Trick & Treat!! Freebie Hop

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

I am excited to team up with my Freebielicious friends again to share some 
teaching tricks and special free treats for you!  

Is it just me, or do you always feel like you are constantly walking around in circles around your classroom?? It is my biggest pet peeve!! I am all about efficiency so that just drives me crazy! I feel like Rachael Ray stacking all my "ingredients" up in one big pile instead of taking the extra trips while I am setting up my room for the day ;) I realized last year that the one thing I was missing was a "catch all" for my paperclips. Are we aware of how many paperclips we use in a day!? It was driving me nuts! So here is my Paper Clip Tip for you ;)

This little tip has seriously kept me sane so far this year! I hope it helps you too!

Now for my little treat! 
I just put together some word family fluency practice to help my kiddos with their reading fluency. I grouped all the word family words on a ring for my students to flip through and practice reading.

The word family chunks are color coded to help your students see each chunk!

These cards would also be great to copy onto colored paper!

And I also included some words with blends for your "advanced" readers ;)

The other fluency page is all on one sheet. You can slide the page into sheet protectors and keep them in a binder at your reading table! This would be great quick practice before starting your reading groups!

The students can roll a dice, or you can just tell them which row to read.

You can grab this sweet treat in my TpT store!

You can also find the rest of the short a word family words in my store on sale!

Now hop along to the next Freebielicious friend to see what her Trick & Treat is!

Happy Halloween!


  1. I need some of those paper clip catchers!! ;)
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  2. I loved the "pokey sticks" comment - yes, that is definitely what they get turned into! Good tips with the trays. I need one for sticky notes!! I am the sticky note queen and I swear they are everywhere...
    Thanks for the word family fluency freebie - we are doing the at family this week so it will be a great addition!

  3. I need MORE paper clip catchers! :-) Love the freebie! Thank you!
    Live Love Laugh Everyday In Kindergarten

  4. I would much rather have these cute catchers. than having my students pick them up! Thanks for the treat :) Jen

  5. I love doing the roll and reads---I've noticed quite a bit of improvement in my RTI groups when doing this daily with the skills we are working on. :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  6. I love your ideas and products! Keep up the WONDERFUL work!

  7. witchy reading fingers are the best!

  8. this looks so fun! I can't wait until Penelope is a little bit older to do this!!!

    Fancy Free in Fourth