Adventures with Elves, and other ways a pre-kindergarten classroom prepares for the holiday season

December 08, 2017

What would YOU name an Elf?   

The kids in Room 5 got to weigh in on this all important question recently.

In addition to a multitude of joyous activities to bring cheer to the building, such as elf projects, paper-plate snowmen, and caroling to Mrs. Janet, these pre-K students had the opportunity to name their classroom Elf.

How did they do it?

First they thought of a name, and wrote it on a piece of paper, with help from a teacher as needed. Next they submitted their idea to a bucket, where later, Mrs. Erin wrote all the ideas on a larger sheet and the class voted. What was the winning name? Well first, please elf-promise with your happiest elf-heart that you after reading you will write in the comments below what YOU would name an elf, and then read on to learn the name that was picked!


Ok, promise? So the name that Room 5 picked was……. “DOG.”

Dog has been very busy inspiring the kids to follow Room 11’s leadership of KINDNESS by doing good deeds, as well as learning everything there is to know about the letter E using some of the Learning Without Tears curriculum materials.

As you can probably imagine, Dog’s days have been pretty busy keeping up with Room 5 and all of their activities! Exhausting, really.

Today, he decided to take a nap in the tissue box. Great idea, Dog!

In the mean time, the children and teachers in Room 5 continue to hustle and bustle with holiday cheer and lifelong learning.


Read more about the Learning Without Tears curriculum, and supporters who are helping us extend our curriculum.

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