Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Elf On OUR Shelf!

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The last 2 weeks have been so much fun with our little "Princess" elf visiting us! This was the first year that I introduced the elf to my classes. I love doing activities like this with my students. Most of my students don't get these kinds of experiences at home, so I love the fact that they can have them at school. Want to see what we have been up to?
After we read the book, we chose a name (gotta follow the rules!) Speaking of rules, they did an awesome job not touching her! I let the students make suggestions to list on the chart and and then the voting began. As you can see, Princess took the cake! Now that she has a name, she can start creating some mischief!
Princess relaxing at the Marshmallow Spa!
Having a sticker party with her friends!
Princess loves speech and we love Princess!
Hanging out in my crayon wreath!
Cuddled up with a good book! If you look closely, you can see her glasses.
All that wore her out! Taking a nap in the tissue box!

The kids took such interest in the elf that I decided to let them create their own. I found a template for an elf on DLTK. Download it here! The students decorated their elf then named and write about their elf. Here are a few samples!
This elf loves to eat candy canes and french toast!

This elf is related to the Hulk!

Whew!! What a week we have had... but a fun week at that! Princess will definitely be returning next year!




1 comment:

  1. That is so cute! Now I really want my own elf to be mischievous around my speech room. Maybe I'll get lucky and one will surprise me this Christmas. (And I would have voted for the name 'Princess' as well.) :)

    Rebecca
    Talking With Rebecca

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