Man, I'm dizzy with all the "stuff" going on in my life. I had my formal observation, robotics competition, teenage daughter with a shoe fetish, new rug = rearrange room, Pinterest addiction, Christmas shopping, holiday decorating, and the 12 Days of Christmas - just to name a few. Needless to say, I haven't been able to blog as much as I would like.
I decided to do 12 days of Christmas with a classroom elf for my class. We're studying poetry and fiction stories so I can tie the elf into my lessons. He leaves clues each day for the "nice" students up until Christmas Break. Each of the 12 days we have a poem clue and a surprise. I'm plan to post the 12 days as we do them for the next two weeks.
Day 1 - Meet the Elf
On day one we meet the elf, read the book and give him a name. I also read the first clue and the kiddos try to guess the treat. At the end of the day, I share the naughty and nice list and give each child a treat (lollipops).
Does anyone have any Elf on the Shelf ideas?