Would You Be Willing To Pay??

I recently found some clipart that I like and really want to use it in some of the printables that I create.  The problem is, it’s not allowed to be at all for freebies.  I’d like to know if you’d be willing to pay a small fee (say 50¢) per printable created using these graphics.  It’d be my typical materials that I create and I wouldn’t size anything down or try to make extra.  Payments would be made via PayPal and you’d receive the item by e-mail within 24 hours.  I just need to charge something to so that I’m not violating the TOU of the artist and her clipart.

Thanks for voting!!



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Ten Commandments Lacing

Quite some time ago, I made a lacing card for the Ten Commandments.  It’s so hard to find them with the Catholic version, so I just used what I had.  Was rather a bummer because I couldn’t use them for my kiddos in class.  Then, not too long ago, I rediscovered this lacing card and shared them in my Christian Y!Group and I was asked to create a Catholic version.  I didn’t find anything suitable, so I had my fantastic hubby draw me the tablets and then I added the words.

Here’s a thumbnail view of of the lacing cards….

The catholic version graphic by my hubby © The Schoolhouse.  The clipart for the other version is from an internet source and is believed to be public domain.

If you’re interested in the Catholic lacing cards, just click to….

If you’re interested in the regular lacing cards, just click to….

If you use this printable, 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 They may NOT be published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, or sold for profit.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.

Christian Halloween

For so many Christians, Halloween is a time when they struggle.  There’s always the battle of is it alright to celebrate Halloween or not.  For me, it’s never been an issue.  I grew up trick-or-treating and still have just as strong, if not stronger faith.  My belief is that Halloween only has to be as demonic as you make it.

I have two blog reader exclusives for you today that might help bring the Christian spirit to your Halloween.

The first is a treat bag with 2 Corinthians 4 on it.  It uses an adorable cross in the pumpkin patch graphic.  Print 2 copies and glue together.  These would make great treat bags to pass goodies out to trick-or-treaters, take to a church fall harvest event, use in a Christian school, and there’s so many other ways to use them.

Here’s a thumbnail view of the bag….

If you’d like to download this Christian Halloween treat bag, just click to….

The second item that I created to share is a seed packet.  The adorable graphic on the front says “Christians are like pumpkins”.  The back features the poem to the same title on the front.  I put pumpkin seeds inside of mine and passed them out to the kids in my class so that they can spread…..and grow….the Christian spirit.  These could easily be passed out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween to spread the word, shared a church harvest festivals, and used for so many other events. 

Here’s a thumbnail view of the seed packet…..

If you’d like to download this Christian seed packet, just click to…..

I have one more goodie!!  Wednesday after my religion class, I posted the craft that I did with my class on my family blog.  It’s the “Pumpkin Prayer” and it’s based on the book by Liz Curtis Higgs.  I’d like to also share it with you, so if you go to this  post, you can read about it and download it as well.

I hope that you and yours have a very happy, safe, fun, and blessed Halloween!!  Please remember that I always appreciate your comments and feedback on the materials that I create. Also, I’d love it if you’d vote for my blog by clicking the button below too….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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Spooktacular Jigsaw Puzzle

This is made from the same Halloween scene that I talked about yesterday. This one is a jigsaw puzzle though.  Since it’s not extremely scary, I made it with few enough pieces that smaller kids could play too.  The spooktacular puzzle has 9 pieces!!

The background © internet source. All graphics © Kate Hadfield with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail of the jigsaw puzzle…..

If you’d like to download this spooky strip puzzle, just….

I always appreciate any comments or suggestions that you leave. It helps me to know that what I created is used or what I do is like or not liked. Also, please click the button below to vote for my blog….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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Spooktacular Strip Puzzle

I was playing around and put this scene together.  Then I found a background that fit the scene perfectly.  I tried to think about what exactly I could do with it.  I decided to stick with the basics and just make a strip puzzle.  This puzzle is counting by 5’s and is not only a spooky scene, but has spooky numbers too!!

The background © internet source.  All graphics © Kate Hadfield with permission.

 

Here’s a thumbnail of the strip puzzle…..

If you’d like to download this spooky strip puzzle, just….

I always appreciate any comments or suggestions that you leave.  It helps me to know that what I created is used or what I do is like or not liked.  Also, please click the button below to vote for my blog….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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

About My Printables – A Must Read!!

I have some issues to address with all of you, my readers and users of my printables.  In the time that I’ve been in Y!Groups and had a blog, there’s been many changes.  As with anything, some changes are good and some aren’t so good.  In January of 2010, there were huge changes to the graphics that we were allowed to use on free printables.

There has been more changes, the latest coming from Scrappin’ Doodles.  I purchased the license so that I can continue to use their graphics and give the printables away on my blog.  I have no problem doing that.  I do this to help people that have kids, work with kids, are teachers, grandparents, homeschoolers…..well, just anyone who interacts with kids.  I do this because the KIDS benefit.

My biggest problem is that my printables are being “abused”.  Below every single post is a brief TOU (terms of use).  I also include my full TOU in each printable download.  On top of that, I have a tab at the top of the blog with my TOU and Disclaimer.  Despite all this, I’m still finding my creations in places that they don’t belong.  The main location that I find them is Giga.  I have NEVER allowed my printable creations to be on Giga and I stress that. 

That is part of my TOU because I don’t know who’s grabbing them from you on Giga and you don’t technically have control of who’s getting them and where they go when someone downloads.  I don’t allow ANY uploading to Giga, AIM, 4Shared or any other online file storage/sharing service.  The reasons why it’s part of my TOU doesn’t matter.  The TOU should be honored no matter what.  Just know that it’s in place to protect the artist, the graphics, and myself. 

I’m sorry that I have to do this, much less say this, but it has to be done.  From now on, if I find my materials in any location that they’re not supposed to be, I’ll find a way to ban that person from downloading my materials and accessing them.  By people not honoring TOU, they’re ruining it for others.  It’s not only ruining things for you and others, it’s ruining it for the KIDS.  The KIDS are what this is all about and by you “abusing” what’s being freely given and shared with you, only the KIDS lose out. 

Also, if you find my printable materials used or in any location that they shouldn’t be, please ask that they be removed.  If you’re not comfortable doing it yourself, don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll handle it.  There’s no reason to let others lose  your change for free printables that are helping your KIDS!!

The final part of business is that if you have a problem with me or the printables that I create, please take it up with me.  There’s no need to run to artists, other bloggerss, teachers, or groups.  I’m very easy to work with and I’m willing to listen and learn.  I’ve been at this a long time, but there’s still mistakes that I make and I feel like we all can learn something new each day.  There’s just no need to go behind my back.  I have a “contact” button in the right hand column and there’s always leaving a comment.  Contact me at any time…..I love feedback!!

Thanks for reading and I hope that we don’t have any more issues with this.  My hope is that we don’t lose any more artists or graphics stores.  I’d love to be able to keep creating and helping you and especially the KIDS!! 



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 or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, uploaded to any file sharing service, 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Requests

I use this blog to post things that I create for classroom, homeschool, or really anyone who loves kids and likes to keep them having fun while learning.  I’m sure that everyone that has visited this blog or my family life blog knows that.  What you might not know is that I also take requests.  Sometimes I draw a blank on what’s new or what to create.  

To fill the “void”, I do accept requests.  If you see something that you’d like, but want it in a different theme, just let me know.  If there’s something you need for a lesson like a game or worksheet, you can just tell me and I’ll see what I can do.  I can make just about anything to suit your needs.  The only thing that I ask is that you give me sufficient time to create it.  As you know, life tends to step in and I can’t always just create something with last minute notice.

I will say, often the only time I can’t create something is if I don’t have graphics readily available.  Since my printables are free and we’re a single income family, I can’t always buy what’s needed.  That said, I generally have whatever graphics I do need, but it has happened a couple times that I didn’t.

So please, if you like my printables for home or school, but I don’t have exactly what you need, just contact me.  I might already have it made, just not shared on the blog….or I can create it!!  If you’d like to make a request (or have questions/comments/concerns/suggestions), click the “Contact The Schoolhouse” button in the right hand column of this page.  That will open up a comment form.  Just fill in the required information, click “send” and it’ll come right to my inbox!!  I’ll reply to you as soon as possible and let you know if I can fulfill your request or just answer your questions/comments.

I look forward to seeing what YOU need or want to see on my blog!!