Continuing in the tradition of bribing the kids to do well with their schoolwork...
...my scholars finally earned themselves another ice cream cone by getting perfect scores on their spelling tests. The only way to earn the ice cream is for every student in the school to get an error-less test. This ensures that they root for and help each other to achieve success.
Even in January our small mountain town sells ice cream.
I thought about getting myself a double scoop of ice cream doused with fudge and caramel in an effort to lose some of the weight I put on while exercising in the lap pool but I decided that would be too much effort.
...and the effect it has on their smiles.