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!!

 

 

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!!

 

100 Followers FREEbie

Here’s a freebie, just for my followers to celebrate my 100 followers on TPT.

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This is a booklet in color for Five Green and Speckled Frogs.  It makes a great version to read together in class.  The booklet can be for a reading or math center.

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

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Also, if you like this booklet, there’s a black & white version available in my TPT store.  It’s not listed yet, but it will be in a few minutes and it’ll be marked for only $2.50 and will be included in the last couple hours of my 20% off sale.

Don’t forget to enter my 100 Followers Giveaway for your chance to win 5 great prizes. You have 9 possible ways to enter and it ends at midnight on 5 July. Just click here to get to the giveaway.

 

 

Let’s Get Ready to Celebrate!

It’s time to….

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There’s going to be many things happening this week and I want to let you know about all of it. Some events will happen here on the blog, some on my Facebook page, and some of it in my TPT store itself. It’s all going to be fun and great deals will be had!!

There’s many things planned for this week.  Some things may be delayed or even deleted depending on what life throws at me this week (and there is a holiday in there).  I promise to do my best though and 2 things are a certain…..a sale at The Schoolhouse on TPT and the giveaway here on the blog.  Here’s a schedule of what’s planned….

Monday (6/29) – 20% off sale on every product at The Schoolhouse store BEGINS, giveaway on blog BEGINS

Tuesday (6/30) – Flash Freebies on The Schoolhouse FB page (8-10pm Central)

Wednesday (7/1) – List a new product at The Schoolhouse on TPT for 25% off for 24 hours

Thursday (7/2) – Post a freebie on blog and/or The Schoolhouse store, 20% off sale ENDS at The Schoolhouse store

Friday (7/3) – List a new product at The Schoolhouse on TPT for 50% off for 12 hours ONLY

Saturday (7/4) – Flash Freebies on The Schoolhouse FB page and/or Twitter

Sunday (7/5) – Giveaway on blog ENDS (at midnight) and winner announced

I only ask a couple of things of you during this celebration.  The first is to have a good time and enjoy the celebration.  The second thing is to be sure to leave feedback for any products that you get whether purchased or freebies, and to support the great sellers helping with the giveaway by leaving them feedback or purchasing from them the next time you need something.  That’s it!!

Here’s the 2 main links that you’ll need for this week, in addition to keeping updated on this blog….

The Schoolhouse at TPT

The Schoolhouse (Schoolhouse Life) on Facebook

See you back here tomorrow for the start of the giveaway….and all the other planned celebration events!!

 

 

Garden FREEbie

I’ve posted a new freebie in my TPT store. It’s a 2-page activity that is part of my Garden Worksheets & Activity Pack.

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The activity is finding all the garden objects and drawing a line from them to the little gardener. If you’re interested in this freebie, just click on the image above. Also, if you enjoy this free sample, be sure to leave some feedback….thanks!!


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A Sale for Heroes

It’s time for a sale at TPT and at The Schoolhouse!!  Be sure to check it out and grab some great deals!!

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Teachers Pay Teachers is have a site wide sale on 25 February for “Teachers are Heroes”.  I’ll be joining in by holding a sale at The Schoolhouse as well!!  You can shop the sale in my store from 25-27 February to receive 20% everything.

In addition, you can use code HEROES on 25 February to receive an extra discount up to 28% off!!

Check your wishlist and shop now for great savings….you’ve earned it!!  In addition, I’ll be adding new products by Thursday and giving a freebie on this blog for my followers.  If you want to shop this sale, just click my sale banner above.

 

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40 Days of Lent

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.

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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!!

 

 

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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.

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.

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.

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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.

FB Fan Giveaway

Would you like to win the 2 latest products that I’ve posted to my TPT and TN stores??

I just posted Color Detectives and Color Rangers to both shops.  They’re a set of 2-part matching cards.  For the Color Detectives, the little detective is on the lookout for the color fingerprint that matches their color word and for the Color Rangers, the little ranger is following the paw prints to find the color that matches their color word.

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If you’re interested in winning BOTH of these sets, just go to my FB page and read about my giveaway there.  I’ll select ONE winner on Sunday night, so head on over now!!

Also, if you’d like to, you can just go check out both items in my stores.  You’ll find them at TeachersPayTeachers and Teachers Notebook for just $1.75 each.  There’s also going to be a sale for 15% 25% every item in my shop at Teachers Notebook starting on Saturday to support CureSearch and “Sock it to Cancer”!!

 

 

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Candy Corn and Jesus

I have a new FREEBIE to share today!!  This one celebrates Jesus and Halloween.

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There is a coloring page for the kids to do what has the colors of candy corn and how they remind us of Jesus poem on it.  There’s also a Bible verse on the page.  Also included is a poster with a colored candy corn, the Bible verse, and candy corn colors poem.  This makes for a great little activity to talk about how we can both our faith and Halloween.

Clipart © The Itty Bitty Teacher and it is used with permission.  The cover frame © KB Konnected and the cover background and used with permission.  Both are available on TPT for sale.

If you’re interested in this activity, it’s available at both shops for FREE!!  Please just go to one of the links below to download it.

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.

Baptism of Jesus

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!!

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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….

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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.

Clipart © Charlotte’s Clips, Dancing Crayon Designs, Graphics from the Pond, and Picture Paradise.  They are all sold on TPT and used with permission.

If you use my 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.