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Holy Week Cross Craft

This is the (uncolored sample) project that I did with my class tonight for Holy Week.

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For this craft project, we colored the events of Holy Week.  Then, we cut them and the cross out.  Next they colored the paper plate with yellow, orange, and red so that it’d look like a sunset behind the cross.  (You could also use paint for the paper plate.)  I then read a story to the kids about the events of Holy Week and we placed the colored pictures on the cross in sequence order as we read about them.  Finally, we wrapped the purple ribbon around the cross and glued it to the paper plate.

Full instructions, the cross template, and coloring images for the events of Holy Week for this craft are included in the download.  The cross has to be printed on legal size paper.  If possible, I suggest using cards stock in legal size so that it’s more rigid.  I did mine on paper though and it worked just fine.  There is also a second version included that’s just printed on legal size paper, but you don’t have to mount it to the paper plate.

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I hope that you’re kids enjoy this project as much as mine did.  When we completed it, they all wanted to see what each others turned out like since they all color a little differently and I had 4 different purple ribbons.  They all ran to their parents saying “look what I made” and “see my pretty cross”.  So satisfying to see them that happy!!

Coloring images for Holy Week © MasterClips by IMSI.  Cross template, directions, and craft project © Elaine © Commotion.

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Books of the Bible – A Craft Project

We didn’t have class this week for the Thanksgiving holiday, so last week in class, we did a lesson on Thanksgiving.  The prior week to that, we did our Bible lesson.  This is always a great lesson with my kids, although they’re too young to remember every book of the Bible.

This year I wanted to do a craft project with them, as I usually don’t have one for this topic.  I decided to make my own.  It turned out so well, that I asked my wonderful talented hubby to do a couple drawings for me so that I can share this project with you all!!

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

For this project, the cross will be decorated.  We used tissue paper and it gave each of them a different effect.  Next, they simply colored the Bible.  For this one, they glittered the bookmark ribbon.  The Bible is then placed over the cross for final assembly.  It’s just a very simple paper craft for my little ones.

**NOTE**  This is for the Catholic version of the Bible!!

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The cross and Bible  © 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 work or have older kids and would like a blank Bible for them to write the names of each of the books of the Bible, 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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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…..

Graphic © Elaine and parts are from an internet source.

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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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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.

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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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Sequence The Creation

This was our second week of religious education (CCD).  We’re still working on creation.  This week we did the creation of man and finished off with God resting on the 7th day. 

One of the things that I used this week was this game that I made.  The kids sequence the days of creation.  I used a color version, but I also made a black & white version.  I thought it’d be fun to have the kids color the game board and the tokens to help re-enforce being able to sequence the days of creation.

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

Clipart is from a personal source (cd set that I own) and used with permission.

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I hope that you enjoy these games. My class sure did and they’ll make for good review continuing through the year!!



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Noah’s Ark Chore Chart

Every year, my kids like helping out with duties in our religious education classroom.  I usually just simply rotate them between the couple of chores that they can do for me.  I don’t have many, but they love doing them!!  This year, I decided that instead of me just trying to keep track on paper, I’d create a chore chart.

There’s actually 2 chore charts in this set.  The first is the one that I used that has actual chores on it.  The duties include pass out papers, collect papers, bathroom monitors (boy and girl), box collector (our supply boxes), and line leader.  The second chart is blank.  The chores can actually be typed in and then printed, or it can be printed as is and the duties can be written in.

What I plan to do with mine is now that it’s printed and laminated, I’ll use a Vis-a-Vis marker to write their names on the animal with the chore.  A dry erase marker could be used as well, but I prefer the Vis-a-Vis on laminate and it’s easy to remove to change names.  Also, if you don’t want to write on the animals, the names could be written below the chore.

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

Clipart and Background © MelsBrushes and Miss Pickle’s Design Studio at MyGrafico with permission.

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I hope that you’ll be able to use one or both of these charts in your home or classroom.  I’m really looking forward to using mine this year and seeing the kids get excited about seeing their name on it.  If you have any issues printing these charts out, please don’t hesitate to let me know.  You can either leave a comment or submit it by clicking the “contact me” button in the right hand column.



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Freshman Curriculum

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Much to my dismay, Miss K is already a Freshman this year!!

We’ve always followed a pretty structured curriculum since we started homescooling.  Right from the start kiddo was attracted to BJU Press.  She loved the way it was set-up and I knew without a doubt that I could teach it.  That’s what we’ve stuck with all this time.

So, the majority of our 9th grade curriculum is BJU Press.  This is what we’re doing…..

Writing & Grammar 9

Vocabulary – Level C

Cultural Geography

Physical Science

Fundamentals of Literature

Geometry

For electives, Miss K is doing…..

LifePac Family & Consumer Science (Home Ec.)

Drivers Ed through DriversEd.com

We’re also debating on another elective from LifePac that’ll just be a one semester course.  We’re undecided though and have plenty of time to make that choice.

Kiddo and I also exercise daily for 20-30 minutes.  Then at night, we do the aerobic stepper for 10 minutes.  Gotta keep the fitness up!!

Yes, she’s even old enough to take driver’s ed.  I can’t believe that!!  She start the online portion now and by March, she can get her permit.  In OK, you have to be 15 1/2 to do that and this online course is approved by the state.  Believe it or not though, she’s in no hurry to drive!!  I think it’s funny because I couldn’t wait and most teens just want behind the wheel.  

Everything that we do now is all for the future.  We’ve even done some planning for next year.  I keep records with Homeschool Tracker.  I’ve used that from the start and absolutely love the program.  It’s easy to use for me and for kiddo.  Something new that I invested in this year is the 4-Year High School Planner from Home Educating Family.  It’s perfect for us as it goes from 2012-2016.  After reading the reviews and looking at other planners, we thought that this was the one for us.

I also won a lifetime membership to NotebookingPages.com after I signed-up to renew my Treasury Membership.  I was so excited!!  Along with it, I got a lifetime membership to MomsToolbelt.com as well and a gift card to Amazon.com and I just can’t wait to use it all!!  Miss K doesn’t like journals, and I find that notebooks are great alternative and they have them for every subject and a variety of uses.  I got the DriversEd.com on a great deal through Homeschool Buyers Co-Op and it’s a great source for homeschool materials….and deals.

Religious Education is going to be at church again this year.  Miss K will go through Confirmation in May 2013.  It’s such an important event in her life and for our faith.  She’s really excited and is thrilled that her 3rd grade teacher has agreed to be her sponsor.  She’s always wanted it to me Ms. Lori and we’re honored that she accepted.

Well, that’s it for us!!  I know, it’s nothing exciting since we’re pretty traditional and used a structured curriculum.  It’s what works for us though and we’ve really enjoyed it this far.  I think our only change might be in Science next year, but first we’ll see how this year goes!!

I’ve linked this post up to the “NOT Back to School” Blog Hop and can’t wait to check out with other high school homeschoolers will be doing this year!!




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Happy 4th of July!!

America….home of the free, because of the brave.  Never forget that without our founding forefathers who sought religious freedoms, we wouldn’t be the country that we are today.  It’s also a time to remember our men and women who’ve fought to keep this country free and still give their lives for us.

Happy Birthday America….Happy Independence Day!!

 

 

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V.B.S. – More of Amazing Wonders Aviation

I’ve finally found the time to create a couple more printables for the VBS theme of Amazing Wonders Aviation.  Before I send you to find them though, I’d like to say THANK YOU to everyone who’s left me such wonderful comments about my VBS materials.  I’m so glad that you can use them and that the kids will benefit from them.  This time up, there’s a blank file folder game for you to add your own skill, a shadow match game, and memory verse cards.   If you’re interested in using these items at home, school, church, or your VBS, just visit my printables blog, The Schoolhouse, to check them out!!


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V.B.S. – Amazing Wonders Aviation

Each year I help one of my group members by creating printables for her to use with their Vacation Bible School (VBS).  This year is no different!!  I’m really happy with what I’ve made so far this year, with more to come.  If you’re interested in using these items at home, school, church, or your VBS, just visit my printables blog, The Schoolhouse,  to check them out!!

 
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Week in Review

I’ve had a great week….and pretty interesting one too.  I decided it’d be a great time to get caught up and do some blogging!!

The race was rain delayed on Sunday and was supposed to happen on Monday at noon.  However, it was later announced that they were going to go for a 7pm race time.  I’ve gotta say this was a Daytona 500 that will go down in history!!  It was the first time in 58 years that the race had even been rain delayed.  Then the action during the race was crazy and bizarre!! 

Jimmie Johnson was wrecked on lap 2.  Jeff Gordon lost an engine.  There were some pretty big wrecks.  Oh, and let’s not forget the red flag that stopped all the cars on the backstretch!!  Juan Pablo Montoya was coming off pit road and hit one of the jet dryers on the track.  It caused a huge fire.  Once they finally got it put out, they had to repair the track.  I think it was about a 2 hour stop.  The funniest part of the whole thing was that Brad Keselowski was on Twitter and taking photos during the red flag!!

Photo By PIERRE DUCHARME/REUTERS

The very best part of the race is that Dale Jr finished in 2nd place!!  He had an awesome win and I’m so happy.  It was exciting to see.  Matt Kenseth won the race, which is just fine for that WI boy.  It’s going to be Jr’s year though!!

Photo by Rainier Ehrhard

In other news, I lost 3 lbs. this week!!  I’m feeling so awesome and I’m really happy.  I didn’t realize I felt “bad” until I felt so good!!  Yesterday, I started having serious digestion issues.  Then tonight at dinner, I just couldn’t eat at all.  Every bite I took, it got stuck in my throat.  Suddenly I had to RUN and it all came up.  I puked 3 times!!  It’s the first time since I’ve had the surgery that it happened.  My thought is that I have a stomach virus because my whole stomach is upset.  Not something I want to do again though and I must say, it wore me out and I’m so ready for bed now!!

Religion class is going great and I’m hoping to get some of our activities posted soon.  Just so much to keep up with right now.  If you’re looking for things for Lent though, please utilize my “search” feature in the column on the right.  I’ve shared many things over my blogging time and it’s all still available for you to use.  I want the kids to benefit from the things that I’ve used or found over the years!!

I guess that’s all for now.  More to come soon.  Have a great weekend!!

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Ash Wednesday

Remember that thou art dust, and to dust thou shalt return.
– Genesis 3:19


I hope that you all have a very blessed Ash Wednesday and that you’re ready to celebrate the season of Lent.  I’ll be taking my class to mass tonight and I think that they’re ready.  We practiced our mass behavior last week and they were doing really well with it.


What are you giving up for Lent??  Believe it or not, I’m still undecided.  I always try to make it something meaningful.  Something in the true spirit of Lent.  This year, I just don’t know.  I have no doubts that I’ll figure it out very soon.  Leave me a comment and let me know how you’ll be celebrating Lent!!

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