Keeping Up With Franklin

We've had much fun with Franklin at school and Teddy at home.  Here are a few last minute elf ideas if you're not feeling so creative right before the break.

(And to all my bloggy friends who are already out, I hate you.  I will love you again on Friday at noon.)

This is my favorite part of having Franklin with us:
Franklin takes these notes to Santa each night.  The kids put up post-its when they notice a friend doing something kind or good.  Some of my favorites:
J let me use the big scissors even though he wanted them.
C shared his crayons with me.
E was reading quietly even when everyone else was loud.

And three were put up in one day about a student I have that has some extra challenges.  This student was having a great day, and my student's classmates really wanted to encourage him.  {Heart melting}  It's been a blessing in the middle of all this holiday craziness to see these sweet notes.  You can download the editable version here.

More Franklin fun:

Cannot believe I forgot to get a picture our toilet papered tree.  After toilet papering the tree, he managed to wrap himself to the base of the tree, and the sock monkey was trying to free him.

A couple from Teddy, the elf residing in our home.
**You can't really tell, but he has chocolate smeared on his face.  
That messy elf!**

Really hoping that Teddy will surprise us with this at my house tonight:
                                                                Source: via Megan on Pinterest

Need more ideas?


  1. Oh dear, these are hilarious! Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  2. I want to try the wrapping paper one tonight too! It's gonna be an adventure!

  3. I'm dying, these are so funny. We have enough students in school that don't celebrate Christmas that I couldn't have the elf in my classroom, but I might have to get him to visit my house. the bathroom and the tissue box are my two faves:)

  4. I'm really needing my own elf for next year!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First