The Schoolhouse Has Moved…..

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It’s time for me to move on and see what else I can do for The Schoolhouse.  I’m hoping that it’ll be bigger and better things.  I hope to see you at the new location of The Treasured Schoolhouse!!

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See you there!!

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Blogoversary #2

Today marks this blog being 2 years old. I can’t believe it’s been that long already!!  I remember people thinking that I was crazy for starting another blog, but I really felt that all my printables needed to be separate from my daily life blog.  I stand by that as I mark today’s blogoversary!!

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I always like to give a few stats on an ocassion like this.  It’s fun to see where the blog has come from, where it’s at, and where it’s going.  So without further ado, here’s some stats for my 2nd blogoversary…..

I’ve had 89,760 views with 327 comments.  The best day ever was 968 views.  There’s 189 posts with 33 categories and 1,800 tags.  My followers include 56 blog, 8 comments, 163 Twitter, and 76 Facebook.  The Schoolhouse has been shared 131 times in media like Pinterest, Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, Digg, StumbleUpon, and so on.  The top shared post is “F is for Fiery Furnace”.  There has been 7,182 spam comments blocked.

Top 5 Posts –

Home page / Archives 33,115
V.B.S. – Amazing Wonders Aviation 1,817
Nativty UNO 1,602
Clifford – The Big Red Dog 1,377
CVC Words 1,006
Seuss-icle Day 2: The Lorax with Thing 1 and Thing 2 882

Top 5 Search Terms –

happy new year animated 539
clifford 425
animated happy new year 423
happy new year animated gif 304
new years animated 215

Top 5 Referrers –

Search Engines 27,201
oneprettything.com 3,899
pinterest.com 3,231
armyfamilyok.wordpress.com 2,181
scrapbook.creativebusyhands.com 2,053

Top 5 Views by Country –

United States FlagUnited States 52,347
Canada FlagCanada 3,499
United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,601
Australia FlagAustralia 1,255
Spain FlagSpain 612
Germany FlagGermany 545

I think that about covers it!!  I want to thank all of you who visit my blog.  I love sharing my printables with you and I know that even when life gets in the way of me being able to make new ones, when I return, you’re still here.  I appreciate you voting for me, referring others to The Schoolhouse, following me, and just allowing me to keep this blog going!!


EduCents

educents-logoEduCents is a new online site that is launching on 2 April 2013.  Their site describes them as….

daily deals site featuring the latest educational products at 30-90% off!

(e-books, software, curriculum, online learning & more)

If you sign-up now for their pre-launch, you’ll receive a $15 $10 gift card (after 15 March 2013) to use once they launch.  It only takes a couple seconds to give them your e-mail address, first name, and who/what you are (parent, teacher, homeschooler, etc.).  Pretty simple to receive a gift card!!

I know you’re interested, so just click their logo at the top of this post and check out the site, blog, and sign-up for your $15 $10 gift card!!  They’re also on Facebook and Twitter.  Want to know more, check out their FAQ and you can sign-up there as well.

Spring Break

It’s time for….

spring-break-logoat our little homeschool, religious education, and here at The Schoolhouse!!

Since there’s no class this week, I don’t have a new page for the Bible ABC’s to post and I’m just going to take a break to enjoy some quality family time.  I’ll return next week and hopefully have some great new ideas that I can turn into printables to share!!


Thanksgiving Harvest Calendar Set

Hot off the presses is a calendar set of November.  It has a Thanksgiving harvest theme and features some really adorable clipart.

This set includes dates for 1-31 with extras like “holiday”, “Thanksgiving”, “no school”, and more.  There’s also years from 2012-17 so that it can be used well into the future.  The month is not just for November, as I also made one for October.  I just had to do that since I have so many online friends in Canada and they celebrate their Thanksgiving in October. 

In addition, there’s a set of “yesterday was”, “today is”, and “tomorrow will be” strips.  The calendar days fit perfectly on these….and the whole set should fit nicely on your bulletin board or pocket chart.

Here’s a thumbnail view of parts of the calendar set….

All clipart and the background © Laura Strickland at MyCuteGraphics and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this calendar set, just….

If you use this calendar set, 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.

Meep!!

I had a request in my group for some printable activities for Beaker.  Beaker is one of the Muppets and he’s most seen in the science lab with Dr. Bunsen Honeydew.  He always says “MEEP”!!

The things that I created for Beaker are pretty standard.  There’s a set of 4 9-piece jigsaw puzzles.  I also made a set of “label the color” cards.  Finally, there’s a Beaker tic-tac-toe game with a couple options for the tokens to play with.

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

All images are from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in these activities, just….

NOTE:  Beaker  © The Muppet Studio and I in no way lay claim to ownership of The Muppets, characters, tv show, or anything associated with such. This printable is for educational purposes only!!

If you use my printables, 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.

Symbols of the U.S. from A-Z Flashcards

Here’s the second part of the project that I’ve been wanting to do for a while, but just finally got working on it.  The first part was a set of 5×7 posters and this is a set of flashcards.

This is a set of flashcards that feature symbols of the United States. There is one for each letter of the alphabet. I did have to get creative with “X”, so please no negative feedback. You can choose not to use it or replace it with something of your choice.  These have a few different images than the posters do to add some variety to them!!

There are 4 sets of flashcards. Included is one set each for Zaner-Bloser manuscript and cursive. You’ll also find one set each for D’Nealian manuscript and cursive. They can be identified by ZB or DN in the file name. If it’s cursive, it’ll also include that in the file name.

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

Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in these flashcards, just….

I hope that you’ve enjoyed the posters and flashcards featuring the great symbols of the United States.  This is one my favorite projects and I regret that it took so long for me to do, but I’m thrilled that they’re now done.  If you missed the 5×7 posters, you can find them here.

If you use any of my printables, 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.

Counting Apples

Since this month starts fall/autumn and I had a request in my group, I decided to get a jump on it and start making things to share.  The request was for some counting mats with apples.

I’ve come up with Counting Apples for the Apple Tree and I went with the number word on the tree and the numeral on the basket.  That number of apples will be placed on the mat.  This activity will work on a couple of skills for little ones.  These mats are for counting 0-25.

Frame © Katie at Just So Scrappy and used with permission.  Clipart is from my personal files and it’s believed that I have permission to share what I create with them.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the parts of this printable….

To get these counting mats, please just….

There will be more apple….and fall/autumn….free printables to come!!

If you use these FREE 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!!



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.

Curious George

I’m sorry for my long absence of not sharing any freebies.  I just haven’t been making much.  It saddens me to say that my FREE printables are showing up all over GigaTribe again.  No matter how many times I ask that people remove them, they just flat out refuse.  I have no inspiration to continue creating materials if they’re going to constantly be abused and no respect shown toward me.  For pity sakes, I offer them for FREE!!  All they have to do is join my group or visit my blog to get them and NOT put them on Giga.  It’s pretty simple really!!

Anyway, I’m back today with some materials for Curious George.  He was recently a theme in my group and I wanted to share with you what I made for them.  Not to worry though, I have plans for some reader exclusives!!

There is a set of 5×7 alphabet posters that were requested by one of my members.  There’s also a set of alphabet flashcards that have the upper and lower case letter on them.  They can definitely be used as more than just flashcards!!

You’ll also find a set of puzzles that feature horizontal and vertical lines, as well as triangles and squares.  Finally, there’s a magnification game that has the covers of Curious George’s 8×8 size books.  This one is a fun challenge, since some of the covers show very little difference between them!!

Curious George by HA & Margret Rey © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing. Images and backgrounds from internet sources and believed to be public domain, unless otherwise noted.

Here’s a thumbnail view of parts these Curious George printables….

COMING SOON!!

To get these Curious George items, please just….

**PLEASE NOTE: Curious George © Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing and is by HA & Margret Rey – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Curious George.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

If you use these FREE 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.

V.B.S. – Amazing Wonders Aviation

Each summer, one of my group members conducts Vacation Bible School (VBS) at her church.  For a few years now, she’s asked me to create printables that they can use in the classroom because they have a limited budget and can’t purchase the whole package.  This year, their theme is Amazing Wonders Aviation through LifeWay and it looks like a great backdrop to teaching the kids God’s love.

They use the NIV version of the Bible, so any printables with the verse for this theme will come from that version of the Bible.  Also, I just want to note ahead of time that I will be adding a few more items to this and I’ll do another blog post to update what ever else I create.

For the memory verse, I made a cryptogram, fallen phrase, double puzzle, and letter tiles.  These are all puzzles geared more toward the older elementary age kids.  There’s also an AWA maze.

I created a set of banners and doorknob hangers.  You’ll find desk plates and name tags as well.  There’s also a set of basic VBS bookmarks. 

Finally, the things that I’m most excited about and proud of is a passport and tickets/boarding passes.  The kids can hand the teacher a boarding pass each day as they enter class.  Beforehand, the tickets can be filled in with the destination that the class is going during VBS.  There’s also a set of semi-completed tickets for those that don’t want to fill in all the information.  The passport can be stamped by the teacher as activities during VBS are completed or a lesson is done for the day.  I just can’t tell you how much I love these!!

**PLEASE NOTE:  When I printed the passport, it printed front and back perfectly on the 2 printers that I have.  One, prints front and back, while the other, the paper has to be flipped over and re-inserted.  I’m unable to give tech help on how your printer might print front and back, so if you have an issues, just print one-sided and then cut each page out and insert in the cover, then staple.**

Clipart and Images © LifeWay media.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the items for VBS….

To get these VBS printables, please just….

If you use these VBS 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.