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:
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?