Primary students learn where everyone is during the day and that every space is a friendly place. Learning to serve others first before ourselves requires patience and self-regulation. Of course, the chefs get to eat some of their snack when they return to their classroom.