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It's Just About October - -Giveaway Bundle!

SAY IT ISN'T SO?  It's just about October!  I mean not that I am complaining at all...We made it. We survived. Close the book on September. I enjoyed doing these monthly giveaways last year so might as well keep it up!  This giveaway bundle includes my October Taking Back Weekends AND Halloween Literacy/Math centers! More than enough stuff to get you through October!

 Up first....

If you haven't stumbled upon this series it is a life saver for me!   These packets cover all the known ins and outs for the month.  Here's what the October packet comes with:


All About Bats Book
All About Fall Book
My Fall List
Opinion Writing Story Starters
*Do you like pumpkins?  *Do you like bats?
October Pictionary
Guided Story Starters
Writing with my Five Senses
*Leaves  *Pumpkins *Fall
Writing Journal
All About Pumpkins Story Booklet & More


Pumpkin Match-Ups {whole group & independent}

Pumpkin Count and Color Practice Sheets
How Many More to Make 5? Practice Sheets
Pumpkin Line Up {whole group & independent}
Fall Addition/Subtraction Practice Sheets
Counting Sets Practice Sheets
Compare THIS {whole group & independent}

Literacy Centers/Word Work:
Beginning Sound Sort /s/
Candy Corn Match-Ups
Beginning Sound Practice Sheet {/a/ /s/}
Word Stretchers Practice Sheets
Beginning Sounds CVC Practice Sheets

Recess Ideas: Missing Pumpkin activity and play dough mats.
**Simple Print Sub Plans: Instruction page for substitute and activities for read aloud, writing, math.  All materials  needed just add the book!

Content Activities:  LOTS of printables for Columbus Day, Grandparents' Day, and fire safety

Teacher Organization {10 pages}: Ideas to stay on task in 2014, October 2014 calendar, thank you cards, to do lists.
See the full preview below!

View this packet by clicking below!

If you LOVE the activities and having them all there with just a  *print* button for the month- - I also offer these packets bundled!  

Up next is my Halloween centers!  If your school doesn't do Halloween there is a second version for one of the activities to eliminate the "trick or treat" message.

You can snag these centers by clicking below!


These centers are also in a money saving money bundle if you want to get your center on!

Now it's time for a little chat on math centers! For my Halloween math centers I couldn't decide on just five centers so I included 6 :P 

Up first is Number Compose Brew - - This center students will work on composing/decomposing numbers up to 5 or 10 {you decide!}

Clip it! More and Less! - -  It's always a good time to practice comparing numbers!

Frankly Counting: Yay or Nay! - - in this center students will work on counting on from another number besides 1 AND decide if what they are counting is true or false!

Candy corn match it! - - this center you will cut up each candy corn into three pieces and students will build number sense placing the matching sets together.

Pumpkin count up - - in this center students will discriminate between the same and different pumpkins and count each set.  Students will then write the numeral.

Spooky spin and write - -in this center students will spin the paperclip and chart the number they land on.  You'll be able to decide to use numbers to 10 or numbers to 20!

You can view the Halloween centers by clicking the image below!

You can also save a bundle if you decide to purchase the literacy and math centers bundle for the year!

Each month I like to offer my dated writing paper for you!  You can snag the dated writing paper by clicking on the image below! :)

Before signing up for the giveaway below you can also snag these freebie Halloween writing templates...a little ways away, but better earlier then late which I usually do! LOL!

Now it's time for the giveaway!  Enter below!

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  1. All these products are awesome! The halloween stuff I saw from you last year was what first got me buying all your bundles. I LOVE it all!

  2. I love your creations! I wish I could work with you! I bet your are a joy to work with...and I bet you are the most amazing teacher too!

  3. Thank you SO much for the dated writing paper. I was hoping that you would post the pages for October because I use it EVERY day! lol

  4. After learning to whip and nae nae at recess... I'd love to take back my weekends for more dancing.

  5. Amazing! Thank you so much Tara for your hard work and dedication :-) This is my first year back into the classroom after being a resource room teacher for years. I find your resources priceless!

  6. Thanks for all the ideas. Really helpful ideas & activities.

  7. I love you Tara West!!!! Thanks so much :)

  8. Gorgeous place, I just went here with someone. The place itself was beautiful and spacious, the seats were comfortable and wide. From where I was sitting at least, the views were great. I think the music at event space Chicago really did a great job of filling up the space.