Well....now that our report cards are finished it is time to start thinking about our favorite form of classroom management....THE ELF ON THE SHELF!!! We know it is early, but he appears the DAY AFTER Thanksgiving, which is the day we come back from a long weekend and conference recovery. So better to be prepared. Plus we just had to order another one because last year one of ours was actually stolen off of the fan. And he was TAPED to the fan! Someone REALLY must have needed him. He was untaped and elf-napped!
Santa knows who you are..... :)
We LOVE us some Elf on the Shelf! Seriously, what better way is there to maintain awesome behavior than to have Santa's personal helper watching over us. We love that he reports directly to the "Big Man" himself. No need for us to call Santa at the end of the week anymore. ;)
Last year our elves were delivered straight form the North Pole as a special present from Santa. This year is a little different because one of us is now in second grade. The first graders will be thrilled at the arrival and the daily hunt to find their special friend, but the second graders did that last year and we REALLY wanted to keep the magic alive for the second graders too. So we decided to keep the magic alive in second grade with a a super secret Elf Mission from Santa using Christmas Around the World as inspiration. If you would like to check it out for yourself you can hop on over to Teachers Pay Teachers or Teachers Notebook. Happy Elfing!
Keep On Dancing in Your Teacher Shoes!