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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Back to School

Are you ready for back to school?  Do you resume homeschool or religion classes soon?  If so, you’ll be happy to know that it’s time for the Back to School Sale on Teachers Pay Teachers!


Every item in my store will be on sale 31 July to 3 August for 20% off.  Yes, everything in my store including bundles that are already at a huge savings!  If you shop 1 & 2 August, you can use code BTSFRESH for an additional savings of 5% off at checkout.  That makes the total discount 25% off your purchase!

You can also use code BTSFRESH at checkout in The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop to receive 20% off your purchase.  If you haven’t checked out The Treasured Schoolhouse lately, you should because I’ve been busy adding lots of new resources to help you and the kids at home or in the classroom!

 

To be taken to the sale at TpT, click the banner above and to check out the shop, click here.  Happy Shopping!

 

 

 

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What do You See in Church?

Teaching kids about what they’ll see inside the church when they attend mass is so important.  I have some worksheets and activities that can help teach or review what they’ll see inside the church!

To make it easier for little ones to understand what is going on during mass, it’s vital that they understand the items that they will see while there.  Use the pages as you walk around church explaining the items or after a tour of the church.  This will help them to feel more comfortable and know their way around the church.

To get elementary kids to participate in mass or even become altar servers, it’s key for them to know all the components used during mass and what they’ll see and use in church.  Their understanding of these items will allow them to be interested on what’s going on during the mass.

Have the kids match up the name of the item found inside the church to that item.

For big kids, you want to keep them coming to mass and being able to understand the elements used during mass or just seen inside the church makes them feel more welcomed.

Take the kids to church and write down the items that they can identify in church and on the sheet.

The more kids know about what they’ll see in church and used during mass, the more interested and happy they will be.  It increases their participation.

You can find these worksheet and activity packs in my Shop to help teach or review the items found inside the church (click on each image to view what’s included in each pack or add to your cart here)….

 

 

You can also find these games….

COMING SOON!

I hope this helps and gives you some ideas to help the kids understand what’s inside the church!

 

 

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Advent is on Sale!

Advent is just around the corner and I have a couple activities to help you prepare the kids for this special time of the year.


For today ONLY, you can get “Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners” and “Advent Activity Pack 2” are on sale for 40% off.  Please head over to Teachers Notebook to grab them on 2 December at this special price.  Advent begins on 4 December, so this is perfect timing so that you can teach your kids all about Advent and the time for preparing and waiting to celebrate the birth of Jesus.  Here are the Advent packs that are full of activities….

Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners for $5.50 $3.30 on the Daily Deal

Advent Activity Pack 2 for $6.00 $3.60 on the Daily Deal

I hope that you have a very blessed Advent season and that these will help your kids learn and understand this very special time of the year!

 

 

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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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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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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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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!!

 

 

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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!!

 

 

 

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FREE Catholic Books

Are you looking for some good Catholic books to read??  If so, I found an amazing list of free books.

Most of these traditional Catholic books are available in PDF format and some are audio books.  They even have some in text format or for the Kindle.  There’s also a section of cd’s.

This is an amazing list of books that could teach you something new, refresh your interest, or even change you life.  These are all traditional Catholic books that cover catechism and doctrine, saints, Catholic life, Mary, Latin, Jesus, faith, liturgy, texts, and others.

You can see the books here….

Free Traditional Books Part I

Free Traditional Books Part II

I hope that you can find something to read and enjoy for a long time to come!!

 

 

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Objects in Church and for Mass

This week, we worked on what’s inside the church. Next week, we’ll go tour the church and Father will have items for mass set-up for the kids. This all leads up to the week after when we attend mass for Ash Wednesday. I do lots of prep because of many of the kids, this is the first or only time attending mass, especially for the little ones.

I start by talking about the things that they can see outside and as they walk into the church. This is a great book for discussing the different objects in church….

I then discuss several objects with them.  We do a fun activity of matching items that we’d see in church or not see in church.  Sometimes they circle the items or color the items that they see in church.  This time, we drew a line from the object to the church.

You could also simply place an “X” through items not found in church.

Next, we work on tracing the names of some of the objects in church.

Finally, we do a cut and paste activity. I had them color the church and then they were told to color the objects that they would find in the church. We should have cut them out and then glued them onto the church, but we ran out of time!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can find the pages that we worked on in the What’s Inside the Church Worksheet Pack in my shop.

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You can also see my new expanded pack, What’s Inside the Church 2 Worksheet & More Pack for older kids to learn about the objects in church and used during mass and it’s exclusive to my shop.  

$4.75Add to cart

If you use coupon code CHURCH, you can take 25% off those 2 printables!

 

 

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