Hey friends! It's feeling a lot like Christmas - in my classroom, that is! It's certainly not outside. Boo. This girl needs a snow day...or 4! ha I've been flushing my ice cubes, sticking a spoon under my pillow, wearing my jammies inside out...ya know, the whole nine yards - - but no luck so far. I'll stay hopeful for January. Anyways, we are bringing the Christmas spirit indoors and engaging in lots of fun classroom activities. Here is a break down of what's going on. Our elf, Jingles, has been up to a lot this week.
1. The Super Heroes were trying to protect us from Jingles the villain.
2. Jingles made a snow angel (out of sprinkles)!
3. Jingles took a Hot Air Balloon ride.
4. Because every elf needs a sick day....
I'm having so much fun with this little guy. ha ha It's seriously ON when I have kiddos of my own. Onward to the ornament making.
I try to make an ornament a day in December. I know, I know - I've lost my mind! But, in all seriousness, the parents love it and tell me (every year) how much they cherish them. Here are just a few we've made this week. The snowman to the far left is from Oriental Trading...but I found 2 dozen at a Garage Sale!! Score. In the middle, the classic popsicle reindeer. Love! And the snowman on the right is out of a toilet paper tube. We painted them and hot glued pom poms/pipe cleaner to make the ear muffs, then, my students added details. I'm pretty pleased with how they've turned out so far.