October Writing FREEBIE with a little of this and that:)

My Sunday started off in the BEST way! Look what I woke up to...
Yup, that's breakfast in bed! Hubby works 3rd and gets home about 8am. I woke up to the smell of Belgian Waffles and a pumpkin spice latte on my nightstand! Let me tell you, it was delicious! I loved turning on the TV and hanging out in bed for awhile! I could get used to this:) But I knew I had to get busy on the long list of things to do! I only had a 2 hours to do so since hubby was at the gym. I don't like making a lot of noise around the house during the day when he is sleeping! 

So in two hours I got done...
-vacuumed the whole house
-cleaned the litter box
-3 loads of laundry (still in process)
-dishes done, dishwasher emptied
-cooked my Turkey Eggwhite Strata for breakfast during the week

-cooked my pumpkin protein bars for my snack for the week

-got my salsa chicken in the crock pot for my lunches for the week. Still need to make the quinoa!

AND...I finished my October Writing Calendar! I use this calendar for morning work. It is simple and easy! I place one copy on the board and the kids look at what their prompt is for the day! They have a special notebook to do these writing prompts in. 

I don't like giving math morning work because not everyone is in the classroom. Plus, my kids have a few other things to do every morning. So if they get to the prompt...awesome! If they don't, oh well-no big deal! 

So what I did this month was make two different calendars. One with the actual 2012 dates for October and one that is blank. This way, I can use it next year and not have to worry about the dates! You can pick these up in both of my stores! But...keep reading;)

You can use these calendars in many ways!

For today ONLY I am giving away this October calendar for FREE! Just leave me a comment and tell me
-follow my blog
-your favorite thing about fall
-your email address. Otherwise you won't be able to get this item;)

Have a GREAT Sunday!


  1. I follow your blog!! LOVE it!!!

    My favorite thing about fall is the weather--which means it won't be 90 degrees everyday in Louisiana!

    I love the calendar activities!

    Live Laugh and Love to Learn

  2. I (stalk) follow your blog!

    My fav thing about fall...hum...so many things! I get an extra hour of sleep, dressing up my daughter in costumes, pumpkin bread and visiting pumpkin farms!


    Thanks for this...I need something for my writing center:)

  3. Of course I follow your blog!!!! My favorite thing about fall are the changes: changes in weather, changes in colors, and changes in clothes! Love your calendar!

    Third Grade All Stars

  4. Love your calendar!! My favorite thingS about fall are: my birthday, the weather, the colors, pumpkins, apples... shall I go on??? acupcakefortheteacher@gmail.com
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  5. I love ya!!!
    I follow and adore you!

  6. I am definitely a faithful follower!! My favorite thing about fall is Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks and cooler weather!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  7. I follow your blog and simply love it!! :) My favorite thing about the fall is weather and all the fun projects we get to starting doing with our kiddies!! :)


  8. Oh I follow ya!! My favorite thing about Fall is Halloween! And all the pumpkin flavored goodies to eat & drink. Speaking of which, can come over and cook all those yummies for me. I don't even think I could make all of that in 2 days, let alone 2 hours lol.

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

  9. Yes, I follow your blog and my favorite thing about fall is wearing comfy cozy hoddies while drinking hot coffee and baking an apple pie! Oh and apple cider and pumpkin carving.... oh I love fall.


    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

  10. Yes I follow your blog - love it! My favorite thing about fall is the weather and the brand new start to the school year with a new group of kids!

  11. I follow your blog! My favorite thing about fall is falling asleep to cooler weather.

  12. Of course I'm following you :) Thanks for the opportunity to grab this freebie. My favorite thing about fall is cozy sweaters and the leaves changing colors on the trees.
    Stories by Storie

  13. I follow your blog and love it!! My favorite thing about fall is the fact that pumpkin is everywhere!!
    Mrs. Not-Much-Taller-Than-A-Second-Grader

  14. You're one of my favorite blogs to follow! My favorite thing about fall is watching all the leaves change color and apple picking!


    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

  15. I am now following your blog! I've been stalking for a while, and this writing prompt calendar is so cute and helpful. My favorite part of fall is the cooler weather. Here in AZ it stays hot too long. I can't wait until we feel a chill in the air.

    Have a great week. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I follow your blog! I love the no more sweating walking from the car into school at 7AM in the morning :)


  17. I follow your blog! My favorite thing about fall is wearing sweaters and drinking hot chocolate! There's so much to love about fall!


  18. I definitely follow your blog. My favorite thing about fall is visiting the pumpkin patch with my boys.

  19. I am a follower. My favorite thing about fall is that my naturally fine hair actually stands a chance of keeping its style when the heat and humidity are gone!

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

  20. Thanks so much for giving this away as a freebie today!
    I follow your blog and love it!
    My favorite thing about fall is wearing cozy sweatshirts and boots.
    Pixy Stix and Teacher Tricks

  21. I follow your blog. The best thing about fall is the cooler weather, turning leaves, and Halloween. This is one of my favorite holidays to celebrate. My youngest daughters birthday also happens in the fall. Love the calendar and all the writing prompts.

  22. The best thing about fall is the weather, food and the promise of the holidays to come. I love fall. I, of course am a follower.

  23. Yikes! I forgot my email. It is eileengriffin14@gmail.com

  24. I absolutely love your October calendar idea! I was just thinking about how I wanted my kids to do some writing in the morning and now I find your calendar. Love it! My favorite thing about fall is the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the leaves. I could look at them all day! And, I, too, am a follower!


  25. I love your calendar! I follow your blog.My favorite this about fall is the cooler temperatures (as cook as it can get in South Florida anyways!)


  26. I follow your blog! I LOVE the fresh (humidity - free) Florida air we have in the fall! I also love the smell of all the yummy fall dishes cooking!

    Thanks for this awesome freebie!

  27. I follow your blog. I love the weather in fall meaning it is finally in the 80s in Texas!!!! haha! But I especialy love getting to wear sweatshirts! I love comfy sweatshirts! Thanks so much for the calendar freebie! I love it so much! Gosh, can I use exclamation points any more???!!!!!! hahah


  28. I follow your blog. I have LOTS of favorite things about Fall...the changing leaves, apple picking, making pumpkin EVERYTHING, the cool, crisp air. Thanks for the calendar freebie...and your dinner's look delicious (I'd love if you shared those recipes too). ;o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  29. I follow your blog and absolutely love it. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather, if 80's counts as cooler and lower humidity. Thanks for sharing another one of your great ideas.


  30. I follow and love your blog! I have gotten so many great ideas from you! My favorite things about fall...cooler temperatures=warm and cozy sweaters, raking leaves, apple picking...<3

  31. I follow your blog by email, hence receive posts a day late. Fall is my davorite time of year. I've always loved the colors and smells.

  32. I also follow by email so I just got it today. The thing I love most about fall is the weather getting cooler. It's still pretty warm in Texas but its getting cooler :)


  33. I follow your bolg by email and I would love to have your pumpkin protein bar recipe.


  34. I follow your blog via email. You always have great ideas that are very practical. My favorite thing about fall is the weather finally cooling down and the monsoons leaving. I love the colors too, but we don't get too much of that in AZ.