Saturday, November 16, 2013

Our Elf is Arriving Soon!

I am as excited as a kid before Christmas!  Last December my students were the most AMAZING writers and it was all because of our adventures with Jingles the Elf.  Our visit started with a cold delivery (I had put the wrapped box in the freezer) from our school principal.  On the first day we named our Elf and read the story.  Starting the next morning and each morning after he was up to quite a bit of mischief including zip-lining across the classroom, making a glitter angel, having a snowball fight ... the list goes on!

I have started a Pinterest Board where I have been pinning lots of great ideas I find.  If you are a 'pinner' like me click the picture below to follow the board, maybe you'll see something new.

http://www.pinterest.com/teachandlaugh/elf-on-the-classroom-shelf/

I have my students record the adventures of our elf in a journal. If you'd like a copy click on the picture to download for free.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3x4yl_ZdnC-NFBFeGJySW54Wmc/edit?usp=sharing
 
I also have a word search available HERE if you have some early finishers :)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3x4yl_ZdnC-YUtNTXRwUC03X2s/edit?usp=sharing
If you have a great idea for my classroom elf I'd love to hear it.  If you have a link or a pin include that too because I would love to pin it to my board for others to see and maybe use in their classroom.

Here are a few of my faves from last year :)



 
There are so many great idea out there! I should have had my elf arrive months ago :)


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    1. Thank you! I'm super excited for our elf to arrive!!

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  2. Thank you for these freebies. Our school is going to start this soon. We have never done it before so it should prove interesting!
    Patty
    Second In Line

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    1. You will LOVE it! My students did the most amazing writing about their elf adventures last year!

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  3. Love your elfie post and elfie ideas! Your pics are amazing! I would love for you to link this post at my Elf Class Ideas Linky Party!! Thank you!!
    FlapJack

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    1. I linked a couple days ago - thanks for the opportunity :)

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  4. This makes me want to get one! Soooooo cute!!!

    ~Kourtney

    kourtneypayton83@gmail.com

    Mrs. Payton's Precious Kindergarteners

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