It's that time of year, we had Black Friday (or Gray Thursday as we call it at our house). Now it is the TpT Cyber Monday Sale. I was so excited to buy some new clipart last night, that I forgot to use the code TPTCYBER to get and extra 10% off my purchase. I could have bought more clipart with that money- insert big sad face here.
I checked my stats earlier today and Letters From an Elf are flying off my TPT shelf.
The elf made his appearance today- I was a little frantic this morning as I couldn't find the elf or the book. I had bought the cuter plush version a few years ago, but it was no where to be found. I finally located the book and had to give into using to using the original creepy looking elf that came with the boxed set. I did a hasty wrap job and tossed it in the freezer. Our freezer was full of boxes as a few of us were having special deliveries from the North Pole made. I love my box- I was fortunate enough to be one of the lucky 10,000 teachers to receive an Elf kit this year. This is the box it was shipped in. It's great- except for the part that has my nam and room number written a crossed it. Maybe next year I'll cover it up with paint.
When the office brought down our frozen package the kids were convinced it was a penguin. After opening it up, we read the story then started making a list of names.
This group had a hard time at first. I told them I would consult google for a list of elf naming suggestions during lunch. After lunch, they gave it another try and came up with a few good names. We then started to narrow down the list, crossing off girl sounding names and ones that didn't seem Christmasy. We then voted; t was a good use of tally mark reinforcement.
Before leaving today, I made sure to place our elf Sparkey up high.