Primary Punchbowl Fall Blog Hop! - Mrs. B's First Grade

Primary Punchbowl Fall Blog Hop!

Aw! I'm SO excited! Some of my favorite teacher bloggers and I have been planning the launch of The Primary Punchbowl for months now. I am SO happy that the time has finally come and we can share a variety of ideas from a variety of awesome teachers! To launch our journey, I am participating in the Fall Blog Hop to share with you some of my favorite fall ideas and some AWESOME prizes!

To start off, I want to tell you a little more about one of my favorite ways to bring fall to my classroom...through read alouds! I absolutely love pulling books to read to my first grade students during this time of year. They always spark interesting conversations and get my kiddos thinking about the fall. Living in the midwest, we truly get to see fall in all its beauty. Learning more about why the leaves change colors, the pumpkins that are finally ready to be picked and the bats and spiders in our environment really connects with my students. Below are just a *few* of my favorites to read!

Next up a fun freebie!

I recently gave my first graders a math assessment and learned that they were still struggling with place value. So, I thought I could incorporate a little fun with some more practice with it. Enter candy corn!
To play, have your students lay out all the candy corn puzzle pieces.
The next step is easy! Have your students match together the candy corn pieces. They will find a number, the number represented in place value blocks, and finally the number represented in words. It should all fit together perfectly if they match it correctly.
To grab the freebie for your classroom, simply click the picture below!

The fun doesn't stop with the freebie! I have set the four featured items in my store to be 50% off for the week of October 11 - 18. These are some of my most popular each picture to be taken to the link to read more about them!


Did you think that was it?? The fun isn't over...time for a giveaway!! Use the Rafflecopter below to win a $25 Teachers pay Teachers gift card! You can enter through October 19th at 12:00 AM. There are four ways to enter...good luck!
I am sure you would love to have some more fun, so check out some more Fall Freebies from my fellow bloggers below! Also, please check out our new blog at!


  1. My first grade teacher friends (including my own mom) would LOVE your freebie!! I, too, love to introduce the magic of fall through read alouds!! Great post, Sarah!
    Very Perry Classroom

  2. I love every book on your fall list! The Candy Corn place value freebie is adorable. Thanks for sharing such great ideas!
    Always Kindergarten

  3. Those candy corn puzzles for place value review are SO cute!!!! Great freebie.

    Sara J Creations

  4. I love read alouds too! I have sooo many books, I have a hard time fitting them all in sometimes, lol. What a fantastic freebie! Thanks so much!

    Luv My Kinders

  5. I LOVE those books! Your candy corn activity is super cute! I also have your Wonder Bubbles and I can't wait to use them with my kiddies! You are truly amazing! Super cute! Thank you for sharing!


  6. My firsties are definitely needing more place value practice. Thanks for the awesome freebie! Happy fall to you!

  7. We love, love, love your fall freebie! If we are being honest, several years ago when our state's standards changed and place value was added into kindergarten, we were beyond skeptical about their abilities to understand! We are so thankful we were wrong! This concept is one that transformed our students' thinking about numbers. Thank you for offering such a fun way to practice place value!


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