Okay, so that was my crazy afternoon. I do have to tell you, if you do Christmas gifts for your kids' parents, Michaels had some really cool stuff. We are going to put ours together on Thursday or Friday, so I will send you a picture then. Most of their Christmas stuff, specifically the plastic ornament balls, was 50% off. With that, you can also use your teacher's badge which gets you a little bit of a discount. Here are pictures of two of the things that I'm hoping to do this week. I got both ideas off of Pinterest. One is on my Holidays - Winter board and the other is on my Holidays - Christmas board. If you aren't following me on Pinterest yet, I pin a lot of my ideas there and I have to say, most of the time I only pin things that I think I can make happen.
Tonight is one of those nights I feel like I'm floating from topic to topic, but I have so much to cover. Last week, we did another writing activity. Every year, I read The Grinch Who Stole Christmas to my class. After we read it, I have my students write a letter to the Grinch asking him to come to Christmas with them. Since they don't have experience writing letters, we use a fill-in-the-blank template. Then, I have my students rewrite it. Anyway, click HERE to get the template. My kids always enjoy it and I usually use it for a handwriting grade. They also look really cute hanging up in the hallway. Next year, I am going to try to have the kids make their own Grinches, but I'm not there yet.
Alright - now, for what I know you have been waiting for - stories about Disney the elf. Well, I went a little overboard with setting him up for tomorrow. You see, some how the last few days my students have managed to knock him over. They haven't touched him, but all it takes is bumping the place where he is resting and he tumbles to the floor. That always leaves us with a dilemma because we can't touch him. If you look at my pictures from Thursday, I put a Band aid on his nose and eyebrow. If you tumble you usually end up with Band aids, right? So, tomorrow he's stored in a much safer place. He's hiding out with my holiday decorations. He also has a note. I cut up paper into little rectangles and stapled it. Then, I made a little paper envelope and stuck the notepad inside. It's so tiny that it definitely looks like Disney made it. I put it next to a pen so you could get an idea of just how tiny it is. I also took the time to write down each child's name in it and one thing they did right or one thing they did wrong. Hopefully, that will scare a few of them straight. I already know what he's going to do for Tuesday, so be watching for pictures. He's definitely going to be a trouble maker!
That's all for tonight! Time to come up with my Christmas letter to my parents, get ready for tomorrow and eat a couple of Mango gummy bears. I hope everyone had a Fantabulous Weekend!