Are You Ready for Back to School?

Are you ready to head back to school, homeschool, or religious education? If not, I might be able to help!

I’m giving away a $10 gift card to Teachers Pay Teachers (TpT) and you have 4 different ways that you can enter. You’re welcome to enter just 1 or all 4 ways!


This gift card giveaway will run from 20-22 August.  The winner will be drawn at midnight (11:59pm CST) on 22 August and notified via blog post and e-mail on 23 August.  The possible ways to enter are:

  • visit my Facebook page and I’d appreciate it if you’d follow as well
  • follow me on Twitter
  • tweet a message about me on Twitter  (TWEET:  Please check out “The Treasured Schoolhouse” for Christian and educational printables for everyone!)
  • answer a question in the comments of this blog post  (COMMENT:  What do you most look forward to when going back to school?)

In addition to the giveaway, my entire store is also on sale!

The Treasured Schoolhouse will be on sale for 20% off 20-22 August.  For 1 day ONLY, 21 August, you can use code BTSBONUS18 to receive an extra 5% for up to 25% off total!  As always, I’ll add new resources during the sale.  Last night, I added a new one and will do so again tonight.  Also, be sure to check out all my money $aving bundles, plus they’ll be on sale as well!  You can click the banner above to be taken to the sale at The Treasured Schoolhouse.

Now it’s time to enter the giveaway.  Happy shopping and good luck!

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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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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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Treasured Points

I’m excited to tell you all about a new program that I’ve implemented at The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop.  It’s a new points rewards program where you earn points for each purchase and other processes.

Here’s an example of what you’ll see now with each printable….

It will show how many points you’ll earn if you purchase the item.  As you can see, we round it up, so in this case it’s a $2.50 item and you’ll receive 3 points.  During a sale, you’ll earn points for the regular price of the materials, and not the sale price.  

Other ways that you can earn points are by opening an account with The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop.  That earns 5 points.  You can also earn 2 Treasured Points for each feedback that you leave on printables that you purchase.

When you’re ready to use your Treasured Points, you can redeem them during the checkout process.  When redeeming them, they have a value of 15 Treasured Points is equal to $1.  That means if you have 30 Treasured Points and are purchasing a $4 item, your 30 points will take $2 off the amount in the shopping cart.

The best part is that you can use your Treasured Points on your next purchase, or you can save them until you’re ready to use them.  The points never expire!

If you’d like to learn more about Treasured Points, please click here.  If there’s a question or comment that you have, please leave a comment on that page and I’ll reply right away!

 

 

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What Would You Like to See?

Hello all!!

I know that I’m not good about keeping up with this blog. It bothers me, but sometimes life gets busy and this is the one thing that I tend to let go to make room for other things. However, I know that some of you are true and loyal and deserved more. One of the things that I’d like to do is start blogging more. I’m not saying all the time, but I’d like to do at least one post a week.

How does that sound to all of you??

What I need to know is what you’d like to see on The Treasured Schoolhouse. Please be honest because I can’t give you what you want or need if I don’t know. Please take the poll below….

Please feel to add other ideas and be sure to leave a comment if you have other options or ideas.  Remember, you vote matters, so let me know!!

 

 

 

 

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BF2CM Gift Card Giveaway

Are you ready to win a $10 gift card for TPT?? If so, enter my giveaway with 4 chances to win!!

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This giveaway will run until midnight 28 November and you have 4 chances to win.  All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below.  The ways to win are…..

  1. Follow me on Twitter
  2. Tweet about your favorite product in my store
  3. Visit The Treasured Schoolhouse on Facebook
  4. Leave a comment on this post about your favorite Thanksgiving or Christmas memory

That’s it!!  Now, just enter to win the $10 gift card….

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Good luck!!  The winner will be announced as soon as the giveaway ends and the gift card will be e-mailed within an hour of the winner being announced.

 

 

 

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P.S.  Please be sure that I have your e-mail address (either in the Rafflecopter or in a comment) so that I can mail the winner their $10 gift card to TPT!!

Top 10: August

This month, the subject is “best things about the start of the school year”.  It’s a little harder since I’m not in a classroom setting, but I still do teach my religion class and homeschool.  So, here’s my Top 10 based on those experiences….

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Check out the other participants by visiting The Third Grade Nest….and join in!!

 

 

Christmas Printables

I’m working on some new Christmas materials to share with you all, but it’s taking so much time and I’ve just been so busy.  I’m sure that you can relate, as I’d be willing to be that you all have a lot going on too.  In the meantime, you can see the previous Christmas freebie printables that I’ve shared.

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If you’re looking for nativity ideas, please look here.  There’s 2 pages worth of things that I’ve shared in the past.  If you’re just looking for general Christmas, you can see those here.  There’s a few nativity that showed up on this list as well.

Also, last year when I did my “Nativity A Day”, I shared them on my personal blog.  You can find nativity printables here.  There’s more than a page of them.  For basic Christmas prinables, there’s several for you to look at.  You’ll find Christmas printables here andsome 12 Days of Christmas here.  If you read through this, you’ll find several Christmas materials.

I hope this keeps your kids and family busy having fun and learning for now.  There’ll be some new Christmas printables coming soon.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you find something that you can use.

If you use any of these freebies, please leave a comment and let me know or share pictures of your kids in action with them.  I’d also appreciate it if you took the time to click the button below to vote for my blog….thanks!!



All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are provided for free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted. This means that unless it is specified otherwise, all content within this blog and downloads are the private property of Elaine and The Schoolhouse. All materials on this blog and downloads are copyright (© Elaine, © The Schoolhouse, and © Commotion) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Who Is Watching Baby Jesus?

Today is the 20th and final posting of Nativity A Day.  It looks like I missed 3 posting, but I might not be finished for today yet!!  I really enjoyed this challenge, and I hope that you did too.

My offering for today is Who Is Watching Baby Jesus? and it’s played like Who Took the Cookie? and Who Stole Santa’s Elf? that I posted after Thanksgiving.  Players are dealt cards face down and flip one at a time over.  If the player doesn’t have baby Jesus, they say “NOT ME” and play continues on in this manner, one player at a time.  If they do flip over baby Jesus, then they say “IT’S ME” and the game ends.  In this case, the one “watching” baby Jesus is the winner!!  This also includes the box to store the cards in. 

Original game idea © Super Simple Songs.

Nativity Clipart © Kate Hadfield @ The Lilypad with permission.

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

If you’re interested in today’s game, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

The Nativity from 0 – 30

Today is my second day of Nativity A Day and I have another new creation for you.  This free nativity printable is a game for number order from 0-30.  The player will fill in the missing spaces on the game board with the correct number.  The Nativity from 0 – 30 is a one player game for quiet time, lesson re-enforcement, review, or any other way that will help you and the little ones numbers and counting.

Nativity images © Resale Clipart used with permission.

Here’s a peek at today’s nativity….

If you’re interested in today’s nativity, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below (as well as in the side bar under “vote or rate The Schoolhouse”). I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Children’s Nativity Jigsaw Puzzles

From now today until 23 December, I’ll be offering a FREE printable on either this blog or my family life blog.  They will all be nativity themed, unless I come up with some brilliant idea that I just HAVE to do and share that day.  I’ll be creating them for a variety of ages/grades, so I’m hoping to have all the kids covered for nativity activities this CHRISTmas season.  So please, be sure to check back everyday for a new FREE nativity printable and if it’s not here, go to Commotion from the Ocean of Life  to find your FREEBIE for that day.  Remember, my plan is one a day,but sometimes life interferes with the best of intentions and you may not find them released at the same time each day!!

My first offering is a set of nativity jigsaw puzzles.  They range from 4 to 6 to 8 to 12 pieces.  They all feature children’s nativity pieces or they’re nativities that feature children in them.  There are 6 jigsaw puzzles in this set in total.

Nativity images © internet sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a peek at this set of nativity jigsaw puzzles….

If you’re interested in this set of jigsaw puzzles, please just…..

If you use my FREE nativity printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below (as well as in the side bar under “vote or rate The Schoolhouse”). I love feedback and create by the input that I receive….thanks!!



The information that is posted on this blog is general information purposes. It is not intended to substitute for curriculum or for obtaining advice from your principal, church or DRE. It is for informational and educational purposes only. All activities, games, information, etc. on this blog are free. However they are ONLY to be used for classroom and personal use. They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit. If you know someone who would benefit from these materials, please refer them to this blog. Do NOT share the materials that you download with them. Copyright © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.