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Sitting in Sadsville and Sale

I have to admit that before I had kiddos two weeks of Christmas vacation really felt too long.  I would be in my room working after week one and itching for school to start back.  Fast forward to kiddos and the fact that we did not get two full weeks this year and I'm seriously sad.  Don't get me wrong...I love my job, but my boys are off until the 7th and I really wish I was too. Instead, my alarm clock is set, clothes are ironed and today I was doing this:

Here's a math/writing activity we'll be doing soon.  Guess who will be hogging the copier tomorrow?
Math Center for next week laminated and cut.

 Winter words for the writing table cut and ready for a binder ring.
 New Year's centers courtesy of my friend Cara for the next few days.
 Chart colored for vocabulary work we'll be doing this quarter.
Another chart for some parts of speech work we'll be doing next week.  
So ready or not...back to work I go.  
Also...don't forget everything in my store is 20% off until midnight.  
Here are some of the items I'll be using in the near future:

Happy Teaching Friends! 


  1. It's so hard going back when you have kids. :( Hope everything goes smoothly!
    Sample’s Superstars

  2. Wow, you are a talented lady!! We always need more time off, I agree!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  3. We are headed back tomorrow as well. :( My oldest goes back on the 7th.. I'm jealous!

    Good luck tomorrow!

  4. Just wanted to say that I love your blog! I wish I would have seen these a little earlier today (TPT gift card spending). They will be on my wishlist to remember for later. Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  5. Aww..going back when your kiddos are still on vacation is no fun..I hope your day is fabulous..and that time goes by quickly! ;)

    P.S. Those charts look amazing! What size of paper did you use? Love them!


  6. Love those charts! That pack is AWESOME, too!
    Plastic card Printing

  7. I know what you mean about your perspective changing once you have kids. I'm fortunate that my daughter and I are on the same schedule. Looks like you have been working much harder than I have this break. Looks great!

    Kelly @ I'm Not Your Grandpa, I'm Your Teacher

  8. Wow, looks like someone has been very busy! Luckily, I don't go back until January 14.

    Smiling and Shining in Second Grade

  9. Looks like you've been super busy this break! What cute stuff! I have your winter centers on my wishlist ;)


  10. We went back today, too. But, my kids did also, so it wasn't so in-your-face painful.

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  11. Looks like your ready to do! Me, on the other hand? I go back tomorrow, and I've got nada :( Luckily, you reminded me about Cara's NY pack from last year...I know I've got that somewhere!!!

    Teachery Tidbits

  12. Michelle

    I agree my teaching and thoughts changed once I had children . I too am having a hard time with the thought of going back , mainly because I can't wear my PJs :) my mom likes to keep me grounded by reminding me most people go to work the day after Christmas . Thanks mom !!'