Monday, December 3, 2012

December Monday Made It: Desk Elf

It's time for a Monday Made It freebie folks, so here's my solution to the disaster that is the desks of many of my little 5th grade friends: The Desk Elf.

The Desk Elf rewards students for keeping their desks clean and organized, and will be my best friend this holiday season. What do they get? Homework passes! Correcting student work is practically killing me, so this is win/win.  Also, I have some serious issues with how much homework there is in the world to begin with, so this makes me happy on a few different levels.

I've created this freebie so that you have a choice of 2 rewards.  The first page of the document is meant to be cut out like a coupon to put in desks and allows kids to skip one assignment:
or leave this if you prefer (for an entire night's homework):
Either way, I think these will get my kids really psyched, and save me from a little holiday stress. Once I strategically place a couple of those, I'm envisioning some serious cleaning going on. Hallelujah! 

Click on the pics above to head to my TPT shop in order to download--enjoy! Then head over to 4th Grade Frolics and check out the other lovelies teachers have made for December. Click on the button below to get there:

FYI--if you tried to download the file earlier today and had trouble, it's all fixed now!

9 comments :

  1. I am your newest follower! I do something very similar, but yours is oh-so much cuter! Love it!

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  2. Cute- It says I need permission to download?

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    1. Sorry about that! It's fixed and downloadable now :)

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  3. So cute!!! Great idea! That's why I made some no homework passes the other day....the kiddos are starting to get a little nutty:) Hoping things like this will pull them back in:) Thanks for linking up:)
    4th Grade Frolics

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    1. Thanks for hosting this, Tara! I always get so many good ideas :)

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    1. Thanks, Kristen! I only put 4 of them out today. The faces were priceless, from happiness from those 4, to shock from the rest (who began looking through their desks bewildered). The seed is planted!

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  5. Great idea! I use Desk Fairies the rest of the year, but these with the homework pass will be awesome!

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