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Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec. Currently

Well, I am late to the party again!  Join can be fashionably late too.  :)
See the link below to join the amazing Farley.

Christmas is my favorite time of year.  It makes me so happy.  I love talking about all the cool holidays around the world with my students too.  This year, we have an Elf on a Shelf visiting and she is going to bring us some books that introduce each of the holidays that we are discussing.  

 Below is the letter the elf brought and the expectations.

 Below is an example of some of the words the elf brought.  This came from a kit -maybe TpT but for the life of me I can't remember who made sorry!!!

Below are a few pics of what my hallway looks like.  The awesome assistants at our school have been decorating up a storm.  
The hallway door leading to the kinder and 1st grade hallway.
 My daughter outside my door.
 My classroom door decoration.
 My kinder neighbor's door.
The snowflakes hanging from our ceiling.  Phew, they were so tangly and tricky to get put up.  The person going up and down the ladder was exhausted by the end of the hall!!!  But when the kids saw it and we heard all their excitement it was worth it.
Below is my 1st grade coworker's door.

The little faces are my students.  Aren't they adorable?  All aboard the Polar Express!!!!

Have a great weekend and enjoy your families.


  1. I love the Polar Express hallway/decorations! It is one of my kiddies' favourite Christmas movies (they just told me that, while we were working on a Christmas glyph this Have a great Christmas!

    1. Thank you. It is such a fun story!

  2. I love your decorations! Wow! I am wishing for a way to visit RCA too. Let's make it happen!
    On the Go Teacher Mama

  3. Love, love, the Polar Express Train! Great idea and you guys have awesome assistants! :) RCA in about 6 months, here we come!

  4. My group of friends enjoys eating and trying lesser known beers, or the amazing cocktails all the time. This is one of the best Chicago venues I know with the most perfect environment. It has become my favorite venue over the last year.