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  • Writer's pictureChloe Lister

Elf on the Shelf at Razum International School

On the 1st of December a random Christmas elf showed up at Razum International School.

The children were so excited to give the Elf a name and find out more about the Elf. The children were ecstatic to see the elf’s antics in their classroom each day. The elf doesn’t just spread fun, but also teaches children how to share and encourages kind acts. There are many fun, surprising and special ideas the elf can do to lift the mood of the classroom each day.

What is Elf on the Shelf?

Elf on the Shelf is a Christmas tradition where a special scout is sent to you from the North Pole to silently watch over your children as they go about their daily activities so that he/she can report their "naughty" or "nice" behaviour to Santa. Each morning the elf returns to a new spot within the classroom and it’s up to the children to find the elf. Today, it’s a global phenomenon with tens of millions of families and teachers joining in the daily elf-hunting activity throughout December.

What are the rules of The Elf on the Shelf?

Elf 101: The children should not touch the elf, or he will lose his magic. Scout elves arrive during Scout Elf Return week and head back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. No exceptions!

Razum’s elf would leave messages for the children each day and get up to mischief in the classroom. The children were curious to come to school and see the unique and silly scenes the elf had created at school when the children were at home. Some of the mischief the elf got up to was: domino towers, wrapping the school’s Christmas tree and flour angels. The children were asked to write an elf report each day which explained what their elf got up to.

The story of Elf on the Shelf:

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