Monday, December 23, 2013

More Elf on Our Classroom Shelf Fun!

Hey everyone,
I'm so excited to show you what our silly classroom elf, Lillybell, was up to last week.  I think I had a little too much fun with our elf on the shelf this year haha.

Lilly spent the day hanging out in the tree in our classroom.

Then Lillybell and her friend Socks took a cruise in Lillybell's new car!  My husband and I can get pretty crafty.  I brought home a tissue box and said I wanted to make a car for Lillybell... He said "if we're going to make a car, we're going to make a good one."  So one shipping box and a little paint later, this is what was created.  I'm pretty impressed with this little hidden talent my husband has :).

Socks stuck around to hang out with Lillybell for the rest of the week.  They decided to play a little Jenga.

They spent the next day hanging out on our "First Day of 2nd Grade" picture frame.

On their last day in our classroom, Lillybell and Socks painted portraits of each other.  As you can see, Lillybell is a much better artist then little old Socks. They also left the kiddos a note and some candy :).

I loved having the elf on the shelf in our classroom this year.  My kiddos seemed to enjoy it too.  Each day the filled out a page in their "Elf on our classroom shelf" journal and explained what Lillybell was doing that day.  They also got to draw a picture of what she was doing that day, which was so fun to see!

Now I get to relax (kind of) for two weeks!  Maybe I can use this time to get our house clean and catch up on some Lock Smock orders! :)  I hope you all have a relaxing and restful Christmas break.

Oh! I almost forgot!  Now the following photo does not reflect the education system in our county… I'm sure the person that did this moved here from somewhere else ;).

I know it is kind of blurry so if you can't see it is says "Marry Cristmas."  Yikes!  

I hope you all have a Merry Christmas! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Elf on Our Classroom Shelf!

Hey Everyone!
I can't believe Christmas break is only one week away! Woohoo! I am in desperate need of some rest and relaxation.  This is my favorite time of the year.  I LOVE all of the beautiful Christmas lights and decorating the house and my classroom.

This year we had a little scout elf come to our room again!  I am having so much fun with this little lady.  My class has named her Lillybell… How adorable is that!?!?!  I have been posting all of the things Lillybell is doing in our classroom on my Instagram using the #elfonourclassroomshelf.  Here are some of the silly things she has done the last couple of weeks:

Santa sent a special gift to our classroom… our new elf Lillybell!

The students each wrote a note to Santa and we asked Lillybell to take them to him that night.  One kiddo wrote that another student said the elf wasn't real.  Seeing that this child was going to tattle on him for saying that, the student quickly apologized to Santa in his letter :). 

Lillybell decorated our room by writing her name all over the place!

We are working on "How to" writing in our classroom, so Lillybell thought she would join the fun and write her own "How to"… How to be on the nice list.

Then she tied all of our Dr. Seuss characters up with twinkle lights!

The next day, Lillybell and another second grade teacher's elf, Snowflake, had a party at the copy machine! They took some pretty cute pictures.

Here is a close up of the cute pictures Lillybell and Snowflake took at their "Copy Party".

Lillybell helped dress up our tree by adding some cute ornaments and a few presents around the bottom.

Lillybell tried to add a touch of Christmas to our room by putting up some twinkle lights… she broke half the strand in the process.  Oops!

We had a rough day in our classroom, so Lillybell needed a break.  Her dog Steven watched the kids that day so she could be well rested for the next day.

The kiddos were so good and let Lillybell rest the day before. She decided it was a good day to relax in a bubble bath.

You have to admit… Lillybell had this coming :).

This is just the start of all the fun we are having with the elf on our classroom shelf!  I can't wait to show you what she has been up to this week.


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Cyber Monday & Tuesday!

Hey Everyone!
I hope your TPT carts are loaded and ready to go because tomorrow TPT is having their Cyber Monday & Tuesday sale!

You can get up to 28% off in my TPT shop Monday and Tuesday, December 2nd and 3rd. Use the promo code above at checkout!  I am also keeping my shop on sale through Wednesday, December 4th! That means you will still get 20% off in my shop through the 4th.

I'm off to fill up my TPT shopping cart and get ready for the sale!