Friday, December 21, 2012

2nd Note for the day!


December 21, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,
Let’s try this again… This time, you will NOT catch me!  We still can’t believe that today is your last day of school! Time sure does fly when you are having fun!  And, I do think that I am pretty clever that you never caught me using your computer.  In fact, last night, I went into Class Dojo and awarded everyone with 36 points.  Don’t worry – I went ahead and paid everyone for their points. 
So, how do you like Snowflake Mary’s touch?  She had this crazy idea last night to decorate with your school pictures.  I like it!  We totally ran out of time – sorry Griffin.  You are mine now – forever!!!  He He!
 I’m very sad.  I am going to miss y’all.  Please think of us   often!  Have a very Merry Christmas!  Thanks for being such   great kids!!! Don’t forget – you can email me at any time!    elfietrevino@gmail.com
Sincerely,

Elfie & Snowflake Mary
P.S. I still want a picture with everyone in it!!!

1st Note - Before I was caught!


December 21, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,
I can’t believe that your last day of school is today!  I just find that super crazy!!!  Well, I have a special request…. I would like for your class to come around (very carefully) and take a picture with everyone in it.  I’d like to take it to Santa Clause and tell him of all the neat things that you did in class this month.
So, what is on your list of things you’d like for Christmas?  I’d like to take Snowflake on a trip to the beach right before we head back to the North Pole.
I wish everyone great tidings and cheer and hope you have a VERY SAFE and VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!  I can’t wait to spend time with you again next year!

Sincerely,
Elfie & Snowflake Mary

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sneaky Sneaky Boys!!!


December 20, 2012 

Dear Mrs. Trevino

You guys only thought you were going to catch me… Wooo!  I was quick!  Yes, I was trying to get ahead of myself for tomorrow…  But, I didn't want to risk being seen for nothing!!!  So, I guess now, I’ll have to come up with a new message as you guys have already read my other one.  And, I’m thinking that tonight…. I’m going to do a lot of mischievous things!  For I am declaring the “ Nosy Rosy” award to your class! 
 Sincerely,
Elfie & Snowflake Mary

Polar Express


December 20, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,
Yesterday was so much fun!  I had such a great time watching the Grinch. The Grinch Punch was yummy too!
So, what is all this talk about the Choo-Choo Train?  Does it really go to the North Pole?   I think that you should take us all on a field trip to see Santa.
I can't believe tomorrow is the last day of school for this entire year!  Santa will get my reports about the kids and will look at ClassDojo too!
Enjoy your day!!!

Sincerely,
Elfie & Snowflake Mary

Grinch Punch

We had so much fun learning more about Procedural Text making Grinch Punch!

Grinch Punch


December 19, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,
Yesterday was SO much fun! I learned so much about Germany.  I’ll have to tell you though, I am so tired of playing that Dreidel Game. 
So, I really like Snowflake!  She is so sweet!  She told me that she loved all the names that you had picked out for her – but Snowflake Mary is her FAVORITE! 
So, you know that mean ole Grinch?  I hear you are going to have fun with some of his activities.  I also know that Ms. Craddock is going to do some more Face Time with us so that everyone has a chance to learn how to draw something! 
  Don’t forget that we have Library and Art today – I can’t   believe the day is so busy! 
  Thanks again for everything.  Enjoy the Grinch Punch!  I   wonder if it is like Dump Punch….

Sincerely,
Elfie

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Bonjour mes amis!


December 18, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

Wowzers!  I have a friend to play with now!  I love it!!!  Thank you so much Harris for asking for her!  By the way, what did you decide to name her?  I’m not fond of Elfette but I do really like Snowflake.  Ask Mrs. Trevino to put up a few names today so that you can vote.
Did you enjoy going to Mexico?  I really like your artwork!  It is so colorful and cheery!  You also got to go to France.  I speak a little French… Salut! Mon nom est Elfie! Quelle est la vôtre? Joyeux Noël!
So, you know what is going on today?  I heard y’all were going to SKYPE with Mrs. Schubert’s brother who lives in China.  That is very cool!  Be sure to ask his kids what school is like over there…  I’m pretty sure it is vey different.
Have a chipper day! 
Sincerely,
Elfie

Monday, December 17, 2012

What's a Nutcracker?


December 17, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

Oh dear…  I heard that my friend’s are getting the Chicken Pox.  I sure hope I don’t get any!!! Do you like what else I did?  I had some fun with the extra lights that Mrs. Trevino had in her supply box.  I hear that you are going to go and see a production today.  It’s called, the Nutcracker.  Is that something like Mr. Wonka’s “Squirrel Room”?  I’m just curious!!!   They must be really nutty!  Hey, like, if I have an allergy to nuts, can I still go?
Well, have fun with your Holidays Around the World.  I think you are either going to Mexico or to France.  Mrs. Trevino can speak a little bit of both of these languages. 
Have a great time!  Y’all are becoming my most favorite class of all!  Thanks for all the sweet notes!

Sincerely,
Elfie

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Elfin Around the Creek!

Say Cheese!


'Tis The Season...


December 13, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

Oh boy!  I so wish I would have had a little bit more sleep!  As you can see, I was a very busy boy!  I just love this time of year.  It puts me in the most decorative mood!!!

So, what did you learn about India?  I think it is super cool that children get to take off 3 weeks during Diwali and then 2 weeks off at Christmas!  I don’t think I’d like going to school Monday – Saturday though.  That would be rough.  By the way, I just love your Rangoli Designs that you made.  They are so pretty and very colorful!

Today, you will get to go to Norway.  That is exciting!!!  I’ve always wanted to go!  I wonder how they celebrate the holidays...

Sincerely,
Elfie

Wednesday, December 12, 2012


December 12, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

Yesterday was a blast!  I would love to be able to go to China!  What was your favorite part?  Did you know that I was born in the year of the Monkey?  Mrs. Schubert’s Elf, Riley tells me that I am super smart!  Woo Hoo!  That makes me excited!
I also enjoyed listening to the Yellow and Red group read.  They did such a great job reading – I was very impressed at how some of the kids were able to do it all on their own.
I think today, you will learn what it is like to celebrate the Festival of Lights!  India does something totally different!  I just know you are going to have fun!
By the way, thank you for using your ones and tens for math.  That makes me very happy!  I can’t tell you how hard it is to subtract with regrouping!  Keep up the great work!  I’m super proud of the wonderful job you are doing!

Sincerely,
Elfie

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Fun Night, Friends!


December 11, 2012
 
Dear Mrs. Trevino,

I can’t believe that y’all have not had the carrots that I sent you last week!  You need to remind Mrs. Trevino today to pass them out so that you can enjoy them before they turn into a Science Experiment gone bad!!!
So, how was Israel?  Did you enjoy learning about it?  I just love jelly filled donuts!  I also like Latkes and mostly, getting Gelt from the “Dreidel” game!!!  

Today, you are going to learn a lot about China.  Did you know that Mrs. Schubert’s brother lives there?  I hope that you behave nicely for your teachers. 
Sincerely,
Elfie

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hanukkah!

Today, your child learned what it is like to celebrate Hanukkah!



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Brrr!


December 10, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

Hey there!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Did you hear the cold front come in around 11:30 last night?  It's really cold but not as cold as the North Pole! 
I hear that your class will be learning all sorts of Holiday Traditions!  I think that is very cool!  I hope you have fun learning about Hanukkah! 
Have a great day!
Sincerely,
Elfie

Friday, December 7, 2012

Reindeer Food! It's YUMMY!!!


December 7, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

It’s Friday!  It’s Friday!  It’s my favorite day of the
week!!!  I am very happy to say that everyone did very well listening to Mrs. Trevino.  I really liked watching y’all use the Magnets that Mrs. Hamilton let ya’ll borrow.  To all my N7 friends, I’d like to say that last night, all of the elves got together and munched down on some carrots.  You know, carrots are a Reindeer’s  most favorite food.  Carrots are nutritional heroes, they store a   goldmine of nutrients.  Few other vegetables or fruit contain as much carotene as   carrots, which the body converts to vitamin A.  I also brought some Ranch Dressing (it is in the refrigerator in the hallway) that you can dip some carrots into.  The Reindeer really don’t care for Ranch – but I sure like it!!!
Sincerely,
Elfie

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Shhh!


December 6, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

Max reported back to me yesterday that the class was still having a hard time controlling their talking.  I suggest that you start taking points away on Class Dojo.  Actually, if they behave and listen very well, I will plan to come back after recess! 
Sincerely,
Elfie
P.S.  I really miss y’all!
P.S.S.  Please tell everyone that I will write back to them just as soon as I stop “elfin around”. 

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

We Wish You A Merry Christmas!

December 5, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino

All of us Elves (Candy Cane, Buddy, Jacob, Lillie, & myself), had so much fun today! We played cards, we danced, sang songs and even turned your teachers into funny looking elves! I hope you enjoy this movie I made. I hope I can see you tomorrow. I'll have to check with Max (Ms. Briggs' Elf) to see if you were naughty or nice!

Sincerely,

Elfie

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Naughty! Naughty! Naughty!


December 5, 2012

Dear Mrs. Trevino,

I wanted to let you know that I am very sad to
report that I have decided to spend the day with Mrs. Harn.  In fact, I am not sure when I am going to be back! It all depends on how nicely your class works today.  That includes Attentive Listening, Mutual Respect and No Put Downs!

Please be on your best behavior so I will want to come back!  Furthermore, I would really hate to report your behavior to the big jolly man who wears a red suit and has very white hair!!!

Sincerely,
Elfie

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Monday, December 3, 2012

"My Letters"


Dear Mrs. Trevino,

I loved all the letters from the kids!  Thank you so much for sending them to me!!!  

Now, to answer some of the questions that the children asked....

My favorite colors are red and green.  I've always liked them, even since I was young!  I like them because it reminds me of Christmas time and also because Santa sure has a lot of red and green decorations! Just like Adam, Christmas is my favorite holiday ever!

Tell Griffin that I do know Snowball.  We went and had Hot Chocolate along with Sebastian, Sam & Zam just the other day!  In fact, Snowball was talking about wrapping a classroom with toilet paper but I think it will upset Ms. Blanca.  As far as pulling pranks, you will have to tell Charlie's elf, Elfonso, that I don't have the heart to place coal in Lillie or John's stocking.  

My favorite animal is a reindeer.  I especially love the one that has a very shinny nose!  I would like Anna to tell me what her favorite animal is.  I bet it is a dog!!!

To answer Ryder's question, I am self-employed!  I mainly do contract work from December 25th - Thanksgiving Day.  Then, when my work is all done, I get to take Thanksgiving Day - Dec. 24th off.  Santa pays us very well and is so sweet for letting us take a vacation every year.  

I think your class is wonderful!  I love the kids and I just loved watching them play their Pokemon cards during recess!  I will say that they were very noisy yesterday.  Are they always like that?  Please tell them that if they are not quieter, I'm going to have to tell Mrs. Harn all about what I am seeing.  

Sincerely,

Elfie

Welcome Elfie!