Teacher’s Dojo

Have you heard about Teacher’s Dojo?  It’s a marketplace for teachers.  

The marketplace is just starting out, but it’s already loaded with lots of resources for teachers of all types, parents, catechists, homeschoolers, and more.  You can find materials based on grades, subject, resource type, and more.  They offer credits for each purchase that you can use to make purchases on the site later on.  The current TOU on their credits is….

TEACHERSDOJO offers credits to a buyer if they rate and provide fair feedback for a purchased product. These credits can then be redeeemd on a future purchase at checkout time. A buyer will receive 1 credit for $0.01 they spend. TEACHERSDOJO Credits have no cash value, but may be redeemed when purchasing products at the rate of $0.0005 per credit.

Teacher’s Dojo is also running a sale right now.  For those making their first purchase at the marketplace, you can receive these discounts….

Spend $5 or More – Get 5% Off

Spend $15 or More – Get 10% off

Also, if you’re interested in opening up your own shop to sell on Teacher’s Dojo, you can click here.  This is my referral link and I get credit if you sign-up through my link.  You will leave my “Referring Store Name”, but change the other information to yours.

Finally, if you visit The Treasured Schoolhouse on Teacher’s Dojo, you can receive 10% off with coupon code BLOG10.  I’m adding new resources all the time, so check back often, as the coupon code is good until 31 December 2018!

 

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Summer and Construction Tools FREEbie

Hello my wonderful readers and followers! I know, I’ve been gone for awhile again. I’m probably one of the worst bloggers. I have good intentions and then life happens. The only thing that I now want to do is to TRY to blog more and give you all something to actually read.  Summer is here, so I’m going to put my best foot forward in this challenge!


I do come back bearing gifts though!  I have a FREEbie printable that you can download for a construction theme in your classroom or at home.  There are 20 word cards featuring construction tools.   This is a “write the room” activity with 3 differentiated writing sheets.  The writing sheets are 2 different styles of lines and 1 with the images of the tools.

If you’d like to download this FREEbie, just click on the cover image above.  I hope to see you more often.

Enjoy your summer!

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A Thanksgiving Subscriber FREEbie

I know, I’m pretty lacking in my posts again. There just always so much going on and I don’t see it getting any better with the holidays coming. I do plan to do my best though.

I wanted to let you all know that the new “subscriber freebie” is uploaded and ready for you.  It’s a set of coloring pages and it’s in perfect timing for Thanksgiving!  This will probably be the last freebie until after the New Year.  

I also want to say THANK YOU to each and every one of you who follow along.  As I said, I know that I’m not regular in my posting and that makes it hard to follow, but you stay with The Treasured Schoolhouse and I appreciate it.

Enjoy your new “subscriber freebie” and please remember that I don’t send out the password.  It’s included with the newsletter each time one goes out.


 

 

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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

 

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

 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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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!!

 

 

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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!!

 

 

 

 

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The Number of Pennies is….

HA!! I’m going to make you wait a minute. I want to thank everyone who participated in this fun little guessing game. I enjoyed seeing the responses here on the blog, Instagram, and my Facebook page.

Now onto the pennies!!  There were 2,773 pennies in the jar.  That makes it $27.73 total, depending on the answer you gave.  Some did a count and some did a dollar amount.  Anyway, the winner is….

Cindy Braswell

Her guess was the closest here on the blog with $25.38 for the value of the pennies.  Congratulations Cindy!!  Please leave a comment for this blog post with the item that you’d like from The Treasured Schoolhouse up to a $5 value.  You can look at the Shop here (use the menu at the top of the blog) or you can check out my TPT store.  Just tell me the name of the printable and be sure to leave your e-mail address so I can send it to you.

Thanks again to everyone who played alone and participated in this little fun post!!

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Exclusive for Followers

I’m going to be rewarding my newsletter followers with exclusive freebies just for them!! This is something that I’ve wanted to do for awhile and I’ve finally gotten ready to implement it, so I’m really excited to tell you all about how to get exclusive freebies.

The best way to keep up with The Treasured Schoolhouse is to sign-up for the newsletter.  That way, you’ll know every time I post to my blog.  You won’t be spammed or anything else.  You’ll just simply receive an excerpt of the post and you can click on the link to come back to the blog to finish reading it.  Best of all, you only receive the newsletter when I post something….and not for anything else!!

So now onto the exclusive offer for followers of the newsletter.  YAY!!  If you sign-up to receive the newsletter to The Treasured Schoolhouse, you’ll receive a password the next time I post to a freebie.  To access the freebie, you’ll be able to click on the link in the newsletter or you can come here to the blog and click on the “For Subscribers” tab.  You’ll have to input the password, which will give you access to any freebies that are on the page.  Sometimes they will be forever free and sometimes they’ll be free for a certain amount of time.  

My goal is to offer a new freebie at least once a month.  I can’t promise that though, so we’re going to say a new one will be posted as often as possible.  I don’t want to disappoint anyone or break a promise, so for now,  that’s what we’re going with!!  You never know though, so you’ll want to check back, as there won’t be a notice when a new freebie is listed.  I plan on having the freebies that I list be both Christian and educational so that I can cover both of my types of followers.

Also, the password will change often, so you’ll want to check with the newsletter to make sure you have the newest password.  You don’t want to lose access to the “For Subscribers” page to grab the freebies!!

If this sounds good to you, please just sign-up to receive the newsletter.  If you don’t already subscribe, you can enter your information on the sign-up form over in the right hand column of this blog.  If you already do subscribe, then the password will be included in the next newsletter!!

 

 

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A Christmas Gift

It’s almost Christmas and I wanted to share a Christmas gift with you.

This is a set of alphabet matching 2-part cards using a Christmas present.  The uppercase letter on the left half of the gift card is matched to the lower case letter on the right half of the gift card.  They’re perfect for homeschool, centers, or however you may want to use them.

If you’re interested in this set of Christmas Gift Alphabet 2-Part Matching Cards, just click to….

 

 

 

 

 

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Creation

Last night was the first night back to class. I was excited to meet my new kiddos and get back to religious education.

I always start with creation because well, that’s where we  started.  So much time is spent on rules, what’s expected, homework, prayers, and so on, that the lesson needs to be fairly simple.  I break creation down over a couple of lessons and classes.  Yesterday, I read the story of creation to them from the Bible.  I stop after each day to review what was created that day.

Then, we did a cut & paste worksheet that I made for class.  It’s a mat that has each day and what was created on it.  So they start off by coloring what was created each day.

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Lots of colors and no scribbling allowed!!

Next, we cut out all the different days.

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Good scissors skills!!

Then, we glued them onto the mat and placed them in their boxes.

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We love our glue sponges!!
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Glue them into their proper days!!

Here’s the final project!!

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All done!!
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So happy with our first project!!

The kids had a blast!!  I have a freebie for you, so that your kids can have a blast as well.  If you click on the image below, you can download the simple color version of this project.  I hope that the kids enjoy!!

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Also, this project is available for purchase in my shop.  It’s available in color and black & white, plus it has a little bit “fancier” borders on the mat.  If you’re interested in purchasing this creation activity worksheet, please just click here to view this exclusive item or just click below to add it to your cart.

NOTE:  This is the Catholic version based on the New American Standard (Revised Edition).  This is the Bible that I use in my classroom….

 

 

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NOTE:  This post contains affiliate links and if you click on any of them and make a purchase, I will make a small commission.

My Lenten Promise Activity

I know that I haven’t had anything special for you all lately.  Now that I’m starting my blog on my own domain, I think it’s time to get back on track!!  I have something for all of you, my loyal readers and followers.

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This is a freebie for Lent.  I know we’re now into Holy Week, so there’s not much time left to use this.  However, it’s a great activity for the religious classroom or at home with the family.  This is a set of journal pages or a writing activity.  They come in 2 types of lines for a variety of ages/grades.  

You can write your promises on the lines for each aspect of Lent….prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  It can be done daily, weekly, or just once during the Lent season.

If you’re interested in this activity, please just click to….

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Enjoy!!

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