Goodbye Elf & Gingerbread Fun

Friday was SUCH a fun day at school (and it didn't hurt that I was soooo looking forward to our two week vacation!!! :) We said goodbye to our class elf. She was really fun to have around throughout December. I'm not sure who will miss her more- me or the kids. 

She decorated our SMART board with Christmas lights and put Christmas music on our iTunes! { I'd like to think the small, temporary power outage in our wing did not have anything to do with this... }

Gone finishing! 

She changed ALL of our screen savers....even on the SMART board!

The kids brought her lots of goodies and treats...

We think she was scooting over to reach them when she fell...
She laid there, face down, all day long- so sad...

But don't worry- she got back up and enjoyed her treats that night with her BFF next door-

On her last day with us she brought us a beautiful tree, candy canes, and homework passes! (From Tara at 4th Grade Frolics!) 

She also decorated our tables! 

Love the wrapping paper as table runners- found this idea on Pinterest

During her stay, she even hacked into our class blog! Check out some of the funny comments she left...

 I know what we'll be working on when we get back.... question marks at the end of questions!!!

And we made gingerbread houses! I used Amy's Gingerbread House pack during the week, and the kids and parents had such a blast building their own gingerbread houses! Check it out!

I'm pretty sure not one of my kids ate dinner that night- I told them three pieces of candy and I'm pretty positive no one followed that rule...they literally had the shakes from all the sugar! I even had pictures of kids licking their hands and arms (like cats) that were covered in frosting. We had such a fun time, and now I'm ready to relax and enjoy the holidays with my family and friends!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays to you!!! 


  1. So cute Sandy~and looks like SOOO much fun! Bet your kiddos loved every minute!

    We are getting our new Smart Board installed over break-yippie! So we may have to pick your brain for some tips and ideas.

    Have a lovely break. Hope you find some time to relax and enjoy the time off. Merry Christmas and blessings for the New Year!

    ~Christy (& Tammy too!)
    Fluttering Through First Grade

  2. Your elf looks like she had a great time with you. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  3. Love your Elf pictures! My kids were almost in tears on the last day before break... they wanted to be able to kiss our elf goodbye... oh dear! Merry Christmas!

    EduKate and Inspire