11/19/12

What I've Been Up To

I am on Thanksgiving Break!  We get the whole week!  Do you hear the angels singing?

Not only that, but it started with a Girls Night Out on Friday after school.  We had tickets to the 4:00 showing of Breaking Dawn Part 2 The Saga Continues And Then It's Over Forever So Let's All Cry At The End.  

I am not a crazy obsessed fan with a matching T-shirt, but I did buy my ticket ahead of time along with my Milk Duds.  I would have pre-ordered the popcorn, but I couldn't find that feature.

The movie was great.  I don't know if it will win any awards, but our theater audience was big on spantaneous clapping, and laughter, and tears, and whooping so I'd call it a success.

After the movie, we went out to eat.  I mean, really - the milk duds, popcorn, and soda were just the appetizer.  And it's not like I ate a whole meal at dinner.  A friend and I shared mozzarella sticks
 and some kind of egg roll situation and that's all.  

And, no, I didn't share my wine.  That's where I draw the line.

THEN . . . Saturday was a whatever kind of day.  Plus church.

And Sunday was a baby shower.

But this, my friends, was not your normal baby shower.

THIS was brunch.  At a restaurant.

No silly games or hats or toilet paper involved.  Just food, mimosas, and good people.  

Brunch is usually lost on me since I don't like breakfast (for those of you who remember), but they had pizza and pasta and dessert and bread and crackers and all manner of carbs available.

In other words, I felt pretty full and sick to my stomach within an hour or so.  And then I was obligated to eat cake, obviously.

It was WONDERFUL.  I highly recommend you invite me to that kind of a baby shower - I will get you a really good gift, I promise.

Today I've been catching up on TV  lounging  laundry and bills and the dishwasher-removal-of-dishes-that-I-can't-stand and re-vamping my Antonym cards, as well as adding Synonym cards.

By the way, can you say synonym?  Because when I say it, it comes out as cinnamon.

Here's a sneak peek:


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As always, I'll give these away to three random people if you leave me a comment with your email address.  

And let's announce it on Wednesday night sometime.  How's that?

Here's an antonym freebie for ya from the pack.  Just click to download.



Well, I'm off, and the hubby isn't, so I said I'd cook.  

If you have any information leading to the hijacking of my personality and brain, please let me know as soon as possible.  Thank you.

93 comments:

  1. Love the cards and jealous that you have a week off.

    Juliasmajdek@ccs.k12.nc.us

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  2. The cards look great. We have one more day untill five glorius days off! melissa.s.janson@gmail.com

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  3. Yay for the week off! I only have 2 days this week - looking forward to lounging...I mean catching up on laundry just like you! Love the Cinnamon and antonyms packs!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergarten
    ingen77@yahoo.com

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  4. At my baby shower, my sister served fajitas & margaritas...I had water. But, everyone who came said it was by far the BEST baby shower they had ever been to:)) It was fabu!

    Some of my RTI students really need those pics on their cards. Hope I win...I just bought ink!
    dfrideley@gmail.com

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  6. Super jealous that you have a week off! We don't have that in Canada! Would love to win the set! Amykicksbutt@hotmail.com

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  7. I love that DJ Inkers finally wised up and started selling licenses so that you could continue to make really great and cute packets as freebies and for TPT, especially now that I am also teaching 1st grade and I have most of her cute clipart but don't know how to use it but I can still use cute and motivating learning materials because of you!! Thank you!!

    And I am also loving the whole week off at Thanksgiving thing. heehee!!

    Kathy
    coloroutsidelines.blogspot.com
    imakteechur@gmail.com

    (I'm actually a first grade teacher so I guess I should change my email to ima1stgradeteechur!! but I haven't yet.)

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  8. I just started following your blog a few weeks ago and it is by far one of my favorites! You Crack.Me.Up. And your stories definitely make my days better. (Is it bad I get my laughter from your misfortunes?)Anywho... Love your stuff & your revamps and new packet!
    kfandel@gmail.com

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  9. I'm envious of your week, but you deserve it!! I'm glad you are having a nice time.

    Your personality's there just fine---you cracked me up with your movie description. In case I don't talk to you before the holiday, Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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  10. We have two days this week...sad we don't have a week off, but so glad you are enjoy your time! You deserve it! LOVE the picture cards and somehow hope that I win! :O) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Love the cards! I wish I had the whole week off!

    Teresa
    tmburgess@roaneschools.com

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  12. Very jealous that you have the entire week off! We still have two days this week... full of review! Fun! Love your blog! I crack up all the time.

    paigewilliams1990@gmail.com

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  13. Wow - a whole week. YAY for you :) The pack looks great.

    Kate
    katewintuska@insightbb.com

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  14. first time joining your giveaway!

    soundlink26 (at) hotmail.de
    Viktoria

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  15. Wahhhhhhhhh!!!! <--- that's me crying because I have to work until WEDNESDAY!!!!!! you heard me! WEDNESDAY!!!!! But, I do have a 3 week off track time coming up. So... Booya! :)

    Enjoy your break!

    P.S. Your new pack looks FAB!

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  16. Thanks for the idea of the table captains, it worked like a charm. I assigned places in line this year because last year I had a sibling who was a stampeder. Those two things have saved my sanity . I would love the synonym antonym pack. I have the week off as well.

    Happy thanksgiving,
    Jill

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  17. I'm so jealous of your week off. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Maria
    meemsickle@gmail.com

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  18. I would love to use these with my reading groups. Thanks!
    shanolsen@aol.com

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  19. I can't wait to be on break...jealous you get all week.
    Allison311@bellsouth.net

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  20. Looks great! Enjoy your break! :)

    Elisabeth
    elisabethdelk80@gmail.com

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  21. Wow, a whole week off, that's awesome for you! :) Your unit looks great!

    Thanks,
    Cathy VerSteeg
    cathy@missversteeg.com
    www.missversteeg.com

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  22. Have a great week off. Your new pack looks great.
    Karen
    kdhooper@earthlink.net

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  23. I'd like to win a set. In fact, I'd l I've to!!

    Conchy

    Conchy.Marcano@gmail.com

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  24. Love your blog every day! And now that you have the WHOLE week off, no excuses for missing a day! Well maybe, not on Thursday since it is a holiday. ;)

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  25. Thanks for the freebie. How random do I have to be to win? Cause I can be pretty random. Really. Just ask my daughter. I say and do random stuff all the time. I saw two wild turkeys yesterday, and no they weren't behind a bar. I think my daughter is pretty random too. She probably gets it from me. Do you even read these comments? Am I random enough to win yet?? LOL
    Tammy

    First Grade @ Storybook Cafe
    dtklinger@gmail.com

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  26. I am new to the blog "stalking" world. I had no idea there were so many blogs out there and so many wonderful freebies. I feel like I have been living under a rock but in my defense I teach 1st grade Dual language (Spanish/English) and have 3 kids of my own- 2 teenage boys and a 3 year old, so I really dont have time to be on the computer unless its 10 at night and everyone is asleep. I found your blog a day after Halloween and read your Halloween story, could not stop laughing and had to share your story with everyone I know. Your stories are so funny and it amazes me how alike all teachers stories are no matter where we teach (well maybe not the finger story):) Love your blog and really like all the freebies. Have a great Thanksgiving and can't wait to hear how you spent it and what funny thing happened to you.

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  27. I wish we had a week off! I'm jealous!

    divingintolearning@gmail.com

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  28. I love teaching 'cinnamons and antonyms' haha. My second graders would love your activities!
    Byoung461@gmail.com

    Thank you!
    Barbara Young

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  29. I love your blog. I look forward to reading it all the time. I wish we had the week off, but have to work two and a half days. What do you doduring the half day of school?

    Melenabrqckins@bellsouth.net

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  30. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors of your new pack!! Sooo deliciously cute! Enjoy your week off...I am JEALOUS!
    KErri B
    Teacher Bits and Bobs

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  31. I have the week off too and I am loving life! Happy Thanksgiving!
    eileengriffin14@gmail.com

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  32. I love all the Synonym and Antonym stuff! Totally cute of course!
    sspeller@verizon.net

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  33. Hoping the whole cooking thing worked out ok! :P

    Your antonym and synonym pack looks great. Isn't this week off a marvelous thing?!

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  34. This is AWESOME! My kids would love. :) jmussett@benningtonisd.org :) :) :) Happy Thanksgiving!

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  35. We will be doing antonyms next week and synonym rolls soon - how perfect!!
    Julene
    jhoffman143@yahoo.com

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  36. As always, you make me laugh! Thanks for the comedy on each and every post!

    kristine.ball@boiseschools.org

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  37. Oh my gosh Kristin, I love the synonym and antonym cards!!!! I want them and need them. I'm buying them on Monday!!! They are wonderful!!!

    BTW I have a blinged out "Bella" T-shirt. I had it made along with Team Edward, Team Jacob, Mrs. Cullen, and I run with the Pack shirts for a few teachers at school. What can I say??? Go big or go home. Right?

    Holy Moly, the ending of the movie.... I was breathless. I saw the movie with the teacher peeps and every 12 year old in the tri city area at the 10 pm Thursday night showing. There was booing, screaming, gasping, and the rest of the audience was joining me. It was HEAVEN!

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  38. I love your pack, just like everything else you make! Can we please have a Bach update! How many more days until the Ashley/JP wedding?? Have a great Thanksgiving!

    Thanks,
    Meredith
    mmaestas@kcusd.org

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  39. Kristin, you are just too funny and no your personality is good... I mean it is almost Thanksgiving so you must just be feeling giving.
    mlrw70@gmail.com

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  40. You are too funny. Ever since we did synonym rolls I always want to say cinnamon. HA!
    MISSNELSONATTPT@YAHOO.COM

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  41. Very cute! Wish I had the week off too!

    Kate
    dancinqueenks23@aol.com

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  42. We only get three days this year! The last couple of years we had the whole week. :( Enjoy your time off!

    davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

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  43. as always - super cute and fun! I wish I was off this week - but we have conference days Monday and Tuesday, then the week off, so I can't really complain!

    jaime.zwerling@gmail.com

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  44. I have the whole week off as well and feel like it is going waaaaayyyyy too fast already with all I have to do!! I really like this pack!!
    b822b@yahoo.com

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  45. I am totally enjoying my week off. Monday is over already... Where did it go???

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  46. Love your cards, but I'm totally jealous, I haven't seen Breaking Down yet!!!!

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  47. This packet looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win! I love your blog! Happy Thanksgiving! Nissa nissacronin@gmail.com

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  48. I would love to win! Fingers crossed. It looks Awesome!!!
    christyholder27@gmail.com

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  49. I love your blog... I am obsessed with all things Owls so I love your design. You are hilarious! Thank you so much for sharing your stories!

    Heidi

    http://inthatroomwithheidiharrell.blogspot.com/

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  50. These are awesome!!! I don't have trouble saying the word "synonym", but I struggle with the word "leash". Don't know why, but I do.

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  51. Lucky you to be off this week! Yay! We work through Wednesday, but this is a light fun week so all is well. I'd love your antonym/synonym set (and yes, I do say cinnamon too when I am talking fast & my words get ahead of my brain). I use the sets I've bought from you & WON from you all the time. Love them! Carol cpolston3@yahoo.com

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  52. I hope you enjoy your week off! Happy Thanksgiving!
    bethangeli10@gmail.com

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  53. Hilarious, as usual. I'm jealous of your weeklong break!

    missy.kutil@gmail.com

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  54. I'm a little jealous that you have the whole week off- but I only have one more work day this week so I *think* I can handle it. It's the four SOLID weeks when we come back that worry me!! And it could be worse- my friend who teaches in nearby (20 miles away) Georgia has the whole week off- Monday and Tuesday are just two of his TWELVE furlough days- yikes!!

    I'm thankful for wonderful blogs like yours- y'all offer so much to the rest of us. Thanks! Needless to say- I would love to win a set of your great antonym/synonym cards:-)
    Jan
    jcatotti@aol.com

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  55. Your unit looks great. You are so lucky to have the whole week off!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  56. Hey Kristin!
    I teach my kids to remember what synonyms and antonyms mean by thinking about the letter those words start with.

    Antonym starts with a vowel just like the word opposite does. So remember that an antonym is the opposite.

    Synonym starts with an s so remember that a synonym means the same thing.


    I would love to win this. Gotta love those DJ Inker graphics!

    Patty
    2ndinline.blogspot.com
    Prutenbar@sturgisps.org

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  57. Love the cards! My email is rachaelaschauer@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    Rae

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  58. This pack looks so cute!

    cheriemae@gmail.com

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  59. Great cards! I can't wait to hear your version of Thanksgiving.
    ashleyp77@yahoo.com

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  60. These look amazing! You are so creative :)

    Sarah
    scoatoam@gmail.com

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  61. These look like something I could really use! What a great idea!! To top it off they are really cute.

    Terri Izatt
    tizatt@ecsdnv.net
    KinderKapers

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  62. Fabulous pack! Thanks for the chance to win and for my morning entertainment:)

    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple
    theresourcefulapple@gmail.com

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  63. So cute!!! Thanks for the laughs - I was sick yesterday (tho thick) so I really appreciated the chance to laugh at something. :)

    shellyx6@yahoo.com

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  64. Love your posts! You always crack me up! Would use your pack of CINNAMONS and ANTONYMS!

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  65. So cute! Happy thanksgiving!
    Sara.vessels@gmail.com

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  66. You're so funny! I enjoy reading your posts. Hoping to win! (and need to win)
    Susan in NC
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  67. Hi Kristin,
    I too am loving the week off...whoo-hoo! I'm a milk dud kind of girl too....LOL had to share that. So if we hook up at another bloggy meet up and go to the movies we can sit together. But if you don't want we don't have to share the milk duds hey, I mean I may not want to. :o) I can get my own box. LOL
    Have a great Thanksgiving!
    Vicky
    Traditions, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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  68. We have the whole week off too!! I also saw Twilight on Friday, it was a great movie! Not a die hard fan either, but it's been fun to watch them with my teacher girlfriends!

    Hope I win your cute pack!
    Katie
    katiereeder@gmail.com

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  69. The cards are awesome...and I'm super duper ooper jealous you had all well off. We had two days of conferences. I hope I win!!

    Katie
    Kryan428@gmail.con

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  70. I love those cards! Enjoy your week off. So jealous!

    mm6219@hotmail.com

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  71. Great cards! Glad you are enjoying your time off... well-deserved!
    Colleen
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  72. Love it! Jealous of your whole week off!

    cteske@bcps.org

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  73. I love to read your posts! The cards look super cute and I'm planning on diving into *cinnamons* and antonyms again when we get back from our break.

    Aimee
    ahannafos@hotmail.com

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  74. a whole stinkin' week!?!? yeah, well, I can't comlpain - my kidos were AWESOME these two days!!! love your new pack! :)

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  75. You are too funny!!! We are off a whole
    Week, I think everyone should be!! I would love to win your new pack!!

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  76. These cars are so cute!
    cstaylor616@gmail.com

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  77. I teach Pre-K and the pictures are a perfect way to introduce these concepts! Very colorful and eye-catching! We are off Thu. & Fri.....tomorrow the 4 Pre-K classes are having our Thanksgiving celebration....should be a fun-filled day!

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  78. OOPS......forgot my e-mail....cyborskiwalden@aol.com

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  79. Wow, those look awesome! Have a wonderful week off :) katie045@cox.net

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  80. I would love to win your synonym an antonym pack. You make such great products.

    jess_kat04@yahoo.com

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  81. We're having CA weather here in TX! We got off for the entire week in Grand Prairie as well. I've gotten zilcho amigo done and it's been GREAT!

    I'd love to win the packet.

    bgore2008@gmail.com

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  82. Happy Thanksgiving!! Enjoy your break! :)

    teacherlisa94@gmail.com

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  83. I hope you are enjoying your Thanksgiving! Thank you for all of the smiles and laughter you bring my way...you are a blessing to me. =)

    hprice@lufkinisd.org

    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  84. Happy Thanksgiving! I love your ideas!

    Jessica
    spencerjb0711@gmail.com
    Learn, Play & Have Fun

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  85. You are so lucky to have the entire week off. Enjoy it!

    peschaff@bresnan.net

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  86. Synonyms and antonyms are in planbook...literally just the words in the time slot! Haha! I am in need of some fun activities! :)

    Lucky you to have the whole week off! I went from a school district that had the whole week off to a school district that doesn't. :( But at least I have Wednesday off, right?

    vigario.h@gmail.com

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  87. Wow...great idea. Can be used in multiple grades. Even my preschooler would love them.

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  88. Wow...great idea. Can be used in multiple grades. Even my preschooler would love them.

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