Friday, December 28, 2012

Our Elf on the Shelf!

Hey everyone,
   Our classroom received a wonderful visitor a few weeks before Christmas break... an elf on the shelf. My students just loved her!  They thought of a bunch of great names for her, and after a class vote, they narrowed their choices down to two names- Jingle Bell and Bella.  The class was split right down the middle on these two names so a wonderful little boy in my class said "Why don't we just name her Jingle Bella so everybody is happy?"  My students all loved this idea, so we named her Jingle Bella.  The creativity of these kiddos never ceases to amaze me :).

Here are some pictures of Jingle Bella during her time in our classroom...

Day 1: Jingle Bella tied up our Dr. Seuss stuffed animals with Christmas lights.  :)  She also left suckers for each student at their seat.

Day 2: Jingle Bella decided to curl up in one of our book tubs and read some holiday books :).  She made a bit of a mess...

Day 3: Jingle Bella went shopping while she was at the North Pole and bought herself a cute little skirt.  

Day 4: Jingle Bella made a mess when she decided to zip-line down our skip counting number line.  There were numbers scattered all over the floor that she had knocked down as she zip-lined down the number line.  My students thought it was just hilarious! :)

Day 5: Jingle Bella got into our "Drops in the Bucket" and was giving the kids a drop (the one in her hands) for their great behavior the past few days!

Day 6: She was hanging out with some of the other stuffed animals in our classroom right above my desk.

Day 7: Jingle Bella was hiding in our tree.

Day 8: Jingle Bella decided to hang out in the lamp at the front of our classroom.

Day 9: She found a perfect place to watch all the students... sitting on top of our white board by the clock.

Day 10:  Jingle Bella found an elf friend on our board :).  My students thought this was so funny!
Day 11: Jingle Bella took a ride on one of our butterflies that hangs on our ceiling.

Day 12: Jingle Bella practiced her geography skills

Day 13: During our Christmas party, Jingle Bella sat on top of our easel holding some Christmas lights and watched all  the festivities. 
Day 14: Jingle Bella hung out on our mini Christmas tree.

Day 15: On Jingle Bella's last day in our classroom, she decided to swing on a lay attached to a lantern hanging in our room.  She wrote the students a sweet note and Santa was nice enough to lift her magic for a few minutes after we read the letter so the kids could give Jingle Bella a hug before they left for break.

My students had so much fun finding Jingle Bella each morning... and I had fun figuring out fun places to put her each night.  I can't wait to do this again next year.  Maybe by then I'll have figured out some more fun things our elf can do each day.

(I know this post is a little late but I couldn't find the cord my camera plugged into!)



  1. Just wanted to let you know that I featured you in my post for a Shout Outs linky party. Head on over to my blog to check it out! You might find a happy surprise when you read it too!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

    1. Hey! Thanks so much for the shout out! AND for the pencil sharpener! I can't believe that I finally won one!!!! You have no idea how excited I am. You just made my day... no my week with the shout out and sharpener! This year is off to an AMAZING start!

  2. Hi Brianna!
    I am your newest follower! I found you through the Shout Outs Linky Party on Angela's blog shout out..and YES YOU DO want to check out Angela's blog post!!!! :)
    I LOVED your pictures of your Elf on the Shelf and what a great name! I look forward to reading more of your posts! I'd love for you to hop over and check out my blog!

  3. I just found you on the shout out linky. I'm your newest follower...I love that cute chair!!!..Looks like your kiddos had a blast with the elf. I forgot to move mine for two days . (I'm really bad at remembering that guy.) My kids starting saying, "somebody touched him. Who was it?" HaHa!!!

  4. I just found your adorable blog through the Shout Out Linky Party! I'm sure your kiddos loved the Elf - mine did. He even hid in my backpack when we went on a field trip. I took his picture everywhere throughout the museum and not one of the kids seen me. It was great!

    Stop by and check out my blog sometime.

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  5. Hi Brianna! Jingle Bella--so cute! :) I really like your blog! I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award, and have all of the details at my blog Happy New Year! :)

    1. Thank you so much for the sweet comments and for the nomination! I'll be heading over to your blog to check out the details!! Thanks again!!!!