Advent: New and Revised

Are you ready for Advent? Tomorrow is the first Sunday of Advent for 2018. If you haven’t yet prepared your lesson or activities, I might be able to help!

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First, I’ve updated my 2 previous Advent Activity Packs.  I’ve revised them so that all the color purple is now violet and pink is now rose.  It’s a fairly minor change, but I wanted them to be modernized with the colors that we now call them and they’re the same through all the resources now.

I’ve created a new Advent Activity Pack for this year.  It’s the 3rd installment!  This one has a “My Advent Reflections” book that the kids or even adults can note their reflections for each Sunday or week of Advent.  There are 2 to write on with differenciated lines for various ages/grades.  There is also one to draw on.  It also includes a worksheet and 5 puzzles….and they all have an answer key!  

This pack is also comprised of 22 word wall cards and 2 blank for you to add words of your own.  Some of the ways to use these cards are to just display them during a lesson, write sentences using the words, write the room, and many other uses.  A few of the words included are coming, hope, liturgical year, Advent, rose, and more!

The best part about this?  I’ve combined all 3 Advent Activity Packs into a bundle at more than 20% off the individual resource price.  Is there anything better?  Yes, there is!  You can use coupon code ADVENT to get an additional 10% off the bundle and the individual packs (in case you don’t want to purchase the bundle).  Oh, and as an added bonus, I’m including the Advent Write the Room and the O Antiphons Poster and Activity Pack in the coupon discount and it doesn’t expire until 24 December!

 


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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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Religious Incentives

Do you use incentives or rewards in your class or homeschool? There are several ways that you can reward kids for doing such as behavior, completing homework, memorizing verses, or other things.

 

In my religious education class (CCD), I use Bible Bucks.  These come in the same amounts that our currency comes in, with a couple extras.  Students can earn Bible Bucks for returning their folder to class each week, doing homework, and other such matters.  Usually about every 3 weeks I let the kids shop in the Gospel Store.

Most of the items in the Gospel Store are things that I purchase at Wal-Mart or Dollar Tree.  I try to find toys and items related to the Bible.  I’ve had items like small stuffed animals such as a whle for Jonah and the Whale or Bible story books.  I price the items for sale by size and the biggest is no more than 5 Bible Bucks and the smallest would be 1 Bible Buck.  I store the pieces in containers that I get at Dollar Tree and tag each bin with the price of that the objects in that bin.

Oriental Trading also has lot of sets of small Chrisitan toys and novelties.  These not only work great in the Gospel Store, but they’re also perfect for the Treasure Chest.

Incentives are a fantastic tool in the classroom or at home to reward the kids.  It encourages them to keep working hard and to be responsible.  It’s always fun to watch them shop in the Gospel Store and in my class, they love to keep up with how many Bible Bucks that they’ve saved.

If you’d like to use the Bible Bucks that I’ve made, please click the image below for more information or just add them to your cart.  Only the bundle is shown below, but it’s a saving of 20% off the individual sets (color/bw)!

 

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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.

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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

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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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The August Bundle

I know that some of you have to love fonts as much as I do!!  Well, if you do, The August Bundle is now available at The Hungry JPEG.
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This bundle is packed with lots of goodies and it’s only $29.  It’s available until the end of August, so it is a limited time deal.  Oh, and you can get 10% off if you Tweet about it!!

Here’s just some of what’s included in The August Bundle….

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If you want to check out The August Bundle….or any of the other great fonts, graphics, photos, and more at The Hungry JPEG, just click here.
 

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Shotbox

One of the plans that I have for the upcoming school year is to share more photos of my products in use. I typically post pictures on Instagram or my other social media, but I’d like for you, my readers, to be able to view them as well.

One of the ways that I plan on doing this is by using my Shotbox.  Shotbox is a photo light box. It makes taking images of printables and other things so easy!! You can click the ad below to check out the Shotbox and what it does. I might also add that they have some new features coming soon and I’m pretty excited about it!!

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Here’s a couple photos that I took with mine, with no prep what-so-ever.  I was just playing around and didn’t really set things up for a professional look.  You’ll notice that I only used the blue background, but I got a set with other background colors included in it.

This is a model that my hubby built….

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Here’s an item in my store, Snowball Fight Kindergarten (Primer) Sight Words.  This is a spelling mat and worksheet pack for the winter, but summer is a great time to cool down using it too!!  Here’s the photos of it….

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The Shotbox can be used with a standard camera, tablet, or cell phone.  You can also adjust the amount of light.  I just played with it and had a fun, so I can’t wait to do more and really put a little time and effort into using it!!

Be sure to check out the SHOTBOX for your photo light box needs and have some fun too!!

 

 

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