Wednesday 14 December 2011

Oh, Elfy!

So our elf arrived on Monday, straight from the North Pole! I opened the package, read the story, and we did a little vote to decide on the elf's name. The list of possiblities were endless.... Elfy, Hide-y, Mario, Luigi, Sonic, King Koopa (can you tell my boys love video games??), Princess (let's not give the poor guy a complex!), Toad, Flyer, Matthew, Dakota... After some voting, we ended up calling him Elfy! (Mario was a close second.) I tell you, my kids are IN LOVE with this little guy. I don't think my kiddies bought into the elf right away, but right before lunch we watched the movie "An Elf's Story" which they totally ate up! As they went to wash their hands for lunch, ELfy moved for the first time. Right up on top of our projector! The kids were hooked after that! Everytime he moves, it is a huge deal! Here are some of the places we have found Elfy:

One of my little boys drew a little elf guy for Elfy :)
Some computer mischief!

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 HOURS DAYS! I think I can, I think I can! Happy Holidays, everyone!


  1. Thanks for the shout out!! Those turned out great!! Now I am going to have to try and find that movie!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. Wow! You've been busy. Love your snowy pictures.

    Grade ONEderful

  3. Yay, love your patterned candy canes!! I will do that this week too!!! :)

    Marvelous Multiagers!