Walkin' in a So Cal Wonderland FREEBIE

I want to share with you about my December and a little trip I took to NYC with my hubby!!!

It was such an exciting night to see the Rockefeller tree in person! This was definitely something I had dreamed about seeing... but I wasn't prepared for the cold weather! 

Here is the view from the Empire State Building.  We visited this building in memory of my Grandma who worked in the building as a translator right after college.  It was a great moment to remember my Grandma and to see the city from above.

Annnnd my favorite part of our quick trip was visiting the Teachers Pay Teachers office!  Everyone was so nice and their office is beautiful!  It was definitely a bucket list item for me to check off!

Here is our little family Christmas day!  Herc was HATING those reindeer ears, but I had to get this picture!  lol!!!

Now...for your freebie...
I just made this NEW January Small Group Intervention pack that will be so helpful to keep your small group prep SIMPLE!

Head to my TpT Store to get a Freebie from this small group intervention pack!

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Hop over to the next So Cal Blogger: A Teachable Teacher for her freebie!!!



  1. I didn't know Penny worked at the Empire FREAKING State Building!!!! I am Batty over this itty bitty bit of info and I am glad to have a daughter named Penny too! She was a remarkable woman.

    Fancy Free in Fourth

  2. Oh my word, I'm so jealous {but in a good way} that you went to NYC. It's definitely on my bucket list!

  3. That. Dog. So stinkin' adorable! And thank you for the freebie, definitely checking out the full packet now!!

  4. That is so great that you got to visit the TPT office! Thanks for sharing!

  5. New York! My favorite! Love your post, Michelle!
    Palma (KFUNdamentals)

  6. OK I love that TpT picture of you. So darn pretty!

  7. HA. Guess where I went over break? NYC for a girls' weekend with my pretty much grown daughters :) I posted too. Wasn't it a great get-away! I had pretty much wanted to do it forever. So fun. Thanks for the freebie! Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

  8. Glad you had a fun trip! Your packet looks great, thanks for the freebie! :)

  9. So awesome that you got to visit TPT!!!

  10. One year my dad took us to NYC at Christmas. It's just a special place to be during the Winter.
    PS - I love your dog!! Adorbs!
    A Teachable Teacher

  11. That pic of you guys with your dog made me "awwww" out loud. What a sweet little family you've got there!
    Your trip to New York looked like a lot fun. Such an exciting city to visit, especially in during the holidays. : )

    Teaching Powered by Caffeine

  12. Your trip to NY looks so fun! I love visiting NY, but it's been about a decade since I've been there! So glad you had such a great time. Visiting TPT must have been amazing! Happy New Year!

  13. It looks like you had a great time. Nothing like NC in the winter. I may have to stop by TPT nest time I visit. I am sure they do not who I am, but that is OK :)


  14. So neat to learn your grandmother worked at the Empire State Building. I love visiting New York City! My Dad's side is from Upstate New York, but sometimes we stop in the city on the way to family reunions. My grandfather from my Mom's side also immigrated to NYC from Scotland after leaving Ireland. I guess no one like the cold as they both ended up here in CA. Thank goodness because I don't like it either. Lol. TeacherMsH~ThirdIstheWord

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