December 11, 2002
Each year, as the holidays approach, I purchase a box of gourmet candy canes for my class. I mix them up and gave one to everyone. After a brief taste test, the students wrote a paragraph describing the flavor and create a new name for the candy cane. For example, one year peppermint was renamed “Christmas Snow” and cinnamon was called “Santa’s Hat.” Afterwards, they finished eating their candy canes while they wrote, and I played holiday music in the background.