Monday, December 22, 2014

All I Want For Christmas Is...

What is the best gift you can give a teacher?  I'll give you a hint... 

It's not another "#1 Teacher" coffee mug!

How about a TeachersPayTeachers gift certificate?  Every single teacher that you talk to would LOVE a TpT gift certificate!

A TpT gift certificate is worth gold! Seriously! Being able to purchase top-notch teaching resources instead of having to create them yourself saves precious time, time you can spend over the holidays enjoying special moments with family and friends.

That's why I'm excited to be teaming up with some of my teaching blog friends who are each giving away a $10 TpT gift certificate. You'll find all of their links at the bottom of this post. You have to enter each contest separately, so be sure to read the directions on each blog.

TeachersPayTeachers recently gave their gift certificates a make-over, and now each certificate has it's own unique color. You can purchase a gift certificate for any amount between $10 and $200. Wow! Imagine what you could do with a $200 gift certificate! Click over to the TpT Gift Certificatepage to take a look. After you log in, you'll see the page below.

How to Enter

I'm using Rafflecopter to host my giveaway, and you can earn up to 5 entries if you complete all the items listed. To enter the contest, complete any or all of these entries before midnight EST on December 23rd. 
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Visit these blogs and enter each contest for a $10 TpT Gift Certificate!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Cookie Mats

Hi everyone, thanks for joining me in the Holiday Blog Hop sponsored by The Elementary Grapevine.  Today I'm going to share with you a super fun and easy Christmas activity that I do with my students every year. All you need for this is some large red construction paper (12 x 18 size works best, but you could also do it on a regular piece of construction paper as well), a few other colors of construction paper for some circles, (any colors will work), some white copy paper, and crayons. That's it!

Here's a picture of the completed project (minus one circle, which has been covered by the plate):

This is a sample made by my nephew when he came to visit me at school a few years ago... He did such a good job coloring it!

I have included all the templates and clip art that you need in one convenient download... all you have to do is copy the templates you wish to use, and you're good to go!  Once the cookie mats are finished, I run them through the laminator for durability. I've been doing this with my students for years and it's always a big hit. I hope it something you can use in your own classroom. Click on the image below to download the directions and file :) Merry Christmas.

Want even more holiday goodies? Keep hopping along... Up next is a RAK idea over at Crayonbox Learning. 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

12 days of Christmas Giveaway

I'm so excited to be participating today in a quick giveaway with some of my favorite bloggy buddies, in conjunction with Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs.  If you don't follow Zippy on facebook, you'll definitely want to so you don't miss out on any of the fabulous giveaways going on all month!

Today's giveaway includes a $30 gift card to amazon, as well as a winner's choice item from each of the following TPT Stores:

Use the rafflecopter below to enter.  Good luck!  Also, be sure to stop back here on Tuesday... something great is coming :)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Language Arts Graphic Organizers

Hi everyone... Just wanted to quickly let you know that I'm blogging over at The Elementary Grapevine today, and if you drop by, you can pick up these graphic organizers I made for FREE... I've been using them for close reading in my class. I hope you'll stop by and say hi :)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Rounding to the nearest 10 & 100 (freebie)

Hi Friends! Today I'm blogging over at "The Elementary Grapevine" where I'm sharing a tip and interactive math journal freebie on rounding to the nearest ten and hundred.  I would love for you to check it out! Click on the picture below to head over to the grapevine :)

Friday, September 5, 2014

Classroom Reveal, Winner & Freebie :)

Well, school is officially back in session and I am officially EXHAUSTED!  But, I must say, I am loving third grade more and more each day.  I'm going to keep this post short and sweet, and I'll try to get around to an actual update or blog post of some sort soon.... but for now, check out my classroom pics.  Make sure to read all the way to the bottom to find a little freebie ;)

So, if you remember my ikea-makeover last year, a lot of this will look familiar... And despite appearances, I actually don't enjoy re-decorating my classroom.... but since I was changing grades (and staying in my same classroom), I wanted the classroom to look and feel different... and it was a great excuse to change out the brown and blue color scheme I went with 3 years ago when moving into this school.... now I am in pink heaven with all the pink, black, and chevron that I was able to find at  Hope you enjoy this little tour of my classroom!
This is a view from my desk, which is in the back corner of the room.

Student Mailboxes / Fancy Nancy shrine ;)

More Mailboxes... I love decorating my shelves with books.

My new card-pull chart. I found the Chevron pockets at Lakeshore and couldn't resist! And just as a little side note, if you ever decide to cut the numbers out with a cameo (like I did)... cut them on vinyl, not cardstock... this was a PAIN to glue all the numbers onto the envelopes.... DUH! Vinyl would've been so much easier.

Back of the room... I have a few ideas for the large bulletin board... sill not 100% sure. Also, the "question / concept" board is for our reading program.

I am LOVING my new helper chart... I made this using my cameo (and VINYL this time! YAY). The chevron letters came from THIS pack.  

Just doing my part to encourage my students to go to the BEST university around! Go Utah State Aggies!

Here's a view toward the front of the room... see that random bulletin board above my file cabinets... I've never known what to do with it... so it's just been ignored for the past three years.... then I had an idea....

TA-DA! I love how this turned out!  I printed a few posters from THIS pack, added a little ribbon, and it was perfect!

I am trying something new with the calendar this year... I got the number of the day set HERE, and the calendar pieces HERE.
a view from the front of the room

my new table totes... I didn't actually NEED new totes... but target had PINK and BLACK ones... so I knew it was a sign :) LOL! I love them.  It's really the little things that make me smile I guess!
 And last, but not least.... it's giveaway time!!  Thank you, for donating a $25 gift certificate to one lucky reader...

ANDREA LEE! Congrats to Andrea! She said she would like to buy cardstock or classroom answer buzzers... happy shopping, Andrea!!

BUT WAIT... there's more... has offered ALL my readers a discount on their next purchase... simply enter the code "goodenough" at checkout to save 10% off your total purchase.

AND, since it took me forEVER to get this post up... I have a little freebie for ALL of you.  Click HERE to download some "super reader" bookmarks for your students.  I made these the other day after my students went to the library and I realized that I didn't buy bookmarks for them... DUH! Talk about a teacher brain cramp.  These bookmarks are in black and white, and I printed them on white cardstock and let my kids color them... they loved it! Hope you can use it too.  Enjoy :)

I'm linking up my classroom reveal with the lovely Cyndie, from "Chalk one up for the Teacher".... feel free to check out some other darling classrooms below:

Thursday, August 21, 2014 {Giveaway & Review}

This is my first week back at school, and I've spent most of my time in meetings and trainings. I'm almost ready for my big classroom reveal.... But first I wanted to tell you all about

Ever since I started teaching ten years ago, Utah-Idaho Supply has been one of my favorite places to shop locally for school supplies and classroom decor. Their website recently got a big makeover and I loved being able to find everything I needed for my classroom this year all in one spot!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I decided to go with a chevron theme this year, and I loved the huge selection of chevron things they had on their site (here's a sneak peek that I posted on instagram last week:)

Here's a few things I chose for my classroom this year:

Black chevron calendarWelcome bulletin board (which also doubles as my helper chart), Chevron style Bulletin board lettersFirst day name tags, and no pink classroom would be complete without pink chevronborders (these borders were sold out all around the valley, so I was so excited to be able to get them!)

In honor of their new website design, has offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate to shop on their new site!

All you have to do is visit their new website and let me know what you would buy. Comment below telling me what you would buy, then use the rafflecopter below to confirm your entry (which will make choosing the winner easier :) )

Thanks and good luck! Giveaway closes at midnight August 29th.

I will post my classroom reveal next week when I announce the winner :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Bright Idea: Homework Crate

Today's bright idea is all about homework. Does anyone else just dread this word as much as I do? I feel like no matter how much or how little I assign for homework, I can't please everyone. Additionally, homework is a pain in the rump to keep track of. Although I don't have kids, I know that sometimes Friday mornings can be hectic and homework doesn't get put in the folder, planners don't get signed, etc. etc., so I came up with a system that has been working well in my classroom. Now let me quickly explain one thing - this homework crate is only used for my spelling and fluency homework, as it's not really time-sensitive homework. I have yet to find a perfect solution for math homework, so suggestions are gladly welcomed.

Every Monday morning, I send home 2 pieces of paper - one is their spelling list for the week (which includes a variety of activities for them to choose from, and a box for the parents to sign off the assignment each day). This page is nothing fancy - just something that a teacher in my district made. If you search TPT, you can find lots of free spelling homework pages :) The second page is a fluency sheet (again, you can find many on TPT, or your reading programs might have some included - any fluency sheet will work.) Now, the reason that I don't feel like these are "time sensitive" is because when we take the spelling test on Friday, I will quickly be able to figure out who actually studied -- I don't need to see their homework to know that they practiced (or not, as the case may be). Same thing goes with fluency, as they are progress monitored on dibels every week (thanks to a fabulous parent volunteer!) If they are making progress on dibels, I know that they are practicing their fluency at home.

My homework assignments are always due on the last school day of the week (which is usually Friday)... But my students know that it is not marked late if they forget, or their baby brother spills his dinner on it, or the dog eats it.... I give them a new paper or their parents just write a note. It's all good :)

Here's where the crate comes into play. Each Friday, my students line up and put their homework in their assigned folder in the homework crate. The first few weeks this takes a little bit of practice (maybe my third graders will catch on faster than my second graders did?!) I bet you can see where I'm going with this.... The KIDS are organizing their papers for me!!! Do you know how much easier my life is now?! THEY are responsible for putting into THEIR folder :) Which means less papers for me to sort through and keep track of from week to week. I check the crate at the end of each term and simply count how many pages they have turned in (our terms are usually 9 weeks, so they should have 9 of each papers in their folder). I make each page worth 10 points, for a total of 90 points for spelling and 90 points for fluency (give or take, depending on how many weeks we have). I only have to check homework 4 times per year!

To make your own homework crate, all you need is one file crate (Walmart and target always have them on sale during back to school time), then a hanging file folder and a Manila folder for each student. If you number your students, then you can just number the folders and use them year after year (and if you don't number them, maybe THIS POST will convince you to!) If you don't number your students, or if you think it will be too confusing, you can use the clear tabs that come with the hanging file folders and put the students' names at the front of each folder. Ta-da. Your life just got 10 times easier.

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Monday, August 4, 2014

New vocabulary set, product updates, and more!!

 First thing's first -- in case you haven't already heard, the big back to school sale starts today!! It seems so early to be thinking about back to school, but the first day will be here before I know it! I'm actually going to go into school today to switch some bulletin boards, so stay tuned for some pictures when it's all done!

Speaking of the sale, I've been hard at work the last few days trying to get one last product finished in time for the sale. A sweet teacher from Texas contacted me recently, and asked if I would be willing to make some language arts vocabulary cards similar to my math ones. I was both flattered and overwhelmed at the request, but set out to work on it and hoped for the best. Let me just say, I think I outdid myself!! Even I couldn't have dreamed that it would turn out as well as it did. Because the request came from Texas, I wanted to make sure that all the TEKS specific words were included in the packet (along with all the CCSS words since that's what I teach with.) What started out as a simple request turned into a 50 page, 134 word download with all the words necessary to teach language arts in the primary classroom. Unlike my math words walls, which are grade level specific, this pack is made for first, second, AND third grade classrooms. So many of the words overlap that it would have been very hard to narrow them down by grade level without having a great deal of overlap, so I have bundled it all into one big packet of awesomeness!  Click on the picture below to check it out in my TPT store :)

In addition to making this new packet, I also updated all of my math word wall packs to include an editable PowerPoint template in case you need to make your own cards for words that might not have been included in the packet. This template is included in the new ELA pack as well :) The second grade word wall pack also got a big makeover, so if you already own it, you can download the update in your "my purchases" tab on TPT, and if you don't own it, you can click on the picture below to check it out on TPT. This was the first word wall set that I made, and a thicker version of the font was released AFTER I made this packet.... So I tried it on my first and third grade word walls and really liked the style, so I finally updated the second grade pack.  I think the bold font really makes the words POP!  These are also available for first grade HERE, and third grade HERE.

And finally, here are the winners of the Math Mania packet from Third Grade Tidbits. Congrats ladies! Check your email and be sure to tell Gina thanks :)

Okay, it's time for me to start focusing on school. As I've mentioned before, I am switching grades this year, so I can't promise how often I will be checking in here or making new things... (I do have a few things up my sleeve), but I love posting on facebook and Instagram, so make sure you're following me there so we can stay connected throughout the year!!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Math Mania Giveaway!

As much as it kills me, I think summer is coming to an end... and I have kind of been in denial about the fact that I'm changing grades because I am so unprepared... so you can imagine how THRILLED I was when the darling Gina from Third Grade Tidbits asked if I would be interested in reviewing her new "Math Mania" packet for third grade??  UMMM, YES please!! As I've said before, as much as I love to create things, why reinvent the wheel, right??  This was one thing that I had been looking EVERYWHERE for, and just couldn't find something that I loved.... Until now!

Math Mania consists of 36 weeks of math practice for your 3rd graders.  Each weekly page has 20 problems, and follows pretty much the same format from week to week, so once you do it with your students a few times, they start to get the hang of it.  I used something similar with my 2nd graders last year, and was surprised at how quickly they caught on.  After a few weeks, they were able to do the whole assignment on their own.  Now as I'm moving into third grade, I think this will be perfect for their weekly math homework... I'm going to try it with them in class for the first few weeks and see how it goes, but I think they will be fine!  In addition to the 36 weeks of practice, there is also an answer key for each week, which makes this packet perfect for emergency sub plans as well as self-starts, centers, homework, fast-finishers, or any other time you need something to enhance your math instruction.

Gina is offering two lucky readers a chance to win a copy of Math Mania... and if you stop by her TPT store, you can download a free preview and see what the first 2 weeks look like up close!  Ready to win??  Use the rafflecopter below to enter.  It closes Sunday at Midnight and the winners will be announced on Monday... along with another announcement that you won't want to miss!  Thanks for stopping by :)

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Sunday, July 27, 2014

2 Stars and a Wish {a back-to-school blog hop!}

Hi Everyone! I'm so excited to be participating in a fun back-to-school blog-hop this week... though it makes me sad to think that school starts in less than a month *sniff*.  I'm going to keep this short and to the point today.... the purpose of this hop is to share with you two tried-and-true "star ideas" that have worked well in my classroom, along with one "wish", or something I "wish" I were better at.
Numbering your students for a successful year:
This picture shows my mailboxes and cubbies with
their numbers printed in vinyl.
My first star idea, although definitely not my own original idea, is to always number your students!  I know it seems so simple, but it's AMAZING what a difference it makes to number your students.  Example: as a brand new teacher, I had a student get sick during recess, and was being checked out.  The secretary called into my room and asked me to send his backpack down to the office.  Ummm, seems easy enough, right? Well, his name was not written on his backpack! I had 29 students and many of the hooks on my coat rack were I had coats and backpacks EVERYWHERE. It was such a hassle to figure out which backpack belonged to him (and of course, EVERY student wants to help out, which only makes it worse)... fast forward to the end of my most recent school year... one of my students broke his arm at recess.  The secretary came to me and said she needed his backpack... I walked over to hook #8, grabbed his backpack and all the papers out of his mailbox, and just like that, he was on his way.  No classroom disruption, no scavenger hunt, just a few quick seconds and I'm back to teaching.  Numbering your students is also helpful for things like lining up for lunch, recesses, dismissal, assemblies, or anytime you need them in a line.  I got so tired of my boys fighting to be the LAST one in line almost as much as I got tired of girls fighting to be first... there's no more pushing and shoving when they are lining up, and no more scraped knees as they all race to get the coveted spots in line (I also rotate "line leaders" and "door closers" so that everyone gets a chance to stand in both places in line throughout the year, but that is the only exception to my number rule).  In first and second grade, I would also do things like "even numbers line up" or "numbers between 10 and 20 line up".... great basic number skills reviews as we get in line (and a quick way for me to see who understands even/odd and who doesn't!). Also, my students know that they are to write both their name AND number on every assignment, and I organize the papers in number order before correcting them... then the papers are in order as I enter scores in my gradebook.  The possibilities are really endless when you number your students, these are just a few of my favorite reasons to number them! (ALSO, I don't give my students their "official" number until around the 2nd week of school, especially if a few kiddos that are on my list haven't shown up yet... it never fails that a child will move in or out the day AFTER I number them, so I usually wait a week or so while the dust settles on the new school year).

My second star idea is to let the students grade themselves.  This is especially great for meet-the-teacher day, back-to-school night, or whatever you have at the beginning of the year.  I have blogged about my student-friendly reports before, and you can read more about them {HERE}, but seriously.... this is one of those things that after 9 years in the classroom, I wondered "why didn't I think of this before now?!"  This has been a great help throughout the year, and my students think it's soooo fun to make their own report card every time they come to a parent-teacher conference.  The parents also like that their child has to fill it out themselves, and set goals that they want to work on during the upcoming term.  This product is my featured freebie on TPT, so click on the picture to check it out in my store.

 My wish right now is to be more organized..... seeing as I am switching grades, I have NOTHING prepared... Denise @Sunny Days recently posted her long-range plans for the year, and I was green with envy!  I NEED to get more organized... I NEED to figure out some long-range plans... or any plans at all for that matter!!  If you click on the picture below, you can go read all about her awesome organization for the upcoming year, and even download a free template to get you started.... here's to hoping I can someday be as organized as she is!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

3rd grade CCSS Objectives Posters

Welcome back to part two of the longest post ever :) I promise to keep this one short... so yesterday I mentioned that I am switching to 3rd grade... once reality set in, panic erupted... I have SO MUCH STUFF for 2nd grade... and nothing for 3rd... this is just one of the many reasons I am SO THANKFUL for TPT.... as much as I love making things, I really don't have a lot of time, so I am happy to  buy things to get me started... Don't get me wrong, I definitely have a few things in the works, I just don't have enough time right now (well, I suppose I do, but the swimming pool is only open until Labor Day, and winter is just so long and miserable, so I want to soak up the sun as much as possible while I can!)

Okay, enough with the rambling... as soon as I knew for sure that I would be teaching 3rd grade, I decided that one thing I was definitely going to make was objectives posters similar to the super darling ones I had been using from Denise at SunnyDays (click here if you don't know what I'm talking about....this is one of my all time FAVORITE purchases ever!!)  Denise's posters are actually part of an assessment pack, and I hope to make something similar in the future, but right now, I don't have time.

NOW, let me just say... I know that I am NOT the first person to make objectives posters, and I'm sure I'm not going to be the last person to ever make them.... I just have this little problem with fonts and clip art now that I'm making things on TPT.... I'm a bit of a font & clip art's a real thing, people!  So instead of settling for something that I didn't LOVE, I set out to make my own.... and let me just say, HOLY MOLY, the 3rd grade CCSS is confusing.  I feel like making these posters was mostly for my benefit because I learned SO MUCH in the process... {pssst... keep reading... there's a giveaway at the bottom!}

Not gonna lie, I am kind of in LOVE with how they turned out. These posters are going to make my life so much easier!! I am required to post my objectives each day, so I designed these posters to be displayed on my board at the front of the room. As soon as I can get into my school, I will take pictures of my objectives in action.... But for now, here's a little glimpse of what all is included in the packet...OH, one more important thing... someone asked on TPT about the size of the posters.... these have been saved as a PDF and can be printed on a full-size sheet of paper (standard 8.5 x 11)... You can make them smaller and print 2 or 4 posters per page by adjusting the print settings in adobe acrobat (I plan on doing 2 per page to save both paper and ink; 4 on a page might be just a little bit too small for the purpose of displaying your objectives)... these posters can also be enlarged at your local print shops (fedex-kinkos has an online uploading tool)... not sure that these would need to be enlarged seeing as there's so many of them, but I suppose if you have a burning desire to have jumbo posters, it is possible :) Now, without further ado, I proudly present to you my 3rd grade CCSS posters:

CCSS English Language Arts posters: includes a total of 58 posters!  Click on the cover to view the full description in my TPT store.
Here's a Language Arts poster - notice the kid-friendly language and graphics, as well as the "we are learning" and "we can" statements clearly printed at the top of each page.

Sample of one of the reading posters
Sneak peek at a few of the posters!

CCSS Math posters: includes a total of 34 posters! Click on the cover to view the full description in my TPT store.

Here's a math poster - again, all written in kid-friendly language with examples and hints to help clarify the CCSS standard being taught.

another cute math poster :)

I can't even handles the cuteness! These turned out even better than I pictured in my head!
both packs include two CCSS checklists... a student version that you can use to track data on each individual student, and a teacher version that allows you to track either the DATE you taught the concept, or the LESSON that covers the concept, if you have a required text to teach from... principals LOVE these!!
Click on the photo to buy the bundle (you save 25% when you buy them as a bundle!)

Still with me?!  I would LOVE to give a few packs away to some of my awesome readers... use the rafflecopter below to enter!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Where have I been?!

Hello everyone! Sorry I've been MIA for so long.... I went to Hawaii for spring break, and I think I caught a severe case of island fever! I long to be back in the sun, enjoying the beauty of the Kauai Island, eating coconut pineapple ice cream and shave ice while listening to the sounds of the ocean.  I do plan on posting pictures soon, but first I want to catch up with you!!

here's one picture from my trip... I promise to post more soon!  How beautiful is this waterfall?!

This past year I took a few weekend technology classes and started looking into getting an endorsement in educational technology. The week I returned from Hawaii, my district announced that they were starting an ed-tech program in the fall.... I was sooooo excited.... I got my nomination turned in, then got the bad news that they were only allowing 3rd thru 6th grade teachers to participate (insert super sad face here... I may have shed a few tears).... I emailed them, pleased my case, but got nowhere. Second grade teachers were not allowed... The. End. They told me if I wanted to even be considered, I had to switch grades....well, in an amazing twist of fate, just a few days after this whole ordeal began, not one, but TWO third grade positions opened up in my school. I was at a training that day, so I quickly emailed my principal and asked to have one of the spots.... I wasn't guaranteed anything in regard to the ed-tech program by switching grades, but in order to apply, I HAD to be a 3rd grade teacher. Now, let me just explain.... I began 9 years ago as a 1st grade teacher.... I did 1st for one year, then moved schools and began teaching 2nd.... I immediately fell in love with 2nd grade and have been there ever sense (I have taught second grade at 3 different schools now, and have always said I wouldn't move unless I could teach 2nd!) I have now been teaching second grade for EIGHT years and have TONS of materials for 2nd grade.... I had even worked for a few years as a math specialist for second grade...  This was a tough decision to make.... But I feel so passionately about technology as the future of education, that I was willing to make the change and see where it led.

The next few weeks were torture.... I submitted my application and had an observation looming over my head (they didn't make appointments or tell us when they were coming, just that they would be out during the week)... I waited, and waited some more.... Sometime around mid-May, I finally got the news that I had been ACCEPTED into the ed-tech program!! I was soooo excited! This two-year program includes a smart board for my classroom, and a class set of chrome books for the students.... So you can imagine just how excited I was..... Except, that my excitement was quickly replaced with a bit of panic along the lines of "What have I gotten myself into?" And "I don't know how to teach third grade!" So that's why I've been MIA lately.... The last 2 months of school were just pure "survival mode", followed by 2 weeks of training for 3rd grade common core (which kind of scared me!!)

Still with me? Sorry for the novel!! Anyway, so I am now home from all my vacations and can start focusing on third grade. Holy moly, there is SO MUCH to learn!! Between teaching a new grade, and doing the ed-tech endorsement, I really can't make any promises right now for how much I'll be around or how much I'll be creating. I have a list a mile long of things I would like to do, but right now, my top priority is figuring out my new grade and integrating technology into my classroom.

 With that in mind, I am so happy to share with you my latest project....except, wow, this post is already huge and you’re probably bored… SOOOO…. Come back tomorrow to read all about my latest product (annnnd, there might just be a little *giveaway* if you come back… just sayin’!)  If you follow me on Facebook and Instagram, you already know what I’m talking about.  Ok, see you tomorrow :)  I'm off to see WICKED with my mom, aunts, and cousin tonight.... EEK! I LOVE me some Wicked!!