An Elf on the Shelf named Jingle Bells made his way into Emily Phillips' and Kelsey McKennon’s third grade classes at Bell Academy in Boyle after Thanksgiving break.
Students walked into their classroom to find the elf fishing in the class aquarium.
"Students are eager to go to class to see what the elf has gotten in to each day," said Math Specialist Penni Morgan.
Over the last week, Jingle Bells has been caught in a bag of Mike and Ikes eating the candy that was used as manipulatives for fractions and lending his green thumb (hiding in) to Mrs. Phillips' flowers.
He also stole a student's pair of glasses for his own personal Accelerated Reading time, and while the children were at recess, he wrote who all had gotten on red on the whiteboard for everyone to see.
When students arrived Tuesday morning, they found Jingle Bells tuckered out from a night of adventures and sleeping in a bed made from tissues and a Kleenex box.
“Jingle Bells is adding excitement to these last few weeks before Christmas break. He is a clever elf who is always getting into mischief,” said Phillips.
Student Neely Anderson said, “I like Jingle Bells! It’s funny how he finds different spots to hide and does silly things.”
Neely also said she has an elf named Eddie at home who is not as mischievous as Jingle Bells.
“Jingle Bells is cool because he does mischievous things to get into trouble and does not even get punished," said student Spencer Horton with amazement.
Eagerness can be seen in the faces of the students at Bell Academy as they anticipate what Jingle Bells will do next.