Favorite Things: December

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I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love nativities!! I have them in sizes from small to large. I don’t have any giant ones though!! Some of my small ones are just the holy family. Some of my big ones have several shepherds, the wise men, and the drummer boy. I love all of them. This is my favorite one….

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One reason that I love this one is that it’s like a children’s play. Another reason is the quality of the pieces. Can you believe that the stable isn’t actually part of the set?? HAHA It’s a piece that I got someplace else and thought they worked together perfectly. What really sets this nativity though is what it sits on. It’s actually a tree skirt, but not just any tree skirt. My mom made it. She didn’t just make it, but she won 1st PLACE in a contest with it. I’m so proud of her and I’m honored that she entrusted such a beautiful made-with-love project to me. It’s the perfect addition to this nativity!!

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Currently: December

It’s that time again…time for “Currently”!! It’s fun each month, but I really enjoyed it this month and I hope that you enjoy my….

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Cyber SALE!!

It’s time to prepare for the holidays and the best way to do that is a SALE!!

All 3 of my shops/stores will be on sale for 20%, so now’s the time to grab some great deals for now, the holidays, and into the new year!!

First, you can visit The Schoolhouse on Etsy.  Use code FRIDAY2MONDAY and get 20% off any purchase over $1 through 2 December.  To shop that sale, just click here.

Next, my shop on Teachers Notebook is on sale for 20% off from 29 November to 2 December.  If you use code PLUS15, you can get an extra 10% off!!  If you’re interested in shopping this sale, just click the banner below.

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Finally, my store at TPT is on sale for 20% off.  My sale runs 29 November to 2 December, but you can get an extra 10% off 30 November & 1 December with code SMILE for a total of 28% off!!  If you’re interested in shopping this sale, please just click the banner below.

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I always enjoy adding new resources during a sale, so keep your eyes open for any new items that you might need for the season!!  I truly appreciate you all and all that you do to help and support The Schoolhouse.  You’re what it’s all about!!

 

Merry CHRISTmas!!

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Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, in order to register along with Mary, who was engaged to him, and was with child. While they were there, the days were completed for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

~Luke 2:4-7

Merry CHRISTmas to all!!




Bible ABC’s

This week, there won’t be a new page of the Bible Alphabet.  My class will be having their Christmas party tonight, so I won’t be doing an ABC page for class warm-up.  We’re also on Christmas Break for 2 weeks, so there won’t be a new page posted during that time.  Please check back after the first of the year when I’ll resume with new pages!!

 

 



Christmas Printables

I’m working on some new Christmas materials to share with you all, but it’s taking so much time and I’ve just been so busy.  I’m sure that you can relate, as I’d be willing to be that you all have a lot going on too.  In the meantime, you can see the previous Christmas freebie printables that I’ve shared.

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If you’re looking for nativity ideas, please look here.  There’s 2 pages worth of things that I’ve shared in the past.  If you’re just looking for general Christmas, you can see those here.  There’s a few nativity that showed up on this list as well.

Also, last year when I did my “Nativity A Day”, I shared them on my personal blog.  You can find nativity printables here.  There’s more than a page of them.  For basic Christmas prinables, there’s several for you to look at.  You’ll find Christmas printables here andsome 12 Days of Christmas here.  If you read through this, you’ll find several Christmas materials.

I hope this keeps your kids and family busy having fun and learning for now.  There’ll be some new Christmas printables coming soon.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find something that you can use.

If you use any of these freebies, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with them.  I’d also appreciate it if you took the time to click the button below to vote for my blog….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.

Who Is Watching Baby Jesus?

Today is the 20th and final posting of Nativity A Day.  It looks like I missed 3 posting, but I might not be finished for today yet!!  I really enjoyed this challenge, and I hope that you did too.

My offering for today is Who Is Watching Baby Jesus? and it’s played like Who Took the Cookie? and Who Stole Santa’s Elf? that I posted after Thanksgiving.  Players are dealt cards face down and flip one at a time over.  If the player doesn’t have baby Jesus, they say “NOT ME” and play continues on in this manner, one player at a time.  If they do flip over baby Jesus, then they say “IT’S ME” and the game ends.  In this case, the one “watching” baby Jesus is the winner!!  This also includes the box to store the cards in. 

Original game idea © Super Simple Songs.

Nativity Clipart © Kate Hadfield @ The Lilypad with permission.

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

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If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice

It’s the 19th posting of Nativity A Day and it’s almost at it’s end.  Tomorrow will be the final day that I offer a nativity freebie for this holiday season.  I’ve had so much fun with this.  I’ve stressed over it a few times, missed a couple days…..but no matter what, I enjoyed it!!  I hope that you did as well and that the kids benefit from this in so many ways.

Up for offering today are Nativity Alphabet Writing Practice cards.  These tracing cards are a good size cards that could easily be laminated and written on with dry erase marker or they could just be printed out and used with any writing instrument.  Each card contains the upper case and lower case letter, with a cute nativity scene.  Also, there’s 2 sets, in case some of you use ZB or DN (labeled in the file name).

Nativity Clipart © Angela Wenke @ Resale Clipart with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the writing practice cards….

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The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

The Nativity Cards & Box

So it’s finally back to The Schoolhouse with Nativity A Day.  This is the 17th posting and there’s only 3 more to go in addition to this one.  That means that I missed 3 postings!!  What do you think of that??  Do you think that I completed my personal challenge??

Today I have a set of nativity cards to offer.  These are large cards and can be used a number of ways.  If you only print one set, you could use them for flashcards, sequencing, or retelling the story of the nativity.  If you print 2 copies, they could be used for “Go Fish”, concentration/memory, or “Old Maid” (but don’t forget to pull one card so you have an odd one).  They could be used for so much more too!!  It also includes a storage box to keep them in.

Nativity images © Northumberland, GTC, or Internet Sources and believed to be public domain.  Background © Just So Scrappy with permission.

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

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If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

MERRY, or Christmas Bingo!!

Unfortunately, there is no Nativity A Day again today.  It’s just been too busy of a weekend and I didn’t feel that I could properly do what I needed to do for a nativity printable.  Nativity A Day will definitely return tomorrow (over at Commotion from the Ocean of Life) and barring any unforeseen issues, will post everyday until the 23rd as planned.  Thanks for sticking with me and all the holiday craziness!!

I don’t post empty handed though!!  I have a game called MERRY, which is just a fun Christmas word for bingo.  There’s a big variety of cards, so you can have from 1-12 play.  That means that you can use if for all those fun holiday parties and family events this week!!  The clipart is some really cute Christmas curls and I just think they’re so fun and interesting.  I’ve had them a year and finally decided what to do with them!!  I did include calling cards that can be left as is, or cut apart to draw which object will be called next.

Christmas Curls Clipart © Graphics Factory used with permission.

Christmas Lights Header © Internet Source and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the MERRY game….

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If you use my FREE printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Christmas Freebies

Today there will be no Nativity A Day posting, as it was a crazy busy day and I’m literally getting burned out creating the nativity items.  The nativity is like one of my most favorite things, but expecting myself to come up with something new was just asking too much of myself….at least right now.  I’m still uncertain if Nativity A Day will return or not tomorrow as I still have Christmas shopping to do other duties that really need tending to.

I do still have a couple of Christmas freebies to offer you though.  They are both sets of 2-part cards.  I’ll list each one separately so you can decide if you want one….or both of them!!

Christmas Graphics © Michelle @ 4 My Babies Scraps with permission.

The first set of 2-part cards is for counting 0-25.  They are Santa’s Counting Presents in His Sleigh and they will count the number of presents.  Then, the number of presents is matched to the numeral on Santa.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the 2-part cards in this set….

If you’re interested in these 2-part cards, please just click to….

The second set of 2-part cards are Decorate the Tree and they’re for matching alphabet upper and lower case letters.  The poor Christmas tree still isn’t decorated and Santa is on his way, so the tree with the upper case letter needs to be matched with the lower case letter of the ornament that will adorn the tree!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the 2-part cards in this set…..

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If you use my FREE Christmas printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!








The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.