When my kids came in Monday morning, this is where the elfy friend was. However, this is not the first thing my kids saw that was different when they came to school…
Then, one friend saw The Elf on the Shelf book with all of our Christmas books. She exclaimed, “You guys, Miss Sanders got us The Elf on the Shelf book!” Then I said, “Wow! I had no idea we had that book! I wonder where it came from!” Hmm… Still confused and back they went to putting their bags and coats away.
Thankfully, the elf was spotted before students were finished completing morning work. I won’t lie to you… I was a little worried. I mean, I know I won’t be expecting them to become detectives anytime soon.
Finally, we read the book and thought of some names. Here’s our extremely fancy anchor chart of names. Don’t be jealous of how creative I am at creating anchor charts. That red and green, I tell you…
Marshmallow won, but Sherman was definitely my favorite. I really wanted to say every day, “Sherman is surely watching you right now, man” and “Sherman sure is the man”. No such luck there though. So, instead I call him Marshy.
Another day, he was found teepeeing our tiny little Christmas tree. Do you notice anything odd about Marshmallow? He’s missing his hat. He just can’t keep it on. He must have a hot head.
One day was just a super rough day. The talking. The tattling. The talking. The pushing. The talking. The interrupting. The talking. The shouting out. The talking. Did I mention the talking? Oh my word, is it December or what? So, Marshmallow left a note that he was going back to the North Pole. Ever since, one of my girls likes to remind the class of how tiny Marshmallow’s ears are and how everyone is hurting his ears. That’s right, so shhh.
Marshmallow also added his name to our word wall.
Disclaimer: Please don’t judge my word wall. Do you know how many T words there are? My word, there’s a lot.