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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

J is for Jack

Whew! It's been so long since I've been able to write a blog post. I wanted to share some elf news.

Jack is back.

Jack the Elf is back in my classroom for year 2. (I never got around to posting about him year 1.)

He reappeared two days ago.

My class has been so excited, but not as excited as last year's darlings (now 3rd graders). They have been asking my new darlings if Jack's done this or that. Too cute.

This is how Jack showed up last year. The box was ICE COLD.

We opened him and read the letter from Santa. We named him Jack.

They were excited to find out what Jack had been up to each night.

Here is a slideshow of some of his antics.

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We loved the Elf Kisses that he left, but not as much as the permission to hug him good-bye. There were some tears. His mini letter said he hopes to come back next year.

Well...he did. Or has, I should say.

He showed up on my table with a new letter from Santa.

I love how serious they are about not touching him.

You'll never believe it, but he somehow got out of his box while we were on a field trip Monday and threw books all over the carpet and sat ON MY THRONE! How DARE he! =)

He must have gotten tired today hanging on to our First in Math necklace.

This year, a lot more kids in my class have an elf at home. So far I've heard many stories of their elves' capers. One darling even told me his big brother touched his elf so they had to look up how to fix him. (Apparently you have to put some cinnamon next to him and that gives him enough strength to fly to the North Pole Elf Doctor.)

I'm sorry to my coworker who has a darling in my class...I don't know HOW Santa chooses who gets an elf. =}

I'm thankful that has added a Teacher Portal to share wonderful ideas and that many sellers on TPT have created some fabulous units. Of course, Pinterest is an awesome resource for finding elfish things.

We are also excited to watch the Elf on the Shelf movie on December 14.

If you have an elf in your class or at home, I hope you're enjoying it as much as we are. Even if your elf doesn't listen and stay on the shelf either.

 Keep sharing ideas and pictures!

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  1. wow - you are good to hav ebrought him out already! :)

  2. I would like to know what his letter said on the last day that he allowed the kids to hug him. I know mine would just be in total amazement if he let them touch him.

  3. Love the idea that your box was cold as ice. So excited to see what everyone else does with Elf on the Shelf in the classroom. This is my first year to have one and the kids are loving it!


  4. Ohhhh I so want an Elf on the Shelf, but Santa hasn't sent me one yet! I am a new follower and fellow second grade teacher!
    Second Grade is Out of This World

  5. Hi, I am your newest follower. Random question but how do I get one of the TPT product scrolls like you have?


  6. I LOVED the creatiity here! I was planning on having an elf this year but I suppose it wasn't meant to be. NExt year for sure. I'm sure the kids are going to miss him!