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Grand Opening Sale at TN!!

The doors of “The Schoolhouse” are officially open at Teachers Notebook.  To celebrate, I’m holding a Grand Opening SALE!!

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My entire shop is on sale for 25% OFF for 1 week.  If there’s anything that you need to prepare for next year, now’s the time to get it!!  Don’t forget, I have educational and Christian printables available for all your needs!!

Be sure to follow my shop so that you know when I add more products….and I’ll be adding them all week long.  Also, you’ll find out when I hold other sales and offer specials, just for my followers.

To check out my sale, just click the button above and it’ll take you right to my shop!!

 

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Advent Wreath – A Paper Craft

This week, I did an Advent Wreath paper craft with my class.  We had so much fun doing this.  It was quite a bit of work for them to do, but they loved being busy and seeing their final product.  They just love to take their projects home!!

This is a 4 candle wreath.  I know some households and churches place a white candle in the middle, but we don’t teach it that way.  You could print out an extra candle if it’s your choice to teach it that way in your class or home.

Here’s a sample of how this craft could be completed (click to enlarge)….

COMING SOON!!

There are several ways to decorate this craft.  Some suggestions are to use buttons or fake holly berries or add red glitter to the paper holly berries.  Use fake holly leaves on the wreath instead of the paper ones or add glitter to the veins in the paper holly leaves.  Candles could be colored with crayon, markers, or wrapped in tissue paper.  The flames could be covered in glitter and placed on the candle the week that the candle is lit.  There are also 4 labels to place on the candles for what each one stands for.  There are several possibilities for this paper craft!!

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

The templates, clipart and craft © The Schoolhouse and may not be used in any other manner without permission.

I hope that you and your kids or class enjoy this craft project.  If you do this project at home or in class, please just leave me a comment or use the “contact” button in the right hand column.  I’d love to hear from you and see how your project turns out!!



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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, The Schoolhouse, and Commotion from the Ocean of Life. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse and © Commotion ) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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God Made Me and I Am Special

We’re finally done with creation and it’s 2-week lessons.  Now, we’re moving on to “God made me/I am special”.

This year, I wanted to do something really fun and special for this lesson.  I knew that if I was going to implement something new, I’d have to have it be our craft project.  I searched and I searched and I couldn’t find a thing that I wanted to do.  Finally, I clicked way back in the search results instead of what was right in front of me.  Low and behold, I found it!!  What I found was a handprint poem, but it wasn’t Christian based, so I knew I had to dig further.  Finally, I found it!!

I made a frame and put the Christian handprint poem in it.  I printed it on cardstock and was on my way to class.  I picked out 3 colors of paint to let the kids decide which they wanted to use.  I put a small amount of the paint on paper plates and they placed their hand on it and then on the cardstock inside the frame and above the poem.  For each student, I put the paint on the paper plate to avoid mess!!  I used the vertical one for my class, but have included 2 other horizontal ones and each features a different poem.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the framed poems…..

Poems are by “Unknown” and from an internet source.

If you’d like to download this handprint craft, just…..

I hope that you enjoy this craft project.  If I change anything ever in the future, it’ll be to add their name and date within the frame, however, I simply wrote it on the back so the parents can frame as is.  My class really had fun with this one!!



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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, The Schoolhouse, and Commotion from the Ocean of Life. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine and © The Schoolhouse and © Commotion ) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

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Letter of the Week: Ff

This week, my Letter of the Week is “Ff”.   I had a pretty easy time finding “f” words for kids.  It gave me several options for what I created.

Activities for the Letter of the Week include writing practice and letter tile mats. There’s also Play-Doh mats, which have a variety of uses.  Everything is available in DN or ZB font.  Be sure to check out all the “letter f” printables that I’ve created.  Also, please check back because you never know if I might add an activity and update this post about it!!

If you use my printables, please leave a comment and let me know if you liked it or if the kids enjoyed the activity.  I can only create from the input that I get from those that use it most often!!  Also, If you enjoy my blog, posts, or printables that I share, please click the button below to vote for me.  Thanks!!

The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute 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 or other electronic media, or distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008-2010. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

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Updating the Files

I’ved added a few new things to my 4Shared account again.  I’m only going to list the items that I’ve added to the files here.  You can find the link either on the “Christian Printables & File Folder Games” or the “Homeschool Printables & Educational File Folder Games” pages.  The links to those 2 pages are in the right hand column under “pages”.

First up is the All About Sports book.  Kids will find the even that matches the page in the book.  Then, they will add images of equipment from each of the sports.  Download every page of this book, or you won’t be able to complete the project!!

I also added a Christian ffg for younger students.  The Tower of Babel has two version.  One is a simple make your way to the top of the tower and answer questions.  The other version has a few challenges along the way.  It even includes the question cards!!

Also, The Bee-Atitudes has been updated.  It was already in the files, but it was a low grade PDF version.  I’ve converted it to JPG from the original document and it’s much higher quality, so it’ll look better when printed out.

Finally, I’ve started a new Y!Group.  This group will focus on educational themes that will last either a week or month.  These themes will be topics studied in most educational fields.  We’ll share all sorts of printables, not just items created by me.  There will be worksheets, file folder games, mini-books, crafts, and more.  If you have kids, are a teacher, homeschooler, childcare provider or any other field working with kids, this group is for you!!  Please come join me at the Printable Place of Themes  and be prepared to share and receive fantastic printables!!

 

**The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute 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, group, or other electronic media.  They also may not be distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008 & 2009. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.**

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Hodge Podge

Today has been a most interesting day.  We woke up to a light dusting of snow on the ground.  It wasn’t as bad as it could have been, but we sure don’t need this cold weather!!  I had to haul my winter coat back out of the closet.  I thought it was put up for awhile!!

Today’s entry is about a little bit of everything.  Thus the title!! 

I’ve been feeling creative lately, but I haven’t had any good or new ideas for Christian ffg or materials.  I decided that I’d start making more educational games because I know that those are needed almost as much as Christian ones are.  I’ve really had fun with this too!!  Everything new has been uploaded to my 4Shared and the links with brief descriptions are below.

NOTE:  My games and materials are for personal use only.  Please do NOT share my games and materials with anyone.  If you think someone might be interested in them, please send them to my site.  My games and materials may NOT be altered in any manner.  Be sure to get all pages and pieces to any game or other material that you download.

Annie’s Alphabet Match is a clothespin card game where kids match the lower case letter to the upper case letter on the card.  Paperclips or even dry erase markers can be used.  I recommend printing on card stock and laminating with clear contact paper.

Doggy & Kitty Color Match is a clothespin card game where kids match a color circle to the color word printed on the card.  See above for suggestions.

Recycled Blends is an Earth Day themed clothespin card set where kids match the beginning or ending blend sound with the picture on the card.  See above for suggestions.

Babies, Bubbles, Quacks, and Shapes ffg is a file folder game (ffg) where kids match the shape on the bubble babies tub with the shape word on the their rubber ducky.

Baby Bubble Shapes ffg is a file folder game (ffg) where players match a shape to the missing shape space on the game board. 

Little Boy, Little Girl….What Do You See?? mini-book is a mini-book where kids read and paste the object that the school children see in the location that the school children see it.

Let’s Count From 1 to 10 ffg is a file folder game (ffg) where players match the number of pencils and the number word to the number on the student’s desk on the game board.

Our library held their book sale this weekend.  I went when it opened on Friday and bought a few books, but I waited for The Man to get off work and went again with him.  I thought he was going to lose his mind with all those books!!  Paperbacks were 25 cents each, hardbacks were 50 cents each and other “special” books were priced as marked.  I didn’t see anything over $5.00 though.  We walked out with so many books.  On top of that, we went back on Saturday because they were still putting books out Friday evening when we were there.  We bought more books!!  In all, we probably spent $50 for all of us.  Our homeschool was the main beneficiary though!!

That required that we rearrange all the bookcases and we realized that we needed another one.  Oh that turned into such a disaster.  We got one at Wal-Mart because I’d bought 3 there previously and they were really good bookcases.  This one was a piece of trash!!  We were so mad that we went back out to Lowe’s, Home Depot and K-Mart and not a single one of them sold bookcases.  We were stuck with the POS!!  We made the best of it and gave it to Miss K because she’s got the least amount of books and also uses it for small toy storage.  All the Schoolhouse books are in the hall and it looks so awesome.  We have materials for years for any topic needed!!  I’m thrilled!!

The final event was for “Earth Hour”.  It meant so much to kiddo to turn our lights off, so we did.  We turned them off at 8:30 and kept them off the full hour.  She made sure of that!!  The Man and I weren’t thrilled about it, but it meant so much to her.  In the end, we were really glad that we did.  It turned out to be a nice family moment for us.  We just sat and talked and enjoyed absolutely ZERO interruptions!!

So that’s the end of our day.  How was your week??  What did you do Saturday??

 

**The information that is posted on this blog is general information. It is not intended to substitute 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, group, or other electronic media.  They also may not be distributed in newsletters, bulletins, or any other form or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share your materials with them. Copyright © 2008 & 2009. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.**

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