P 4-7 saw the return of Jingles the Elf on Tuesday 1st of December. Jingles is our very own elf who visits us every year for mischief and mayhem.
This year, his arrival was a little different. Jingles was delivered in his own self-isolation chamber to make sure he kept the boys and girls safe. He had to fill in an Official Elf Symptom Tracker and Travel Clearance Record to allow him to travel from the North Pole. Thankfully, it looked like he was feeling okay and was just being careful. He had already completed 10 days of a 14 day isolation as he started self-isolating in the North Pole sealed in his chamber, so he only had 4 days to go. Ms. Whorlow was hoping he had to isolate for the full 14 days to give her peace, but it was not to be 😉
We expected things to be quiet for a few days as he stayed in isolation, but on Wednesday, we arrived to find this letter from Jingles.
Just look what he did to our classroom blinds!
The children created some lovely elf pictures to brighten Jingles up.
On Thursday, we arrived to find another note from Jingles. He brought candy canes to decorate our tree.
The children practiced their letter writing skills and wrote Jingles a letter to tell him a little about themselves. They know that if they want to tell Santa about any Christmas gift wishes, they have to write to the jolly man himself back at the North Pole workshop.
On Friday, even though Jingles was still stuck in his isolation chamber, he had just enough magic to organise a candy cane treasure hunt with the canes he brought the day before. Each child had to seek out the candy cane with their name on it and got to keep it as a wee treat from our elf.