It’s Time for a Sale!!

I’m having a sale in both my Teachers Pay Teachers store and my Teachers Notebook shop. Here’s the info….

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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.

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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!!

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!!

 

 

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!!

 

Hear My Prayer

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….

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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…..

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Here’s my kids at work on their prayer prompt…..

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If you’re interested in the drawing prompt that I used in class, you can just….

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Anytime that you use one of my freebie samples, I always appreciate your feedback by leaving a comment.  Enjoy!!

 

 

I Am Special Activity

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!!

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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….

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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!!

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If you use this page, please leave a comment and let me know if your kids enjoyed it as much as mine did!!

 

 

It’s a Birthday Sale!

Today is my daughter’s birthday, so I’m having a sale so that all of you can celebrate with us!!

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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).

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I hope you enjoy some good deals while we enjoy some birthday cake!!

 

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for September

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at The Schoolhouse

 

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

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow at The Schoolhouse

 

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!!

 

 

 

 

More Love for Back to School SALE

There’s going to be a “boost” sale on TPT for everyone who missed out on the big Back to School Sale.

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This is a 1-day site wide sale on TPT and with code MORE15, you’ll get an extra 10% off for up to a total of 28% off on 19 August.  However, if you don’t have enough time to shop that day, my entire store will be on sale for 20% off from 19-21 August.

I’ve added new product, updated some “old” ones, and will be working on more projects.  Be sure to check it all out!!  Just click on the sale banner above to be taken to The Schoolhouse on TPT.

 

Back to School SALE

Yes, it’s that time again. It’s time to go back to school and that means a sale!!

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My entire store will be on sale for 20% off from 3-6 August. The site wide sale on TPT is 3-4 August and during that time, you can use code BTS15 to receive an extra 10% off, which makes the deals up to 28% off!!

During the sale, I’ll be adding new products, at least 1 freebie, and possibly more!!  Check back often, so you don’t miss out on any of this back to school fun.

Just click on the sale banner above to get to The Schoolhouse and shop this sale so that you’re ready for back to school!!

 

 

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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