Thursday, 14 November 2013

Elf on the Shelf




I LOVE the festive season.
For us here in Australia, it is nearly the end of our school year.  We begin our summer holidays just before Christmas.

We are expecting a very hot summer. Summer has not yet begun and already we have had several bad bushfires with many people losing their homes. 

I know this is a cliche but I would love to have a white Christmas just once.
It is on my 'bucket list'.

It is C-R-A-Z-Y busy at school at present. We have our end of year reports to write and still try to keep up the momentum in the classroom. 

As well we are putting on a BIG Christmas concert. 
Just quietly, it was my idea!!

I always enjoy all the fun Christmas activities with my children.


Last year I had a heap of fun with The Elf on the Shelf with my little ones. 
Our elf was a girl! I remember one of my children declaring.... "but elves aren't girls!!"

Our elf ~ Twinkles, as the children named her, would pop up in a different place each day. My children would eagerly arrive every morning to see where she was hiding. 









 Oh what fun! 
Kindergarten is such a joy. I love seeing their little beaming faces, full of curiosity.

Of course we made our own little Elf.

We wrote about what we do when we are being 'nice'








49 comments:

snowdoll said...

My firsties always love The Elf on the Shelf! Thank you for this wonderful idea to add to the fun!

Mrs Ward said...

Thanks Rhonda! Your elf is gorgeous and my little bunnies are going to have so much fun making him and her!! :) I'm sending you my HAPPY HOLIDAYS banner which is available on my blog in return! Sparkles Jody
http://landofthelittlelearners.blogspot.com.au/

1stgradefireworks said...

This is my first year with ELF ON A SHELF. Thanks for the goody! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com

Melanie Perez said...

I am so happy to do Elf on the Shelf this year (my first year with an elf). This is such a great idea! My 1st graders will love this project. I am also thinking that maybe our elf may have a few riddles/activities for my students to complete as well.

Sherry said...

Thank you for sharing! You are so generous!
sherrymatheson@gmail.com

Sra. Carro said...

Love your elfie post and elfie freebie! Your pics are amazing! I would love for you to link this post at my Elf Class Ideas Linky Party!! Thank you!!
FlapJack

The Parker Place said...

I would love to use this with my students but I can't open the link to upload it :(

Lisa Winstanley said...

I am having difficulty getting the link to go through. Any suggestions? :(

Barbara Matson said...

It says unavailable :( Would love to do this with my K class. The Elf comes to visit on Monday!

Pam said...

Aww I missed the freebie! Super cute activity though!! I love the clipart you used in this post - where did you get it from?

- Pam @ Moments to Teach

Amy Mason said...

I would LOVe a copy of this if you are able to email it to me!
amym@theprepschool.net

jillykat07 said...

I'm trying to download this....and I would LOVE a copy!!! Can you email it to me PLEASE!!!
jillmsu@yahoo.com

Beecherjam said...

I have been trying to download your elf on a shelf and its telling me that it is no longer available. Would it be possible to get you to email it to me please?
beecherjan@dalhart.k12.tx.us

Thank you!

Beecherjan said...

I have been trying to download your elf on a shelf and its telling me that it is no longer available. Would it be possible to get you to email it to me please?
beecherjan@dalhart.k12.tx.us

Thank you!

Jen said...

I would love to download your elf on a shelf activity! It looks adorable. Would it be possible for you to email it to me please? jstamm9031@gmail.com

Thank you!!

Kristine said...

can you email me your elf on the shelf activity??? I would LOVE LOVE to do this!!! Or is it for sale anywhere?? My email is kristine.harrison@mnps.org. All i want for Christmas is the elf activity, LOL!

Pasqua Reed said...

Hi I would also love your elf on the shelf pattern. Could you email me at pasquar@yahoo.com? Is it somewhere I can buy it?

Thanks,
Patti

Wit's End said...

Please may I get a copy for my kinders? LOVE it!! Bonniersilver72@gmail.com

Mom of 8 said...

I love this activity!!!!! I tried to download it but it says it is unavailable. Is there any way you could PLEASE email me a copy of this? We are doing alot of Elf on the shelf things in y room this year. Thank you so much and I hope you have a Blessed Christmas!! mamagarvin@comcast.net

Debbie Musser said...

Love your Elf on the Shelf idea! I do a lot of Elf on the Shelf activities with my kindergarten students.
If this is still available... could you email a copy to me at
dmusser@bvps.org
THANKS!

Andrea Hickman said...

Is this still available? I would love to have it! Could you email me a copy if it is still available ahickman@sloan-hendrix.com
Thanks so much!

boysmom said...

I missed this but would love to have it!!! kristinetim@gmail.com

Lori said...

Hi! I would love this template as well- so cute! My email is: schlueting@hotmail.com. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Chrissy said...

Hi! If this is available I would love to have it! youngch@pennsmanor.org

TAM said...

Love this idea. Especially the writing component. If it is still available somehow- I would love to get it. Or if not too much trouble email it to me at tacmyers at gmail dot com

Jennifer Kimbel said...

I would love to make this elf after we watch the movie. If it is still available, can you please send it to jenniferkimbel@gmail.com??
Thanks!

Pam said...

Would you mind sharing your Elf on the Shelf with me? It is soooo cute! Thank you. pks0221@suddenlink.net

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