Tuesday, October 8, 2013

October Math Centers Mini-Giveaway & a FrEEbie too! :)

Hi Friends !
   I am SO in love with the fact that Fall is here, and it's actually FEELING like it around here. Being in the south, we get a LOT of summer...just a touch of fall... a dab of winter..and then a LOT more summer. So, I'm just enjoying the low 70's and that it actually feels like it's supposed to right now.

   All this wonderful weather has got me in the decorating mood lately, so I spent my weekend getting all the fall stuff out and up. Love love love! :)
 The witch's feet just make me happy & I *HEART* my white mum!


Think it needs a little something, something, but it'll do for now :)

Anyway, this time of year also means it's time for report cards. Ugh. 
I always think they come around so quickly,and there's just so much assessing to do for 1st grade.
Plus, almost all of the assessing has to be one-on-one, so it's time -consuming....

To battle this, I plan for a lot of center practice in my room. 

I made these October Math Centers to practice what we have already learned, and also to use as quick observation assessments of the kids' understanding..
  I really try not to use my blog as a TpT selling platform, but I am so excited about these centers, I just had to share...  

    I use Guided Math in my classroom, so our centers are focused on the 4 main areas of math literacy -  
Problem Solving, Numeracy & Number Sense, Manipulative/Hands-on Practice and Graphing/Data Analysis...

      Here are some pictures of them in action...

 Center #1 - Problem Solving: Candy Corn Word Problems!
The kids read the problem, draw to solve, and write the equation.
 Then, they record their equations on their recording sheet :)

 Center #2 - Numeracy: Number Order Pumpkins

5 sets of pumpkins - to be printed on different colored cardstock.
The kids count by 1's, 5's, and 10's to put the pumpkins in order & record their answers.

 Center #3 - Manipulative/Hands-On Practice: Ghostly Base Tens

My firsties use base ten blocks to make each number (there are 20 of them) on the cards.
There is also a recording sheet for all of the ghosts for the kids to record their answers.

And lastly.... for Graphing/Data Analysis
Our Fall leaf graph.... easy to create, cut apart, and get out for the kids.
They create their graph and then complete a graph on their recording sheet and answer some questions. :)

  So, there you have it.... easy to put together centers, all with recording sheets,  to create that time I need for assessing!!  Yay, yay!

   If you are interested, you can grab them in my TpT store by clicking the picture below....

AND...the first FIVE people to leave a comment below with their favorite thing about fall (and their email address) will get them for FREE!!! :)

And, another freebie for you...'cause I'm just in LOVE with all things fall & pumpkin-y right now...
Pumpkin Addition Cut & Paste !! My kid always have fun with this one :)
Just click the picture to grab it ! 

Allright, friends... time to type up some conference forms and settle in for some TV watching!  Happy Tuesday...and an even happier Hump Daaayyy!!! :)


  1. Oh Kelly I love your Fall decorations! So beautiful! I have similar witch feet but I love the boots on yours! So cute! My favorite thing about Fall is pumpkin chocolate chip cookies and I haven't even made any yet! I guess I better get cooking! Your centers look amazing! :o)


  2. I love the cool crisp air! And I love that fall means we're one step closer to Christmas - my fav time of year!


  3. My favorite favorite thing about fall is pumpkin spice....I love the taste and smell!!! YUMMY-LICIOUS!!!! I love your blog!!


  4. I love the cooler weather and visiting the pumpkin patch!!!! This packet looks great!!!!

  5. I love how the leaves look when they are changing color. I also love that pumpkin flavored coffee and treats are back at Dunkin Donuts.


  6. Cute centers and decorations. My favorite thing about fall is the cooler weather and spending a day at the State Fair in Dallas.

  7. Isn't seven your lucky number? Wouldn't you love to give this amazing resource to 7 lucky winners? Great job on inspiring me all the time!

  8. Love the freebie! Thank you!


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  10. Thanks for sharing the freebie! It will be great practice for my kiddos! Love the witch's legs! Soo fun!

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  14. Every activity which is designed for the students to teach them in a creative way is great for the students. I am always looking for these sort for freebies and implement these.


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