Snowy, our class elf, was back for week 2 and he had some more adventures in our classroom. To see our first week with Snowy, click here.
The kids were all impressed with how Snowy sat in the bucket. We decided he must be very flexible lol.
The elf is back! This year we decided to start our elf adventures on December 1! I’ll write each Saturday and give you a little update on what our guy has been up to.
Each day we fill out our Elf Watch Journal. I got this from Sunny Days in Second Grade’s store on her blog.
How is it December??? November seemed to fly by and that Thanksgiving break definitely flew by! 10 days went by in a second! I’m linking back up with Doodle Bugs Teaching to show you what we’ve been up to this week for Five for Friday.
We started working on fact and opinion this week in class to go along with our Journey’s story. In small groups, we discussed it and I had students write three of each. Love this little ones first opinion! 🙂
Today was our first day back and during Morning Meeting we came up with resolutions for 2016. We first read the cute story Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution. I like this story because it explains what a resolution is in kid friendly language and gives some good examples.
We had our holiday party at school on Friday. Each year we read the Polar Express, complete some activities with it, and then watch the movie at our party. Here are some pictures from our half day full of fun holiday activities!
They loved it! They were so excited to hang out and watch the movie together!
Hope everyone else had a great last day and if you have a few more left…you’re almost there!
We had our final week with Buddy our Elf. We’re all sad to see him go. The kids wished he could stay with us for 20 years. See what he’s been up to below…
Buddy decided he also wanted a chance to be Star Student, so he made his own poster. He even positioned himself in front of a star which my students thought was pretty awesome.
Buddy reminded us today that helping and being kind is a big part of the holiday season. He focused on us filling others buckets.
Buddy helped “decorate” again today. The kids thought the toilet paper was hilarious. They especially liked that he was wearing the roll on his head.
Since the previous day had been rough with listening, Buddy spelled out a few reminders for them to help them throughout the last full day of school. Semi-helped lol.
On our last day with Buddy, he helped decorate again. My room mom had put penguin decorations with each child’s picture in the penguin head. Buddy decided he wanted to join in!
Hope you enjoyed checking out what our elf has been up to!
Here’s what our classroom elf, Buddy has been up during Week #2 in our classroom. He’s quite the crazy elf!
Since Buddy was too close to kids and tables he decided to be up high on Day #7 and out of the way – hanging out in one of our snowflake decorations.
The class has been rather loud – especially at transitions, unpacking in the morning, and packing up at the end of the day. Buddy decided to leave them a little visual reminder to be quiet.
Our classroom has been beautifully decorated by our room moms, but Buddy wanted to join in on the fun. He decided to add a post-it note tree to our decor!
Unfortunately since I was out some of this week, I didn’t get a picture of Buddy in action. On Day #10, Buddy got a little hungry after his journey to the North Pole. He helped himself to some of our snacks in the room.
Do you do Elf on the Shelf or Elf in the Classroom? Would love to hear what other elves have been up to!
I am in love with Elf on the Shelf. The school I’m at is huge into holidays and all 3 second grade classes have an elf. My kids are loving it, I’m loving it, and it’s helping keep behavior contained in this crazy month of December. Here’s what our elf, named Sparky has been up to.
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