Pippi: Shady Oak’s Resident Elf on theShelf

Pippi, Shady Oak’s resident elf-on-the-shelf made her first appearance early in December in the Primary building. The kindergarteners and 1st graders were excited to see where she would appear each day. Sometimes, Pippi would get so restless not only would she change her position over night but during the day as well! The children were always careful not to disturb Pippi as she made her observations and they also knew to respect her ‘magic!’ I’d like to share with you some of the places where Pippi ‘popped’ up at School.

Pippi makes her first appearance

Pippi makes her first appearance

Pippi was first spotted in k/1’s Christmas store. I think the candy canes caught her eye!

Greetings Kiddos my name is Pippi,

Let me introduce myself!

Look high, look low, ’cause you’ll just never know,

Where I’ll appear, your Elf-on-the-Shelf!

Pippi espies us from on high!

Pippi espies us from on high!

Swinging from a Christmas ornament, Pippi was perfectly perched to peruse her surroundings!

Look at me, I’m swinging from an ornament,

Watching the world go by.

Listening to stories, learning my numbers,

And hearing answers to the question ‘Why?’

Witness to 12.12.12

Witness to 12.12.12

Pippi was fortunate to witness a very special date, 12:12:12!

Wow! It’s December 12, 2012.

What an historic day!

We sang the 12 Days of Christmas, as we marched through the school,

To celebrate such a date!

Pippi relaxes in the doll house

Pippi relaxes in the doll house

Pippi needed some quiet time and retreated to the peace and quiet of the doll house.

Even elves need a break, during this hectic season,

to reflect and review their plans.

To be ever vigilant is tiring work,

For such tiny eyes and hands.

Pippi shows her scissor talents

Pippi shows her scissor talents

So many Snowflakes

So many Snowflakes

What a talented little elf Pippi is! She surprised the Primary students one day with a door full of snowflakes!

Feeling homesick one day, Pippi the elf,

Wanted to bring the North Pole to Texas.

She carefully snipped and from paper cut out,

Snowflakes with a tiny pair of scissors!

Pippi parachutes into the art room

Pippi parachutes into the art room

Pippi is making her way around the Primary building. I think the kindergartener’s pictures of snowmen reminded her of home.

Parachuting Pippi arrived in the art room,

To admire the student’s paintings.

Snowmen, angels and Van Gogh’s chair.

Pippi gives them a five star rating!

Pippi the Safety Inspector

Pippi the Safety Inspector

Ever watchful, Pippi is concerned for the safety of the students and teachers at Shady Oak. Here she is checking out the fire alarm.

The bright red color of the fire alarm,

Coordinates so well with my outfit!

My camouflage may well be too effective,

And all day here I will sit!

Pippi feels 'peckish' (that's British for hungry!)

Pippi feels ‘peckish’ (that’s British for hungry!)

Even elves have to eat and popcorn is one of Pippi’s favorite snacks.

When Pippi feels peckish her penchant for popcorn,

Prepares her perfectly for the day.

This buttery snack provides her with the energy

To remain awake and alert all day.

Pippi makes some new friends

Pippi makes some new friends

Pippi being a friendly elf, thought it was about time to meet some of Shady Oak’s year round residents.

Pippi has already learned from the Shady Oak students,

That being a good friend is everything.

Caring and sharing and listening to others

Makes our life on Earth worth living.

Pippi visits Ty the bunny

Pippi visits Ty the bunny

Pippi closely studies Shady Oak’s four legged creatues as well as the two legged ones.

Pippi has watched Ty hopping around,

Exploring with his nose a-twitching.

Keeping him company as he rests in his cage

Wondering, ‘what on earth is he thinking!’

Pippi plays therapist to the mailman in the treehouse!

Pippi plays therapist to the mailman in the treehouse!

Pippi is a sensitive elf and notices that Christmas is a stressful time for this tired mailman! She takes time to listen to his troubles as a good friend should.

Pippi’s time at Shady Oak,

Has been full of laughter and fun.

‘I’ll be back next year’, we heard her say,

‘A Merry Christmas to each and every one.’

A Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year to you all.

oxoxoxoxoxo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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One Response to Pippi: Shady Oak’s Resident Elf on theShelf

  1. Joyce says:

    I love your journaling of Pippi’s escapades!

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