Thursday, December 10, 2015

5 Signs the Holiday Season Has Hit Your Classroom

If you're from my part of the Midwest, you'll know that the weather certainly hasn't been typical of mid-December. I'm sure I'm not the only one who was so caught up in the unseasonably warm weather that the holidays crept up on me. This week in my classroom though, Christmas has hit full force. Is your classroom ready for Christmas? Here's how you know:

1.Every day you are bombarded with stories about where the sneaky "Elf on the Shelf" has ended up. And the stories don't stop. For the rest of the day. These are some of my favorite elf names that I've heard so far this year:
Melody Sparkle

2.Every inch of the carpet looks like a glitter explosion from projects and decorations. And it's okay. Just for December.

3. You've had to tell more than one student that the mountain of candy Saint Nick left for them is not acceptable for a morning snack. 

4. You decorate the classroom tree, but all of the ornaments are in one clump in the middle of the tree, and only go as high as a 5-year old can reach.

5.You tell your students that you are going to begin learning some Christmas songs for the church service coming up, and everyone has suggestions ("Rudolph!" "Frosty the Snowman!"...and my personal favorite "O-o-o-o-o-o-o-o gloria!!" [that's Angels We Have Heard on High, if you were unsure]).

How are you getting ready for the holidays? 

Xo Steph