I’m having a sale in both my Teachers Pay Teachers store and my Teachers Notebook shop. Here’s the info….
You can get 20% off my entire shop from 19-22 January. There are no special codes, but you can still find lots of great deals.
You can get 20% off my entire store from 19-22 January. If you shop 20-21 January, you can use the code START16 for an additional 10% off which makes your total savings up to 28% off!!
As always, I’ll be adding new items during the sale. I can promise you at least 1 resource, but if all works out, there will be at least 2!! If you’d like to visit either sale, please just click on the sale banner for that location of “The Schoolhouse”.
Also, it’s not fully set-up yet, but my shop at Educents is on sale for 10% off if you click here.
I hope you all find some great bargains and great resources to use at home or in your classroom!!
I have something special, just for you my readers. I wanted to give you a present this year for following along and putting up with my sporadic posts and everything else!!
This is a 4-page coloring book for the nativity. It focuses on Luke 2 and Matthew 2. It’s just a small book….well, it’s more like pages, to tell the real story of Christmas. The focus of these pages are geared toward Catholic, as I used the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Any faith surely can use it though!!
If you’re interested in these coloring pages, please just….
I hope that you can use it in your classroom, homeschool, or for religious education. If you do, please be sure to leave me a comment and let me know!!
I have some good news for all of you getting ready to start the Advent season, whether at home or in the classroom!! My Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners is the….
That means that on Black Friday (27 November) and Cyber Monday (30 November), you can get this pack for 40% off. That’s definitely a deal!! I’ve also expanded it for this year to include more activities and some worksheets. There’s now 28 pages of fun and learning in this pack for early learners (PreK – 2nd, 3rd or 4th). So click on a cover below to be taken to the “Daily Deal” now!!
You can click here to be taken to my Teachers Notebook store to pick up this great “Daily Deal” on the Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners. Oh, and you earn double the rewards good toward future purchases on Teachers Notebook!!
This past week in class, we worked on learning about prayer. It’s always such an interesting topic for my kids.
So often, they think that they can only pray kneeling. They also think that you have to be silent when you pray. They love finding out that they can stand up against a tree in the park and thank God for his amazing creation!!
To help them learn more about prayer, I created this prompt for them to draw their prayer….
I also have a big set of these prompts available in my stores. There’s a total of 16 pages and it’s a great deal at $3. It’s great for a variety of ages/grades as there’s prompts to write, draw, or do both!! You can find this full set at…..
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!!
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….
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!!
If you use this page, please leave a comment and let me know if your kids enjoyed it as much as mine did!!
Today is my daughter’s birthday, so I’m having a sale so that all of you can celebrate with us!!
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).
I’ve been pretty busy lately. I’ve been uploading several resources to my store. I’ve also just been participating in life!! It’s been awhile since I’ve offered any freebies, but now’s my chance.
We’re back to religious education as of last week. It was hectic, so I really didn’t have anything to share. This week however, we’re learning about creation. This is the project that I’m working on with my little ones….
This story wheel is actually 2 wheels under one cover “wheel”. The first is to select the day of creation and the second is to identify what was created on that day. This project is perfect for learning or reviewing the days of creation.
I’be listed this for free at The Schoolhouse on TPT. If you’re interested in using this project for your class, just click to be taken to the….
I’ll post photos later of my kids making this in class. I quite often share photos on Instagram of my kids in action. If you don’t already, please click here to follow me on Instagram.
Please don’t forget to leave some feedback if you download…..thanks!!
I know this is rather last minute, but I have a free printable for you to use at home or in your classroom for Lent.
I’m calling this a color-by-number, but it’s not really that. LOL Once space is colored in for each day of Lent. Certain spaces are specific colors. When completed at the end of Lent, it’ll be a picture that represents Lent/Easter. There is a key so that you know what color each space should be colored.
If you’re interested in downloading this, please just click the cover image above!!
Last night’s lesson was all about Ash Wednesday and how it’s the first day of Lent. Advent and Lent are always interesting concepts to teach the kids when it’s all about “waiting” and “preparing”. At their age, they’re just ready for Santa and the Easter Bunny. They soak up the information like sponges!!
After our discussion about Lent, we focused on Ash Wednesday and did this activity page. Since we attend mass as part of class on Ash Wednesday, it’s important the kids know all about the ashes so they know what to expect. After that, we practiced for mass….several times!! Our final activity was a little craft that I made for the kids. They colored the pictures to look like themselves and then we took black paint and put a cross on the foreheads with their thumb.
If you’re interested in this, just click to….
To see the a few of the final projects, just click here to see them on Instagram. You don’t have to have an account and it’s worth it because they’re just adorable for being 3-5 years old!!
Last week, we worked on The Good Shepherd in my religion class. I enjoy teaching this one to the kids to help them understand how loved we are. We are protected by his love and his son, Jesus, died for us.
I made 2 things for my class to use. The first is a worksheet. It’s to match Jesus and his sheep to a sheep on the page. A line is drawn to match the 2 and then colored to match each other. The next item is a coloring page. It’s Jesus among the sheep with the verse from John 10:11 (NAS).
If you’re interested in these activities, just click to….
You can click here and here to see my kids hard at work on their sheets. My class really enjoyed these activities and I hope that you’rs do too!! Please be sure to leave me a comment about what your kids did with these pages and if they liked them….thanks!!
I meant to get this posted last night, but time just slipped right away. There’s still plenty of time to use it though on Hallow’s Eve or on All Saints Day!!
I have to say that this paper craft was a huge hit with my kids!! They simply colored the 2 clouds, then they each picked out 4 saints to color. The clouds are slightly overlapped and glued together and then the saints glued to the large cloud. After that, we decorated them with cotton puffs and glitter!!
There’s a sample on my Instagram if you click here. You’ll notice that the sample, we glued to a piece of construction paper. If you don’t glue on construction paper, print the clouds on cardstock and the saints on regular paper.
If you’re interested in this craft, click here to….
This idea originated from 3 ideas that I found on the internet. Credit is given for each of them in the document.
If you use any or all of these freebies, please leave me a comment. I love to read your comments and input….and know how you use them. I truly create by the feedback that I get!!
We’ve been having class for a couple of weeks now, but this is the first real craft that I’ve made for the kids. I have to say that they loved it!!
This is a simple paper craft. Once completed, the kids can put Jesus in the Jordan River with John the Baptist, dip him in the water, and baptize him. This project does need adult supervision to cut the slit in the river. There are complete directions and supply list included, along with the patterns.
If you’re interested in the paper craft, just click to….
You can find a picture of our finished project on Instagram here, here, and here. Notice that we didn’t glue it on construction paper, which I really wanted to do. I do recommend that you do it that way, as is given in the directions.