Tickle's friend the snowman is back this week. He has been given the name of Buddy. Monday Tickle rescued Buddy from the jaws of our evil goldfish. Buddy decided to go for a swim and Tickle "fished" him out.
Today the kids found Tickle and Buddy stuffed into a conch shell I keep on my desk. Everyday Tickle leaves a note with some kind of clue of how to find him. Today's note said "I think I hear the ocean, Buddy!" My students are convinced the ocean is inside the shell. Some of the kids asked if the shell was real. I told them it was (I got it on a trip to Florida a billion years ago...okay maybe I exaggerate a little) and they were worried that the animal that lived in the shell was still alive and would eat Tickle and Buddy. I love the innocence of kids.
Tomorrow they'll find Tickle and Buddy riding my zebra pillow pal.
So after the long weekend, Tickle needed some spa time. But for an elf, that means sweets, and lots of it. So when he got back to school, he had a few bandages on from his rough weekend and had an M&M bath as well as some prescription Hershey Kisses.
Then today, he found his long lost buddy, the Snowman. They were up to some mischief and got tangled in some sparkles. The kids found the snowman holding onto Tickle while he dangled upside down.
So Tickle had a fun weekend. He had some adult time on Friday evening at out teacher Christmas party at my house. It was way too much fun, if that is possible. Tickle did some funny things as well as some inappropriate things. I'll share the fun things. To save Tickle's reputation, the really really naughty evidence got deleted. Here are a few pictures from the party...
We had a true white elephant gift exchange too. Tickle met a new but creepy friend. It hope he never comes for a visit again, but with our staff, you ever know.
So I was perusing Pinterest...I mean who doesn't when they have a ton of things to do? RIGHT?!?!?!
Anyway, I came across this teacher humor and remembered doing this following directions quiz when I was a kid in school. I failed it by the way. Sooo, of course I couldn't resist to make my own. I took the libertiy to use the idea but change some of the questions to make it my own. I also added a a few embellishments just because I can't do ANYTHING without making it cute. I am going to do it tomorrow with my fourth graders. Let's see how they do! Give me a holler if you'd like it in a pdf!
Tickle is having as much fun as the kids. Today they came in and found him being dragged around by the giant stuffed dog. The same thing happened last year but it was a hit so he had to do it again. Unfortunately one of my students tripped over him and sent Tickle flying. It was so cute because I went to him and picked him up to comfort him. I wrapped him up in my knit cap and put him in my bag. The kids asked if I would take him to the doctor. I said I would give him first aid when I got home and wait for Santa to come get him. Then my phone went off with my email sound (which happens to be sleigh bells...which the kids think is Santa checking I with Tickle). It was perfect.
Little do they know that Tickle is coming home but I am hosting our building's Christmas party. I am expecting him to have some adult fun. Let's see what mischief he can get into with a bunch of rowdy teachers who are ready for the weekend after a week of inside recess because of subzero temperatures. Hee hee.
It's a ton of fun when my students come in and immediately search for Tickle. This morning he left a note that said, "Wee, I'm flying."
So my room is decorated like a "safari" of course. Hanging from the ceiling I have an upside down Beanie Baby bat. The kids were convinced that the nocturnal bat swooped down in the night and Tickle grabbed on for a ride and was hanging with the bat for the day. It was sooooo cute.
Tomorrow they'll find him knocked over drinking a bottle of 7Up that I keep in my room to remind students to write "7Up Sentences", that is sentences with 7 or more words in it.
Oh yay! So many things to celebrate. Tickle has returned. He arrived this morning and my kids are so excited. Even my third and fourth grade students think he's pretty cool. Today when we got back from our thanksgiving break the decorations all changed. And Tickle was busy...I told my kids that he magically took all the autumn decor down and put up all the Christmas decor.