Two years ago when I was teaching fourth grade one of my fellow teachers was having one of those years. At one point, just before state testing, we were doing a review on time. The morning work question was "What time is it?" and the student wrote "13 cents."
Well this became the joke of the year. The next day I brought my teammate a gold box tied with a bow. Inside were thirteen pennies. After that any time any of us had something ridiculous happen to us the box of thirteen cents was passed on.
I had completely forgotten about this tradition until I read Mrs. Scoma's post at First Grade FUNdamentals today. I do believe she has earned 13 cents! Click on the tag to read her post!
Does your team have any traditions?