October Currently, Candy Corn Place Value and a Giveaway!

Holy smokes! It's finally here...one of my favorite times of year....OCTOBER! I am linking up with Farley to share this month's Currently with you.
My house is empty at the moment. Everyone is at sports practice. It is a little strange actually. I am not sure what to do with myself. 

I LOVE Fall and everything about fall. It is still a little warm here. But I am SO looking forward to bustin' out my boots and scarves soon.

I just found out Starbucks has brought back their salted caramel mochas!! That brought a smile to my lips. I must get one NOW.

I can't wait for the leaves to start changing colors and the cool weather to arrive. It is such a beautiful time of year. 

I am in the middle of parent conferences right now. As much as I like meeting all the parents, it is so exhausting. I can't wait until Friday afternoon!

Here is a special TREAT for all of you. I am part of an incredible giveaway over at Table Talk with C & C. They are hosting a Best Seller Math Linky and Giveaway. Head on over and check out all the great math prizes. If you win, you will get my best selling Measuring Up unit!

I wanted to share a fun place value activity I did with my kiddos today. I got the idea, last year, from First Grade Wow

We are currently working on place value to 100, but I have some math whizzes. So, I kicked it up a notch and some of the kids chose numbers up to 1000. I gave them the choice. If they felt comfortable, they could choose a larger number than 100. They loved tracing over their work with a black felt tip marker. That is a special treat for them! Enjoy!

Make sure to link up with Farley and let us all know what you are currently up to for October! 


  1. Jaime, cute blog! I LOVE fall too! I love when the kids are all gone...just for a bit, then I miss them. But, I do love the silence! What an awesome math idea!
    That First Grade Blog

  2. Hi, I found you from Currently. Our parent conferences are at the end of this month. Hope yours are going well.

  3. Those place value candy corns are ADORABLE! I will definitely be making these with my kiddos! Good luck finishing up your conferences... you can do it!!!

    Angela :)
    Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

  4. I don't teach math (only special ed. ELA) but your product is pretty darn cute! Don't you just love the fall weather?!?! :)
    Found your blog through Currently and I am your newest follower. Would love for you to head over and check out my blog! Missy TheAdventuresofAClassyTeacher

  5. I just had a salted caramel mocha frappuccino! It was so good. Also, I'm so excited for the fall weather and the pretty leaves. Great Currently!

    Compassionate Teacher

  6. I love the candy corn math craftivity! Cute, cute! I love fall, but I hate how long it takes to hit us in the desert. My sweaters and boots are at the ready, though! I hope you pick up some Starbucks tomorrow!!

    Primarily Speaking

  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your candy corn activity is adorable! I just might have to modify it for my firsties!

    - Katy

    First Grade Kate

  8. I hope conferences are almost over! Coffee is a must during those days :)
    My Second Sense

  9. Love how your candy corn expanded notation visuals turned out!! We're doing ours this coming week!!
    Thanks for sharing!