Sunday, December 2, 2012

Boomer the Elf & Currently::December

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah!  I'm making this short, sweet, and a little elfie…just because. :)

First up:: Boomer.  Boomer surprised my kinderkiddos last week and we all had three days of Elf magic.  Boy Oh Boy did this spark up my kids.  Great behavior until Friday when the rainy day schedule wound the little buggers up.  Anywhichwho, I left a note for Boomer to take to Santa saying that we hope the understood about our crazy behavior and that we'll be back to normal come Monday.  Finger crossed please.  Here's a few pictures of Boomer.
Day 1…Hanging upside down from the projector.
Day 2…He left a little treat.

Day 3…Silly Boomer dressed up our owl.

Up Next:: Currently 

Don't forget to visit Oh Boy Fourth Grade to grab your December Currently.  …And I want to give a huge thank you to her for highlighting my blog with her R.A.K.  Thank YOU!!!  What a great way to start the new week.  Merry Christmas! 


  1. Hello! I'm visiting from Farley's Currently! Come on over and visit me, I'm a children's book author!

  2. Hello! I just found your blog through Farley's link up! Your blog looks so cute and I can't wait to read more!

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  3. I love your RAK! So sweet & thoughtful!

    I love buttons too! Your blog is really cute.

    Trendy in Third

  4. I love lazy, rainy days! Cookies and milk go perfect with it! Boomer is too cute! I'm sure your students are really enjoying having him visit. Can't wait to see what he does next.

    An Apple a Day in First Grade

  5. Awwww... I love the girls who know our favorite drinks by heart! I hear ya about wanting it to be winter break right about now.
    I'm a new follower!
    Funky First Grade Fun

  6. I love cold and rainy (or snowy) lazy Sundays! They're even better with cozy jammy pants! Your blog is adorable!

    You've got a new follower =)

    Tales of an Education Major

  7. Love the Elf on a Shelf. I don't have one yet.. it's on my wishlist.
    Question: I love your board in the picture, what is power hour? I love it!
    I am a new follower!
    Second Grade is Out of This World

    1. Hi Hilary,
      Thank you for following. Power Hour is our fancy name for RTI. We are so lucky that each grade level has one hour a day that is dedicated to "Power Hour." (Fortunately our school was able to hire three certificated teachers for 3 hrs a day who have all taught at our school before but unfortunately due to budget cuts no longer are with us.) This is the time when we level our kids based on assessments and performance and give them in-depth intense learning. Some of my kiddos head to my partner teacher and I take all the Kinder ELD kiddos as well to fulfill our ELD requirements. Also, we keep our groups pretty fluid and flexible, changing up the groups when needed. Three times a year we meet to review our interim assessment results and review the data. We then reevaluate and decide where we need to head with our teaching. Our district uses our school as a model. We are really proud. I hope that helps and isn't too confusing. :)

  8. I was sooo excited to see your blog being featured on Farley's December Currently!!! I love your elf pictures! Hope these last few weeks fly by for you and you enjoy the holidays with your kids!
    Fancy Free in Fourth

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