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Primary Punchbowl Fall Blog Hop

October 11, 2015 10 Comments
Wow!  I feel like I have been keeping a secret for the longest time.  If you want someone to keep a secret for you, I will try REALLY hard but I get way too excited and usually break and tell the person the good news before I’m supposed to.  I’m proud to say that I worked REALLY hard to make sure that didn’t happen this time!  I am so excited to be sharing with all of you something so exciting coming your way!  I am honored to be announcing a BRAND NEW collaborative blog just launching that I am so proud to be a part of.  I have truly found my #tribe with these talented and dedicated bloggers and I can’t wait to bring you endless bright ideas and new tips and tricks in the next few months! 
In celebration of our new collaborative blog; The Primary Punchbowl, the punch bunch has put together a fantastic Fall Blog Hop full of sales, freebies, and giveaways for you to enjoy!  Make sure to hop on over to every punch bunch member’s blog for your chance to win some fantastic prizes and snag some series deals and steals! You will NOT want to miss this!  
I won’t keep you away from the excitement for much longer, in this post you will find information on some of my favorite Fall activities, a new Fall themed freebie that I have created especially for this celebration, details on some of my favorite goodies on sale, and a giveaway!  Yup, can you tell how excited I am through the computer?!  We have been working so hard to get this together for you and I can’t wait any longer.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
Who doesn’t love Fall?!  I have expressed my love for this season before but if you are a new reader then you may not know my affinity for all things September, October, and November (we can throw December in there for a little bit too).  Put pumpkin spice in front of ANYTHING and you will get me hook.line.sinker.  The same goes for activities in my classroom.  My excitement for the season definitely shows through to my students and with our activities in the classroom.   Just this week, we were working on adjectives and I couldn’t resist throwing some pumpkin flavored something into the mix.
After discussing different kinds of adjectives and how they can be used to describe nouns, I introduced this song to the students.  The idea, originally from Deanna Jump, was the perfect way to get my students involved in the activity and engaged in the lesson.  We sang this song together several times, each time we wrote new adjectives on post-its to describe the pumpkins.  This was such a simple yet authentic way to practice adjectives and mix in some serious Fall fun!
My first graders are knee deep in subtraction right now and we can ALWAYS use extra practice.  I hit the jackpot with Fall and Halloween themed manipulatives at the Target Dollar Spot today and couldn’t help creating a subtraction math game to go along with them.  
This week, my students will be practicing finding the missing part with my brand new Find the Missing Ghosts center activity!  We have been trying to embrace a guided math approach in my classroom and so far it’s working out great.  I think this new activity will be the perfect addition to our game rotation.  My students will flip for the Halloween themed game and won’t even know they’re learning #teacherwin.  
To use this game, all you would need to do is print out the haunted house workmat, whole number cards, ghost counters, and response sheet.  Laminate the haunted hosue, whole number cards, and ghost counters and cut the cards out for the students.  Students will put the whole number cards face down in a pile and flip one over at a time.  They should place the whole number in the box at the top of the haunted house and then spin the spinner to find the part they know. They will then use the ghost counters to help them find the missing part while filling in the subtraction sentence with a white board marker.  Once they have found the missing ghosts they can fill in the subtraction sentence on their response sheets.  Laminate for repeated use!  Easy peasy lemon squeezey as my students like to say!  If you’re interested in playing this game with your students, you can find it in my TpT store here!
Oh don’t go anywhere just yet!  Not only am I offering a new freebie for the blog hop but all of my featured products in my TpT store are 50% off for the next few days!  What products are on sale Jayme!  Well take a little look here…
My Reading Tic-Tac-Toe weekly menus which have been a lifesaver for homework for my entire first grade team is on sale for the occasion!
My EDITABLE Class Jobs (Handy Helpers) display that my kids absolutely love!
My Editable Objectives Display cards with matching I Can posters.  Did I mention that these are so simple to use?  Just print, laminate and hang for easy reference!
Here they are in action!  I just love how easy they are to use!
And my best selling Compare and Contrast packet!
My kids last year loved this introductory activity for comparing and contrasting dogs and cats.  This packet offers great activities to get your kids engaged in this difficult reading concept and hands-on practice to use throughout the year!
All four of these featured products will be listed for 50% off in celebration of the Primary Punchbowl blog launch!  Grab them at this huge discount while you still can!
Did you think that was all we had in store for you?  Nope, it  just keeps on getting better!  Besides the countless freebies and great deals and steals we’re sharing, EACH of us are offering a chance to win a TpT gift card for you to use as you see fit!  Just follow the directions listed in the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $25 gift card to TpT!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

I am so grateful for the opportunity to blog alongside these amazing women who I am lucky enough to now call my friends.  Don’t waste another minute and hop on over to the other Punch Bunch members’ blogs to check out their freebies, Fall activities, and chances to win some other great prizes!  Don’t forget to follow along with the Primary Punchbowl for great teacher tips, lesson ideas, and new TpT products coming your way!
Thanks as always for stopping by!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


  • Erin October 11, 2015 at 5:54 am

    Jayme! What an adorable freebie!!! This year, I think even some of my kinders would be able to complete this activity (I typically teach subtraction MUCH later, but they can handle it this year)! I also am easily persuaded by all things "pumpkin!" Cute!
    Very Perry Classroom

  • alwayskindergarten October 11, 2015 at 6:28 am

    Oh, pumpkin spice…my fav! The poem activity is so much fun. I'm sure the kids have a great time coming up with adjectives. Thanks for sharing the idea!
    Always Kindergarten

  • Shifting Teacher K-2 October 11, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    I love that Poem! It's so descriptive! I also love your blog design. Thanks for the freebie. I'm your newest follower!

    Shifting Teacher K-2

  • Sara J Creations October 11, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Your freebie is so cute!!! I just grabbed a bunch of Target's Halloween goodies this past week. #targetforthewin

    Sara J Creations

  • Luv My Kinders October 11, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I agree I too love anything pumpkin spice! That interactive poem with the post it's and changing the adjectives is a fantastic idea! Great subtraction freebie, so cute! Thanks!

    Luv My Kinders

  • First Grade Stripes October 11, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    How cute are you?! Love it girl! Your freebie and products are so much fun! Thank you for sharing!


  • Megan Baker October 11, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    All of this looks fab, Jayme! Who can resist dollar spot goodies???!!! And Halloween stuff is too adorable. šŸ™‚ Thanks for the freebie! Happy fall to you!!

  • Unknown October 12, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Jayme – I always love reading your blog! Your excitement and enthusiasm always make ME excited, too. šŸ™‚ I'm in love with your freebie! Anything that combines Target and fall excitement is a total win in my book. And my kiddos can certainly always use practice with subtraction – can't wait to use this!

    Happy fall!


  • Unknown October 14, 2015 at 4:47 pm

    Jayme, that freebie is presh! We only wish we taught subtraction this early in K. :0) We are actually thinking about using it without the recording sheet…it's just too cute to pass up! Thanks for such fun ideas!

    Happy Fall!
    Ashley and Brooklynn

  • Mrs B's First Grade October 19, 2015 at 1:32 am

    Hi Jayme! I loved reading your post! Your freebie is so adorable. Thanks so much for sharing!
    Mrs B's First Grade

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    Hi! Iā€™m Jayme! A former elementary teacher turned stay at home mom sharing toddler activities, mom tips, and educational resources to help you learn and play with your children. I believe in the power of PLAY and creating meaningful activities for you and your little ones to enjoy together.

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