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Elf of the Shelf for Classroom -Boy or Girl
Old 12-23-2015, 07:54 PM
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Buying daughter an Elf for her classroom next year. Do most teachers go with the boy?


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I have a girl.... :)
Old 12-23-2015, 07:56 PM
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But I'm just partial. I liked to get all the cute "girly" accessories for her. There's so many cute things on Pinterest to make for her... I went for the girl.
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Old 12-23-2015, 08:56 PM
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I have a boy, but either would be fine. Just go with your own personal preference.
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Old 12-23-2015, 09:50 PM
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I didn't realize teachers did this. This surprises me. All this hoopla over a tree in a classroom and people are doing elf on the shelf in their classroom?
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Old 12-23-2015, 10:00 PM
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I was going to say the same thing, Penguin. We often joked about wanting an elf on the shelf this December at my school, but that would never fly here! Even though 99% of our students celebrate Christmas, we're not allowed to do anything related to Christmas at school. The district makes a huge deal out of it every year and says that we "can't appear to be favoring one religion over another" even though of course everything we did in the past was secular. I had a small tree on my desk and was told to take it home.


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Old 12-24-2015, 04:53 AM
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I have a boy. But I got it for free. I don't think it really matters.
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:05 AM
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The elf is appropriate for school. It it should be a family thing. For those who want too buy into it. Save your money...
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Mine was given to me by a parent 3 years ago.
Old 12-24-2015, 05:22 AM
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It wasn't something I purchased with my own money. However, the child who's parent purchased it STILL comes to see the incidents Snowflake (the elf) gets into. She enjoys seeing what goes on (even though she's in 5th grade now). Most classrooms in our school have them -- and there's nothing said about them. I think it's your own choice if you do them....
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Old 12-24-2015, 05:25 AM
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I wish I was in a school that celebrated Christmas.
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Old 12-24-2015, 06:35 AM
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I would make sure your daughter's next year teacher wants it. There have been other threads about teachers loving the elf, hating the elf, thinking the elf is inappropriate and just not caring one way or the other.
However, I thought the elf was unisex and you just bought clothes for the elf to make it male or female.

The elf was never done in my school. I had to admit when a poster wrote that first she checked to see that everyone celebrated Christmas it just reminded me how different communities are. I never checked. In our district it is a given that many are not Christian and a very few of the Christians do not celebrate any of the secular trappings of Christmas.


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Old 12-24-2015, 07:24 AM
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I was assuming an adult daughter was the teacher. I might be wrong.

Elves come in male or female. We have a female but I refuse to do it. Someone bought it for me but I am a scroodge. My plate is piled high with making everything magical. I can't handle one more thing . Its the straw that broke the camel's back.
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Old 12-24-2015, 08:09 AM
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I have a girl now, but I got her free. I am lucky to work for a district where the superintendent encourages christmas celebrations.
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Old 12-24-2015, 09:24 AM
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My daughter is a first year teacher and I wanted to give it to HER to use in her classroom next year- sorry if some were confused. It was a big thing at her school this year and she didn't have one and all the students kept begging for one....it was a last minute gift to add as a surprise. Thanks for all the ideas. Merry Christmas, all!
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