Back at home, December Currently (finally!) and a Friday Freebie!

I am back at home and to celebrate I am hooking up with Friday Freebies to share my Antonym Game. get it over here at my Teachers Pay Teachers store and please go over to the TBA site to see the other freebies by clicking on their logo below. Awesome stuff!

I have FINALLY gotten to my December currently, as inspired by Farley over at Oh Boy Fourth Grade! Here it is!

Also, check out the great giveaway at 2nd Grade Pad! She is giving away everything in her store! Click on her button below to enter. I've already submitted my entries for the great stuff!

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Oh no! I was visiting my boyfriend and trying to get back to New England. I made my flight to Cleveland but before I even got off my plane it was cancelled. I considered driving back to his place (6+ hours) or driving home (14+ hours probably) but the big storm made me too nervous to drive. So here I am at a hotel. Couldn't get a flight until tomorrow evening! Ack. Could not get a flight back to ny boyfriend and could not get a flight to Boston or NH with United or US Air before then. :( It is better to be safe here but I want to get stuff done at home. Are any of you stuck trying to get home from holiday travels?

If you're looking for any post-holiday teacher shopping, I am having a sale at my teachers pay teachers store and my teacher's notebook store, too. Plus, lots of free stuff!

I don't have my netbook, but I can catch up on my teacher blogs on my phone or ipad and come here to the business center too. Good times ! Hope you all had a happy Christmas!

Check out this Free Frames and Arrows Resource for Math

Merry Christmas to all of you! It's Manic Monday over at Classroom Freebies and Freebie Friday time at Teaching Blog Addict so I am linking my Winter Frames and Arrows practice pages. Enjoy ! Click on the pic below to snag it!

Cover of Winter Frames and arrows freebie

Freebie Friday Fun - Editing

What a crazy week. To celebrate I've linked with Freebie Fridays. Head over to other of my Reading and Writing Redhead stores and grab this editing practice freebie. It's great for grades 1-3. Click here to get it at my tpt store,  Happy downloading !

cover editing freebie

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Impressive Vocabulary

We were working on character traits yesterday and brainstormed a list of character traits to describe people. I could NOT believe some of these AMAZING words my second graders came up with. "Squirrely"? "Progressive"?! "Submissive". WOW.I have never heard these words from any 7 or 8 year olds (and they came from different students too. This is why I LOVE my job. Kids amaze me every day! (don't mind my printing, I was really tired, plus I feel so messy compared to the super neat handwriting I see from all of you!)

All I Want for Christmas Linky Party

Over at Learning with mrs. Leedy I found a fun Linky Party - All I want for Christmas. To join up or see what everyone else posted, head to her blog here. So fun!

Here's what I think

would be the perfect gift from. . .
1. Students
2. Kiddies
3. Husband/boyfriend
4. Parents/Family
5. BFF
6. Santa

From my students, I actually don't want any gifts. I talked to them and e-mailed the parents instead with an idea to donate to First Book, whose goal is to get books to the teachers affected by Hurricane Sandy so they can start to build back up a classroom library. They lost so much and only $2.50 will get a book to a classroom. The link for First Book is here.

I don't have any kids of my own, but in the context of yesterday's tragic events I would like peace for them.

From my wonderful boyfriend who I miss so much, I want to be able to see him in person, and let's not beat around the bush:

From my parent and family?

I love a whole bunch of tv shows, in particular HBO, and I love rewatching them and especially the commentaries, so the upcoming DVD season 4 release of this would rock:

My best friend who lives too far away now? I'd love just to be able to have a coffee with her.

Santa please either bring me some new kitchen countertop and maybe cabinet or perhaps you can pay off my credit card? :)

Happy holidays, everyone!

Freebie Friday: Winter Frames and Arrows

Well , it is Friday night. What a long week especially with 13 conferences, and not home until 9pm last night. And what horrible news today. My heart goes out to everyone involved. We could use something cheery so here is my contribution to Friday Freebies. There are lots of holiday/winter themed freebies so check the other ones out.

It's Winter themed Frames and Arrows which goes great with second grade Everyday Math but could also work for first grade or third graders who need review. There are 2 pages of practice. Click here to get it !

Cover of Free winter Frames and Arrows

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Linking up for Freebie Friday - Proofreading Capital Letters Freebie

Phew - another Friday. To celebrate I've linked with Freebie Fridays. Head over to other of my Reading and writing Redhead stores and grab this editing practice freebie. It's great for grades 1-3. Click here to get it at my tpt store. Happy downloading !

Cover of Freebie- Proofreading Capital Letters Freebie

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I know all of you are thinking Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but just want to let you know I am participating in Cyber Monday! You can go to my tpt store, Reading and Writing Redhead and get everything for 20%, and of course, the free items are still free! Yay! Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Thankful Turkey Craft

I am not what you would call an artistic person but I came up with this craft for Thanksgiving! We had a lot of fun creating them and the class was working very intently and quietly (which is not always the case :) ) Click here to go to my tpt store for the patterns. Check out how cute they came out!
Again, here is the link to my tpt store to get the FREEBIE!

It's also available as a link from Classroom Freebies which has many other amazing resources! Check it out !

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Manic Monday

Well folks, hard to believe it's Monday again, nevermind 3 days until Thanksgiving! To brighten up the day, here's a freebie with some editing practice for capital letters and periods.

Also, check out the others over at ..
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Thankful !

Hey all! I saw this great linky over at The Craft of Teaching and I was inspired! It started with Stories by Storie. It's always good to step back for a minute and think about what is important.

Frames and Arrows, Free

Hey all ! I made my fall frames and arrows a freebie !If you use Everyday Math you know what this is. If you don't you may want to check it out and see if you can still use it! It's great for computation and problem solving.  It also will be available on Classroom Freebies' Manic Monday ! Check it out at my tpt store!

November Currently

I am joining up with Farley at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for "November Currently". Here's mine!


As a teacher, I love freebies! Who doesn't, right? Here is a free 12 card antonym I have who has... game you could use with a small group. I'm also hoping to have it available as a Manic Monday freebie at , Enjoy!

Superstar Antonyms I Have... Game

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Out of the Frying Pan...

I started the blog a few days ago, hot on the heels of starting an account at . Obviously this blog is very much under construction but its time to get something posted!

One of my facebook friends posted an interesting question this morning about to do lists which got me thinking. She's also a teacher and we all have teacher to-do lists a mile long. Then of course, there are are home to-do lists. What is on your list of to-dos? What would you rather be doing ?