A Christmas Present

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!!

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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….

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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!!

 

 

Advent Activity Pack is a “Daily Deal”!

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….

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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!!

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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!! 

Happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!

 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for October

It’s time for a new installment of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!! It’s time to link up your posts to show off your products that you want to draw a little attention to.

Here’s my entry for October….

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If you’d like to join in, link up below and if you’d like to learn more about this linky, you can click here.  If you’d like to join in, you can grab the template and button if you click here.  I hope to see your posts….and remember that this linky is open for a full month, so you have plenty of time to post and link up!!

NOTE:  You MUST link to a blog post (or social media [Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter] that has a permanent link).  Please do NOT link to a product in your store.  There is a link to the “rules” for this linky above in the blog post.  Thank you for your understanding!!

 

Giveaway and a Sale!

I have a couple of “big” events going on this week and I’m excited to tell you about them!!

First off, there’s a….

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You can head on over to my shop at Teachers Notebook to enter the giveaway that I have going on.  This giveaway will be from 24 October until 7 November, so there’s plenty of time to get in on it and up 5 ways to enter.  It’s for my “Pumpkin Contractions on a Fence”.

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This is a large set of cards with the most common contractions on the fence.  The contraction words are on pumpkins and they’re placed on the fence that make up that contraction.  It also include 7 worksheets with answer keys.  This is perfect for your autumn/fall themes….or anytime!!  If you’re interested in entering this giveaway, you can just….

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Next up, it’s time for a….

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I’m holding my first ever sale over at The OK Schoolhouse on Etsy.  All the products in my shop are 10% off from 23 October until 31 October.  I don’t have many items listed there, but there’s a variety.  I do plan on adding more during this sale.  So, please stop by and shop my Halloween Spooktacular sale!!

If you want to shop this sale, you can….

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Also, it’s time for the Halloweekend Sale at Teachers Notebook!!  You can visit this sale for 10% off from 29 October to 1 November.  All my resources will be on sale during this time!!  If you’d like to visit this sale (when it’s time), just….

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Finally, if you don’t win the giveaway, you’ll find “Contractions on a Fence” on sale for 15% off from 7 November to 13 November.  You’ll find that item if you click on the cover above to take a look at it and check out the preview.

I hope that you enjoy all these upcoming events!!  I sure had fun planning them.  I wanted to make sure that you had all treats and no tricks!!

 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for September

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This is the second installment of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.  For this link-up, it’s to highlight resources that have been updated (yesterday), recently listed items (today), and materials that are planned (tomorrow).  If you’d like to learn more about this linky, please click here for the “rules” and other information.

Here’s is my Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for September…..

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You can find all these resources in my TPT store, The Schoolhouse.

If you’d like to join in, link up below and if you’d like to learn more about this linky, you can click here.  If you’d like to join in, you can grab the template and button if you click here.  I hope to see your posts….and remember that this linky is open for a full month, so you have plenty of time to post and link up!!

 

NOTE:  You MUST link to a blog post (or social media that has a permanent link).  Please do NOT link to a product in your store.  There is a link to the “rules” for this linky above in the blog post.  Thank you for your understanding!!

 

 

Creation Story Wheel

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….

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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….

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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!!

 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for August

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Today, I’d like to introduce a new linky to you. It’s called “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”. I plan on this being a way to remind you of past products, show you what’s new, and what will be coming soon. By having it be a link-up, you’ll be able to check out more great products by other teacher authors.  If you’d like to join in, please read this first, and then feel free to link-up below.

Here’s my first “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”….

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When I typed this up, I got it wrong under “yesterday”.  The new cover version is on the left and the old one is on the right.  If you’d like to check out any of these products, you can click here to be taken to The Schoolhouse on TPT.

If you’d like to link-up, you can find out more information about this linky and the template if you click here.  If you’d like to join in, please read this first, and then feel free to link-up below.

 

EDIT:  You MUST link to a blog post (or social media that has a permanent link).  Please do NOT link to a product in your store.  There is a link to the “rules” for this linky above in the blog post.  Thank you for your understanding!!

 

 

 

 

Ash Wednesday Fun and Learning

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!!

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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….

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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!!

 

 

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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, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, 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.

The Good Shepherd

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.

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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….

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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!!

 

 

 

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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, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, 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.

All the Saints in Heaven

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!!

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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….

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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!!

 

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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, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, 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.

Vacation Bible School

I’ve been making VBS (Vacation Bible Schools) printables for the past several years.  I do it especially for a lady that’s in one of my Y!Groups.  I think I’ve only missed one year, and I just go too busy and ran out of time.   I believe that was last year for 2013.  I’m once again working on stuff for this year!! 

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This is a list of all the posts that I’ve done for my VBS printables.  They’re all related to LifeWay VBS themes.  Here are all the VBS posts….

Round Up for VBS with the Saddle Ridge Ranch theme

VBS:  NYC – Big Apple Adventure with the Big Apple Adventure theme

V.B.S. – Amazing Wonders Aviation with the Amazing Wonders Aviation theme

V.B.S. – More Amazing Wonders Aviation with the Amazing Wonders Aviation theme

I’m also working on the Agency D3 theme for this year.  I’m hoping to have them uploaded and posted very soon.  I’m happy with how they’ve come so far and can’t wait to make them available to my group member….and all of you, my readers.

If you use any of these printables, please leave a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column of this blog.  I love to hear from those that use my materials and find out how they are used in class!!

 
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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, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, 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.

Z is for Zacchaeus

Well here we are at the final Color & Write page of the Bible ABC’s.  I can’t believe that the religious education school year is over.  But it is….today!!  I’ve had such a great year and I had fantastic kids.  They really loved these alphabet pages and I hope that your kids have as well.

This week’s page is “Z is for Zaccaeus”. This coloring and writing page for Zaccaeus is perfect for the Bible ABC’s, but could also be used with a Bible lesson on Jesus or Zaccaeus.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the yoke color and write page….

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The coloring book image was drawn by my husband and is © The Schoolhouse and © Commotion.

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Normally, every week, usually by Thursday, I post the newest alphabet color and write page. As I stated earlier though, our religious education year is over with, so I won’t be posting any more.  The series is complete!!  I’m looking forward to taking the time this summer though and make as many new and original printables as I can.  I hope that you’ll come back often to pick them up!!

If you use this Bible alphabet page, 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.