Friday, December 26, 2014

Owl Moon

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the story Owl Moon by Janet Yolen.  It's such a peaceful story.  My fourth graders loved it too.  We took a minute to make this super cute owl craft and then they wrote a little summary of the story.  Their reactions to the story were sweet too!
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Tickle's Last Two Days ofHis 2014 Visit

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Tickle is Feeling Much Better

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Monday, December 15, 2014

Tickle the Storyteller

Tickle shared one of my favorite books that was  gift a couple years ago. It's called The Twelve Days of Christmas- A Pinata in a Pinon Tree.  Unfortunately that afternoon, a unbelieving student decided to touch Tickle which violated the One Rule.

Tickle and Snowman Poop

Tickle went to the mountains and brought back snowman poop.  He did the same thing last winter. This year he came back in a snazzy kilt and boots and a new cozy sweater.  Thank you to my mom and sister! Love you guys!
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Tickle was touched


Oh no! We had an issue on Thursday. One of my students decided that he did not believe in Tickle and touched him. Unfortunately, one of my younger students saw him do it and it was not pretty.  Tickle had to go away...that's the rule...the one rule...I think I was as upset as the kids.  Well Tickle was not there on Friday.  Instead was a note in his place.  The note was perfect.... Plus I found a couple YouTube videos one catching Santa in the act of bringing presents and eating cookies and the other of an elf moving around up to mischief.  They were  PERFECT!  It turned my nonbeliever back into a believer! But Tickle had to go away...to the North Pole...to Elf Emergency Hospital.
 


This was the email he sent:

Hi Mrs G, Ms A & kids,
This was my first day at the Elf Emergency Hospital. I was surrounded by Christmas Magic. The Elf nurses even hooked up an IV with magic to help me out.
Love, Tickle



This was the next email from Tickle:

Hi again,
I'm starting to feel a lot better. I loved the get well cards. Buddy helped keep me cheery. He also kept feeding me candy canes which also help me get my magic back.
I hope I can come back soon!
Love, Tickle




The next one:

Hellloooooo!
I am feeling great! The doctors told me I can start walking today. I still have to use canes because I'm still a little wobbly. I am so excited that I am going to send some snow to celebrate. I hope you make a snowman. They are magical too...especially at night! I think they will let me come back this week. Hooray!!!
See you soon.
Love, Tickle




And another:

Hi boys and girls!
I know I sent snow but my magic needs a little adjustment. Sorry you had to have a snow day...or did you like it?!?! I was trying to send nice snow not an icky storm. Buddy and I looked for you at school but no one was there so I went to Mrs. G's house. 
Love, Tickle





Again?!? :

Hahaha. Buddy and I made a snowman. It was so cool. ...Haha. Get it?!? It was cool...like really cool...okay it was cold!!!
T & B





Finally!:

Whoopie! I am feeling GREAT!!! I LoVe Mrs. G's wiener doggies.  Sedona let me ride her. Mrs. G took a video. Ask her to see it. Then I cuddled with Sedona and Tuff.  I love them!!! I will definitely be back. I'll see you soon!
T






Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Stocking

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My "fireplace" and stockings have become a tradition. I'd like to send a gigantic thank you to my talented mother-in-law for making these every year. They always turn out so cute., 

Tickle the Elf

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Tickle went ziplining and made some snowflakes. He decorated our hallway as well as my door.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Elf is Back

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Tickle has returned for his yearly holiday antics. This year he has his snowman friend-Buddy and a new friend who just watches over them. He is a cardinal the kids named Sprinkles.