Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I’m going to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (and my anniversary) with a SALE!! Yes, that’s right, we got married on St. Patrick’s Day and today is 27 years of happiness and love.

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All of my stores/shops will be on sale for 15% off from 17-20 March.  It’s a great time to grab some deals and find the things that you’ll need from now until the end of the school year.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a teacher in a classroom, parent that homeschools, or a catechist/religion teacher for Sunday School, there’s something for you!!

You can shop this sale at….

The Schoolhouse @ Teachers Pay Teachers

The Schoolhouse @ Teachers Notebook

The Schoolhouse @ Educents  **Educents is running a special promo during this time and you can earn extra 5% back with #EducentsLuck

I’ve also opened a new shop at Syllabuy.  I love this location and hope that you’ll check it out.  I have a coupon code for there and Etsy for you to get the discount at those locations.

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The OK Schoolhouse @ Etsy

The Schoolhouse @ Syllabuy

I hope that you’ll find something that you can use now….or in the future.  Remember, the sale runs at all shops/stores from 17-20 March.  Have a fun, safe, and HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY!!

 

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!!

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!!

 

 

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.

 

I’m in Business!!

As many of you know, I’ve been considering opening a store to sell my printables in. This isn’t an easy decision for me. I had to put a lot of thought and prayer into it. I wanted to do what’s right for my friends, followers, and readers. I also have to do what’s best for my family.

My ultimate decision is to open a store to sell my printable materials in. I’ve opened an Etsy shop, and also a shop on Teachers Notebook.

I want to assure you that I’ll continue to post freebies on my blog and Facebook. I’m not trying to get rich, but merely help add some income to my family. Giving and sharing my printables is just what comes naturally to me. It’s what I truly love to do and will continue to do.

I hope that all of you will keep following me on this blog and on Facebook. It’s also my hope that you’ll check out my stops. I’ve tried to keep my prices down, so hopefully you’ll find something that you can use. I’d also appreciate it if you’d spread the word to anyone that you know that might be looking for educational or Christian printables for home or school.

Please check out my stores and be sure to follow them so you know when I upload new products, have sales, and so on!!  You’ll also be able to access the shops at any time by clicking the buttons in my right hand column.

“The Schoolhouse” on Etsy

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“The Schoolhouse” at Teachers Notebook

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Remember, I fully plan on keeping this blog going.  I’ll be posting freebies here as often as I can.  I’m not on a schedule as it is, but they’ll be posted as often as possible.  One of the only changes will be that some of the freebies I post will be available for a limited amount of time, but very few of them.  Also, some of my older ones will be expired so that I can move them into my shops.  But please know this will only be a few of them and all the rest will continue as usual!!

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The Nativity Dominoes

Nativity A Day and it’s 13th posting brings us a set of nativity dominoes.  This is a large set!!  They’re a size that should be good for small hands to play with….and big ones too.  There’s also a storage box to hold the set of dominoes. 

There’s so many activities that can be done with dominoes, so I hope that these will help you find something fun for the kids to do or a nice family night Christmas game!!

Nativity images © Digi Doodle Doo used with permission.

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

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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.

Graphing and Tallying the Nativity

Today is the 11th post of Nativity A Day and it’s moving right along.  I actually made this one during some free time last night, but by the time it was done, I was too tired to actually post it!!

Today’s Nativity A Day freebie is a set of graphing worksheets.  For the first one, there are different elements from the nativity on a chart and they will need to right down the points where each element is.  I provided an answer key for this so that they can self-check if desired.

The next two activities require a the die that elements of the nativity on it.  Each time it’s rolled, they will either tally or color in the chart for which element it lands on.  There’s no answer key for the graphing or tallying because answers will vary each time.

Nativity images © Stockberry Studio used with permission.

Here’s  a thumbnail view of the worksheets….

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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.

Magnify the Nativity

Today is the 9th installment of Nativity A Day here on my blogs and I seem to be chugging right along with them.  I’m having lots of fun constantly coming up with ideas or going to my notes for ideas that I had for this nativity challenge of mine.

Today’s Nativity A Day freebie is a magnification game.  This time, I didn’t make the miniature images super tiny because I wanted it to be for a couple age/grade ranges.  Although my background is very dark, the miniature have large white boxes framing them so there’s no confusion.  My daughter was actually having fun with this one as I was making it trying to figure out which figure was which….without a magnifying glass!!  HAHA  So, I hope you and your kids like it just as much and fully enjoy it!!

Nativity images © GTC used with permission.

Here’s a look the parts of this magnification activity…

If you’re interested in today’s Magnify Nativity, please just…..

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.

Nativty UNO

Today is the 7th installment of Nativity A Day here on my blogs.  I hope that you’re enjoying it as much as I am!!

First of all, I have to confess that today’s freebie is NOT a new creation, but one that I made last year.  I completely love this game though and it’s definitely worth the re-share.  I’m busy today with making plans for my religion class, so I thought today would be the perfect day to update this game and re-share for those that have it and get it out there to those that don’t have it!!

Today’s Nativity A Day freebie is Nativity UNO!!  Our family loves UNO and ever since I made this set, we play this version often.  There’s not much to say about it except that it’s played like the UNO card game, but this one features adorable nativity figures.  It includes a storage box, all the cards needed to play, as well as directions and how to score.  I do recommend printing on card stock and laminating or using clear shelf liner (found at Wal-Mart, dollar stores, etc. in the kitchenware’s area).  

Nativity images © Just So Scrappy used with permission.

Here’s a look at some of the Nativity UNO parts…

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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.

Reason for the Season Sizing

Today is my sixth day of Nativity A Day and I have another new creation for you.  This new printable is a sizing activity.  There are a set of 5 nativity scenes.  Each scene is sorted onto mats for small, medium, and large.  All the scenes can be sorted, or just one at a time.

Nativity images © Just So Scrappy used with permission.

Here’s a peek at parts of today’s nativity….

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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 (as well as in the side bar under “vote or rate The Schoolhouse”). 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.

The Nativity from 0 – 30

Today is my second day of Nativity A Day and I have another new creation for you.  This free nativity printable is a game for number order from 0-30.  The player will fill in the missing spaces on the game board with the correct number.  The Nativity from 0 – 30 is a one player game for quiet time, lesson re-enforcement, review, or any other way that will help you and the little ones numbers and counting.

Nativity images © Resale Clipart used with permission.

Here’s a peek at today’s nativity….

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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 (as well as in the side bar under “vote or rate The Schoolhouse”). 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.

Children’s Nativity Jigsaw Puzzles

From now today until 23 December, I’ll be offering a FREE printable on either this blog or my family life blog.  They will all be nativity themed, unless I come up with some brilliant idea that I just HAVE to do and share that day.  I’ll be creating them for a variety of ages/grades, so I’m hoping to have all the kids covered for nativity activities this CHRISTmas season.  So please, be sure to check back everyday for a new FREE nativity printable and if it’s not here, go to Commotion from the Ocean of Life  to find your FREEBIE for that day.  Remember, my plan is one a day,but sometimes life interferes with the best of intentions and you may not find them released at the same time each day!!

My first offering is a set of nativity jigsaw puzzles.  They range from 4 to 6 to 8 to 12 pieces.  They all feature children’s nativity pieces or they’re nativities that feature children in them.  There are 6 jigsaw puzzles in this set in total.

Nativity images © internet sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a peek at this set of nativity jigsaw puzzles….

If you’re interested in this set of jigsaw puzzles, please just…..

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 (as well as in the side bar under “vote or rate The Schoolhouse”). 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.