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 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!)