Monday, 15 December 2014

A Reflective Writing Task for the New Year

Looking for something for your class to do right after the Christmas break?  Do you want something with easy prep?  Should it be not too challenging for the kids, but still ask them to be reflective?  This is just what you need!

This booklet has been very popular, with lots of encouraging feedback.   If you purchased this last year, you are in luck!  Go to "My Purchases" on TpT and you should be able to redownload the new copy.  If you haven't purchased this yet, what are you waiting for?  Click on any of the images to go to TpT now!

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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Elf Adventures Week 2

The week started out slow for Elfis.  He was feeling under the weather on Monday.  It took most students quite a while to find him as he was hiding on my document camera cart taking a nap.  Elfis was sick, the poor elf.  My class was VERY respectful of this and they were crazy quiet all day.  It was a dream.

This Classroom Elf Setup Package includes all you need to introduce your elf at home or at school!
 By Tuesday Elfis was recovered.  He brought us in a class Christmas tree!  I hadn't really gotten around to decorating yet, and I guess he felt it just wasn't festive enough for him.  He also generously left us the first ornament for the tree.  It was an elf (of course!) with the year on it to remember him by.  How sweet!

The classroom decorating continued on Wednesday.  Elfis hung these pretty wooden snowflakes from our ceiling and caught a ride on one for the day.  

Our class was supposed to go Thursday afternoon.  Elfis was ready to go!  He must have spent the evening skating on a whiteboard.  His little skates and scarf are adorable!!  Sadly, we had freezing rain Wednesday, and a huge dump of snow overnight so the buses were cancelled and we couldn't go skating.  My students actually took the news really well.  We're rescheduled for March.

On Friday, Elfis noticed I had "Letters to Santa" in my dayplan.  He left us all brand new pencils (decorated with elves of course) to write them with.  I forgot to take a picture of this.

This Classroom Elf Setup Package includes all you need to introduce your elf at home or at school!

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

Meet Elfis

On Monday, December 1, my class received a very special delivery!  The package was delivered by our vice-principal.  He said it had just appeared in the office!  He wasn't sure who delivered it, but it sure looked important.  It was labeled Santa's Workshop, North Pole after all!

Friday, 5 December 2014

100s Chart Hidden Picture

Merry Christmas!

Naughty or nice, here's a little treat to fill your stocking today!
It's a great activity for many grade levels - challenging for the little ones, and something for free time for those in grades 4/5.  One day in the summer, I gave the file a bit of a facelift.  So, you might have this already.... I didn't change the actual worksheet, just the cover/credits pages.  But, if you don't - head to my store and get it now.  It's FREE! 

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