Thursday, December 26, 2013


Hi friends, how were your holidays? My Christmas was fantastic. I'll admit, I did a lot of last minute shopping, which is very unusual for me. But in the end, it all turned out wonderfully, and enjoyed the time with family and friends. After all, that's what the holidays are about, right?

Amidst all the holiday hoopla, I've been meaning to link up with Michelle from Apples and ABC's and Mel from Seusstastic to share what shenanigans our little classroom elf has been up to lately! Here are a few snapshots of Tinsel from this passed week...

On the third day, he R.A.C.K.'ed our class, leaving us little elf erasers, and left us a note asking that we pass on the kind gestures to others in our school.  He even left me a "How to RACK" note - what a little helper! The kiddos LOVED this! Right away, we brainstormed ideas for who and when we could deliver little acts of kindness. We started with a fourth grade class down the hall; each student wrote an inspirational post-it note and as soon as their class left for lunch, we tip-toed into their room, and left these little surprises on their desks! Each day we surprised another room, and spread the holiday cheer!
I'll admit, I was a LITTLE annoyed that Tinsel sprayed the window for this subtle hint. 

Isn't he so creative? The kids immediately tweeted about how they would spread cheer on our classroom Twitter. 

On Thursday he was feeling "On Top of the World" with our elf-tastic behavior! 

On Friday, he told us that he had "SNOW much fun" in our classroom and left each one of us a little treat to say thank you for his time with us. We were sad to see him go, but we loved having him!

Tinsel really was so much fun for our class - I couldn't have asked the North Pole to send a more well-suited elf for the job! It was so fun waiting for someone to spot Tinsel each morning, I'll definitely miss it when we go back in January. 

I'll leave you with a little motivation...

Only a few more days until 2014! I'll be back in a few days to share a recap of our last week before break, a freebie, and some planning ideas to celebrate the new year! Can't wait!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Stephanie! I found you through Simply Kinder's linky. I am a new follower and fellow fourth grade teacher.
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