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Coloring Through Holy Week

This is the rest of my Easter lesson.  Before I get into that, I have to tell you, my write-the-room activity was a huge hit with the kids!!  Each of us (hubby, kiddo, and me) each took 3 kids and walked around to each “station”.  We read the little scrip to them about how it was part of Holy Week, the kids then traced the word on their worksheet.  After that, they went to their seats and colored the pictures.

When we were done with that, they worked on a coloring book that I made for Holy Week.  There are pictures for the different events of Holy Week, what day it occurred, and a brief description.  The kids had fun with this as well.  They didn’t get it completed, but it’s definitely something that they can take home to finish and have their families read to them. 

Here’s a sample of a couple pages….

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Clipart is hand-drawn by my husband © Elaine and © The Schoolhouse.  I can’t tell you how proud of him that I am, especially since I know it’s hard for him to “believe” that he has such an amazing talent.

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While the kids were coloring, my daughter read The Tale of Three Trees: A Traditional Folktale.  I consider it to be one of the best stories there are.  I actually was introduced to this book several years ago by another catechist who read it to the whole RE program in church.  

In addition, I made little Easter gift boxes for class.  Each one had a couple different small toys in it, one being a slap bracelet that had “hope”, “peace”, and “faith” on them that I picked up at Wal-Mart.  The main thing in the box was a plastic egg with one of each color jelly bean in it.  With that was the Jelly Bean Prayer that I sort of put together myself.  I used a combination of 3 different poems/prayers and made them into one that I really liked.  If you’re interested in the Jelly Bean Prayer cards, you can click here to download it.

That’s all for this year’s Easter lesson!!  What are you doing??

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Easter Write-the-Room

I’ve been working hard on activities for class this week. I like for my kids to have fun and understand the importance of Easter at the same time.  I’ll be doing a couple different posts of what we’ll be doing with the littles this week.

This first activity is a writing one.  In fact, it’s a write-the-room.  

My plan is to put the signs around the gym.  Then we’ll each take 2-3 kids and walk around telling them what each symbol on the card is.  The kids will then trace that word on the page.  After we go to each “station”, they’ll go back to their desks and color the pictures.  Note, this is for little ones that can’t write (only trace) yet.

Here’s a sample of each page….

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Clipart © Kari Bolt and Ramona Majdis at Teachers Pay Teachers and it is used with permission.

If you’re interested in this write-the-room activity, just click to….

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I also typed up a script that we’ll use at each “station” to describe the picture and symbol.  If you’re interested in those definition, just click here.  You can use it as is, or put it into your own words.

Come back again soon because I’ll be posting more for this week’s lesson!!

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Montessori Stations

I’ve been trying to decide what printables to make for Easter.  While taking notes for the ideas that are going through my head, I found some beautiful art work for Stations of the Cross.  

I decided to make some Montessori inspired 3-part cards.  Each card has the beautiful art work on it to match to the clearly marked station, along with the event.  These are quite ink intensive, but I believe that they’re well worth it.  I think these are going to be a lovely addition to a lesson on the Stations of the Cross.

Here’s a sample of the 3-part cards….

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Follow Me

Tonight, my lesson is about teaching the kids about prophets, disciples, and apostles.  It’s important that they know what the differences are.  Part of teaching this is the “follow me” and “fishers of men” verse.  

First is a simple coloring page using either Mark and Matthew.  They are from the NAS version of the Bible, so based on the Catholic version.  Next is a paper craft perfect for multiple ages.  The kids will write their ideas on the fish on how they can become “better” disciples of Jesus.  They will then glue them to the hook (or around it) to become “fishers of men”

Here’s a sample of these 2 items….

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Prayer

This week in class, we’ll be learning about prayer.  This is one of my favorite lessons to do with the kids.  They get so wrapped up in it and they just really soak it all up.  We discuss positions that one can pray in and place that one can pray.  I emphisize that we shouldn’t pray to ask for things and that there are many purposes of prayer.  I don’t go into the exact types of prayer because it’s just too advanced for my little ones.

The one main resource that I use is Teach Me About Prayer from Our Sunday Visitor.  We do pages from it and I discuss things on the other pages.  This book is perfect for the little ones to learn to pray and talk to God!!

One of the activities that we’ll do tomorrow is a coloring and writing sheet that I made.  This one is for the Glory Be, as it’s the first prayer that we learn each year.  They will trace the words to the prayer and the words in the coloring image.  Then we’ll say the prayer together and finally, they can color it.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the page…..

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I hope that you enjoy this printable.  I’m sure that my class will and I’ll be back to share more that we do!!



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Busy But Good

I’m sure that some of you might have noticed that I’ve been absent most of the week from blogging.  It’s crazy busy around our house right now, but we’re having a good time!!  To start, my parents arrived last Wednesday and stayed with us until Sunday.  We had such an awesome visit with them.  The men did a little work trimming some trees and the rest of the time, we relaxed and watched movies.  Oh, and we all ate far too much, but it was oh so delish!!  It was hard to see them leave after such a good time.

Monday, started the ball rolling for our busy week.  Miss K began classes at the local vo-tech.  Her classes are every afternoon this week.  She’s taking Teacher in Training.  She wasn’t excited about this class, as it was my choice.  Next week, she’s also taking a class that she picked…..Cool Culinary Creations.  The first day she walked out all excited and started telling me about the kids she met and her great teacher.  K also told me about everything she had to squeeze into her week and how excited she was.  First off, she had to pick a grade and subject she wanted to “teach”.  She picked 3rd grade Geography.  Her specific topic was latitude and longitude, so she had to create a lesson plan for it.  She also had to do a grade book for 15 students.  The main project was to create a bulletin board for her subject of choice.  Miss K’s bulletin board was “The World of 3rd Grade”.  Everyday, we were updated on the progress.  Today was the final day and she got a certificate of completion for her class and got to bring her bulletin board home.  Here’s her with her display (click to enlarge)….

Having her in class meant that I got a few hours to myself every day.  Boy, was that nice!!  I felt so productive and got my lesson plans for our upcoming homeschool year almost complete.  I have a few of our minor classes to enter yet.  I think it’s going to be a great year and I think K will like what we’re studying.  Social Studies is all about America this year!!  The one rather large glitch is that I got the wrong curriculum for math.  Miss K is a year ahead, so I was looking for the BJU Press curriculum at the store for 9th grade.  Geometry was marked as such.  So I work on all these lesson plans and I decided that I had better get my order in for the teacher’s edition of her Social Studies because that’s the only thing that I don’t have yet.  While on the site, she sees vocabulary, so I put that in the shopping car too.  I decided to browse the curriculum by grade, so I look at 9th grade for math.  Low and behold, it says Algebra I.  I’m confused, so I look at 10th grade, and there’s Geometry.  EEK!!  Need-less-to-say, I threw that Algebra I in the shopping cart too and went down and bought a new lesson plan book today.  All weekend, I’ll be rewriting our lessons!!  It’s a good thing though and I can’t complain….I have one full subject of curriculum bought for next year!!  HAHA

Also, of major news, I have a doc appointment on Monday.  Those of you who know me, know that I’ve battled diabetes since Miss K was 5 and with that, I fight with my weight.  My biggest issue is that I don’t eat.  I have 1 meal a day and that’s dinner.  It’s not good for diabetes or weight control.  For a month now, I’ve prayed and discussed getting a lap band with my family and God.  I talked to my best friend who’s a nurse and who’s had a gastric bypass.  She’s gave me so much to think about and she’s just always there for me…..I know I can trust her.  After all this, I’ve decided to get the lap band surgery done.  When I called to get the referral, they insisted that I get a doc appointment first because I’ve never seen this doc.  Yes, I have yet another doc.  (Gotta love military life….NOT!!)  He gets to decide on Monday if HE THINKS that I should have the surgery or not.  I have to believe that he’s going to be with me on this because it really is the best for my health and for my family.  If it was my old doc, I wouldn’t be worried as he’s talked to me about this for about 3 years now.  I just don’t know how the new one will handle it or how controlling he is. 

So, life is good….it’s just busy!!  We’re about 40 days strait of 100+ degree temperatures now.  I like hot, but this is HOT!!  Lean Green is hanging in there and I’m happy every night when he comes home.  God has blessed me and I try never to forget that.  I do ask that if you pray, to please pray for my doc to have wisdom and compassion and understanding for my health and reasoning for the surgery.  Also, pray for rain, as we desperately need it.

Have a great one!!

 

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!!

To celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, I have several printables to share with you.  His birthday is Wednesday, 2 March.  I hope that gives you enough time to use it and for the kids to have fun with it!!

I’ve created several new items this year and I’ve updated a couple from last year.  They all very in age/grade level, so there’s something for everyone!!  I’m going to give you a brief title and description of each one and then you can go download what you want.  I do hope you can use most, if not all of them!!

First of all, from last year, there is a Dr. Seuss calendar set.  This has a variety of characters from his books.  There’s also a Counting the Cat’s Hats, which are 3-part cards.  Next is The Shape of Thing 1 and Thing 2.  They’re 2-part cards for matching shape to shape word.  Finally from last year is The Colors of the Lorax’s Truffle Trees.  These are also 2-part cards for matching the color of the truffle tree to the color word.

For this year, I really wanted to use the books of Dr. Seuss….and I did just that!!  First is a The Books of Dr. Seuss Cards (and box).  These can be used for memory match, “Go Fish”, and “Old Maid”.  I even added an extra card for the “old maid”!!  There’s The Books of Dr. Seuss Pattern Strips that feature several patterns like AB, AAB, ABBC, and a variety more.  I also did a Magnifying the Books of Dr. Seuss, where the kids use a magnifying glass to look at the tiny image and then match the full size image to it.  Finally, there’s The Books of Dr. Seuss Sudoku.  This is a simple version for the little ones!!  You can get all these free downloads below.

I also made a couple character related activities.  First up are 2 sets of counting strips for 10 Apples Up On Top.  One, is a counting strip where they add the number of apples on their heads.  The second, the apples are up on top and they color the number of apples indicated.  Their download is below. 

You’ll also find Dr. Seuss tic-tac-toe with 2 game boards and a variety of tokens.  Finally, there is A Rainbow of Eggs and Ham.  These are 2-part cards for matching the color of the eggs and ham to the color word….and they do feature Sam I Am!!

Now if you’re interested in the “Books of Dr. Seuss” materials, just click to….

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If you’d like to download the activities for Ten Apples Up On Top, just click to….

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**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

One final note for these materials.  I plan on creating a couple more things this week for Dr. Seuss’ birthday.  I know this is a theme that many are working on right now.  So please, be sure to check back and look for updates to this post!!

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Update 1: I know, the week is almost over and I’m just now getting to add my reader exclusive for Dr. Seuss.  Just been a busy week and I couldn’t get time to work on things I wanted.  It’s here now though!!  The first reader exclusive is Green Eggs and Ham Counting 0-20 Cards (& Envy).  It’s played like memory match where the player chooses to match the number of dots, numeral, or number word.  They could also play to match all 3!!  I also included an envelope to store the cards in.  Oh, and I forgot the best part of all…..my hubby drew the graphics for these cards for me!!  They’re great and I hope that you enjoy the game that I made with them.  To download this, just click here.  I still intend on getting one more reader exclusive game up, so that only leaves tomorrow.  No promises, but I’m going to try my best!!

Update 2: I know the week is over that everyone pretty much focuses on Dr. Seuss, but I made this and really want to share it.  I’m really happy with how it turned out.  It’s There’s a Wocket in My Pocket! Color Match Pockets.  The player matches the color on the Wocket to the matching pocket.  I created this in 2 versions.  One is a very bright and colorful background and the other is just a white background for low ink usage (identified by LO).  I really hope that you can use these now….or in the future and that the kids really have fun with them.  You can find this file folder game (ffg) here.

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 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.

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Letter of the Week: Rr

My next Letter of the Week is “Rr”.  There was so many possibilities with this letter.  I had so many words to choose from.  I think this will present good options for other activities for those that use them.

Activities for the Letter of the Week include writing practice in both ZB and DN font.  There’s also Play-Doh mats, which have a variety of uses and are also available in DN or ZB font.  There’s also a letter “Rr” book available in both fonts and letter tile mats.  Be sure to check out all the letter” R r ” printables that I’ve made.

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Presidents and Election Lesson

We’ve started our new book, Hoot, so we did a short lesson on Florida.  That’s where this book takes place.  When we’re finished reading the book, we’ll watch the movie.  However, Florida isn’t the main topic in Social Studies right now.  This is the perfect time to start a unit on our government. 

 

We’ll be spending about 4-6 weeks on government.  We’ll learn about the Constitution and the forefathers that wrote it.  Miss K will be expected to write a report on any president, except JFK.  She did him in 3rd grade!!  There will be lessons on our branches of government and how they work.  We’ll be starting out with the election though.  It might seem a little backwards to work this in first, but since it’s the main current event in the U.S. right now, we’re going to tackle it and learn all we can about the candidates, election process, political parties and so on.  

I’ll be sharing materials that I use in all these Social Studies lesson, but I want to start off with the election first.  I found some great materials and sites to use for the unit.  They will all be used with a workbook that I have.  Some of these sites and materials might have already been listed when I shared election lesson information previously.

There is a complete lapbook kit and there is a smaller lapbook that could be used alone or in conjunction with other items.  There’s is also an amazing 3-part election notebook to download.  There is a great lesson, “Winning the Vote”, from Smithsonian in the Classroom.  We’ll be filtering in a couple worksheets, election templates (scroll down), and activities.  I also found these lesson plans of all sorts and ages for the election and other government topics.  This is a great list of vocabulary, as well as these election vocabulary and printables.  There are some political freebies available.  Lots of president materials, freedom and Declaration of Independence.  I got some great sources and ideas and more vocabulary and lessons with just an easy Google search.  I even found a reading comprehension printable.  I even got 3 free election printables from here.  There’s a whole list of election lessons and more for Vote 2008.  I found tons of things for a complete unit study on elections.  There’s also a lapbook for the Constitution.  These are just a portion of the materials that we’ll be using for this lesson.  Much of it is tied together, but the majority of it focuses on the election process itself.  

One last thing I want to mention for lessons and materials is TFK.  I signed up over the summer to receive this in our Schoolhouse.  I’m really glad that I did.  We receive an issue each week and it covers all the latest event.  There’s even printables available online to enforce what’s in the magazine.  You can check out the Election Connection 2008 section, along with other areas.  TFK is a similar product to Weekly Reader, which is an excellent weekly kids magazine too.  However, I chose to go with TFK and have no regrets!!

Of course, to go along with any unit, there needs to be good resources.  Many of the lapbooks, printables and such come with a list of resources.  Some are books or other resources, but much of it can be found online.  I generally use what comes with the different lessons.  If I’m not totally happy, Google becomes my friend and I search a wide variety of terms to find just what I’m looking for in a resource.

Alright, I’m off to prepare my lesson for next week!!  Out….

 

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