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 –

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Top 5 Referrers –

Search Engines 27,201
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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
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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!!


Pet Vet

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In my group, one of our summer themes is prop boxes.  Dramatic play is so important in the development of children.  My daughter loved all things “grown up” and would play all sorts of these dramatic play things.

One of her favorites was playing vet, which she still intends to be!!  I made to exam sheets or record sheets for her.  One was made in 2009 and one in 2010.  Yes, she was still playing “grown up” just a couple years ago.  She had a cash register (real one), so she loved to do anything and everything with it.  She loved to ring up her customers!!

Anyway, these are 2 of the sheets that I made for her and I want to share them with you to use for your little ones.  Each one has a choice of type of animal, reason for visit, and pet’s name.  After that they differ and can be used for different functions.  I hope that your kids get as much enjoyment as my daughter did!!

Here’s a thumbnail view of the sheets….

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All animal photos from internet sources and believed to be public domain.  Clipart © Denyse at Scrappin’ Doodles and used with permission.  Clipart © Wrapped to Perfection and used with permission.

If you’re interested in this set of alpine animal cards, just click here to get your….

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If you use these prop box sheets, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, please feel free to 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 if you’d like to reach me that way.. I enjoy receiving feedback and I create by the input that I get, so thank you in advance for taking the time to do this!!




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.

Ash Wednesday

Ash-WedToday is Ash Wednesday and we celebrate as a class by attending mass.  Therefore, there won’t be a page for the Bible ABC’s today.  Please check back next week for the next letter in our Bible alphabet!!

Have a blessed Ash Wednesday and may you accomplish all your goals this Lent season!!

Happy New Year!!

Blessed-New-YearI can’t believe that it’s already 2013.  Time sure is flying!!  I don’t like that it’s going by so fast, but I’m ready to see what’s ahead.

I want to thank each of my readers and those that follow along with The Schoolhouse.  I wish each of you a very Happy and Blessed New Year!!


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….

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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.

Spring Calendar Set

I know this is a little late, but hopefully you will still be able to use it.  This is a spring calendar set.  Yes, spring “ends” at the end of May (since summer begins in June), but I just had to finish it and get it shared!!

This is the perfect set for spring with lots of pink, white and teal flowers.  I used a fresh spring-like font for the numbers and words.  The years go from 2012-2016, so you can get plenty of use from it.  I also included all 12 months for those that like spring all year long!!  It also includes the days of the week and the yesterday, today, and tomorrow cards.  Finally, there are 31 dates and lots of extras for the holidays that fall from March to May.

Graphics © Trina Clark @ Digi Scrap Kits with permission.  Some holiday clipart © About.com and some from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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

To get the calendar set, just….

If you use this 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.

Kiss Me I’m Lucky Party Pack

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I created a party pack to help everyone with their St. Patrick’s Day parties and celebrations.  If you haven’t found what you needed in the store, or planned a last minute get-together, hopefully you’ll find what you need here!!  I broke everything down by topic, so you can find just what you need….or you can get it all.

In the “goody bags & gift boxes”, there’s a large gift bag and a gable box.  Print 2 of each and assemble.

You’ll find salt & pepper boxes, a french fry box, a hamburger box, and a hot dog container in the “food” pack.  There’s also a popcorn box that you’ll need to print 2 of, then assemble.

For “party supplies”, you’ll find napkin rings, a silverware pocket, and a banner.  There’s also a party hat and glasses.

There are Chapstick boxes and a sucker package “for the kids & goody bags”, as well as a boomerang and tri-boomerang.  You can also find a door hanger and mini-bookmarks.  Finally, there is a crayon box for 8 crayons and a pencil box.

Graphics and background © A-Manda Creation with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of just some of the pieces in this party pack (click to enlarge)….

If you’re interested in this party pack, just….

If you use this printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the kids like them….or don’t like them. 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 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.

The Seuss-icle Followers Contest Winner Is….

Mary!!

I’m sorry that I’m running a little late with this.  Kinda got wrapped up in life!!  I let my daughter hit the “generate” button to choose are winner and she had fun being able to help RANDOM.ORG decide who our winner was. 

Thank you to everyone who participated!!  I only wish that I could give you all a certificate.  Without you, my readers and followers, my blog couldn’t exist.  I appreciate all you do and the time you take to read my posts and download what I create.

Mary, your certificate will be in your inbox no later than 8pm tomorrow night!!  Congrats and I hope you enjoy your gift certificate.  Thanks for following and participating!!

**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  Any printable is for educational purposes only!!**



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 © 2008-2012. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Seuss-icle Day 4: The Foot Book

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Today is the 4th day of the “Seuss-icle Followers Contest” and I have a couple of new creations for you based on The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss and I hope that you like them!!  Both items are 2-part cards.

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First up is Foot Guy Opposites.  These are all words from the book and they’re to be matched up to their opposite word.  Yes, that would be antonyms!!  The other set of 2-part cards is Foot Guy’s Colorful Feet.  For these, Foot Guy has the color word and it’s matched up to that color foot.

Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain. All characters and books © Dr. Seuss and Seuss Enterprises.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of these 2-part cards….

For the Foot Guy Opposites, just click to…..

For the Foot Guy’s Colorful Feet, just click to…..

**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

Also, if you haven’t done so already, leave a comment on my sticky post for my “Seuss-icle Followers Contest” if you follow my blog and/or “like” my Facebook page.  This contest is for all CURRENT and NEW followers.  If you’re just on this post, click the “home” button or my header image to get to the sticky post and if you’re on my front page, just scroll up!!

If you use this printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the kids like them….or don’t like them. 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 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 © 2008-2012. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.

Seuss-icle Day 3: Dr. Seuss Writing Centers

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For the third day of my “Seuss-icle Followers Contest” week, I have some writing sheets.  They’re not just writing though!!  They also include read, write, stamp, paste, and draw the titles of Dr. Seuss books.  Not all the skills on the same sheets for some variety.

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I shared a couple of these in my group and they were a huge hit with Dr. Seuss book titles and/or characters.  I also made a 3rd set that combines the skills on both of the other sets.  These are basically my version of a “write the room” for Seuss activity.  All sets will have “read”, “write”, and “draw”.  One will have “stamp”, one will have “paste” and the last will have “stamp and paste”.

Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain. All characters and books © Dr. Seuss and Seuss Enterprises.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the pages from these printables….

For the writing center with paste, just click to…..

For the writing center with stamp, just click to…..

For the writing center with stamp and paste, just click to…..

**PLEASE NOTE: Dr. Seuss, Books, and Characters © Seuss Enterprises – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, books, or anything else pertaining to Dr. Seuss.  These printables are for educational purposes only!!**

If you use this printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the kids like them….or don’t like them. 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 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 © 2008-2012. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.