Last year I had to do some quick thinking because one of my students touched our classroom elf. You can read all about that here.
This year I was so excited to introduce an elf to our classroom. We received a package in the mail and found out there was an elf inside.
On the very first day of having the elf, not one, but TWO students touched the elf. I was having a mini panic attack about this since it was the first day. I told the students that I hoped he would return the next day.
The next day when the students came in they saw him like this:
He was sick in bed with a big bandage on his arm. We also received a letter from Santa telling us that our elf, Jingles, was unable to make it to the North Pole and Santa had to send out a search party for him. Jingles was so sick that he needed a big shot in his arm to inject more magic into him so that he could come back.
The kids felt so bad that the elf had to get a shot that we haven't had any trouble since. My aide and I really played it up and talked about how much his poor arm must hurt with a bandage that big. His bandage stayed on for two days. Tomorrow when he arrives he will be bandage free!
What do you do when this happens in your classroom?