The Elf Has Arrived

Today our class received a package straight from the North Pole.  I asked the kids what they thought it could be as they were all touching the box to feel how cold it was.  A few thought it was a penguin.   I was trying so hard to keep a straight face, while laughing hysterically on the inside. I love how their little minds work.
 They couldn't believe how cold the package was/

They noticed the Santa Stamp and post mark
north pole package

We unwrapped the package only to find a box with a present inside.  It too was cold.
package from the north pole

 After unwrapping it, this is what we found.
 We read the book and found a letter at the end.

So, as I'm reading the letter the kids burst out laughing. I look down and the elf's skirt has dropped to her ankles.  "she's naked" is all I hear.  I quickly fasten the undone velcro, giggle and keep reading.

 Next we brainstormed some names.  They had a hard time at first.  I started to think this wasn't going to work out when they were saying names like tree, lights and Nod. For some of the names they gave me, I just pretended that I didn't hear them. 
  Then we went back over the names and did a thumbs up/thumbs down if we should keep it.  
 Next I asked each kid what name they liked the best and we created our tally chart.  Great way to throw in some math.  Which name received the most votes, the least...
Here is an outline of what will be on the Elf's agenda for the next three weeks.  I have left some days blank for now.  I'll be filling them in as I think of new things to do.  I didn't use the elf that came with the book, so I might use him as a visiting elf for when the kids are really good, or when they are super naughty.  Time will tell.

Dec. 3: Elf leaves Christmas lights- She will be tangled up in them
Dec. 4: Elf leaves a new book in the library and will have read a bunch of holiday books
Dec. 5: Elf will be sitting in the small Christmas tree that she brings.
Dec. 6: Elf will be sleeping in kleenex- new boxes of Kleenex for each table (its runny nose season)
Dec. 9: Elf will leave some special seeds (peppermint candies in a flowerpot)  In a few days they will grow into candy canes.
Dec. 10:  Elf
Dec. 12:
Dec; 13: Elf will be sitting in a large cooking pot on top of  playhouse stove.  The pot will be filled with marshmallows, hot chocolate supplies will be in the playhouse kitchen.
Dec. 16:
Dec. 17:
Dec. 18:
Dec. 19:
Dec. 20:

If you don't have my Letter's from an Elf, they are on-sale until tomorrow.  That is where you will find my elf letter and several more, or be creative and use the editable stationary to write your own.


Mrs. Reinartz said...

What happened to your elf notes? I love them but cannot find them on your TPT anymore =(

Tiffani said...

Unfortunately They had to be removed. The creators of the Elf book had requested their removal.