I was nervous that they wouldn't buy into and and they would be bored/not interested. I turned on my extra enthusiasm and they totally got into it! I reworked our morning meeting a bit: sharing included a surprise letter from a mystery friend (my letter to the students from the Moose) and our activity was first to name him. Drum roll.....
|Not the most creative name, but they couldn't stop laughing.|
And then for them to find where he was hiding this morning. They had so many questions filled with excitement... it made me so happy to see them enjoying it. I started off a bit easy, with him hiding here:
|Bin in our writing area|
They were off to specialist and when they came back, we quickly put together their journals and they started on their first entry.
It didn't take long to get their creativity flowing. Some of the ideas of what he was up to last night included:
*writing the note to the students
*finding a place to sleep for the night
*sitting and helping Mrs. O write the note
*roaming around the school looking for food
*moving all their desks around (they had a new seating arrangement this morning)
He moved to a few more places throughout the day. I told the kids he was looking for the best place to watch them learn. Whenever they came back, someone would notice: "BOB HAS MOVED!" and it would send them into a frenzy looking around the room.
|One of these things is not like the other.|
You can still get it at my TpT store. The beauty is: you can use it during any of the winter months to add a little excitement. It isn't tied to any holiday. So start in December, January, or even February!