Monday, November 30, 2015

Elf on the Shelf: Ideas for the Classroom!

Our classroom elf is coming tomorrow!
Do you have an elf?
I love thinking of silly things for him to do!
Sometimes thinking of something new everyday can be tricky.
These are some of the things I did last year!

The elf decorated our classroom with lights!
We didn't have any snow, so he brought us some icicles. :)

Jingle added his name to the word wall.

One day he was reading a story. 
Someone asked why he was still on the same page.
One little boy said he must be stuck on a word.
So he read him the whole page. <3
I seriously love first grade!!!!!!!
(The little boy must've been right because after lunch, he had turned the page. ;) )

This day the elf moved during lunch.
I guess he thought the kids weren't being very well behaved.......
But his little note helped a lot! :) 

Elf and Elmer were pretty good friends throughout December.
Here they are practicing math facts!

Roasting marshmallows was lots of fun!
He even shared some with the kids.

The morning before we made gingerbread houses, he got into our graham crackers and candy!
He made us a cute little example!
What a nice elf!

 Elf donuts!
(Cheerios with frosting)
This was one of my favorite days.
Thanks to my friend Melissa at Smile for Success for sharing this one!

 The next day he was nice enough to bring us human-sized donuts. ;)

On Grinch Day, our elf dressed up like the Grinch!

Even an elf needs a bath!!!!
When we made stockings, he hung himself up in one.
After we made our stockings, he hung them up for us!
He even made a fireplace on our Eno board!

Here he got into the sugar and made a snow angel.
Silly elf!

On his last day, he left us all kinds of goodies.
We got new books and Elephant and Piggie stuffed animals.
He left bells and a Nice and Naughty list.

The kids sure missed him when he went back to the North Pole!!
I hope I gave you some new ideas!
Have fun with your elf!!!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Weekend Warriors: Holiday Gift Ideas!

I hope you all enjoyed Thanksgiving with the people you love!

The Weekend Warriors are back!!!
This month we're sharing holiday gift ideas.
We'd love for you to link up and share your ideas too!

These are some of my favorite gifts for parents!!

Five Little Snowmen!
They are always a hit. :)

Here's how to make them!

I also attach this little poem.
It's editable so you can change the font, color, and size!

We made these little snowman cuties the last few years!
I think we'll be making them this year too. :)

They're pretty simple to make!

My kids saw this reindeer and begged me to make them!
We may be making more than one gift this year. ;)

They're super easy to make!!!

We'd love for you to link up and share your gift ideas!!!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Thankful Placemats {freebie!}

Your kids will love making these little Thanksgiving placemats!
They're super quick and easy to make. :)

We use them at our Friendship Gathering the week of Thanksgiving!

I am SO thankful for all of you who read my little ol' blog. :) :)
Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Five for Friday {November 20!}

Happy Friday!!!
This week was full of Thanksgiving fun!

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for Five for Friday. :)

Gobble! Gobble!  
We made these adorable turkeys and wrote about what we're thankful for!
(I love when they add eyelashes!!!)

You all know Spookley is my favorite!
I got this book from a book order last year.
It's just as cute, if not cuter, than the original!!!!

I created a new phonics pack last weekend!
Whitney the Whistling Whale was a big hit with my kiddos. :)
They love meeting a new "friend" every week!

 We made sight word wallets!!
This is an activity from Carolyn and Dr. Jean's book, Reading Recipes!
If you haven't read it, you NEED to!
There are SO many fun activities to make your kids love learning! 
(even more than they do now ;) )
Every day my kids begged for their "money."
Such a fun way to practice sight words!

We created these little Thanksgiving books!
You can grab them FREE in my store!

Happy Weekend!!!!!
You can make it until Thanksgiving break!! ;)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Thanksgiving Book {freebie!}

Every year I've made a little Thanksgiving book with my kiddos!
This year I decided to put it together for you too. :)
I changed it up a bit and made it simpler.
They're super easy and the kids love them!

For the cover, you'll make little handprint turkeys!
I recommend using cardstock for the cover. :)

The inside pages tell the story of Thanksgiving. 
All the kids have to do it color and fill in the missing words!
(and yes...I did color all of these tonight, just for you ;) )

Bind or staple the pages together for a cute Thanksgiving keepsake. :)
Enjoy your week!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Veterans Day Craft!

Happy weekend!!!
I have a fun little Veterans Day Craft to share with you today!
I've made this craft the last few years and FINALLY got around to adding it to TPT! :)

They're really cute and easy to make. :)
Just copy all the stencils onto colored paper and you're good to go! 

For the shirts, we used our fingers to make camouflage!
The kids loved it. :)
I just love how they all come out so different!!!

 This one is sweating!

 This one has beard scruff! :)

This one, well, he has lots of nose hair! 

They look great hanging in the hall and I always get lots of compliments about them!
After we made them, we wrote letters to thank our heroes. :)

Enjoy your weekend!!!