My goodness. It has been over 10 days since I have blogged. I am slacking for sure. BUT -- I have a perfectly good excuse I feel like. Nothing, not college, or even veteran teachers, could prepare you enough for teaching December. Especially Kindergarten. My kids are still awesome, but wild! They are all about Christmas and Santa, and our elf, Elmer. Nothing else really.. Thankfully I teach where I can celebrate the holidays and my kiddos can actually enjoy it. I am forever thankful for that. 
We have this week and then we are off until January 7. I am very excited to go home for the holidays, but I will definitely miss my kiddos. I will be so excited to hear about Santa when they get back. 
So this week consists of meetings, movie with the kiddos and admin, Christmas program, Christmas party, early release, secret santa, PTO luncheon, and then road trip with my wonderful husband.
My newsletter looks like this for week:  

No I can statements on this weeks newsletter. I will have them up on the board, but with how crazy it will be we are covering all over the board what certain kids need more help with! I also am going to cause quite the mischief with Elmer. I will definitely check back in hopefully by Friday and share the details on this week! 
Have to get busy on more products for TpT. When we get back we have a lot of new areas to cover and I have to make it super fun for my babies! 
Merry Christmas folks!
Mrs. Thomas 
I have finally been able to participate in Elf on the Shelf!!! This year we have a boy elf, and his name is ELMER! <-- Too cute! 
I introduced him yesterday, and also read a note from Santa. The kiddos were super excited. They LOVED the story as well as the whole idea. I had a few kids who were skeptic. So I thought today was the time to introduce "ornery Elmer." The kiddos went to PE, and Elmer wasn't very happy with the talking meter from morning message. He previously showed up on the flag, and made streamers to get to the Christmas tree. On his way he poured out every tables crayons all over the table and then on his way back he got snow all over the tree and decided to tell them love Elmer. 
Let me tell you, the kids were ECSTATIC. If they didn't believe in Elmer before, they sure do now. Some were freaked and seriously watching every move they make. They now have begun to tell each other to follow the rules because Elmer gets upset. I was laughing. I felt so evil, but it was so funny. :) 
So then I had recess duty and I had another Kindergarten teacher go in to the room and cause some mischief. She wrote on the board I am watching you and flipped over all the chairs and put some on the tables. It's definitely making a difference in our room. They have worked harder on any work in one day than they ever have! 
I hope the elves are going well in everyone else's room! It is super fun for me!

Mrs. Thomas 

I hate hate hate missing work. Especially after a 5 day break. That's even worse. This morning I woke up at 3 am with the worst head pain I've had in my life, throwing up, couldn't go back to sleep. Couldn't even lift my head. It was horrible. I ended up sleeping until this afternoon after 1. I NEVER DO THAT. I broke my fever around that time, so I'm hoping this dang bug is gone!!!!! I have to many fun things and to much to do this month with my kiddos and they missed a day with their elf =( 
Now that I'm done complaining ;) --

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Well, there's a look into our week :) 
Hope y'all have a blessed December!
Mrs. Thomas