Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Break!

Hope that everyone is enjoying their time off as much as we are!!  We love spending time with our families and being able to rest up from school.  One of the things that we wanted to share that we enjoyed and thought was cute was an idea that one of our 2nd grade teachers got our school started on.  She started it back in October and it's where classes can "Boo" each other.  Around Halloween we would "Boo" other classrooms by leaving a bag of candy at their classroom door.  Once your classroom has been picked, you put up your "We have been Booed!" sign.  So we did this again around Christmas and this time we "Elfed" each other.  The students loved picking which classroom they wanted to send candy to and "prank."  We have included pictures to help explain this whole idea better.  Thanks to our 2nd grade teacher, Mrs. Cole for this cute and fun idea to do around the holidays. She sent out an email to all staff to explain how this worked and it was a lot of fun to include the students and have them play amongst each other.  Our students enjoyed getting the older students on the other hallway.  You can change this up and maybe use it for Valentines, any holiday, or really any excuse to prank other classrooms.  Hope that everyone enjoys their break!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pictures from Grinch Day!

Here are our pictures from Grinch Day!  We had so much fun!  It's an exhausting, but fun day for the staff and students!  On Grinch Day, our Ms. Jones dresses up as the Grinch.  She will then come around in the afternoon and visit each class and give a special treat to the students.  It usually is green candy canes.  Students and staff wear green all day on Grinch Day.  All of our activities that day are Grinch related.  We are so grateful that our school allows us to do these fun, silly days for the students.  The students really look forward, and REALLY enjoy meeting the Grinch!  I was unable to take a picture of the Grinch that day, but look under Meet Ms. Jones and you will see our famous Grinch!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Getting Ready for Grinch Day!

We are looking forward to celebrating Grinch Day this Friday!  Our very own Ms. Jones is our Grinch, and the students and staff love for the Grinch to come and visit the classrooms!  Ms. Jones does a fantastic job with dressing up and playing along for the whole day.  Each teachers buys something for their classroom, and the Grinch delivers the items to the students.  Most teachers buy green candy canes and it ends up being such a fun day.  We are so thankful to be able to work at a school that allows us to have all of these fun days especially around Christmas.  We just finished celebrating Polar Express Day last Friday, so it's busy, busy, busy here at the schoolhouse.  Make sure to check back with us for updated Grinch pictures.