It seems way to early to be talking about Christmas. But if Target can do it, so can we!
The holidays always sneak up on me. It’s all my fault really, I tend to be a procrastinator and I save everything to do at the last minute. Don’t be like me! Buy now, be ready now and use them later. Everyone has such great ideas to share on how they celebrate the holidays in their class.
Personally, I love Christmas! I work in an area where everyone celebrates Christmas which makes it easier. For the last two years, I’ve had an elf in my classroom. I place an elf in the room and read to them the story, Elf on a Shelf by Carol V. Aebersold and Chanda A. Bell. Then we talk about how we are going to have a special elf in our room until Christmas time and how the elf will report back to Santa every night.
I tell you, it is the best thing ever! My students are saints All. Month. Long. ‘Cause who would want to be on Santa’s naughty list?! It’s a win-win! The students have an amazingly fun time and I am in teacher heaven because my students are well-behaved.
Last year, I added to the fun by having the elf leave notes to the class. They ate them up!! They couldn’t wait every morning to read their note from the elf!
Eventually, when our elf got comfortable with the kids he also got a little mischievous!