Saturday, December 8, 2012

Welcome Elf and Holiday Bulletin Board

Our friendly little Elf on the Shelf made his appearance this week and my kids are So.Excited.  I love that they run in each morning to find him.  Every year I think, "this class isn't going to buy-in to the elf thing."  And every year I'm pleasantly surprised.  I love love love seeing "magic" through their eyes!

Here is what our little guy has been up to:

Making some new friends

Fishing for some goldfish crackers

Sitting in the "E" tub - E is for Elf :)

 Hanging with his Elf friends behind our name graph

 And Friday he brought each kid their own little bag of snow from the North Pole.  Unfortunately, it melted by the time he got all the way to North Carolina.

We made a big production of naming him.  We narrowed it down to 4 choices and had a class vote.  The kids ended up naming him after our school counselor, which gave us all a good laugh.

Then, we made our own graphs and answered some questions about our data.  I found this awesome elf on the shelf craftivity and knew I had to use it!  This is from Mrs. Goodwin at ilivetolearn ilovetogrow  I added a space on my graph to glue it on.

Here are some pictures of the end result:
Sorry for the picture quality, the glare from the sun was not cooperating!

Grab a copy of my graph and the elf for free!

Head over to Seusstastic Classroom Inspirations for some great elf ideas!

Aside from our elf, we have been busy talking about traditions in first grade, and needs and wants in kindergarten.  These are social studies standards for NC, and they fit oh-so-perfectly at Christmas time.  We made these into our Christmas bulletin board and I love it!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness. I'm so borrowing your "Snow From the North Pole Idea." That is so funny!