Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fall Favorites and Freebies~Mandy's Tips for Teachers

I am such a sucker for fall.  I like summer, I really do, promise!  However, Georgia weather is crazy and usually I am so sick of the heat and humidity that I welcome autumn with open arms.  And HELLO?  It is the best season for decorating and pumpkin yumminess!

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I think my most favorite thing about the fall is PRODUCTIVITY.  I am all wilty like the flowers on my back porch by the end of September.  Then, October rushes in and I get a breath of cool, productive air.

I like to bake in the fall.  My most favorite EASY and yummy recipe are these pumpkin muffins. It is just a can of pumpkin, spice cake mix, and I cheated and added a bag of chocolate chips. MMMM. I baked them according to the directions on the back of the cake mix and BOOM!  So good!

I also like to decorate in the fall.  I try to keep the Halloween decorations minimal, just because my five year old freaks out at the mention of anything spooky.  Mostly I use pumpkins, so I can keep it up until Thanksgiving.  I call that efficient, not lazy...or at least that is what I tell myself!

Here is my mantel.  I wanted to show off all the pumpkins I have collected, and ALSO keep them out of the hands of my super cute (but grabby) two year old. This works!

I don't tend to decorate too many surfaces because of the mentioned above two year old, but I do decorate our entry way.  I found the Halloween wreath and sign for SUPER cheap last year at Walgreens after Halloween.  I think I paid maybe $5 for both.  I love shopping after the sales- best time to stock up! I am so sorry about the picture quality- time for a new camera I think! LOL!

Something about the fall brings out my creative side and makes me want to create things! I tend to make lots and lots of freebies and materials.  You can see a snapshot of my fall freebies here.  Click on the picture to get them all!

I create a fall freebie JUST for this blog post.  I did an entire monster unit in second and third grade that my kids LOVED. This is just a piece of the unit.  This piece is most likely appropriate for 1st- 2nd.  However, you could adapt it for third without all the support and time.  

It is a two-three day ELA lesson using the book Go Away Big Green Monster  by Emberley! Love that book!

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