Since I have a few minutes over Thanksgiving break to breathe, I'm finishing my post about the Tw-elf days of Christmas. I want the kids to enjoy school and learning, so I'm going to make sure we enjoy the days before Christmas Break. One of my favorite activities is Elf on the Shelf. So here's 12 days of elfish fun:
Day One: Meet the Elf
Day Two: Twiz the Season
Day Three: Little Tree, Little Tree
The Elf left a clue for day three but not before "decorating" our Christmas Tree. We read the poem "Little Tree" by EE Cummings, used context clues to figure out words like spangles and we also made inferences about the figurative language in the poem . Students then made Christmas ornaments to hang on our little tree at the end of the day. Finally, the kids enjoyed cookies and milk because Santa had so many left over from all the boys and girls who left Santa treats by their Christmas trees.
Enjoy your break!