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!!

TheChristmasStory ColoringBook PREVIEW byElaineG

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!!

 

 

Flippin’ for Colors

Here’s a new freebie for all of you, my readers.  There’s ONE catch though….

This is available only for a limited time!!  I don’t know when I’ll remove it, so grab it while you can!!

This is “Flippin’ Out for Colors” cards.  They have multiple uses, but they all work on colors.  You can cut them out and mount them inside a file folder and the player will then place the color label in the correct space.  You can use them for memory match/concentration by printing off 2 of each card and laminating them with the color words on them.  They can also be used as label cards so the child can label each card with the correct color of the sea shell.  Finally, they can also be used as flashcards by mounting the correct color word in the space or on the back so they can self-check.  The color words also come in 2 styles….black font and the color font.

Here’s a sample of the cards….

FlippinOutForColors Cards byElaine SAMPLE

Clipart © Trina Clark @ DigiScrapKits and it is used with permission.  The cover frame © Dancing Crayon Designs and the cover background © Tracee Orman.  Both are used with permission and both sell on TPT.

If you’re interested in these cards, please just click to… 

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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 They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit.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.

Arctic Maze

I have a new freebie and it’s an exclusive for my blog readers.

This a simple arctic maze.  I know, penguins are really “arctic”, but they’re cute and fit in the theme perfectly!!  HEHE  They will work their way from the eskimo through the igloo out to the arctic animals.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the maze….

ArcticMaze byElaine SAMPLE The clipart is from a personal source.

If you’re interested in this maze, just click here….

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Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy all this free printable maze.  If you use my printables, please leave a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column.  I’d also appreciate it if you’d take a second to click the button below to vote for my blog.  I appreciate it and I continue to create by the feedback that I receive!!





 

 

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.

Filling Requests

I had a couple of ladies contact me about updating some files of mine that they wanted to use of mine.  They had some special requests and I was thrilled to do it!!  I have to give them a huge “thank you” as well because they were so patient.  Since they were older printables, it took me awhile to locate the original documents….and then life just sort of happens too.  Not to mention the big blog move!!

Special Request clip

Anyways, here they are…..

First, I was asked to add the numbers 101-120 to my Patriotic Calendar Set.  It already went to 100, but because of changes in the curriculum, she now teaches to 120, so she needed the extra numbers.  To get to the original calendar set blog post, just click here.  If you’re interested in the added numbers, you can click here to download them.  

She also needed the Patriotic Counting Chart updated to 120.  The original went to 100 and if you’re interested in that, you can click here to get to the original blog post.  For the new chart to 120, just click here to download it.  

Next, I had a Clifford Calendar Set.  I was asked to make the days of the week the same size as the months.  If you’re interested in the original Clifford:  The Big Red Dog calendar set blog post, just click here to download.  If you’re interested in the larger days of the week, click here to get them.

**PLEASE NOTE: Clifford the Big Red Dog and Friends books, TV show, and characters are by Norman Bridwell, PBS, and Scholastic © Scholastic Inc. – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Clifford.**

That about covers it!!  I hope that this is what you ladies needed and that they just might benefit other readers as well.  If anyone else has any special requests, please don’t hesitate to ask.  Just be prepared to be as wonderful and patient as these ladies were as my family and life always comes first!!

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you enjoy the updates.  If you use my printables, please leave a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column.  I’d also appreciate it if you’d take a second to click the button below to vote for my blog.  I appreciate it and I continue to create by the feedback that I receive!!

 

 



 

 

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.

Pet Vet

In my group, one of our summer themes is prop boxes.  Dramatic play is so important in the development of children.  My daughter loved all things “grown up” and would play all sorts of these dramatic play things.

One of her favorites was playing vet, which she still intends to be!!  I made to exam sheets or record sheets for her.  One was made in 2009 and one in 2010.  Yes, she was still playing “grown up” just a couple years ago.  She had a cash register (real one), so she loved to do anything and everything with it.  She loved to ring up her customers!!

Anyway, these are 2 of the sheets that I made for her and I want to share them with you to use for your little ones.  Each one has a choice of type of animal, reason for visit, and pet’s name.  After that they differ and can be used for different functions.  I hope that your kids get as much enjoyment as my daughter did!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of the sheets….

PetVet Record byElaine SAMPLE

All animal photos from internet sources and believed to be public domain.  Clipart © Denyse at Scrappin’ Doodles and used with permission.  Clipart © Wrapped to Perfection and used with permission.

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

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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 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 Amazing Mumford

Another freebie!!  Twice in a week, something must be wrong with me!!  HAHA

Mumford

Today, there’s a couple of printables for The Amazing Mumford for you.  First off, there’s a set of 2-part cards for counting 0-25.  The number of peanut butter sandwiches is counted and matched to the number word.  The final items is a set of alphabet flashcards.  They contain upper and lower case letters on the card.

If you’re interested in either of these printables, please just click on The Amazing Mumford above to be taken to the download folder and “Ala Peanut Butter Sandwiches”, you’re there!

NOTE:  The Amazing Mumford © Sesame Workshop.  I in no way lay claim to the character, or anything else pertaining to Sesame Street.  These printables are not for profit and are for educational purposes only!!

If you use any of these printables, 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.

Seuss CVC Word Families

I know that tomorrow is Dr. Seuss’ birthday and that most people/teachers had that for their theme this week.  I’ve just been so busy that I couldn’t make things as fast as I wanted to.  Besides, it’s never too late for for some Seuss!!

This is a mat set for making CVC word families.  There’s a mat and then cards with word families and letters to make CVC words.  There’s also a worksheet to record the word family and the words created.

Here’s a preview of this printable…..

DrSeuss CVC WordFamilies Mat&Worksheet byElaine SAMPLEGraphics © Jennifer @ JC Sweetpea Designs and they are used with permission.

If you’re interested in this Dr. Seuss item, just click to…..

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**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the characters, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss. All printables are for educational purposes only!!**



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 and please 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.

Looking for Dr. Seuss??

Are you looking for printables to use in your classroom, at home, or in your daycare to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss??  Maybe you just want some fun activities to keep the kids busy on the weekend or after school.  No matter the reason, I have what you need!!

I have lots of free printables to share with you.  In some of the links that I’m about to post, you might find some duplicates, but many won’t be.  Just take your time and browse around!!

On my blog, Commotion from the Ocean of Life, you’ll find a bunch of stuff for “Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss“.  Once upon a time, that’s where I used to share all my printables that I created!!

Next, some of you might remember the “Seuss-icle Followers Contest” that I held right here on this blog.  This contest lasted a week and I offered freebies each day.  Here you can find each of those posts and see just what I offered each day.

With luck and time, I’ll be creating some new materials this week.  Things have just been crazy busy and I’m barely keeping my head above the water right now!!  Keep your eyes open though and hopefully you’ll see something new featuring Dr. Seuss coming your way!!

**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the characters, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  All printables are for educational purposes only!!**



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 and please 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.

The Jetsons

JetsonsNot long ago in my group, we had a character theme of The Jetsons.  I didn’t get a chance to make much, but I was able to complete a couple projects.

There are four jigsaw puzzles.  Each puzzle has 9 pieces, so they’re good for several ages/grades.  There’s also a set of four basic puzzles.  These work on their fine motor skills assembling these 4-piece puzzles.

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

If you’re interested in The Jetsons puzzles, just click to….

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The Jetsons © Warner Bros. and I in no way lay claim to ownership of the tv show, characters, or anything associated with The Jetsons.  These materials are for educational purposes only.

If you use these 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 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.

Shelf Elf Counting

We’re having so much fun with our Elf on the Shelf, that I just had to make another freebie for you all!!  I know I had plans to do more, but with everything going on, I just wasn’t sure I was going to get any done.

This game has several possibilities.  For this one, I left the elves blank and made numbers from 1-100 to place on the elves.  One shelf of elves can go up to 25, so if printed 2 per page, you could use it for counting to 100.  It can just be a matter of placing in numerical order or even skip counting.  There’s a variety of ways that these little shelf elves can be used for number games!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of what this game looks like….

ShelfElf Counting1-100 byElaine SAMPLEClipart © Cupcake Cuties @ MyGrafico and used with permission. The bookcase is from an internet source and believe to be public domain.

To download this game, just…..

If you use any of this freebie, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with it. 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.

Shelf Elf Alphabetical Order Fill-In

It’s time for a Christmas freebie printable!!  This is the first year that my family has done the Elf on the Shelf and we’re having a great time with it.  Even though my daughter is a teen, she’s playing along and looks for him every morning.  How many of you have an Elf on the Shelf at home or in the classroom??

Well, I decided to create a couple printables for this cute little character.  This is just one of what I’m hoping will be at least a couple more.  This one was a complete thought and I was able to finish it up between the hectic holiday schedule!!

For this game, the directions say that the elves have lost their space on the shelves.  In order for them to get their spot back, they must be placed in alphabetical order by filling in the blanks between the elves already sitting on the shelf.  So the elves fit on the shelves better, I’d recommend cutting them out instead of the whole boxes.  For little hands, cutting the whole box might be more convenient.

Here’s a thumbnail view of what this game looks like….

ShelfElf AlphaOrderFillIn byElaine SAMPLEClipart © Cupcake Cuties @ MyGrafico and used with permission.  The bookcase is from an internet source and believe to be public domain.

To download this game, just…..

If you use any of this freebie, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with it. 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.

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.

Santa with list and bag

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.