Sunday, December 8, 2013

Elf in the Classroom LINKY Week 1

This is my first year having an elf in my classroom. I felt like I missed out on all the fun last year, so I knew I HAD to join in this year. I am linking up with Michelle and Mel for:

And of course, I couldn;t do this alone, so I bought an elf for my team partner too. One boy and one girl....

Our "elf"capades started on Monday and have been full steam ahead ever since. This is what my kids saw when they came into the room:
Our elf left the kids a note on the board and he had an armful of pencils for the kids. I read them the story and then we named our elf.... Snowflake!

Later in the week, Snowflake was hanging from our classroom READ sign.

My kids freaked when they saw this sign in our room. We had a little vocabulary lesson on the word "surveillance" and then they were in awe! Thank you Mel for the adorable sign!

The week ended with this arrival in the basket....lumps of coal for the kids. WHAT??? The kids were NOT happy. I asked them to write a letter to Santa explaining why they think he made a mistake by putting their name on the "naughty" list. I hung up their writing with pretend lumps of coal for all to see. Thank you Hope for the great writing idea.

If you are looking for some "Elf"ish activities to use in your classroom, check out my little packet in my TpT store.

We have a TON of fun antics prepared for this week. Make sure to check back and see what Snowflake and my little second graders are up too.

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