Fall Fun

We have been super busy this week with all things fall! Last weekend really got me in the mood for our fall theme this week since the weather here was actually in the 70s (but back up to 80s this week!). Here's a VERY random look at what we've been doing:

Our story from the reading series this week actually had nothing to do with fall, but I'm going to show you what we did with it anyway. We read The Handiest Things in the World then discussed all the the things from the story that hands can do as well as some things we can do with our hands. Then we each wrote our own sentence and attached our handprints to it.


 We also read There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves and the kids loved going back to check the book to make sure we were right when we did our sequencing! This is a freebie here and if you like it, be sure to check out my other fall sequence activities.

We read a informational story about fall then charted all the things we can think of that happen in fall {and yes, The Peanut Festival is the one we're most excited about!}. We painted some leaves to hold our bubble maps.



We also went on a little nature walk to observe fall changes...the kids loved it! It's the little things people!!

During workshops, we've been loving our new fall centers!
A few of my groups are ready for sounding and blending {one of the many reasons I'm a fan of teaching most of our phonics in small group and not everyone working on the same skill!}. They loved matching words to pictures then writing the words!

So engaged!! I love it!
We're also practicing beginning sounds with this roll and cover game. The kids get a kick out of using the candy corn erasers to cover their pictures!
We also worked on this matching game to help practice beginning sounds.
The other big hit this week has been a little sensory tub! I've gotten inspired to keep a sensory tub going all year long, so I'm going to let you hold me accountable on that! I mixed some leaf cards in with some fake leaves and the kids pick a card out, then color the leaf that is the lowercase match of the letter they picked. They loved it!

These centers are all part of my fall pack, which I would love to give away to someone! Leave me a comment telling me what you're doing this weekend and I'll send it over to someone tomorrow!
That's it for now - tomorrow I'll hopefully be back with some scarecrow fun!

50 comments

  1. Love all of your ideas! I really enjoy reading your blog. I am headed to lots of games this weekend - high school football, middle school baseball and flag football and 5th grade baseball and flag football as well. Looking forward to all of it! Happy fall! Sunday is busy with groceries and lesson plans...but next weekend is a long weekend! =)

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  2. I'm so excited about the old lady leaves freebie, I was so going to ask you about that lol!!! This weekend I am hosting a baby shower for my best friend!!! Whoo-hoo!!!

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  3. Would love to win this!! This weekend I am hoping to surprise my 5 year old with decorating the house for Halloween - he should love this. :) Thank you for your Old Lady freebie and I love your blog - many great ideas!! Do you have any awesome plans for yourself??

    adefoy1@gmail.com

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  4. My weekend plans - working in my classroom. I hope to be printing & laminating the awesome fall pack by Vickie Plant :D
    Either way, I'll be at work - always tons of stuff to do!!

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  5. Fall is my favorite time of the year. I am spending the weekend with my family. We are getting family pictures taken outside.:) I always love all of your products.

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  6. Love your things! We are celebrating my husband's birthday and hopefully just spending lots of family time together!
    Michelle(mmorrow@lexington1.net)

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  7. I Love the sensory tub! This weekend I am applauding the lack of things that must happen for a change. I'm going to go where the weekend takes me.
    Susan sreinhart@aacps.org

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  8. Love it! I am finally getting to hug & hold my 18 month old granddaughter! She lives 8 hrs. away & I don't get to hug her as much as I want! She will be here for 10 whole days! We are truly blessed! wendy 1stgradefireworks@gmail.com 1stgradefireworks

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  9. Awesome activities! I'll be driving my daughter to and from dance, cleaning house, and hanging with the family!
    :-)Chrissy readwritesing@yahoo.com
    ReadWriteSing

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  10. I love the finger painting leaves and the leaves sensory tub! Cute! We have a birthday party to go to for one of our nephews...my twin girls are so excited! Then church on Sunday! <3

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  11. Great ideas- thanks for sharing! This weekend, I am attending 2 baby showers for my sweet baby Evan. :) Can't wait to meet him in a little over a month!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  12. My weekend plans include going to my nephews very first soccer game! He is 5 and so excited! I can't wait to see him and get hamburgers after the game!

    Thanks for the chance to win
    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com

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  13. I'll be at soccer games all weekend!
    mgnreynolds@yahoo.com

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  14. My oldest daughter will be coming home from college! We are going to the high school's Homecoming football game and also go wedding gift shopping.

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  15. This weekend I am taking care of my sister. She dislocated her knee and we had to take her to the ER. I went to school the next day on barely any sleep and my students all wanted to write notes for my sister. It was so precious!! I cannot wait to surprise her with them!! They will melt her heart. :)

    culvers08@gmail.com

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  16. This weekend I am watching football Friday, Saturday, & Sunday! Gotta love fall! :) I would love this unit!
    mhoffmann@isd2397.org

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  17. Thanks for the freebie! This weekend my husband and I are celebrating our first wedding anniversary. We are staying overnight in Williamsburg,VA to see the sights and do a little shopping at the outlets. Loving fall so far!
    allyson_rose25@yahoo.com

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  18. Enjoying the last couple of days of my fall break with my four children and doing prep for the next 9weeks. This pack looks great and right on target for my kiddos!

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  19. I am going to a wedding! This will be the first weekend since July that I don't go into school.
    Jennifer
    loularkin@comcast.net

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  20. Love all the fall things! Will have to add a nature walk to my list to do next week. This weekend, I'm hoping to take our little one to pick out pumpkins!

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  21. My weekends are for my husband. It is the one year anniversary of the stroke that left him disabled. I am so glad to still have him with me.

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  23. Thanks so much for the freebies for the Old Lady Swallowed book. I have always loved that story and it will be a great activity to do with my kiddos. This weekend we are off to the race track...again. My youngest 2 boys race Outlaw 500 Wing Karts. It is always exciting and great family time, but boy am I tired by the time Sunday night rolls around. I would love to win your Fall Pack you always have such fantastic ideas! Thanks for the chance to win!

    luvarbon2@sbcglobal.net

    ~Laura

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  24. This fall pack is adorable!!! It would be wonderful to use in my kindergarten classroom that I currently teach in! I'll be writing lesson plans this weekend so it won't be a bad weekend at all!! :) hope you have a nice one too!!

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  25. I will have plenty of free time to work on lesson plans since Winter Storm Atlas is dumping 8-12 inches of snow right on top of us :/ Is it possible that we will have a snow day during the first week of October...we shall see... I'll probably catch a little football on Sunday, too!

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  26. This weekend, I will be planning for Fire Safety Week and Columbus Day!

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  27. This weekend I will be celebrating my niece and nephews birthdays and watching my son play baseball.. love this time of year.

    Lori
    wrlean@aol.com

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  28. LOVE it! Fall is awesome!. Today, (it's almost the weekend, right?) we have hot air balloons coming to school to kick off the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Tomorrow, I coach my daughters soccer team, and Sun in church and maybe some relaxation.

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  29. Love your unit! Fall is my favorite season too! We are at soccer games with the boys this weekend... and lesson planning of course since my class size got up to 32 this year and I'm trying to stay sane. thanks for all you share!

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  30. Almost forgot my email: valdemorest@hotmail.com

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  31. Your fall unit is great!! Our Fall Break is next week...so looking forward to having a time to relax!!!!
    sallynunn77@gmail.com

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  32. I love your small sensory tub. We just bought plastic pellets for the big sensory tub and as much as I like them I felt sad that I wouldn't have streamers and straws and fun things like that. I may have to have a small alpha one.
    This weekend my kids have friends parties to attend. I can't wait until it cools down so we can do more Fall outdoor fun.
    Jenn
    prlhrbr@yahoo.com

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  34. Your fall unit is great! This weekend I attended the homecoming football game with my husband and kids, and now we're just snuggling and playing Legos...my idea of a good time!

    ecwatson26@gmail.com

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  35. Your fall unit looks amazing! I will be home with my son and daughter while my husband works overtime! We will be going to a soccer game, to Nana's and hopefully a pumpkin patch! I have to teach SUnday School on Sunday so we will also go to church!

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  37. Thank you for the freebie! It is my first time visiting your blog, you have great ideas, thank you for sharing! This weekend I saw my daughter's volleyball game, and helped my other daughter do some baking for a friend. I have church and a bridal shower tomorrow. Busy weekend with the family!

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  38. Tomorrow I will be getting a new washing machine delivered. Also, we will be getting ready for my hubby's first day of chemotherapy on Monday. Wish us luck (any prayers and good wishes are deeply appreciated)
    Cecilia
    bartramsbucaneers@yahoo.com

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  39. Love your fall packet....fall is my favorite time of year in the northeast! Will be visiting the pumpkin patch and planning planning planning - as usual. Scrapper50@gmail.com.

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  40. You just have the cutest ideas! If my kiddos were in your class, I'd be a happy Momma! Our weekend was full of rain and sports {in the rain}. Baseball Saturday and Football Sunday! Hugs to you chicklet!!!!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  41. I love the fall bubble map! Is this available in the fall pack? Or somewhere else?
    These activities are awesome!

    Thanks!!

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    1. Hi there,
      It is in the fall pack :)

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  42. Oh my gosh - you have a whole lotta fall fun going on!! Love it!!

    ~jeannie~
    Kindergarten Lifestyle

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  43. I cannot get the freebie to open. Any suggestions?

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  44. I love your packet. I looks exceptional for beginning readers. I would love to win it. The clip art in it looks really cute.

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  45. I forgot to post that I will be working on IEP's all weekend.

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  46. Hi! I know this is a post from earlier this month, but I just stumbled upon it. I have to ask- where did you find the fake leaves for your sensory tub? Love that idea!! :-)

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