Sunday, 8 December 2013

December Currently and Christmas Spirit

Oh, it’s the most wonderful time of the year! I’m a little late to the party, but here I am with my December Currently.

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There are a lot of Christmas traditions that I love…. getting a real Christmas tree to decorate together, Christmas baking, dinner with families. I love Christmas movies and probably watch a million of them each year… Elf is my favourite. But I also love The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation, A Christmas Story, The Grinch, All I Want for Christmas, and Love Actually. Oh, there’s so many more too!! Just not enough time to watch them all.

This Christmas is pretty special to us because it’ll be the last one with just the two of us. Next year it will be us and our new baby girl (yes, just found out it’s a girl!!!) starting some new traditions. Can’t wait!
Here’s a few pics of our classroom from last week. I actually put up my classroom decorations the last week of November. I was too excited! Winking smile

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We started our gingerbread study with this big gingerbread house story map chart. Looks pretty cute!

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We made these adorable shape & pattern Christmas trees from Tunstall’s Teaching Tidbits cute Christmas Art Projects Pack. It was a fun and simple art project with a little math thrown in. You can clearly see some of my peanuts are not grasping the whole pattern concept… lol

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This was actually spur of the moment decision… I wasn’t sure if the classroom elf was going to make an appearance this year, but alas a brown wrapped packaged addressed to our class was left outside our recess doors! The kids were pretty excited. We unwrapped it together, read the story Santa left for us, and had to decided on a name. Well, one of my students had been playing with some “What is your elf name?” iPad app over the weekend and discovered her elf name was Glitzy Festifingers. Well of course that name made it to our list and was voted most popular, so Glitzy Festifingers it is. It really makes me laugh. Better than the usual Elfy. Smile with tongue out

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Here’s Glitzy in some of his hiding spots of the week:

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Last up I just wanted to share my Christmas cake pops with you. I took them to a potluck last night and they were a big hit! My snowmen looked a bit like snow-ducks, but they turned out pretty cute! And were delicious!

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3 comments:

  1. I'm thinking that "Elfy" might make an appearance in our classroom this week...I'm just not sure that I'm up for it...lol

    The cake pops turned out so cute! And yummy!

    Well, I hope you have a great Monday, too!

    Hugs,
    Mom

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  2. hey nice post mehn. I love your style of blogging here. The way you writes reminds me of an equally interesting post that I read some time ago on Daniel Uyi's blog titled How To Stay Positive Around Negative People During Christmas .
    keep up the good work.

    Regards

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  3. Congratulations on your little lady! I love the Christmas movies too- and elf is one of my favorites! I bet your students are loving your Glitzy elf! I love the name :)
    Stopping by from the Currently Link Up!
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