Thursday and Friday were cookie day in my classroom. It's the annual sweet reward I give students for enduring my nonsense all year long. This year's cookie assortment was an impressive array. We had toffee bars, peppermint chocolate chip cookies, molasses spice cookies, brandied cranberry white chocolate chip cookies, sugar cookies, snickerdoodles, and rocky road fudge.
I had been baking a batch or two most every night of the past week, leading up to the excess at the end of the week. My homeroom takes the record for most cookies consumed --- nearly 3 dozen --- in the shortest amount of time (less than 15 minutes). Yesterday, for the last period of the day, my American Government class got cookies and we played Apples to Apples.
There is still another week of classes and next week I return to my regular programming of lessons and assignments. But we'll all be a little more festive as we prepare for the upcoming break.
Cookie day is one of my favorite holiday traditions because it reminds me that it's the small pleasures and treats that make December special.