We used this letter to introduce our Classroom Elves. I knew that the question would be asked "why do our elves not look like an elf on a shelf" so I personally added about our elf being a "classroom specific" elf. Worked like a charm! Its way cheaper to get a elf from Kirkland's to have some fun with during the holiday season. I also made special elf tickets and surveillance warning as part of my positive behavior reinforcement. I used surveillance warning for those who "didn't believe" and wrote a warning that they would not stay if you did not believe.. this also worked like a charm! :)
I gave out "elf tickets" and left special prizes from our elves on Fridays for a few students who did their best. They loved it! We hope you do too!