Thursday, December 5, 2013

Our very mischievous elf......

So the past few days have been very busy in our classroom! Our student teacher, Ms. Hentz finished up on Tuesday, we have been MAP testing and tomorrow each of the 700 students at our school will receive a brand new pair of tennis shoes from a local church!  Through it all, our elf Kringle has been so busy getting into a little ( ok, a lot) of mischief!!! After getting into the powdered donuts on Monday, he found my stash of tinsel. He appeared to have lots of fun and he even blamed it on our student teacher!!! Then this morning I discovered he had gotten into the indoor recess games and had pulled out all the checkers games! Checkers were every where.
I think my students are really enjoying Kringle's daily antics as well as the letters he leaves them each day!
I think the magic of Elf on the Shelf is definitely working because today was the first day in a long time that every student in my class got a 3 for behavior!!!
I am loving it!!!!
Thanks Kringle!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Introducing ......Kringle the Elf

Yes, I broke down and adopted an elf on the shelf for my 5th grade classroom. At first I thought that it might be a little too juvenile for my 5th graders but judging from the reaction of my kids today...they love the idea.

Our elf's name is Kringle and he left the kids a  letter on the Promethean board and a platter of powdered sugar donuts.

I found some cute activities and ideas on daily Elf antics online (thank you to all who have shared).

I will be taking pictures and blogging (hopefully daily) to chronicle Kringle's activities in our classroom.

Follow along for a little holiday fun.....