Fall Favorites- Pumpkin Pickin'

Thanks for stopping by for the Fall Favorites Blog Hop! My name is Lindsey Law from Miss Law's Kinders, and I have a confession. I am OBSESSED with fall. I spend the majority of my year looking forward to fall, and I am in a much better mood when the fall weather begins making its way into Southern Indiana. My favorite thing about fall is all of the activities and events that go on. My favorite thing I get to do with my Kinders in the fall is our pumpkin picking field trip. What's so great about that? So much! Not only is it a fun time to go and pick pumpkins, but we also learn so much, too. This year we went on our pumpkin picking field trip somewhere different than the years before; we went to a farm in our county called Cornucopia. 

We were split into groups with the other kindergarten classes from our school and we went through different stations. The first station we went to was the animal station. We learned a lot about the farm animals they have at Cornucopia, and we even got to bottle feed a calf! My heart melted. So. Stinkin'. CUTE!

The next station we went to was the pumpkin learning station. We went inside a barn, sat on hay bales, learned all about the life cycle of a pumpkin, and got to see many different types of pumpkins. I even learned a few things like there are pink and blue pumpkins. Who knew?! We ended by getting to look at some of the bees they have at the farm they use for pollination.

Our third station was to do the long awaited PUMPKIN PICKING! We hopped on the hayride and rode over to the pumpkin field to find our perfect, small pumpkin.

We ended our day with a little free play in the hay maze, slides, and corn kernel pit.

Now that I have shared with you one of my favorite things to do in the fall with my Kinders, I'd like to share with you a freebie and a sale on my fall related products in my TPT store!

The freebie I am offering to all of you blog hoppers is this short and sweet pumpkin quantity discrimination activity. Students decide which pumpkin has the bigger number on each card and records their answer on their recording sheet. Perfect for a quick assessment, review for a RTI group, or practice for kindergarteners just learning the concept. Click the picture below to download this freebie.

I have a handful of great fall activities in my TPT store that I have marked down to just $1 until the end of the blog hop on the 27th, so go grab them while you can. Click any of the pictures below to go directly to that product. 

Thanks for coming by! Now hop on over to Primary Inspiration and see what her fall favorites are! 
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Primary Inspiration

Scare & Share Blog Hop

Thanks for stopping by for the Indiana Teacher Blogger's Scare & Share blog hop. My name is Lindsey Law from Miss Law's Kinders, and I have the perfect freebie and $1 items just for you primary teachers. 

Let's start out with my freebie. This time of year, Kinders are just beginning to recognize the letters of the alphabet and their sounds. I have created a fun, simple matching game for your kiddos to practice their first sound fluency, letters, and sounds all in one! Perfect for Kinders and great review for First Graders. 

Not exactly what you need or you aren't a primary teacher? No worries! I created this product using my own Split Candy Corn clipart. Grab this extra clipart freebie, and create your own activity to meet your needs!

Now, on to my $1 items! 

Do your students love craftivities as much as mine do? I love craftivities, but only the ones that are made with the teacher in mind, and not just the students. What does that mean? Ever bought a product and it was in a bunch of pieces when it could have been more simplified so that there aren't so many pieces floating around for your kiddos to keep track of? All the time, right?! I always try to create crafts that have the least amount of pieces possible, I put all pieces that need to be copied in the same color on the same page so there is no confusion, and I make the directions quick and simple. My newest product is perfect for Halloween and is most definitely teacher/student friendly! 

Check out my Haunted House Glyph. Students will answer three simple questions on a recording sheet and will construct their haunted house based on their answers. Grab this just in time for Halloween and get it up on your walls! :) 

I realize that Fire Prevention Week was this past week, but my Fire Safety Literacy, Math, & Activities Pack is loaded down with literacy center activities, math center activities, an original Fire Safety book, three color by color words coloring sheets, and two fire related crafts. This pack is typically $4.50, but for you blog hoppers, it is $1 for these three days. Grab it now, use it later. 

Who doesn't love Pete the Cat, right? We do a Pete the Cat unit towards the beginning of the school year in my kindergarten classroom, and I created this activity to supplement the Pete the Cat story, 
I Love My White Shoes. We read the story and then brainstormed ideas of things we could step in that could turn our shoes different colors. We then did our writing of what we stepped in and what color it turned our shoes, colored the shoes the color from our writing, and then put the craft together. Talk about adorable... and SIMPLE! Remember what I said about making things teacher friendly? Here ya go again. :) Also, this is great for teaching cause and effect. I didn't go in depth with a cause and effect lesson with my Kinders, but you most certainly could with first or second grade. 

We always do a unit over healthy foods every year, so I created this math and literacy pack to supplement our unit. This pack is loaded down with center activities for both math and literacy. 

Now, continue on through our blog hop with Kinder Doodles to see what other goodies we all have in store for you. 

October: Currently

I honestly can't believe that it is already October, but I couldn't be more excited! October is by far my favorite month of the year, with December coming in close second for Christmas purposes. October is the time of year I get to break out my scarves, celebrate my birthday, pick pumpkins, and use all of my favorite pumpkin scented items. I am linking up with Farley over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade for her monthly Currently. Be sure to check this out because I have a goodie for all of you! So here it goes...

Listening: I have been so busy and had so much on my mind lately that I completely forgot all about doing this yesterday on the 1st of October. Thankfully my BFF, and Matron of Honor, Jena Hudson at Sew Much Music texted me and reminded me last night. So, here I am with my clothes for the work day in the dryer de-wrinkling while I sit and sip my V8 Energy drink and blog. 

Loving: As I explained above, I love October. Birthday, pumpkins, pumpkin scented everything, cooler weather, scarves, leggings, boots, etc.

Thinking: I am starting to get a little overwhelmed by all of the things that I have going on this month, but I am very blessed for all of it.  Just to name a few, this coming weekend the city I live in, Seymour, has it's annual Oktoberfest. I never miss a year of going, and this weekend will be no different. I finally get to take Alex this year since he isn't training for his next physique competition until November (thank goodness!), so I am excited to enjoy it with him. Alex and I have our engagement pictures in the morning on Sunday the 12th and meet with the pastor at the church we want to get married at that evening. We have our Fall Break the 13th through the 17th this month and plan to get a ton of wedding things checked off of my list. The end of the month doesn't slow down much either with my birthday, my in-laws celebrating all of our October birthdays (there is something like twelve of us!), some football and, of course, fall festivals and fall parties at school.

Wanting: I am EXHAUSTED! I have been getting back into the gym after work, and I don't know if that is draining the life out of me or what. All I know is that I seriously think I could sleep for a week.

Needing: I gave up soda a month ago, and my McDonald's Dr. Pepper on the way to school was seriously the best part of my day. I'm sure you can imagine how I feel now that I have cut it out of my life. I have added in a small can of V8 Energy: Orange Pineapple, but it just doesn't get me all the way through the day. Something has gotta give here for the above reason!

Trick or Treat: TREAT! I am going to discount my fire safety items in my store with Fire Prevention Week just around the corner. I have taken off a dollar on each item and will leave it off until after Fire Prevention Week. Check out my Fire Safety Literacy, Math, & Activities Pack, as well as my Firehouse Glyph (included in my activities pack and separately). Grab them while they are discounted!

Click the below pictures to view the item in my store.

Have a great October!