New Year’s Resolutions

I’m excited to join in this link up….

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I don’t typically make resolutions.  I just don’t do it and for the most part, I don’t follow through.  I’m pretty good at setting goals though and working toward them.  So, when I saw this linky, I was looking forward to joining up because I know these are a few of the things that I know I need to work on.  My favorite saying and what keeps me striving for more and knowing that making mistakes is alright (and I hope that those around me “get it”)….

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With that said, here’s my “resolutions” for 2016….

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If you’re interested in seeing other resolutions or even linking up, just visit here….

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or here…..

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I hope that you all have a very Happy and Blessed New Year and that your “work in progress” continues to grow and learn….and you thrive in 2016!!

 

 

I Am Special Activity

Last year, I did a really fun activity with my kids. They loved it then and they really loved it again this year. So, I just had to share!!

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In the big open space, they draw a picture of themselves. They need to see what makes them special like the color of their hair, skin, eyes, and so on. Of course, they’re little ones, so they’re far from perfect, but they sure are fun!!

There’s also an area to put stickers down with their name on them or glue letters down. There’s also a blank line for them to write their names. On the side, there’s a cute poem about being unique. Finally, on the side, they can also put their fingerprint under the magnifying glass. Why??  Because each of us has a fingerprint that is unique to only us!!  To do this part, we just used an ink pad.

If you’re interested in this activity page, just click to….

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Here are some photos my kids in action with this page this year.  You’ll notice that I forgot my stickers at home, so we made due and used letter beads!!

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If you use this page, please leave a comment and let me know if your kids enjoyed it as much as mine did!!

 

 

It’s a Birthday Sale!

Today is my daughter’s birthday, so I’m having a sale so that all of you can celebrate with us!!

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She’s officially entered adulthood, so this special day couldn’t go by without some sort of celebration.  As she turns 18, I’m offering 15% off all my products in both of my stores!!  The sale will run 25-27 September (ends at midnight).

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I hope you enjoy some good deals while we enjoy some birthday cake!!

 

Chaparral Animals

My group was working on biomes.  This has been really informative and fun.  I started posting them before, but got sidetracked.  I’m going to be posting these again ever so often to complete all the habitats.

This set is for chaparral animals.  This habitat/biome is also known as scrub.  I found some new animals that I didn’t know belonged.  It’s been educational for me making these!  These cards are Montessori inspired and use real images.  They can be used for flashcards, 3-part cards, or many other things.

Here’s a thumbnail view of one of the pages with cards….

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All photos from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in this set of chaparral animal cards, just click here to get your….

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If you use these cards, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, feel free to leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column. I enjoy receiving feedback and I create by the input that I get, so thank you in advance!!




 

 

All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Alpine Animals

My group is working it’s way through each habitat/biome and the animals that live there.  This has been really informative and fun.  This is the second set of cards in the set that I’m making for each habitat/biome.  The first set was for rainforest animals.

This set is for alpine animals.  I found some new ones that I didn’t know belonged.  It’s been educational for me making these as it is for the kids to use them!!  These cards are Montessori inspired and use real images.  They can be used for flashcards, 3-part cards, or many other things.

Here’s a thumbnail view of one of the pages with cards….

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All photos from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in this set of alpine animal cards, just click here to get your….

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If you use these cards, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, feel free to leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column. I enjoy receiving feedback and I create by the input that I get, so thank you in advance!!




All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Symbols of the U.S. from A-Z Flashcards

Here’s the second part of the project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but just finally got working on it.  The first part was a set of 5×7 posters and this is a set of flashcards.

This is a set of flashcards that feature symbols of the United States. There is one for each letter of the alphabet. I did have to get creative with “X”, so please no negative feedback. You can choose not to use it or replace it with something of your choice.  These have a few different images than the posters do to add some variety to them!!

There are 4 sets of flashcards. Included is one set each for Zaner-Bloser manuscript and cursive. You’ll also find one set each for D’Nealian manuscript and cursive. They can be identified by ZB or DN in the file name. If it’s cursive, it’ll also include that in the file name.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the flashcards….

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I hope that you’ve enjoyed the posters and flashcards featuring the great symbols of the United States.  This is one my favorite projects and I regret that it took so long for me to do, but I’m thrilled that they’re now done.  If you missed the 5×7 posters, you can find them here.

If you use any of my printables, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column. I love feedback and I truly create by the input that I receive….thanks!!




All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Symbols of the U.S. from A-Z Posters

This is a project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but just finally got working on it.

This is a set of 5×7 posters that feature symbols of the United States.  There is one for each letter of the alphabet.  I did have to get creative with “X”, so please no negative feedback.  You can choose not to use it or replace it with something of your choice.

There are 4 sets of posters.  Included is one set each for Zaner-Bloser manuscript and cursive.  You’ll also find one set each for D’Nealian manuscript and cursive.  They can be identified by ZB or DN in the file name.  If it’s cursive, it’ll also include that in the file name. 

Here’s a thumbnail view of the posters….

Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in the posters, just….

I plan on having a set of flashcards similar to these in the next couple of days.  That way, in a smaller size, there will be more uses for them and they could also be used for games.

If you use any of my printables, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column.  I love feedback and I truly create by the input that I receive….thanks!!




All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.