One of the hardest things when you work with a variety of age levels is the differences in believing. I would say for the most part the kids in our school which is 1st -4th grade (for now-next year we will have 5th too) have a high level of belief. But, and this is a big but...this year it seems like our 4th graders are into practical jokes. Only at this age level, the jokes aren't necessarily funny. It kind of makes me sad. Plus this age level is fairly selfish, and I'm not trying to be critical, I just think it's a developmental phase they go through. Anyway, Tickle was ziplining in the hall and some 4th grade boys dared one of their friends to touch him. What's not so nice about it is this boy somewhat believed, but they told him something bad would happen to him, not that Tickle would have to return to the North Pole. So one thing led to another, he touched Tickle, and the rest of the students were devastated. I was more sad than mad.
Well, Tickle went back and had to spend the weekend with Santa and he returned Monday in time for our Family Holiday Night.
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