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.
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!!
Halloween Bible Lessons for October, Complete Unit by Julie Faulkner
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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.
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!!
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….
Are you ready for Christmas?? I think I am, but then I usually end up surprised when I go to wrap of what I forgot or misplaced in my wonderful hiding!! Are you celebrating Christmas in your class or at home?? Do you need a couple more things to get you through or to keep the kids busy during the cold days??
Well, if you said YES to any of these things, I have a sale for you!!
Here’s what mySpectacular Christmasspecials are….
16-19 December – My entire store will be on sale for 15% off.
17 December – I’ll post a new item in my store and you can get it FREE for this day only!! You can find other great freebies from other stores that are participating by searching for#Christmasfreebies .
18 December – I’ll be posting new materials that you can get for $1 for this day only!! You can find other great dollar deals from other stores that are participating by searching for#dollardeals .
I hope to see you atThe Treasured Schoolhousefor mySpectacular Christmas!! I also want to take this time to thank you for all your support and for following along. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. My family and I would like to wish you all a veryMERRY CHRISTMAS!!
P.S. If you don’t want to leave this site, you can use coupon code: spectacular and receive 15% off your cart total on orders over $3. I’ll also be adding the new materials to this site with their TPT release. So, don’t hesitate to check out The Treasured Schoolhouseshop.
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.
Next, we cut out all the different days.
Then, we glued them onto the mat and placed them in their boxes.
Here’s the final 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!!
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 justclick hereto view this exclusive item or just click below to add it to your cart.
I have something special, just for you my readers. I wanted to give you a present this year for following along and putting up with my sporadic posts and everything else!!
This is a 4-page coloring book for the nativity. It focuses on Luke 2 and Matthew 2. It’s just a small book….well, it’s more like pages, to tell the real story of Christmas. The focus of these pages are geared toward Catholic, as I used the New American Standard Bible (NASB). Any faith surely can use it though!!
If you’re interested in these coloring pages, please just….
I hope that you can use it in your classroom, homeschool, or for religious education. If you do, please be sure to leave me a comment and let me know!!
This past week in class, we worked on learning about prayer. It’s always such an interesting topic for my kids.
So often, they think that they can only pray kneeling. They also think that you have to be silent when you pray. They love finding out that they can stand up against a tree in the park and thank God for his amazing creation!!
To help them learn more about prayer, I created this prompt for them to draw their prayer….
I also have a big set of these prompts available in my stores. There’s a total of 16 pages and it’s a great deal at $3. It’s great for a variety of ages/grades as there’s prompts to write, draw, or do both!! You can find this full set at…..
Here’s a freebie, just for my followers to celebrate my 100 followers on TPT.
This is a booklet in color for Five Green and Speckled Frogs. It makes a great version to read together in class. The booklet can be for a reading or math center.
If you’re interested in this booklet, just click here to….
Also, if you like this booklet, there’s a black & white version available in my TPT store. It’s not listed yet, but it will be in a few minutes and it’ll be marked for only $2.50 and will be included in the last couple hours of my 20% off sale.
Don’t forget to enter my 100 Followers Giveaway for your chance to win 5 great prizes. You have 9 possible ways to enter and it ends at midnight on 5 July. Just click here to get to the giveaway.
I meant to get this posted last night, but time just slipped right away. There’s still plenty of time to use it though on Hallow’s Eve or on All Saints Day!!
I have to say that this paper craft was a huge hit with my kids!! They simply colored the 2 clouds, then they each picked out 4 saints to color. The clouds are slightly overlapped and glued together and then the saints glued to the large cloud. After that, we decorated them with cotton puffs and glitter!!
There’s a sample on my Instagram if you click here. You’ll notice that the sample, we glued to a piece of construction paper. If you don’t glue on construction paper, print the clouds on cardstock and the saints on regular paper.
If you’re interested in this craft, click here to….
This idea originated from 3 ideas that I found on the internet. Credit is given for each of them in the document.
If you use any or all of these freebies, please leave me a comment. I love to read your comments and input….and know how you use them. I truly create by the feedback that I get!!
I have a new FREEBIE to share today!! This one celebrates Jesus and Halloween.
There is a coloring page for the kids to do what has the colors of candy corn and how they remind us of Jesus poem on it. There’s also a Bible verse on the page. Also included is a poster with a colored candy corn, the Bible verse, and candy corn colors poem. This makes for a great little activity to talk about how we can both our faith and Halloween.
Here’s a new freebie for all of you, my readers. There’s ONE catch though….
This is available only for a limited time!! I don’t know when I’ll remove it, so grab it while you can!!
This is “Flippin’ Out for Colors” cards. They have multiple uses, but they all work on colors. You can cut them out and mount them inside a file folder and the player will then place the color label in the correct space. You can use them for memory match/concentration by printing off 2 of each card and laminating them with the color words on them. They can also be used as label cards so the child can label each card with the correct color of the sea shell. Finally, they can also be used as flashcards by mounting the correct color word in the space or on the back so they can self-check. The color words also come in 2 styles….black font and the color font.