YAY!!! The elf has arrived. "She" (according to my students) finally got here yesterday. WOW! The impact our little friend has on my monkeys' behavior is amazing!!! We named her Tickle and my kids LOVE her. I also have my cell phone ring tones set as various Christmas Sounds (sleigh bells, the Grinch, Christmas carols). This is the only time of the year I don't silence it. When it goes off, my students look up and they think Santa is watching. LOL!!!
I also want to celebrate my mother-in-law again. Every year, she makes stockings for my kids. I have been hanging them by my classroom "fireplace" for the last 20 years. I love them.