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Advent Activity Pack is a “Daily Deal”!!

I have some good news for all of you getting ready to start the Advent season, whether at home or in the classroom!! My Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners is the….


That means that on Black Friday (27 November) and Cyber Monday (30 November), you can get this pack for 40% off.  That’s definitely a deal!!  I’ve also expanded it for this year to include more activities and some worksheets.  There’s now 28 pages of fun and learning in this pack for early learners (PreK – 2nd, 3rd or 4th).  So click on a cover below to be taken to the “Daily Deal” now!!

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You can click here to be taken to my Teachers Notebook store to pick up this great “Daily Deal” on the Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners.  Oh, and you earn double the rewards good toward future purchases on Teachers Notebook!! 

Happy Black Friday and Cyber Monday!!



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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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Johnny Appleseed

As many of you may know, Saturday is John Chapman’s birthday.  You may better know him as Johnny Appleseed.  Some think that’s he’s merely fiction, but he was indeed a real man.  Today, I have printables to share that are all about Johnny Appleseed!!

Up first is a strip puzzle that teaches and re-enforces number order from 1-10.  Next up is a set of jigsaw puzzles that are 4, 8, and 12 pieces and feature great art of Johnny.  You’ll also find a tic-tac-toe game that has a variety of game pieces to go with it.  Then there’s a memory game to test the kids thinking and memory skills.  You’ll need to print out 2 pages of each page for this one!!  I don’t want to forget the Johnny Appleseed shadow match game.  This one is great for visual recognition.

More along the educational line than the skill areas, there’s “Johnny Appleseed Beginning Letter Match”.  This one, the kids will match the apple tree object to the letter that it begins with.  Johnny of course is carrying these “seedy” letters!!  You can find these 2-part cards here.

Finally, I made did some copywork for Johnny Appleseed.  I’m pretty proud of the way that it turned out.  The first book is all cursive.  The second book is for a variety of ages/grades.  It contains cursive, ZB, and DN.  The cursive copywork book is just simply, “Johnny Appleseed Copywork“.  The second copywork book is based on the poem In Praise of Johnny Appleseed by Vachel Lindsay and is In Praise of Johnny Appleseed Copywork“.

I hope that you find something that you can use to celebrate John Chapman’s birthday and it will inspire you to find out more about the man behind the name of Johnny Appleseed!!

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