We had another special visitor today!
Can you see him peeking out over the top of the tree???
The kids came in this morning and found red and green footprints on their desks and a note from Santa in the rocking chair. Of course they didn't know it was from Santa. It was folded and when I went to sit down for the morning meeting I asked who put a note in my chair. Everyone glanced around, trying to find the culprit who didn't follow Miss Watters' directions. I asked where we put notes in the morning. "In the basket on your desk" eighteen little friends recited (we've gone over this A LOT). I looked sad and sighed - like I couldn't believe after 71 days of school someone still wasn't following directions. Then I picked it up and gasped. (I'm pretty sure the parent volunteer who helps on Tuesday mornings thought something was seriously wrong - I'm telling you I missed my calling as an actress on a soap opera!) I shared the note from Santa. He explained that he sent an elf to keep an eye on us and he hoped everyone would make good choices. Santa also mentioned that he was worried anyone who had to move their boat from Smooth Sailing to Stormy Seas might end up on the naughty list. Santa was really looking out for me, making sure everyone knew how important it was to do their homework and use kind words! :)
The elf also left us a gift under our palm tree.
You can imagine the confusion when everyone realized it was a worksheet. What?? Santa sent us work??? They simply could not believe it. But they LOVED it! This is an awesome freebie from Kelley over at Teacher Idea Factory. It's a story about an elf and the kids fill in the blank spaces with adjectives! (I ran the adjectives on the back in an attempt to be green - I'm not always as green as I could be and I'm trying to get better!) They had a great time writing their silly elf stories and an even better time sharing them with the class!
Head on over to Kelley's page to grab your copy of this freebie! Thanks Kelley!