Sunday, December 15, 2013

Elf in the Classroom Linky-Week 2

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. 

 Then I looked around at all these boxes. They are making me really crabby & uneasy. Maybe this is why my little nuggets are so bad.

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. 

The first student with all of their morning work finished correctly was the lucky one to spread the magic elf dust. We walked around to let them all get a big sniff first.

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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This is one of three blog posts for our Elf in the Classroom series. The next one will be on Sunday, December 22nd! Grab the button below if you plan ahead.
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  1. I would be in tears seeing all those boxes around if it was my classroom, so much work. I have had my students freak out about accidentally touching the elf as well. We had a talk about the difference between touching him to be funny and that accidents happen. They seemed to be okay with this answer, but it is amazing how traumatic it can be.
    Miss Crafty Teacher

  2. You must be super stressed about moving rooms! Our district moved all first grade to one building this summer. It was CRAZY between packing and all the end of the year stuff. But we had two weeks to unpack over the summer....when will you have time to unpack!? Moo Moo is adorable. My dog's name is Moo and it looks just like her! :)

    Have a great week!
    A Sunny Day in First Grade

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  4. LOVED reading about your elf dust! My son (also named Nathaniel) made our elf fall this week. Daddy didn't know the rules and PICKED UP THE ELF!! Oh the drama! Hahaha!

  5. This has been so fun to be a part of!
    Was week 3 ever posted?


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