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Trick or Treat Blog Hop

  So happy to link up with Rachael Parlett at the Classroom Game Nook Blog! Halloween comes during my favorite time of the year and I am so happy to share these tricks and treats with you!

One of my handest tricks has to do with the storage of materials for games. Where I work, I have to create activities that are ready to go and transportable for the site coordinators. In the past, the bags and materials have come back all dinged up and that really bothers the OCD side of my personality. I So I had to come up with a solution. 

This week, I created a heads up game for students to play during dismissal to help them master their Dolch Nouns. When creating the bags, instead of taping the instructions to the front of the bag, I taped them to the inside of the bag. This prevents the instructions from falling off and being destroyed and adds to the ease of storage, so when many bags are stored together they are bending and pulling on each other. 

Below is the picture of how I taped the instructions.
I made sure tape the top of the instructions down so that cards would not fall in the gap and get stuck. I also placed the cards facing on the clear side of the bag so the directions and game title were clearly visible. 
Here is the finished bag. On the back of the bag, I also wrote how many cards were supposed to be in the bag. It is helpful to do this so that I can quickly know what should be in there and what might need replacing in the future.

Now the site coordinators will have a handy system of dismissal game bags to keep students occupied in the future. I hope this quick tip helped!

And now for the treats! I have several treats for you that I hope you will enjoy!

1. The Witching Hour: 

Get these fabulous time activities while you can! Time is running out (pun intended) :)

The Witching Hour - Telling Time Centers, Games, and Worksheets
This unit includes time based games and activities to help students interact and engage with content.

2. Boo Am I Printables
Click here for two printable pages on determining place value for students. This link will only work for this week during the giveaway. After this, these printables can be found in my store, so get it while it is free!

3. Rafflecopter giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Also Follow me on instagram for more flash freebies! I usually giveaway all my new items away for a few hours on the first day I post the item for my facebook and instagram followers and then on sale for the first two days for everyone else. If you have something you need or want created, leave a product request on my facebook page to see if I can help!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. What a great idea to put the directions on the inside! Thanks for the trick.
    Kovescence of the Mind

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    1. Hi Diane! I'm so sorry you feel that way! I am new to the Facebook page world and have focused more on positivity than specific teaching techniques. I plan to have more teacher facing content soon. I really appreciate your honesty and feedback
      I hope you are enjoying the bloghop and gettong great things for your classroom.!


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