Saturday, December 8, 2012

The Elf is BACK! (With Freebies!!)

The Elf is BACK! Yes! I am so excited. We watched the movie on Thursday. 

Then, we wrote a letter to Santa asking him to send us our very own elf. That night I wrapped the box he comes in wrapping paper and put it in the deep freeze. Friday morning I brought it to school and put it in the freezer there. Then, during group time when we were all on the carpet, the secretary called down to our classroom and said that we had a very cold delivery. I had two students go down to get it because I wanted them to come back blown away by how cold the box was, lol. 
We passed the box around so everyone could ohhh and ahhh over how cold it was. It was from the North Pole (gasp!). I read the letter from Santa. You can download it for free by clicking the picture. J

Then, I opened the box. Even I was impressed that the clear part where you can see the elf was fogged over because of the cold. I read them the book.

They didn't know, but I was changing the words of the book to fit our school elf. Then, I put the elf on the shelf.

At lunch, he magically escaped the box and ended up in our Christmas tree. ThenI left for the rest of the day because my son had a doctor’s appointment so the sub had to deal with all the excitement. Haha, I mean oopsie! J 

Today I spent my day in pajamas watching Christmas movie after Christmas movie. It’s okay to be jealous, I would be. Haha! Seriously, I have been running ragged all week getting stuff ready for my kids crazy schedule next week just so I could have today to do absolutely nothing. Last night my sister and I went to this Christmas stroll in a small neighboring town and got totally hot chocolate and kettle corn wasted. I seriously think I gained five pounds. We went on a carriage ride too. So. Much. Fun.

Anywho, since I am all ADD and really can’t just sit still and watch movies all day, I redid my Elf on a Shelf Unit. Last year when I made it, it was the only one out there. Now there are hundreds and mine needed a makeover. I added a few center/writing activities and more letters from Santa and the elf along with more ideas on how to use the elf in the classroom. The packet doubled in size but the price stayed the same. Really, I recreated it for myself but hope it blesses you too! Click on the picture for more details.

On Monday, our elf (Snowflake) will bring us peppermints because we are “Mint to make great choices all week.” Fingers crossed it works! Click the picture to download this freebie too!

Have a great day or night (whatever it is when you read this, haha!). Love and virtual hugs!


  1. Super cute!! Thanks for the freebies!!

    Kindergarten Smiles

  2. I went and bought an elf yesterday. Thanks for sharing! Guess you know what we will be doing tomorrow! :)

  3. Just downloaded the updated version. Love the new ideas and centers which I'm going to have our Elf leave for us one day. Love your creativity!

  4. I LOVE all the additions to the unit! I especially like the ideas for a little elf mischief. We are having a ball with our elf Diego in our class! :)

    The Littlest Scholars

  5. Our Elf is named Snowflake too!

  6. So very cute. I'm going to look for an elf after Christmas so I can do this next year (too much going on right now to add another thing!).

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  8. Love this! Thanks for sharing :)

    A Teaspoon of Teaching