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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Throwback Thursday ~ Elf on the Shelf

I'm so sad I won't be in my class this year to participate in our classroom Elf on the Shelf. In honor of all the fun, this week's Throwback Thursday is from last year's Elf on the Shelf!

I just introduced "Elf on the Shelf" in my classroom today and the students loved it! It's such a fun way to get into the holiday spirit and is a great tool to use to enforce good behavior.

First, I read the story to the class.

Next, we voted on a name for our classroom elf. After many choices, the class voted on Bella!

Once our elf had a name, we decorated the door. After all, she needs a way to get in and out of the classroom!
Lastly, we did a craft activity. Students created their own elf and wrote about it!
 
I printed the craft activity from Teachers Pay Teachers using a variety of worksheets:
Both activities are free to download! 
Here are some mischievous activities that Bella participated in.

 
Bella read a lovely story to her friends.

Just hanging around the classroom.

Bella built a Jenga fort!
She was so tired and decided a tissue box was the best spot for her nap. 
 Just catching up on some Christmas shopping.
Snow angel fun!
 
An intense game of tic-tac-toe going on in class.