I'm so excited to follow Mel D. from Seusstastic & Michelle from Apples & ABC's for their 3 week link series on Elf in the Classroom! This year I finally bit the bullet and purchased an elf for my classroom and my students ADORE him!
On Tuesday our elf was delivered to our classroom...because, well...mail was a little slow and Santa forgot to express him by Monday. When he DID arrive, he came wrapped up in glittery red paper and a personal note from Santa! Now, did Ms. K remember to take a picture of this adorable package?? Uh...no. Oops! However, the ideas came from Maria at Kinder-Craze, she's a complete doll and is amazingly creative, I wish I could live inside of her brain just for one day!
Here is Frost our elf hiding in our decorative garland...I was praying they didn't spot him until our package arrived. As it turns out, Frost did too good of a job hiding that day!
One of the new favorite activities for my kiddies to do during their free time is write in their "Elf Journal" using Notes on our iPads.
They astound me with how much they're willing to write when they are truly motivated and excited!!!
My students love searching for Frost each morning! Some of them have even spotted him from the outside the classroom when they've gotten off the school bus! I thought Frost was so clever to hang out in our paper lanterns...and then I saw Teri's elf did this too! They must be besties!
Here's Frost hanging out with the super student on my behavior chart...wouldn't you know I saw Teri's elf do that too???
I can't wait to see what other kinds of adventures Frost will get into within the next week!