I Am Wonderfully Made

We just finished up our creation unit. I start them out with the days of creation and the next week, we go into how God made man and then rested. The following week, we do an “I am special” to go with God made me.

This year I’m used something that was new for me. I related it to Psalm 139:14, which states I am wonderfully made. This was so much fun and I loved having a verse that went along with the lesson. Here’s what we did….

We started by making our hand prints. I don’t know if they had more fun putting paint all over the hand or sprinkling glitter all over the hand print!

After they dried, we colored the frames around them and sent them home to share with their parents.

Next, we did a little writing practice by doing a tracing page.  I read the Psalm to them as they traced the words.

Again, I read the entire Psalm to them, then I read it sentence by sentence and they filled in the missing words.

With that hard part done, we moved onto the easiest part and that was the coloring page.

I have to say that the kids really enjoyed all the activities.  I’m so glad that I went this direction this year and I might just do it from now on!  If you’re interest in this activity pack, please check it out here or “add to cart” here….

 

 

 

 

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Christian Halloween Ideas

It’s the that time of year. The time when kids want to dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating. Yet, many of us want our kids to remember their faith during this time of the year. Well, it can be possible for both to happen!!

Below are several links to free (and a couple paid) ideas and printables to do for Halloween or even use during a Fall Fest, Harvest Party, or any activity!!

Coloring Pages

Candy Corn Reminds Us of Jesus Coloring Page and Poster

Let it Shine Coloring Page

Candy Corn Coloring Page

Finding the Truth in Halloween Coloring Booklet

Shine His Light Coloring Page

“Do Not Fear” Coloring Pages

Crafts

Pumpkin Prayer Craft

Being a Christian is Like Being a Pumpkin Card

Christian Pumpkin Carving for Halloween

The Gospel Pumpkin Printable

Stories, Labels and More

How a Christian is Like a Pumpkin Printable Story

Bible Verse Candy Label Stickers for Halloween

Pumpkin Prayer Sunday School Activity

Christian Halloween Candy Labels

Pumpkin Gospel Halloween Tract

Printable Gospel Tract for Halloween Night

Fear Not! Halloween Sunday School Lesson

Trick or Treat Bible Object Lesson

Christian Halloween Candy Labels

The Pumpkin Prayer Bookmarks and Lesson

Halloween Wall Hanging

Lessons, Units, and Miscel. Printables – Paid

The Pumpkin Prayer Activity Pack by The Treasured Schoolhouse

The Pumpkin Prayer Coloring Booklets – Christian Halloween by The Treasured Schoolhouse

Halloween Bible Lessons for October, Complete Unit by Julie Faulkner

 

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 Books

The Pumpkin Patch Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs – This charming story for children illustrates how a loving farmer can turn a simple pumpkin into a simply glorious sight. In the same way, God’s transforming love can fill each of our hearts with joy and light.

Pumpkin Patch Blessings by Kim Washburn – Pumpkin Patch Blessings celebrates fall and shows little ones there are blessings all around us, especially in the pumpkin patch!

The Pumpkin Gospel:  A Story of a New Start with God by Dr. Mary Manz Simon – This glow-in-the-dark board book can teach your entire family how God changes us into beautiful new creations to shine for Him! 

The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano – A very unique pumpkin delivers a special message of tolerance and self-acceptance that’s just right for Halloween…and every day of the year.

 

 

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God Made Me….

Last week, my class and my daughter’s class worked on a lesson for creation.  She did a cut and paste worksheet that I made.  Here are some pictures of her kids working on the page and enjoying it!

Coloring….

Cut and Paste….

All done!

It is read like God gave me ears to listen to his creation and God gave me a heart to love his creation.  So this page covers the 5 senses as used in creation and makes learning about it fun!

If you’re interested in this cut and paste worksheet, that also include the answer key, you can get it by signing up for my newsletter.  It’s an exclusive for subscribers and you’ll receive the password to enter the “For Subscribers” page with your first newsletter.

 

 

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More Back to School Fashion

Teachers, are you struggling to find just the right fashion for this school year?  If so, then this just might be what you need.

 

If you register at Dressbarn Academy, you will be able to receive a 15% discount off every regular-priced purchase.  All you’ll need to do is provide your valid school ID to receive this discount.  In order to receive this discount, just click the image below and register.  Then bring your ID to shop in store and receive your 15% off discount.  Other things that you’ll receive are teacher loyalty program to host events and get seasonal style guides.

Happy shopping and enjoy your discount because you’ve earned it!

 

 

 

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Grab this Daily Deal

As you head back to school, I have an amazing Daily Deal for you. For 1-day ONLY, you can get the Alphabet & Number Practice Sheets Bundle for an incredible deal!

For today only, you can get this bundle at 40% off the usual price.  That’s an amazing deal!  The bundle is already 20% off the price of the individual sets, so you can get it at an even better value today ONLY.  Here’s what’s included….

 

This is for a complete set of alphabet practice sheets that are perfect for letter of the week activities. This set includes letters Aa-Zz, each with its own sheet. There is a total of 26 pages.

No-prep sheets for back to school or any time!

The activities on each page include….

· Color the Letters

· Trace & Write the Letter

· Circle the Letter

· Color the Letter Object

· Stamp the Letter

· Highlight the Letter

AND….

This is for a complete set of number practice sheets. This set includes numbers 0-25, each with its own sheet. There is a total of 26 pages.

The activities on each page include….

· Color the number word and numeral

· Trace & Write the numeral and number word

· Ten Frame

· Tally

· Tens and Ones

· Draw

· One Before and One After

· Odd or Even

  If you’re interested in grabbing this Daily Deal with all these activities for just $3.60 for today ONLY, just click here to be taken to The Treasured Schoolhouse on Teachers Notebook.

Happy Deals!

 

 

 

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Winner of the BOOST Giveaway

I know, I’m running late with this announcement. I’m a night owl that has insomnia, but I actually fell asleep!  So, without further ado, I’ll announce the winner of the $10 gift card to TPT.

Congratulations to Angela Rooney for winning the $10 gift card!  I’ll e-mail your gift card to you within 24 hours and please be sure to let me know you received it.  I hope that you find some great stuff to purchase at TPT!

I appreciate everyone who participated in this giveaway.  I loved reading all your comments.  It sounds like everyone truly enjoyed their summer!  

Don’t forget, the sale at The Treasured Schoolhouse continues through 24 August 2017 with 20% off everything in the store.

 

 

 

 

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Back to School Boost Sale and a Giveaway

Since everyone heads back to school at different times, The Treasured Schoolhouse is going to have a “boost” sale. I hope that you’re ready for some deals!!

You’ll find everything on sale at The Treasured Schoolhouse at….

Teachers Pay Teachers:  20% off 21-23 August with an extra 5% off on 22 August with code BTSBONUS

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop:  25% off 21-25 August with code BTS2017

Now for the giveaway!!  You can enter the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate for TPT.  The winner will be drawn on 23 August 2017 at midnight (CST).  There are 4 possible ways to enter and the only mandatory method to enter is to comment on this blog post by answering the question in the Rafflecopter.

 

 

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Happy Shopping!!  Good luck in the giveaway!!

 

 

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Church Bulletins for Kids

Are you looking for bulletins for children?  If so, I think I have some items that can help you.  All of these can be used for homework, mass activity, children’s church bulletin, and more!  I have purchased and used all these books in my class or in my daughter’s class.  If you’re interested in any of the books, just click on the cover to see more about it.

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure policy here.

The Liturgy of the Word with Children

This book is by Katie Thompson and covers Years A, B, and C for the liturgical cycle.  It is geared toward ages 5-8.  There are 392 pages in this book and it also includes a music CD.  For each mass, there are 2 pages.  One has the gospel and reflection, then the second page is an activity for the gospel.

Step by Step

This book is by Katie Thompson and goes along with the gospels for every Sunday of the three-year Lectionary.  Also included are major feasts of the liturgical year.  The sheets are for ages 4-7.  There is 376 pages.  The activity sheets are double-sided with pictures to color and complete, drawing activities, and simple puzzles.  They can be used to to produce a children s newsletter or include them in the parish newsletter or magazine; use them in religion classes, parish groups, or at school.  It has a companion book, Footprints in Faith.

Footprints in Faith

This book is by Katie Thompson and is a companion to Step by Step.  This book is for ages 7-12 and is for every Sunday of the three-year Lectionary cycle.  It also includes major feasts of the liturgical year.  There are 376 pages in this book.  Each sheet is double-sided and includes pictures and number puzzles, word games, quizzes and codes.  They are great for are ideal for use by catechists, teachers, group leaders, and parents for religion classes, parish groups, or at school.

The Complete Children’s Liturgy Book: Liturgies of the Word for Years A, B, C

This book is by Katie Thompson and includes 344 pages.  For each mass, there are 2 pages.  The first page includes an introduction, a “sorry prayer”, the gospel reading for the day, points for discussion, an activity, and a closing prayer.  The second page is the activity for that gospel.  This book covers Years A, B, and C for the liturgical cycle.

I have all the books shown above. I do not own the ones below, but I plan on purchasing them or feel that they’re relevant to this subject. Because I don’t own them, I can’t speak for the quality or exactly what’s included other than the description.

The Complete Children’s Liturgy Book

This book is by Katie Thompson and Jennifer Carter.  It is a comprehensive program for every Sunday of the Lectionary.  The book contains 350 pages.  I think that this is an earlier version of The Complete Children’s Liturgy Book listed above.

Another great source is Catholic Kids Bulletin.  They offer a bulletin for mass each week.  Do you have a favorite source or activity to keep kids busy during mass or to do as homework when they attend mass?  If so, please share it in the comments!

 

 

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Fashion for Back to School

Disclosure:  This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure policy here.

 

It’s time to head back to school and fashion is always at the top of the list for students and teachers. Check out some of the retro and modern styles at….

Right now, teachers (and students) can get 25% off a purchase of $100 or more.  They have so many great fashion necessities that you’ll want to fill your cart!!  Just head on over to ModCloth and check out the deals when you click….

Style is now in session! Teachers get 25% off $100+ purchases at ModCloth

Please note that you will be asked to verify you’re a teacher to receive this discount.

 

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It’s Time for Back to School!

I just can’t believe how fast summer has gone. Where has time gone and what did you do with your summer??

Of course, back to school means sale time at The Treasured Schoolhouse!!  I’m really hoping that you all find some great deals to prepare you for back to school….or to use all year.

From 31 July to 3 August, these are the deals that you can find at The Treasured Schoolhouse….

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop – 25% off with coupon code BTS2017

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ TPT – 20% off and an extra 5% off 1-2 August with code BTS2017

As always, I hope to add new materials during the sale.  While I’m typing this, I have a bundle of copywork for Catholic prayers uploading.  It’s 20% off the individual set prices, plus it’s going to be on sale as well!!

Happy Shopping and Welcome Back to School!!

 

 

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