12.10.11 ~ 345/365

11 Dec

Meet Nrael ~ my classroom “Elf on the Shelf”. Nrael (which is “learn” spelled backwards) came to visit my first grade class this week, and has hid out in a different spot every day. I took him home for the weekend, just to make sure he stayed safe 😉
For those who don’t know what an “Elf on the Shelf” is- it’s basically a Hallmark-based phonemonon that has taken over the lives of children 10 and under. According to the story, Santa doesn’t have enough time to watch over allll the kids in the world (he must be spending too much time on Pinterest…), so he has hired these Elves to fly into the houses to watch over the children. Every night, the Elf flies back to Santa to report if they have been good or bad. The next morning, he flies back to the house, but stays in a different location. It’s standard Elf knowledge that you can talk to him (or her), but they can’t respond…and you must never touch an Elf, because then they may lose their magic.
I’m not really sure who’s having more fun with Nrael…my students who love coming in the morning to look for him…or I, who loves coming up with all of the devilish things he does (can you believe he wrote in their journals this week? In green ink nonetheless!)
But anyway..he is spending his weekend happily sitting on my mantle…I hope he sends Santa a good report for me!


Posted by on December 11, 2011 in December


2 responses to “12.10.11 ~ 345/365

  1. Trish ~ ♥ ~

    December 12, 2011 at 10:31 am

    I think his little face is somewhat frightful but it is a very cute idea. I’ve seen photos of the Elf popping up all over the web.


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