Is it Over Yet? and a FREEBIE!

Thank you so much for the well wishes. I am MUCH better after a really HORRIBLE bacterial infection. I felt *almost* normal this week and finally feel like myself now! They did find out (just by chance) that I also have gall stones and my doctor is recommending that I get my gall bladder taken out this summer. The fun never ends around here. I can't decide if it was the age of 33 or having a child, but my body has officially fallen apart! I have issues with my thyroid, right foot and now my gall stones! Yeesh!

We are halfway through our standardized testing. We will be done on Wednesday. I kept on thinking, "If I feel this tired just administering the test, my kids must be EXHAUSTED from taking it!" I am so proud of their effort. However, I am ready to be done!

Next week will be making some changes to our classroom and routines. Students will be attending one center (normally students are always with an adult since we have so many adult hands in the room at this time) since one of the teachers will be pulled from our reading block. I am looking forward to trying this out! Students will complete a worksheet and then a game that will (for now) be focusing on a vocabulary skill. First up is antonyms! I made this packet to use for this center and then realized I had several, already made games (anyone ever do this?). To save the laminating and cutting, I will be using my old on to the fun stuff!

I am posting the antonym packet I made as a freebie since it has not been classroom tested yet! I may eventually pull it and put it for sale, but I am not making any commitments! :) For now it is FREE!

This 19 page packet includes several activities:
· Directions for an Antonym Concentration game for two or more players
· Matching antonym cards and directions for one player
· Direction for a Flip Flop Antonym game that requires students to draw a card and mark an antonym of the word drawn. The student that gets 4 words in a row wins!
· Antonym cards
· Independent “Wild about Antonym” worksheet that practices identifying antonym pairs. An answer key is provided.
· Game answer key
* Antonym poster for display
I am considering making a series of these ready-to-go centers with directions, a worksheet for practice and/or a grade, and a game to match for partners or independent practice, and the whole nine yards. Do you think people would want this? I am off to get a good night’s sleep! Have a great week!



  1. Oooh girl, I can smell the stench of scripted remediation from here! :) LOL!

    I LOOOOOOOVE this packet! I can't wait to use it next week!

    Abby @ Third Grade Bookworm

  2. Thank you so much for the packet!! This will be great as we continue to review skills that we've learned throughout the year.

  3. It's not your're still young! I had thyroid issues after the birth of each of my kids. (now removed)

    Thanks for this antonym freebie :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  4. I'm glad you're feeling better. I've been sick all week too. Not as bad off as you though!

    Love the freebie! THanks!

    Adventures of a Third Grade Teacher

  5. Just learned I will be moving to 3rd grade after 16 years in 4th grade! I think your idea of the ready-to-go-centers sounds like a winner! Looking forward to using the Antonym Activities with my 4th graders this year...3rd graders next year! Glad to hear you are feeling fun to be sick!

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  7. Please make a pack of already made centers!!! I will buy them all. :D Thank you for all your hard work!


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