Gabrielle Farley | Say What? About Santa

Gabrielle Farley - Brian Kelly / Bainbridge Island Review
Gabrielle Farley
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The Review visited Captain Johnston Blakely Elementary to talk about Santa Claus, elves and the holidays with kindergarteners.

Where does Santa live?

"The North Pole. He does not get cold since he has his coat on."

Who else is up there with Santa at the North Pole?

"Sea lions. And his reindeer and his sled."

How many elves are up there?

"I think he has 11."

What does an elf look like?

"They have curly shoes and they have kind of twiggly hats."

How do elves know what toys to make?

"They have a list."

How does Santa know if you have been good or bad?

"He sees you at night and he sees you in the daytime."

How have you been?

"Good. [Pauses.] I've been good and bad."

What have you done that's been good?

"I share with my brother. I share some of my dolls when he wants to play with them, and I share my Legos."

What happens if somebody has been kind of naughty and not so nice?

"He does not give them presents. Santa is not kidding about that."

Have you ever left cookies for Santa?

"I gave him three cookies. And threw carrots out in my front yard for the reindeer."


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