Trick and Treat with Freebielicious

Fall is upon us and that means it's time for some Teaching Trick & Treating!


 That's right... I have teamed up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some teaching tricks and special treats for you!!!  First things first, I want to share my TRICK!!!

Kids LOVE painting, but it is super difficult when the kids get covered in paint!  I have learned a little trick over the years to help keep their little hands clean!


Here is the tip:  Use a clothespin and pinch a small piece of sponge!  The kids sponge paint and their hands stay CLEAN!!!  This easy tip will go a long way when it comes to saving time in your classroom!





My treat is part of a math lesson that I used when my principal observed me! ;)  My students are having trouble with ordering numbers.  I made these fall leaves for the students to place in the pocket chart.  



To incorporate ELD (English Language Development) we practiced saying, "I see number ____."  They each had their turn pointing at a number in the pocket chart while saying the number sentence!

For extra practice, I made number necklaces and we practiced standing in the correct number order.  The kids that didn't have a number necklace where my helpers and we made sure the numbers were in order.  


Click HERE to grab this freebie!


Hop along to the next Freebielicious friend {Mrs Hoffer's Spot} to see what her Trick & Treat is!

Mrs. Hoffers Spot


5 comments

  1. If I'm ever brave enough to sponge paint, I will remember this tip!! :)
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  2. OMG, so smart! Why didn't I think of that with the sponge.
    Marsha
    A Differentiated Kindergarten

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  3. Brilliant! Confession...I have not painted with real paint yet?! YIKES! We have water colored our little hearts out though! LOL!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

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  4. LOVE the sponge paint tip!! Thank you :) Great site! I am hosting a Fall teacher giveaway if you would like to check it out! Hope your weekend was wonderful!

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