Let's Have a BALL FREEBIE!

Friends~We are using a candy theme to start the school year with in 2nd grade.  I decided to do gumballs and I am super excited with how my bulletin board turned out.  Take a look below!

I am planning on doing the words on Monday and putting my kiddo's names on the gumballs.  I was a bit spoiled today because I had a helper.  One of my parents from last year contacted me about having her older high school daughter help in my room this year.  She said she wanted to go to college to be a teacher after she graduates in June.  I met her for the first time today and after spending the day with her, I am sure she is going to be wonderful teacher.  She got so much done for me and she said she would love to come every Friday!  I am so excited to have her:)  Thanks Miss H!

I am also having an estimation jar at open house filled with gumballs.  I am planning on counting the gumballs on the first day and letting the kiddo with the closest estimate take it home.  I am also adding these cute tags to the bags of gumballs for open house.  I totally came up with this poem while I was blow drying my hair this morning!   Give the image a click to download a FREE copy of this sweet gift!

Next on my list is to print out my WelGUM Back to School Common Core ELA and Math Assessment/Review!  I really think my class will love earning gumballs as they work their way through this packet!

You can download a preview of this file by clicking the image above.  

The neat thing about this file is that the students earn gumballs to add to their I Can Common Core Standards as they complete them in the packet.  Check out an example of the I Can sheets below! 

If you are doing a Gumball theme this year, I would love to hear about it!  Leave a message below with anything fun you are doing so that I can add to my gumball fun!  


  1. Do you have any other pictures of your room??

  2. Cute idea! I love the 'wel-gum'!!! Super catchy and adorable :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing you bulletin board ideas. I think I am going to try some wrapping paper and fabric this year!

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