One of my little boys drew a little elf guy for Elfy :)
So of course *MY* class has to be the one to challenge the idea that if you touch the elf, it loses it's magic. Somebody did the unthinkable. They touched him! Poor, poor Elfy! I didn't want to crush anyone's dreams, but I had to teach them a little lesson! Elfy disappeared. We were so sad that we couldn't see him anywhere. We knew he had gone back to the North Pole. I think everyone was feeling pretty low, so we talked about what they boy in the movie did when Chippey got sick. Then we decided to write Elfy a letter. I stuck it in an envelope and sent it off to the North Pole.
The next day, Elfy returned and wrote us a little note thanking us for the letter. My kiddies totally believe now, and no one will DARE touch Elfy again.
We have been busy filling up our room with fun Christmas-y crafts and art. We made some snowy scenes, using pastels and q-tips with white paint.
We were practicing the letter Q, so we made this Christmas quilt. Very easy to prepare and looks cute all put together. I just cut 8.5 x 8.5" white squares for the base, 1" squares for the corners, and 1 x 6.5" rectangles for the border. Glue and colour.
Here is our patterned candy canes. You can download it here for free if you wish.
These are our SUPER ADORABLE TOTALLY CUTE elf selves. Oh my! These are so cute I can't even stand it! The pattern is from Jennifer over at First Grade Blue Skies. See her elves here.
We are lucky to have a great class of fifth graders as our reading buddies, so at our last time together I had the fifth graders help out the firsties with cutting, gluing, and putting together our elves. They were such great helpers! I didn't have to do anything except supervise! My firsties also filled out an Elf Application.
I am so jealous that some of you only have two more days left!! I have 6 more days until vacation and I am counting down the