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Sunday, 4 January 2015

Fun with Elves!

I am trying to catch up on my blogging!  I wanted to share this great app and activity even though Christmas has come and gone!  Keep it in mind for next year!  For the month of December, Sparkles, our Elf on the Shelf and Gus, our resident ghost and trickster have been leaving surprises.  I used the Santa Spy Cam app to catch them in the act.  I used this app last year after reading about it on the Ms. Pana Says website.  This site is always a goldmine of good ideas for me as she has lots of great ideas about using technology in the classroom. I downloaded a different scene this year and created this video to share with my class.  The video is saved to your camera roll on the iPad. You can then upload it on your Youtube channel or just view it on your iPad from the camera roll.  We caught Sparkles’ friends in the act!  You can see our classroom in the video! The elves left us a note!  This app is way too much fun!  The children really enjoyed it and we viewed it many times!  The Santa Spy Cam app is really cool.  Take a look at this app at the app store or online and see the amazing things that are possible with this app!

Here are a few of the treats the Sparkles left for us!  I was able to find a lot of great ideas on Pinterest for Elf on the Shelf antics.  The snowball fight with mini marshmallows between the dinosaurs and Sparkles was a big hit.  Of course, we had to eat up the marshmallows to prevent further snowball fights. 

Each morning, Sparkles left a variety of treats such as books, puzzles, games, and so on.  They loved the little sets of checkers games that were left one morning! I found lots of the treats at the dollar store.  I have a lot of Christmas book titles that Sparkles recommended! 

The children will be sorry to see Sparkles go!  

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