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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clifford 425
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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!!


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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!!


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 2: The Lorax with Thing 1 and Thing 2

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Today is day 2 of my “Suess-icle Followers Contest” with a prize of a $10 gift certificate to TPT for one winner of followers of my blog and/or Facebook to be drawn at the end of the week!!  Please click the “home” tab to view the sticky post that talks about all the ways that you can enter the contest for your chance to win.

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I’ve decided to go with 2 previous printables that I created for today’s freebie.  The first is The Colors of the Lorax’s Truffle Trees.  Yes, I know they’re truffula trees, but I just happen to like truffle better and I went with it!!  HAHA  This is a set of 2-part cards where the color of the truffle (truffula) tree is matched to the Lorax’s color word. 

The second item is another set of 2-part cards.  These are The Shape of Thing 1 and Thing 2.  Thing 1 has a shape and it’s matched to the shape world of Thing 2.  Both sets of card come with a storage envelope for the cards.

Images from internet source and believed to be public domain. The Lorax and Thing 1 and Thing 2 characters © Dr. Seuss and Seuss Enterprises.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the cards from these 2 printables….

For the 2-part cards for The Colors of the Lorax’s Truffle Trees, just click to…..

For the free printable for The Shape of Thing 1 and Thing 2, 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.

Seuss-icle Day 1: Bartholomew and the Oobleck

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For the first day of my blog and Facebook contest, I’ve chosen my printable to be based on the Dr. Seuss book, Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  If you’re a current follower of my blog and/or Facebook, or a new one, please read the post at the top of the page (or by clicking the “home” tab) to learn how you can join in the contest and win a $10 gift certificate to TPT (Teacher Pay Teachers)!!

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This is a set of 2-part cards featuring -oo- words.  They come from various word families using the -oo- and some are long or short vowel sounds.  The image of the -oo- word is matched to the -oo- word.  See how fast and well they can be matched before the Oobleck gets you!!

Images from internet source and believed to be public domain.  Bartholomew and the Oobleck characters © Dr. Seuss and Seuss Enterprises.

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

If you’re interested these 2-part cards featuring Bartholomew and the Oobleck, just….

**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.**

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 Problem

Well, there’s a problem here at The Schoolhouse.  I have files ready to be uploaded to 4Shared to share and post for my followers contest.  However, 4Shared isn’t cooperating and I can’t upload a single file.  I’ve tried via the web and desktop.  So now I’m in a bind and I have nothing to share for my first day of the contest. 

Please be patient and I’ll keep trying as the day goes on.  I’ll even put them on a memory stick and try from my daughters computer.  If nothing works, I’ll try each and every day and share more than one thing at a time if I have to.  But mind you, there will be plenty of freebies one way or the other!!

Now, read that top post and follow my blog and/or Facebook page, then leave a comment for each way that you put the word out about the contest for your entry to win the TPT gift certificate!!


Seuss-icle Followers Contest

I’m having a Seuss-icle Followers Contest here on The Schoolhouse starting 25 February!!  Please read on to learn how you can enter and win a great prize on 3 March!!

I’m trying very hard to get back into creating new educational and Christian printables and blogging about them to get them out there to the kids.  The only way I can do that is to reach the parents, teachers, daycare providers, and those that work with or spend time with the children.  To do this, I’m holding a special contest right here on The Schoolhouse to boost my followers!!

My goals are simple…..

  • I’d like to reach 50 followers on my blog and I currently have 28. 
  • I’d like to reach 30 followers on my Facebook page and I currently have 13.

How can you help….and win??  That’s the easy part!!  To enter the contest from 25 February to 3 March, just choose one or all of these possible entries….

  • Talk about my contest on your blog and/or Facebook page, then leave me a comment HERE about each way you got the word out.  This can be up to 2 entries!!
  • If you don’t currently follow my blog and/or Facebook page, start following (via feed or e-mail) me and leave me a comment HERE letting me know how you are now following me.  (If you currently follow me, you qualify too….just comment and let me know!!)  This can be up to 2 entries!!
  • Pin my contest to one of your Pinterest boards and leave me a comment HERE letting me know you’ve done this.  This is 1 entry!!
  • Tweet about the contest on Twitter and leave a comment HERE letting me know that you tweeted.  This is 1 entry!!
  • Refer someone to follow me on my blog and/or Facebook page and have them leave me a comment HERE.  This is up to 2 entries….and the person you refer is then entered as well!!

That’s up to 8 chances for you to enter your name into the drawing to win the prize!!  You can find the “like” button to my Facebook page in the column on the right.  What’s the prize you ask??  Well, it’s a $10 gift certificate to Teachers Pay Teachers and ONE name will be drawn from the comments (which I’ll number) and let Random.org choose.  I’ll announce the winner at 8pm (CST) on 3 March.

I should add that everyday, or at least to the best of my abilities, I’ll be offering at least one Dr. Seuss themed printable.  Some will be “old”, but there’s many that haven’t seen them and many will be newly created materials.  So please, be sure to check back often to see what I’m sharing!!

Now’s the time….please grab, pin, post, or share the button below and help me get my printables out there to the kids…..and get entered for your chance to win that prize!!

Copy this code to add to your blog or site…..

<a href="https://theokschoolhouse.wordpress.com" target="_blank"><img src="https://theokschoolhouse.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/seuss-iclefollowerscontest-button.jpg" alt='FREE Educational & Christian Printables!' border=0 /></a>

**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!!**


P.S.  I’d also appreciate it if you’d click here to vote for my blog. (You can vote ONCE a day!!)



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.

Sharing the Love

I know, my posting is few and far between.  Since my surgery, I’m just so much more active and don’t spend the time at the computer that I used to.  Plus with the GigaTribe mess, I just didn’t feel like sharing, much less creating new materials.  I gotta admit that I miss it just a bit though!!

Today, I have a folder of Valentine’s Day printables.  Most of these were made last year.  Some of you might have them, or they might be new to many of you.  Either way, it’s a great set of 9 fun activities for the kids!!

First up is my oldest one in the batch.  It’s Valentine Stamp Pattern worksheets and there’s about 3 pages of pretty stamps to complete the pattern on.  Next is A Heart of Many Colors and it’s a set of 2-part cards for color matching.  Then, I have The Shapes of Love 2-part cards for matching the shape to the shape word.

There’s 2 sets of clothespin cards.  One is Have a Heart and that’s for counting numbers 0-20 and Sweetness & Love is for matching upper case to lower case letters.  I also have a set of Have a Heart mirror cards to work on symmetry and just fun play with a mirror!!

A Time for Love is a set of 2-part cards for telling time.  They are for 5 minute times.  There’s a flipbook called Count on Love for matching the number of objects, the numeral, and the number word from 0-20.  Finally, there’s The Price of Being Love Birds which is a set of 2-part cards for money values.  It’s matching the value of a Valentine’s gift to the correct amount in coins.

Graphics © Katie @ Just So Scrappy Too with permission.  Stamps and Valentine gifts from various internet sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the part of the Valentine’s Day printables….

If you’re interested in these Valentine’s Day activities, please just…..

If you use my FREE printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. 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 website/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.

New Year …. New Direction

I want to wish all my readers, followers, and those who use my printables, a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  I hope that you have a blessed 2012.

With a new year comes new directions and some changes.  This is so true for me!!  It’s also true for my blog and the things that I create.  I will still continue to create and share my educational and Christian printables, but I’m adding to my portfolio.  I’m going to start to create printables for the home, party supplies, gifts, and items like those.  I feel that it’s time for my to broaden my horizons.  I don’t think that any of you will be disappointed by what I share and I think it will bring in a wider range of viewers to my blog.

My first new offering for the new year is a set of checkbook cover art.  This is a set of 4 different ones.  The checkbook cover art are inserted inside the clear plastic covers.  I’ve had one of these covers for years and my insert if wearing out and I’ve often wanted to change it out.  I measured them for the clear cover that I have, but some might vary slightly in size even though they’re pretty standard in size.  In that instance, I’d just trim off the borders to help them fit better.

Graphics © Katie @ Just So Scrappy Too with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the checkbook cover art….

If you’re interested in these inserts, please just…..

If you use my FREE printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. 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 uploaded to any file sharing service/storage, published on any websites/blogs or other electronic media, distributed in any manner, 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.

Lil Eskimos Calendar Set

I’m finally back with a new printable to share.  This is a calendar set that features the most adorable little Eskimos.  It was really fun to get back creating again and I hope that you can use it.

The set includes dates, with a few extras and all the months.  There’s also years starting with 2012 and going to 2017.  Lastly, there’s “yesterday was”, “today is”, and “tomorrow will be” complete with the days to fill in the slots.

Eskimo Clipart © Annie Lang @ AnnieThingsPossible with permission.  Background © Katie @ Just So Scrappy Too with permission.

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

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

If you use my FREE  printables, please leave a comment and let me know how you and the little ones like them….or don’t like them. I’d also appreciate it if you’d click the button below once a day to vote for my blog. 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 © 2008-2011. All rights reserved, unless otherwise noted.