Monday, January 9, 2012

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

At the end of January we will be celebrating Kansas’ birthday  and learning lots of FUN facts about our great state and our state symbols. 

It wouldn’t be a week about Kansas if we didn’t take a little trip down the yellow brick road.  So, we will be doing lots of {new} literacy and math centers that we’ve just created that are themed around the classic Wizard of Oz fairy tale by L. Frank Baum. 

Here’s a little {sneak} peek at all 8 of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Math and Literacy Centers that are included in our new unit.clip_image032[6]

And thanks to our blogging friend Abby over at The Inspired Teacher we will also be doing some fun writing and art project, too!!!  She was SO kind to share her popular We’re Off to See the Wizard unit with us that she created last year.

We are teaming up with Abby for a Magical Giveaway.    Magical Giveaway

One of our lucky followers will get our Wonderful Wizard of Oz Math and Literacy Centers and Abby’s We’re Off to see the Wizard Literacy and Math Unit.

To enter this giveaway all you need to do is post a single comment completing this sentence:

“There’s no place like ________!”

We will choose our winner on Wednesday.  Good luck to all of you!!!

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217 comments:

  1. "There's no place like a nice day at the beach!" Ha! I've been craving some warmer weather.

    Gladys
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  2. There's no place like home in my pajamas. Can you tell I went back to work today?

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  3. “There’s no place like my classroom with all of these adorable, exciting, and fun activities!”
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  4. "There is no place like sitting at the beach with my toes in the sand!"

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  5. "There is no place like home enjoying my fav shows!"

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  6. There is no place like my bed with lots of blankets and my kindle on a cold rainy day!

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  7. There really is no place like home! :)

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  8. There's no place like my classroom on the first day of school meeting my new sweeties!
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  9. There's no place like skiing in the mountains of Colorado.

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  10. There's no place like being home in your pj's on a snow day.
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  11. "There is no place like "Kansas" where the road goes on forever and the land is wide open as far as the eye can see of many beautiful colors."
    From a fellow Kansan teacher in Hays.
    Sarah Mackey
    mackeysclassroom.blogspot.com

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  12. there is no place like going "back" home...my parents have lived in their home for 40 years...many wonderful memories

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  13. There's no place like being in the arms of my guy!

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  14. There is no place like home with my sweet little boy and loving husband!
    Kelly Willis
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  15. There's no place like the Target Dollar Spot...love it!

    Cait

    Sliding into First!

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  16. There's no place like snuggled up on the couch watching a movie with my little family!

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  17. There is no place like being in my classroom and completing all of these amazing activities with my sweet first graders.
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  18. There's no place like Auburn on gameday...even if we're not playing in the title game tonight! :)
    Vickie
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  19. There is no place like grandmothers house.

    Cheryl
    primarygraffiti(at)yahoo.com

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  20. There's no place like my bed, especially after a long day!!!

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    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  21. There is no place like being in my garden with the dirt between my fingers and the sun warming my back like a warm hug.

    Kim
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  22. There's no place like the company of great friends.
    Barbara
    Happyteachingfirst.blogspot.com

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  23. There's no place like sitting under those "Friday Night Lights" in Texas, cheering on your favorite high school team.

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  24. How fun! There's no place like getting lost in a good book!

    Ali
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  25. There is no place like camping at the lake under the stars.

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
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  26. There's no place like...the blogging world!

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  27. "There's no place like a comfy chair in front of a fire."
    ❁Beth Ann❁
    Taming My Flock of Firsties
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  28. There's no place like being with my husband and my three kiddos (when everyone is getting along and happy! =)
    Jennifer
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    First Grade Blue SKies

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  29. There's no place like the rocking chair on my deck!

    Samantha
    msbeattie-samantha.blogspot.com
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  30. There's no place like Target!!! {especially the $$$$ spot}

    Kelly
    Beg, Borrow, Steal
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  31. "There's no place like First Grade!" I mean Seriously...
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  32. There's no place like sitting on our cozy couch, sharing life with my boyfriend and sisters. :)

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  33. There's no place like home (when you have a cold Diet Coke with extra ice)!

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  34. "There's no place like teacherspayteacher.com."

    Teresa
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  35. There is no place like Made for First Grade for Fantastic math and literacy ideas that work in my classroom! Thank you so much!

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  36. There's no place like Memphis, TN!

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  37. There's no place like being in the arms of children.

    Faithful in First

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  38. There's no place like On the Border!! Yum!! Margaritas and Queso :)

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  39. There's no place like elementary school! : )


    Primary Punch

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  40. There's no place like grandma's house!

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  41. There's no place like sailing on the boat.

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  42. There's no place like the Strip in downtown Pittsburgh! The food is SOOOOO YUMMY!

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  43. AZ!
    ❤ Sandra
    Sweet Times in First
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  44. There's no place like Tucson, AZ. A place of healing, kindness and the Wildcats. Bear Down!
    Jennifer
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  45. There's no place like my couch - enjoying snuggle time with my little boy!

    Rachel
    Ed Link - First Grade

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  46. There's no place like home! Every Kansan knows that! :)

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  47. There's no place like curling up on the couch with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate!

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  48. There's no place like a first grade classroom- enough said! lol
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  49. There's no place like being on Dale Hollow Lake! :) Or the beach!!

    Elisabeth
    www.missdelk.blogspot.com

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  50. There's no place like HOME and BEING WITH YOUR FAMILY!!!
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  51. There's no place like snuggling on the couch with my hubby, Scott; and my two sweeties, Joshua, and Julia. Oh can't forget my dogs, Roscoe and Daisy!!!

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  52. There's no place like snuggling with my honey!

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  53. There's no place like a classroom alive with engaged students!

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  54. There's no place like the blogging world! :)

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  55. “There’s no place like FIRST GRADE!”

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  56. There's no place like snuggled up on the couch with your honey watching the kids play.

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  57. There's no place like the beach - warm weather, comfy chair, cold drink & book in hand, no agenda, loved ones nearby... Makes me happy just envisioning it!

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  58. There's no place like home playing with my adorable grandson!

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  59. There's no place like a garage sale at the house of a former teacher! :)

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  60. There is no place like my patio filled with family and friends on a warm Oklahoma summers' night.
    Tammy

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  61. There's no place like being in the middle of a great book!

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  62. There's no place like Disney World (especially when you were just married there last month!) :)

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  63. There's no place like under the covers on an unexpected snow day!
    (Although there's not a flake in sight currently!)

    Jenn
    A Pirates Life for Us

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  64. The blogosphere! How did I teach Kindergarten and First grade successfully without all the great ideas people blog/post/pin!

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  65. There's no place like Disneyland. It really is the Happiest Place on Earth.

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  66. There's no place like being snuggled with my fur babies on the couch :)


    Jennifer
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  67. There's no place like a quiet, somewhat dark classroom at the end of a long, crazy, or loud day.

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  68. There is no place like my bathtub with a nice glass of wine! :)

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  69. There's no place like 1st grade!

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  70. There's no place like my bed! ...what can I say, I love staying home in bed! :)

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  71. There's no place like my home on a snow day!!! I'm a Kansas teacher too and would love to use all these awesome activities in my classroom :)

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  72. There's no place like my bed on a cold night with the electric blanket on and all three dogs snuggled up with me. (And the hubs of course!)

    2B Honey Bunch
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  73. There's no place like Starbucks at 6a.m. on your first Monday back after winter break!

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  74. There's no place like a Lake Michigan beach on sun shiney summer day!

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  75. There's no place like a beautiful sunset in Anguilla.

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  76. "There's no place like West Texas."

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  77. There's no place like....Disney World! Can't wait to get back ASAP! Hopefully, for Spring Break! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! Fingers crossed!

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  78. There's no place like my bed!
    Leslie
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  79. There's no place like being enfolded in a hug by my family.

    Jackie
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  80. There is no place like a nice warm bed (with my head on the pillow)!!

    Laura
    ww.tattlingtotheteacher.blogspot.com
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  81. There is no place like ziplining through the jungles of Belize!

    Tricia
    www.safarissparklesandsweettea.blogspot.com
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  82. There's no place like sitting around a bonfire with good friends :)

    Jordyn
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  83. There's no place like watching a beautiful sunset on the deck of a ship with my husband's arm around me and being totally in awe of God's magnitude.

    First Grade Delight
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  84. There is no place like my bed, with my dvr, and a diet coke!!

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  85. There's no place like Disney World!!

    These look fantastic!!!

    Jennifer
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  86. There's no place like Cuco's (a local Mexican restaurant) with a margarita in my hand and chips & salsa in my belly.

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  87. There is no place like home (original right? ~ but it's the truth~I love my home & family)


    Randi @ Teach It With Class
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  88. I played Dorothy in our school musical, and I would get so emotional when I'd say, "There's no place like home." (I was always and still am a "home body") Well, here it is 20 years later, and I can attest, "There's no place like home." I live in AZ now, but my home is PA. This year, we surprised my family and made a trip home for Christmas...It may have been the best surprise ever! If only I could click my heels together and wish myself back home.

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  89. There is no place like Disney Land with my family! Happiest Place on Earth! :)
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  90. There's no place like blogland! Although some people had some great competition, especially the bed and the Target dollar spot! But I had to stop reading half way through because "there's no place like" started to sound funny!

    Hadar
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  91. There's no place like the beach...sand, sun, warm breeze, soothing waves crashing in, salty air. Wish I was there!
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  92. There's no place like my couch with my snuggie! (yes, I will admit that I'm a proud owner of a pink snuggie)

    -Genevieve

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  93. There's no place like my husband's arms!

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  94. There's no place like home snuggling with my newborn!

    - Jalpa

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  95. There's no place like Beijing China at Chinese New Year. :)

    Jennifer
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  96. There's no place like being at the lake.

    Heather
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  97. There's no place like going to Sonic with my black lab Buddy and eating hamburgers and icecream together!

    ~Ashlee
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  98. There's no place like home, on the couch, in my jammies, sipping hot chocolate with marshmallows and Cool Whip, reading a book on my Kindle!

    Ashley
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  99. There's no place like sitting at home with my pup and laptop reading all my favorite blogs!

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  100. There's no place like Disney World!!!

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  102. There's no place like blogland! Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  103. There's no place like going to bed after an exhaustive day. I love laying down on a cool, fluffy pillow with warm sheets and just snuggling.

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  104. There is no place like snuggling in bed with my hubby and my puppy late into Saturday morning! ~Heidi V.

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  105. There's no place like my comfy bed and trusty kitties by my side.
    Andi
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  106. There's no place like Ka'anapali, Maui. I dream about it all winter long.

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  107. There's no place like home. Really:) Love the giveaways!

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  108. There's no place like Melbourne, Australia. (I'm do love my home city!)

    Stef
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    Very cool giveaway!

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  109. There's no place like home early in the morning when I'm the first one up. The house is silent, the coffee is brewing and I get to check on my blogging friends.

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  110. There's no place like HOME! (especially after a long day of teaching my kinders!) LOL


    Kelly Brown

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  111. There's no place like home!! Great place to be!
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  112. There's no place like my couch with my new heated throw!

    I'm your newest follower!

    Mrs. Wheeler
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  113. There's no place like being snuggled up in bed on a rainy or snowy day!

    Deb
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  114. There's no place like my front porch watching the sun set......

    Cindy
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  115. There's no place like sitting on the beach!!

    Kelly
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  116. There's no place like my favorite comfy chair, jammies, and Pinterest. :)

    Marcy
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  117. There's "snow" place like home on a snowday spending time with my girls. :)

    Liz
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  118. Home with my pug and mini american eskimo watching old reruns of TV shows (oh yeah, my husband too!

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  119. There's no place like a day at the spa!

    Cara
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  120. There's no place like snuggling in my daughters bed with her and reading books. They grow up way to fast!

    Jennie
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  121. There is no place like Zumba class!!! I can't get enough!

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  122. There is no place like the Cayman Islands. Heaven on earth!

    Karen
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  123. There is no place like DISNEY WORLD!! Can't wait to get back there this summer :)
    Chasity
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  124. There is no place like home because I am having a baby boy in 6 weeks. I love getting off my feet after a day of teaching. :)

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  125. There is no place like THE COUCH and my favorite shows, glass of wine, and no husband or kids in site!!!

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  126. There is no place like the Target Dollar Spot! :)

    Erica
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  127. There is no place like sitting in a quiet classroom after all the children have gone home!!

    Laura
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  128. Home, Dorothy got it right. In my beautiful shabby chic filled home with my awesome daughter (maybe even watching my favorite movie of all time which happens to be: The Wizard of Oz.
    Melissa
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  129. Home.....Of course...
    Wizard of Oz is the best movie and one of my personal favorites.
    crystal
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  130. My bed :)
    I've been especially exhausted lately, and that bed is my absolute favorite place, especially if my husband and pup are there with me.

    Lauren
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  131. there is no place like hawaii....can't wait for my honeymoon in march!!

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  132. There's no place like home with family, a movie and a big bowl of popcorn!!

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  133. There's no place like snuggling with my girls.
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  134. There's no place like home, on the couch in sweats, relaxing with a glass of wine while catching up on my favorite blogs :)

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  135. There's no place like a cozy coffee shop, on a rainy Portland day.

    Laurie
    Chickadee Jubilee

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  136. There's no place like a ZUMBA class! (which I am off to right now!)

    Joy
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  137. There's no place like home with my kids!!!

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  138. There's no place like where we went for our honeymoon 2 1/2 weeks ago! AMAZING! Playa Mujeres Mexico!

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  139. "There's no place like my upcoming three day weekend!"

    ♥Samantha
    Learning with a Happy Heart

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  140. There's no place like a vacation with my family. This Florida family loved playing in the Tennessee snow over the holidays.
    Tammy
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  141. There's no place like AZ, watching my nephew's baseball game, chatting with Shawn & Sharon, and keeping tabs on my 2 1/2 year old niece!

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  142. There's no playe like Disneyland! LOVE IT!

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  143. There's no place like Seoul! My best friend lives there & I'd love to go back and visit!

    Anna
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  144. There's no place like my bed on a rainy night!

    -Becky
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    Lesson plans & Lattes

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  145. There's no place like Kansas!

    Megan
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  146. There is no place like the arms of my family!

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  147. There is no place like Gaylord Palms Resort Orlando, FL

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  148. There is not place like the beach!
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    Sunshine, Sand and Scissors

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  149. There's no place like being wrapped up in my bed!!!!


    Kim
    Growing Up Teaching
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  151. There's no place like Starbucks (unless it's a Starbucks INSIDE of a Target)!

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  152. There's no place like home cuddled up with the family on a nice snow day! (really hoping we will get a snow day this year!)
    Karla
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  153. There's no place like Kohl's with a 30% off coupon!
    Erin
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  154. There's no place like Kansas. I have never lived outside of this state and never plan to.
    Ruthanne [email protected]

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  155. There's no place like The Cheesecake Factory eating a piece of Red velvet cheesecake ! YUM-O!!!!

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  156. There's no place like a hot bubble bath!

    Jenna Taylor
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  157. There's no place like poolside.

    Leslie
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  158. There is no place like the beach with a good boook.

    Nicole
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    http://teachingwithblondeambition.blogspot.com/

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  159. There's no place like the beach :)

    Sara
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  160. There's no place like a cozy spot near a cracking fireplace!

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  161. There's no place like the mountains!

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  162. “There’s no place like a warm California winter day!”

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  163. There's no place like my home on a snow day! :o)

    Jennifer
    jennkeys @ gmail . com

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  164. There's no place like spending time with family!
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  165. There's no place like a Celine Dion concert at Caeasar's Palace in Las Vegas.

    Jeanette
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  166. There's no place like Alabama! ROLL TIDE!!!

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  167. There's no place like home with my baby girl. - Can you tell I just started back to work since having her - having withdraws:(
    Tara
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  168. There's no place like my childhood home...lots of love and support always!

    Cheers,
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  169. There's no place like cuddling with my 4 year old son! Thanks

    Ms. M. Taylor -Georgia
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  170. There's no place like my comfy red chair...with Netflix on Demand....just waiting for me to choose. Yesterday was Roman Holiday with Audrey Hepburn.

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  171. There's no place like Starbucks! No wait...there's no place like being on a massage table :)
    Shanelle
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  172. There's no place like ..... Ohio. We use the air conditioning and heater all in the same day! Love all of your stuff!!

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  173. There's no place like being at home with the whole family

    phughes@mail.usf.edu

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  174. There is no place like the beaches in MEXICO!!!
    Letty G.
    gutierrezl@d83.org or
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  175. There's no place like Paris for New Years!

    Dancindoll3@aol.com

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  176. There's no place like cuddling on my couch with my boyfriend and pug!

    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  177. There is no place like my comfy, cozy bed on a SNOW DAY! Please come soon :)

    henline.5@osu.edu

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  178. There's no place like being at home with my family!

    Jodimastics@hotmail.com

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  180. There's no place like First Grade in Room C145!
    mware@paisd.org

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  181. There is no place like wherever my family is!

    Kristi Swearengin
    Kswearengin@hsv.k12.al.us

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  182. There's no place like a classroom that has a good laugh over what? We couldn't remember!

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  183. There's no place like a warm bubble bath at the end of a long day!
    tiffanyvillard@cusd.com

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  184. There's no place like my cozy livingroom sitting on the couch wrapped up in a giant blanket with my two little girls and reading books to them all morning in our jammies!

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  185. There is no place like..... Yogurt Mountain! Kinda like You Say When Frozen Yogurt but with 20 different flavors and a smorgasbord of toppings! Seriously my favorite place!
    Shannon
    sputt@mail.usf.edu

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  186. There is no place like home! Sitting in my pj's, playing games with the kiddos. Of course, my plan book and laptop are also open. Multi-tasking! :)

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  187. There's no place like snuggling under my new electric blankie with my husband and kids, all watching a movie together!

    Jennifer @ Herding Kats In Kindergaretn

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  188. Others have already said it, but there really is no place like snuggling up in my king size bed with my kiddos watching a movie on a chilly night!

    rhodarusselldixon@yahoo.com

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  189. There's no place like a nice bed and a huge dog to keep you warm on a cold night!!
    Kelly - kthompsondesign@gmail.com

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  190. There's no place like my best friend's couch with our laptops and latte's! :0)

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  191. There's no place like snuggling up with my dog!

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  192. There is no place like the back of my husband's motorcycle listening to classic rock on my ipod.

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