So I found these itty-bitty-teeny-weeny-little-nugget fuzzies at Michael's. They were so little & cute I just had to have them. I also found these itty bitty containers when I was packing. I knew I would use them for something...viola!
I wanted to stuff Cubert into the fuzzy container but that didn't work out so he sat in it.
All I remember is writing the note when I was really mad at them. I will be honest. They are a little nutso over this elf & it's kind of having the reverse effect. I am tired. This whole elf in the classroom gig I have going is exhausting. I ended up filling those little containers full of those itty bitty fuzzies & referred to them all week. I ended up giving three away to the three that had excellent behavior. I thought there would be tears...but no. They didn't care.
"Twiz" the season to be on your best behavior! They didn't get it & the candy did not work. It just made them more hyper.
I was beginning to contemplate returning Cubert to Amazon.
I think I covered every angle. Ya think?
And then the movers came................aah! We have this empty room now!
My first thought was....where am I going to put that elf now?!?!
Then it hit me.....they need a puppy! Of course, I had to get one that looked just like my Olive or as I call her "Moo Moo". This took the pressure off and this gives me more leverage with the elf & a puppy!
They were hooked & I was on cloud 9.............
Moo Moo was reading............
She was working on the floor with them.........
She was playing with them like a real puppy.........
She was being pampered, petted & then...........
They both had to leave. They were kicked out...booted....see ya later! I could not take it anymore. They were fighting over Moo Moo non stop. Just like anything else you introduce into your classroom, you must have a plan in place. Well, I'm sick & I dropped the ball. I think they actually made me lose my voice. My throat hurt. My head hurt. My body ached. Put a fork in me, I was done.
I felt bad immediately. They were sad....very sad.
I kept saying over and over again that Cubert was still watching & they still have time to improve their behavior. Worked like a charm.
I brought them back towards the end of the day. I even found a bandana that said "I woof Santa" & stuck it on Moo Moo. We had a birthday that day so I left my aide with the kids in computer lab, ran back to class & passed out the birthday treats. I placed them on the birthday boys desk with a note. This really made this little boys day! They were all so jealous they were at his seat!
Cubert also had "I want a dog for Christmas" playing on the smartboard when they came in!
They loved when Cubert changed the lunch menu! This is the day that I left for 1/2 day. I was miserable. Remember I was sick?? And then I get this text message......excuse my language.
Of course, I kept thinking about how am I going to handle this. I didn't want to make him feel worse about touching the elf. I went to Instagram for some help.
In comes the emergency magic elf dust! It was a mixture of cinnamon & tons of glitter. In fact, I went a little cra cra with the glitter & got it all over me so I decided to make a trail of it from the doorway to Cubert. He was in a make shift hospital bed with a band-aid on his hand. I was going to add gauze but I forgot to grab some.
I try to remember to grab their Cubert notes out of his mailbox. The cutest note was asking for a blanket for Moo Moo. I also grabbed one of Olive's old coats that she has outgrown. Holy cuteness! I think this could get expensive! Now they want a collar & another dog!
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