5 Finger Prayer for Subscribers

I know that it’s been awhile, but I have a “Subscriber ONLY” printable that I just uploaded and I’m excited about it. If you don’t already subscribe to the newsletter, you can do so in the right hand column. I don’t like spam either, so you’ll only receive a newsletter when there’s a new blog post.  Each newsletter has the current password to the “For Subscribers” page.   You also have the option to get the additional newsletter when I post new items in the Shop.

This printable is Pope Francis’ 5 Finger Prayer Poster and Worksheet Pack.  It includes 1 poster in color and the on the reverse side, you can print the meaning of the prayer fingers in English or Spanish.  In addition to that, there’s a page that can be used as a poster or print multiple on a page to attach to desk as a reminder.  

Finally, there are 3 worksheets.  These worksheets include cut and paste, label, and matching.  They’ll work for a variety of ages/grades to teach, review, or anything to suit your needs for Pope Francis’ 5 Finger Prayer.

I hope that all subscribers like this freebie, but more so that the kids enjoy it!!




Behind the Scenes and Changes

I wanted to give everyone an update on what’s happening around The Treasured Schoolhouse.  I know I keep disappearing, but there’s a lot happening behind the scenes.  Well, and then there’s just life!!

I’ve been trying to make some changes around here that would be good for you and for me.  I want things to be easy for you all to access and for me to make it available to you.  I love being able to get my materials out there and I’ve been feeling a bit restricted in doing that.

First and foremost, I’ve been getting resources uploaded to my Shop.  I’m finally at 50+ items.  I still have a long way to go, but there’s finally a variety in there and now it can continue to grow.  If you haven’t done so yet, please click here to check out the Shop.  Remember, I take requests so if there’s anything that you need, just let me know.

I’ve set up an affiliate program for the Shop.  If you have a blog or site, you can earn money by linking to my Shop.  If you’re interested, just click on the “Shop Affiliates” tab to learn more.  In short, if you link to my shop by posting a text link, logo, or banner on your blog or site, you can earn 25% from every sale made from people clicking on it (if they make a purchase).  What a way to make a little extra money!!  This tab may eventually move, but it’ll always be available, so just look in the page menu for it if you don’t see it immediately.

I’m also trying to trim line the blog a little bit.  I was starting to feel it was cluttered and hard to navigate.  I’ve gotten rid of several things and moved a couple others.  I will continue to work on this so that it’s easier for you to find your way around The Treasured Schoolhouse

I haven’t forgotten about the Subscriber Freebie either.  I just completed it, although it felt like I was never going to get done.  Although I’d love to give you one a month, I know that’s just not going to be possible.  I will offer as many as I can though.  So, keep an eye out for the new Subscriber Freebie to be posted.  Remember, the only way that you can get access to this is by subscribing to the newsletter.  It only comes out when there’s a new blog post, so you won’t be receiving a ton of e-mails!!

Another thing that I’ve done is gone through and made notes of items that were listed in blog posts and added an “Add to Cart” button if it’s listed in the Shop.  If it’s not in the Shop yet, I made a note for myself and added it to my “to do” list to fix up the resource and try to get it listed in the Shop.  That way, you’ll no longer have to look around for those materials.

I’m also trying to work on my social media game.  If you don’t follow The Treasured Schoolhouse on social media, you should!!  I try to fit in a little personal, along with a little work.  I also am working on offering a freebie here or there for followers on social media and that will be the only way to get it….and it’ll be for a limited time.  All my social media icons are in the right hand column, so follow me on one….or all of them….or just your favorite!!

So as you can tell, there has been quite a bit going on behind the scenes.  Not all of it is visible, but it’s a growing process.  I hope that all these changes are things that you will enjoy as you read my blog and visit the Shop.  We can grow and change together!!






Gift Card Winner to EduCents

I hope that you all enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend. We were pretty busy. We had some wonderful weather to enjoy while being busy though!!

It’s time to announce the winner for the gift card to EduCents.  I appreciate all who entered.  I really enjoyed reading your comments and I appreciate you all!!  There was 4 entrants, so I had Random.org choose the winner.  Entrants were number 1-4 based on when they left a comment, so the first one was number 1 and the last one was number 4.

The winner is….

That means that the winner is SALLIE!!  Congratulations and I’ll send your gift card to you right away!!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and don’t forget that today is the last day of the sale over at EduCents and you can use code SUMMER for an extra 10% off your order, in addition to my store being 20% off.

Have a great week!!




A Sale and a Gift Card

Summer is almost here!! Can you believe it?? The warmer weather is definitely in OKlahoma, although we’ve had quite a bit of rain and now 2 days of “cooler” temperatures. It’s been just beautiful!!

EduCents is getting ready to welcome summer by having a site-wide sale and I’m participating in the sale.  My entire store will be 20% from 25 May to 30 May.  You can use code SUMMER to get an extra 10% off!!

This sale takes place over Memorial Day, so to honor that, I’m going to have a giveaway to win a $10 gift card to EduCents and I’ll pick the winner on 29 May, which is Memorial Day.  To enter the giveaway, simply answer one or both of these questions in the comments….

  1.  What is your favorite memory about Memorial Day?
  2. What is your favorite summer activity?

Again, I’ll announce the winner with a post on 29 May at 12:01 am.  Be sure to include your e-mail address so that I can send you your gift card code!!  If you’re ready to go shopping, just click one of the above images to be taken to The Treasured Schoolhouse.

Good luck and happy shopping!!




Teacher Appreciation Winner

Before I announce the winner of the gift card, I want to tell everyone who entered THANK YOU!! This was an amazing giveaway for me. I loved reading all the comments left on the giveaway blog post. You all are wonderful and you love what you do!!

Now, it’s time to announce the winner of the $10 gift card to TPT.

Congratulations Amy!!  I’ll e-mail your TPT gift card code to you by 5pm (11 May).  I wish that everyone could have won, but I truly am grateful to all of you who entered and who do what you do each day.

Remember, The Treasured Schoolhouse is still on sale through midnight on 11 May for 20% off the entire store!!




FREE Clipart for Teacher Appreciation Week

There’s so many great clipartist out there and sometimes they just don’t get enough recognition. Goodness knows that I couldn’t do a lot of what I do without their hard work and talent.

These clipartists not only help in what we do, but they give back as well. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, there are several that are offering FREE clipart (and more) each day during the week. Most of them are doing it daily, which makes it so much fun to see what’s coming next!!

I’m including a list of all of the ones that I know are doing this for Teacher Appreciation Week.  You’ll notice that most of them are on Wednesday or Day 3, so go back each of the rest of the days this week to see what else they have.  Please leave them some feedback if you download any of their freebies that they’re offering….they deserved it!!

Teacher Appreciation Week free clipart and more….

Trioriginals – Thank You FREEBIE SURPRISE

EduClips – Teacher Appreciation Clip Art Suprise here or here  (You can also see some offered previously here.)

Artifex – Teacher Appreciation Freebie

BKB Resources – Teacher Appreciation Surprise Set

jen hart DESIGN – Teacher Appreciation Freebie (You can see those offered last year as well.)

Lovely Jubblies Teach – Teacher Appreciation Week (You can see those offered last year as well.)

Krista Wallden @ Creative Clips – Teacher Appreciation Freebie (You can see those offered previously as well.)

Ready to Teach Clips – Teacher Appreciation Week – Clipart Set – Surprise

Creating4 the Classroom – Teacher Appreciation Freebie


Sarah Pecorino Illustrations – Teacher Appreciation

The Owl Teacher – Teacher Appreciation Surprise FREEBIE

Mr. Mault’s Marketplace – Teacher Appreciation FREEBIE

DigiPopShop – Free Glitter Texture and 49 Digital Frames (I follow this seller and they sent out a Note to Followers saying this was free for Teacher Appreciation Week.)

Hadasa Designs – Teacher Appreciation Freebie:  Coloring Book

Reading with Mrs D – Happy Faces Clip Art FREEBIE for Teacher Appreciation Week 2017


If you know of any other stores participating in this, please let me know and I’d be happy to add them to the list. Enjoy!!

Oh, and please don’t forget to head over HERE to enter my giveaway for a $10 gift card to TPT.  It ends tonight at midnight, so don’t miss your chance to enter!!






Thank You!

In appreciation of all teachers from parents, families, catechists, teachers, daycare providers, and all those that work with kids, this sale is for you!!

There’s a lot going on this week, so I hope you’re ready!!  First of all, I’m holding a giveaway for a $10 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers.  There are 4 ways to enter, so you can choose to do one or all four.  The more ways you enter though, the better your chance of winning!!  You can enter later down in this post.

Next, it’s time for a sale!!  Different marketplaces are celebrating in different ways, so that’s how my sales will be set up.  Check out my sales below….

Teachers Pay TeachersThe Treasured Schoolhouse store will be on sale for 20% off from 8-11 May.  Use code THANKYOU17 for an extra 10% on 9-10 May only.  That makes the total discount 28% on those days!

Teachers NotebookThe Treasured Schoolhouse shop will be on sale for 20% off from 8-12 May.  Use code Appreciation17 at checkout to get an extra 10% off the entire week.

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop – Use code THANKYOU at checkout to get 20% off your entire purchase.  You can use the coupon code with no minimum purchase and as often as you want.  

Also, at all my stores and shops, I’ll be adding at least 1, but probably more, new products.  Be sure to follow me so you know when new materials are added!!

Now, it’s time for the giveaway!!  As stated earlier, there are 4 possible ways to enter and you can choose to do 1 or all 4 of them.  The 4 options are:  visit The Treasured Schoolhouse on FB, follow @SchoolhouseLife (The Treasured Schoolhouse on Twitter, tweet to @SchoolhouseLife, and comment on this blog post by answering the question on the giveaway entry.  The giveaway closes at midnight (CST) on 11 May (actually 11:59pm 10 May).

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Good luck and happy shopping!!  Thank you for all that you do!!




Let’s Celebrate 50!

Sunday is not only a very special day with Easter, but it’s also my birthday. It’s not just any birthday, it’s the big 5-0!! I want you all to celebrate with me and join in getting some great deals.

I want to celebrate in a BIG way, so I’m offering 15% off in all my shops and stores.  I’m also doing this for more than just a day.  It’s going to be 4 long days!!  You can check out my sales at….

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop (use coupon code:  birthday50)

The Treasured Schoolhouse Store @ Teaschers Pay Teachers

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop @ Teachers Notebook

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop @ TES

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ The Ministry Market

The Treasured Schoolhouse Store @ EduCents

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ Etsy

In addition to the sales, I’m going to be offering some specials, like freebies on Sunday (16 April).  You’ll be able to find out about these if you follow my Facebook page.  I might even throw something on Instagram or Twitter!!

I hope that you enjoy this celebration as much as I plan on it!!  

Have a Happy and Blessed Easter!!




Need Your Help

Hello all!!
I’m working on updating one of my printables and I could use some input.  I’d appreciate if you’d read through and then vote in the poll to help me out with this.

I have a booklet for the 10 Commandments.  There is a little kids and a big kids version.  In the little kids version, I try to simplify all the Commandments so that they’re easier to understand.  In the big kids version, they’re the actual words of the Commandments.  My problem is with the little kids version.

Since I work with littles (PreK-K), I had to have my DRE double check what I was using in class.  The wording that she let me use for the 6th Commandment is “Do not love another”, which is actually “Thou shalt not commit adultery”.  Obviously I can’t use adultery because the littles don’t understand it and we actually don’t discuss it that much.  It is more along the lines of “you should only love the person that you’re with” (and of course family and friends).  

My issue is that I’ve had a couple complaints about this wording.  I’ve been told that it doesn’t make sense unless it’s fully explained to them (2nd graders) and it’s confusing for children and should be worded differently (grades K-4).  No input on what the other wording could be or how to make it less confusing or how it wouldn’t have to be fully explained.

So, how should I word it??  I can make it “Do not love another than the one you’re with”, but that gets pretty long and awkward looking for text to be colored in by the children.  Please take the poll below to help me with this dilemma.  You can also type in your own choice for wording as well.  Also, feel free to leave a comment on this post with your ideas.

Thanks for reading….and voting in the poll to help me out!!





Happy April Fools Day!

Are you ready to be fooled by a good joke??  Actually, it’s not a joke and if you take advantage of it, you’re definitely not a fool!!  There’s a fun event going on at Teachers Pay Teachers and it’s no prank.

First, if you click on the image below, you’ll be taken to the printables that I have marked down to $1.04 for this event.  Then, after you check out my store, you can search #FooledYou to find other $1.04 deals.

Next, if you click the image below, you’ll be taken to the printables that I have marked down to $4.01 for this event.  Then, after you check out my store, you can search #AprilFools to find other $4.01 deals.

I hope that you won’t be fooled and grab some of these great deals!!  Happy April Fools Day and Happy Shopping!!