Happy Thanksgiving! I don't know about all of you, but I. AM. STUFFED. What a day of PURE DELICIOUSNESS, thank you to my wonderful mother-in-law, and my mom and step-dad's fantastic cooking. I just brought rolls and pumpkin cheesecake (both store bought...don't judge) so I cannot take ANY credit for today's Thanksgiving feast! But it sure was YUM!
In other news...WE HAVE A WINNER, WINNER, TURKEY DINNER!
Random Number Generator (which I cannot, for the life of me, figure out how to capture as a screen shot so I can show you the actual number! Grrr...) chose Number 28!!
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I am SOO excited about this...
...my newest activity packet that I just uploaded to my TPT store!
If your students are anything like mine, the holidays tend to make them extra rambunctious. Last year, I introduced them to “Magic Elf” and it truly was like magic happened in my classroom! My students became more engaged, more motivated, and better behaved because they knew “Magic Elf” was looking for good behavior that he could report back to Santa, as well as teaching them about the true meaning of Christmas, which we all know is so much more than presents! I bought my “Magic Elf” on Ebay (see picture), but you can use any elf that you find in any store. I have included in this packet a “Magic Elf” clip art buddy for you to use if you cannot find a suitable stuffed elf. Just laminate him and hide him in your class as you would a stuffed elf! :) 4 activities are included for the month of December:
Magic Elf and Daily Messages-Purchase a stuffed elf or laminate the clip art elf that is included in this packet. Laminate messages for durability and cut out. Each morning before your students arrive, hide “Magic Elf” somewhere in your classroom along with one of his messages about the true meaning of Christmas. I have included 17 days worth of messages, so you can choose the ones that work best for you, depending on how many days you are in school the month of December.
Story Paper-Students can write a story about Magic Elf visiting their classroom, and then illustrate their story.
Magic Elf Letter-Students can use the writing paper to write a letter to Magic Elf about what he has taught them, or what they would like him to tell Santa!
Magic Elf Book-Copy the cover and inside pages back to back, including as many inside pages as there are school days in December. Instruct students to draw Magic Elf on the cover. Every day, after reading Magic Elf’s clue each morning to your students, instruct them to write what Magic Elf’s meaning of Christmas was for the day and illustrate what that means to them.At the end of the month, your students will have their own book on the meaning of Christmas to take home and share with their parents!
Click on the picture above to go to my TPT store! In honor of Black Friday (which I plan on sleeping through!), all of my products will be 20% off starting tomorrow, all the way through Tuesday! Let the madness begin! You can also pick up your Holiday Words writing pack for 20% off...Whoot whoot!
Talk to you soon, blogging buddies!