Summer and Construction Tools FREEbie

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.

Enjoy your summer!

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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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My Lenten Promise Activity

I know that I haven’t had anything special for you all lately.  Now that I’m starting my blog on my own domain, I think it’s time to get back on track!!  I have something for all of you, my loyal readers and followers.

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This is a freebie for Lent.  I know we’re now into Holy Week, so there’s not much time left to use this.  However, it’s a great activity for the religious classroom or at home with the family.  This is a set of journal pages or a writing activity.  They come in 2 types of lines for a variety of ages/grades.  

You can write your promises on the lines for each aspect of Lent….prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  It can be done daily, weekly, or just once during the Lent season.

If you’re interested in this activity, please just click to….

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Enjoy!!

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow for October

It’s time for a new installment of Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!! It’s time to link up your posts to show off your products that you want to draw a little attention to.

Here’s my entry for October….

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If you’d like to join in, link up below and if you’d like to learn more about this linky, you can click here.  If you’d like to join in, you can grab the template and button if you click here.  I hope to see your posts….and remember that this linky is open for a full month, so you have plenty of time to post and link up!!

NOTE:  You MUST link to a blog post (or social media [Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter] that has a permanent link).  Please do NOT link to a product in your store.  There is a link to the “rules” for this linky above in the blog post.  Thank you for your understanding!!

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Hear My Prayer

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….

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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…..

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Here’s my kids at work on their prayer prompt…..

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If you’re interested in the drawing prompt that I used in class, you can just….

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Anytime that you use one of my freebie samples, I always appreciate your feedback by leaving a comment.  Enjoy!!

 

 

Giveaway: Alphabet & Number Practice Sheets Bundle

I’m happy to announce that I’m holding a giveaway at my shop at Teachers Notebook!!

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This is a huge 52 page bundle that is my complete “Alphabet Practice Sheets” and “Number Practice Sheets”.  The bundle sells for $10, which is a 20% savings from buying them separately.  There is 26 alphabet pages with 6 activities on each page for letters Aa-Zz.  There’s also 26 pages for number 0-25 with 8 activities on each page.  You can see the alphabet sheets if you click here and the number sheets if you click here to see all the full details of each individual product!!  You can also see the bundle if you click here.

One winner will be drawn on 10 October and you can earn 2 extra entries if you “pin it” to Pinterest and “share it” on Facebook.  For those of you who enter but don’t win, I will place this bundle on sale for 20% off for 48 hours after the giveaway ends so that you have a chance to get it at a discounted price as my “THANK YOU” for entering!!  Oh, and the individual products will be on sale as well for those that might not need or want the bundle.

If you’d like to enter this giveaway, just click the image above.  Good luck!!

Please click here to vote for my blog….thanks!!


Letter of the Week: Bb

It’s time to start Letter of the Week again!!  This week is Letter Bb.

I’ve created several new materials to go with Letter of the Week. The first item is for a writing center. The sheet contains the activities of color, circle, stamp, glue, draw, and trace the letter. This comes in ZB and DN font. Next is what I’m calling “Fancy Letters”. It’s all sorts of letter a’s and they must be sorted on the mats by upper case or lower case.

The final activity is what I’m calling my “letter formation skills”. These can be downloaded separately, but I’m grouped them together because they all work on skills using the current letter. There is a letter lacing for upper and lower case. There’s also a do-a-dot mat. One could also just color them, use stickers, or a number of other things. I’ve made a letter formation mat that has the poem on how to form the letter and is large for tracing the dotted letter. (This idea originated when I was asked if I could create something like what Confessions of a Homeschooler has, so I made it my own. The letter formation poem is from Little Giraffes.) Finally, there is a 4-piece puzzle for the upper and lower case letter.

The previously created materials that I created for Letter Bb aren’t available.  I haven’t had a chance to update them.  However, last year I never did get to a couple of the activities that I was creating.  I made magnet sheets and writing practice.  The writing comes in both fonts!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of pages….

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All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain. Other images are from personal sources and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this alphabet page, just….

If you use my Letter of the Week activities, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column. I love feedback and I truly create by the input that I receive….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.

Letter of the Week: Aa

It’s time to start Letter of the Week in my Y!Group and this year, we’ve decided to do the alphabet in order.  That means that Aa is first up!!

I’ve created several new materials to go with Letter of the Week.  The first item is for a writing center.  The sheet contains the activities of color, circle, stamp, glue, draw, and trace the letter.  This comes in  ZB and DN font.  Next is what I’m calling “Fancy Letters”.  It’s all sorts of letter a’s and they must be sorted on the mats by upper case or lower case.

The final activity is what I’m calling my “letter formation skills”.  These can be downloaded separately, but I’m grouped them together because they all work on skills using the current letter.  There is a letter lacing  for upper and lower case.  There’s also a do-a-dot mat.  One could also just color them, use stickers, or a number of other things.  I’ve made a letter formation mat that has the poem on how to form the letter and is large for tracing the dotted letter.  (This idea originated when I was asked if I could create something like what Confessions of a Homeschooler has, so I made it my own.  The letter formation poem is from Little Giraffes.)  Finally, there is a 4-piece puzzle for the upper and lower case letter.

There’s also many previously released printables in the folder.  It includes a set of Play-Doh mats, 2 writing sheets, and a “My Letter Aa Book”.  All of these printables come in both ZB and DN font.  There’s a set of letter tile mats in there also.  The last item is a set of magnet sheets in upper and lower case.

Here’s a thumbnail view of new pages….

All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.  Other images are from personal sources and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this alphabet page, just….

If you use my Letter of the Week activities, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I also have a “contact” button in the right column. I love feedback and I truly create by the input that I receive….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.

More of Clifford – The Big Red Dog

As I told you earlier in the week, a very lovely lady from my group had requested several Clifford – The Big Red Dog printables.  I was more than happy to make them and it kept me busy and helped me create some new materials.  I love requests!!

Well, everything that I’ve share up to now were all things that I created for her request and shared in my group.  Now, I have some exclusives, just for YOU!!  This is the first time anyone is seeing these and I wanted to give you all something all your own for always sticking by and following along with my posts.

The first item that I made is a set of number strip puzzles, There is a puzzle for counting 1-10 and 3 puzzles for skip counting by 2, 5, and 10.  There’s also a tic-tac-toe set with 2 boards and several tokens to choose from!! 

Next is a Clifford The Big Red Dog writing center set.  These sheets feature the typical read and write skills, but they also include stamp, glue, and draw.  The other writing center center set is not only read and write skill, but also stamp and draw.  Both sets feature Clifford and his friends from his books and tv show.

I managed to get one other thing created!!  This is sorting mats for small, medium, and large.  Each of King Clifford and his prince and princess friends are sorted by their sizes on the appropriate mat.

Clifford – The Big Red Dog characters by Norman Bridwell © Scholastic Inc. Images and backgrounds from internet sources and believed to be public domain, unless otherwise noted.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the items in this reader exclusive….

To get these Clifford printables, please just….

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**PLEASE NOTE: Clifford the Big Red Dog and Friends, Books, TV Show, and Characters by Norman Bridwell, PBS, and Scholastic © Scholastic Inc. – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Clifford.**

If you use these printables, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used this printable, please leave a comment and let me know. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!) I love feedback and I truly 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-Present. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.