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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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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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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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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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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It’s Time for Back to School!

I just can’t believe how fast summer has gone. Where has time gone and what did you do with your summer??

Of course, back to school means sale time at The Treasured Schoolhouse!!  I’m really hoping that you all find some great deals to prepare you for back to school….or to use all year.

From 31 July to 3 August, these are the deals that you can find at The Treasured Schoolhouse….

The Treasured Schoolhouse Shop – 25% off with coupon code BTS2017

The Treasured Schoolhouse @ TPT – 20% off and an extra 5% off 1-2 August with code BTS2017

As always, I hope to add new materials during the sale.  While I’m typing this, I have a bundle of copywork for Catholic prayers uploading.  It’s 20% off the individual set prices, plus it’s going to be on sale as well!!

Happy Shopping and Welcome Back to School!!

 

 

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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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Best of 2016

I want to thank ALL of you for all your support during 2016. I couldn’t do what I do or do what I love if it wasn’t for you. It doesn’t matter if you just follow along on my blog or your purchase from The Treasured Schoolhouse, I’m here all because of each of you!!

As a “thank you”, I’m placing my TOP 10 items on sale for 20% off.  This sale will run from 28 to 30 December.  In addition, you can search #bestof2016sale on TPT.  The TOP 5 at The Treasured Schoolhouse are….

  1.   This is a set of cut and paste worksheets to place the 10 Commandments in order for big and little kids and it comes in a color and black & white version.  This is the Catholic version.  The wording for the littles is easy to understand for them and for the big kids, it comes right from the Bible!!
  2.   This is a set of coloring booklets for little and big kids.  This is the Catholic version.  The ones for the little ones are in easy to understand words, while the ones for the big kids are worded from the Bible.
  3.   On the list at number 3 is an Advent Activity Pack for Early Learners.  This pack has lots of things for the kids to do to learn and review Advent.  It can be used all through the Advent season.  It was created in 2014 and expanded with even more activities in 2015.
  4.   This pack focuses on things found in the Catholic church, but could be used for other faiths.  It’s good for a variety of ages/grades for the most common things found in church during mass.
  5.   This prayer pack is for the Apostles’ Creed and contains many activities for this Catholic prayer.  Some of the pages included are copywork sheets, posters, a coloring page, and more!!  The poster comes in a color and black & white version.

I hope you’ll check out this sale and enjoy the items that you helped make my TOP 10!!  Please, just click here to be taken to The Treasured Schoolhouse.  You can also click on each of the TOP 5 resources to be taken to its page.

Happy Shopping!!

 

 

 

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