Friday, December 7, 2012

Classroom Elf on the Shelf

Have you heard of Elf on the Shelf?
If you have a kid, you probably have!
He's everywhere, especially on Pinterest!
Well on Thursday when I got to work, the cutest little elf was perched upon our SMART Board!
He watches us and reports to Santa at night.
In the morning we find him in a new spot with a note about important things to remember.
Well, my kiddos were so excited about our Elf (we named him Joseph, after a very democratic voting session...thankfully we just did a unit on elections) they WANTED to write about've gotta love that right?
I got an ELF on the Shelf Journal {FREEBIE} from Lauren.  Thanks Lauren!
It is an adorable Elf Journal...we are going to write a little about where he moved each day.
Day 1... 
After we wrote about where Joseph was hiding, we spent some time learning about the meaning of Christmas!
I got this Elf Writing pack off Teachers Pay Teachers.  It's great!  Each day the Elf leaves a note and you focus on that important meaning of Christmas (helping others, love, friendship, 17 days of messages in all!)
It's from Kerri B. and its called Magic Elf Activity and Writing Pack.

Aren't their pictures adorable?

We are currently doing a holiday food drive in our class...more to come about that later.
But this is why the kids were focused on the food drive while we were talking about helping others.
And of course one of my little friends couldn't get enough...and wrote in her Reading Response Journal too!  Just click on the pic to make it big!


  1. Your elf is too cute!! And your kids' elf journals look great!! Thanks for the shout out :) Keep us updated on any elf happenings :)

  2. What a great blog! I am a third grade teacher, and I have nominated you for a Liebster Award. I hope you will check out my blog at There you will find more information about the nomination and me. Happy Blogging!


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