It's the MOST wonderful time of the YEAR!

This week our elf made her big appearance and OH.MY.WORD my kiddos were so excited!  Our head custodian brought down the package after lunch during a mini-lesson.  And They named her...are you ready for this?  Olaf.  After naming our cute little friend and the madness settled down, we got started on our booklet.  The first day the kiddos wrote all about Olaf. 
Let me give you the run down..Olaf is from the North Pole and is here to be Santa's helper in our classroom.  She is very silly and sometimes gets herself in to silly situations!  It is a fun way to embrace the season with your kiddos.  Every morning they hurry into see where Olaf is and what sort of mischief she has gotten into. 
This week she made a big announcement to my class...

Reagan Marie will be making her appearance in March!  In the mean time, I have a LOT of pink to buy! :)

This week we also had a mini-lesson on needs and wants.  This is the perfect time of year to talk about the difference between needs and wants with your kids.  
If you have they have a great video to introduce the topic.  I always love to use brainpopjr to introduce a lesson when I can.  That Moby is something else! :)

After the brainpop video we came together in our meeting area to talk about needs and wants.  I used this little sort as a discussion tool.  Lastly, I sent them back to their seats to work on a sort independently.   If you are interested in using this activity you can head over to my tpt store and grab it as a freebie!
Have a great week!  Follow me on Instagram @thecrazyschoolteacher to see what kind of mischief Olaf gets into this week!

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