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
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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 –

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United Kingdom FlagUnited Kingdom 1,601
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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!!


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The Amazing Mumford

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Another freebie!!  Twice in a week, something must be wrong with me!!  HAHA

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Today, there’s a couple of printables for The Amazing Mumford for you.  First off, there’s a set of 2-part cards for counting 0-25.  The number of peanut butter sandwiches is counted and matched to the number word.  The final items is a set of alphabet flashcards.  They contain upper and lower case letters on the card.

If you’re interested in either of these printables, please just click on The Amazing Mumford above to be taken to the download folder and “Ala Peanut Butter Sandwiches”, you’re there!

NOTE:  The Amazing Mumford © Sesame Workshop.  I in no way lay claim to the character, or anything else pertaining to Sesame Street.  These printables are not for profit and are for educational purposes only!!

If you use any of these printables, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, 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. I enjoy receiving feedback and I create by the input that I get, so thank you in advance!!




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.

Alpine Animals

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My group is working it’s way through each habitat/biome and the animals that live there.  This has been really informative and fun.  This is the second set of cards in the set that I’m making for each habitat/biome.  The first set was for rainforest animals.

This set is for alpine animals.  I found some new ones that I didn’t know belonged.  It’s been educational for me making these as it is for the kids to use them!!  These cards are Montessori inspired and use real images.  They can be used for flashcards, 3-part cards, or many other things.

Here’s a thumbnail view of one of the pages with cards….

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All photos from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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 cards, have any requests, or just want to let me know how you used them, 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. I enjoy receiving feedback and I create by the input that I get, so thank you in advance!!




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.

Rainforest Animals

 

 

The Schoolhouse Moved - FilesWe just had a month long theme in my group for habitats.  Additionally, monthly we having animals by biome.  This week we focused on rainforest animals.  I decided to make some rainforest animal cards.

These cards have many uses.  They are Montessori inspired and I used images of real animals.  The cards could be used for flashcards.  Or, they could be 3-part cards where you print out 2 sets and cut one of them apart and match them up to the full card.  They could also be used for memory match or a number of other ways.

All the cards are the same format.  Here’s a thumbnail view of one of the cards….

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All photos from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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

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You can also get my ‘Layers and Animals of the Rainforest” file folder game that I previously shared.  You can find it at this blog post.

If you use any of my materials, I’d appreciate it if you’d leave me a comment or use the “contact me” form in the right hand column. Also, I’d be happy if you’d click the button below to vote for my blog. You’re input helps me create and know what you’re looking for, so thanks in advance!!



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 and please 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.

New Year….New Printables

2013

Well, now that 2013 is here and the hustle and bustle of the holidays is over, I’ll be getting back to creating some new printables!!  I had big plans for Christmas freebies for all of you, but I just couldn’t complete anything other than my 2 Elf on the Shelf items.  Family is so important to me and we really did have a great holiday season.  I know that I didn’t have much for you all and that my blog took a little hit without things being posted, but it was worth it to me in so many ways!! 

This weekend, I have several things going on, so it’ll be next week when I start creating and posting free materials again.  Also, next week I go back to teaching my religion class as Christmas Break will be over.  That means that I’ll be back to posting my weekly Bible Alphabet page.

Thanks for sticking by me and The Schoolhouse little blog!!


Bugs Bunny

I know that it’s been forever (again) since I posted anything.  I’ve really been quite busy with life and also a little discouraged with finding my printables on GigaTribe again.  I just don’t understand the total lack of respect by people who download materials from me or any of the other blogs out there that has items like this available.  Anyway, onto the freebies that I have for you all!!

Yesterday was Bugs Bunny’s birthday, so I had a “challenge” in my group last weekend to make items celebrating this crazy rabbit.  However, my parents were visiting, so I didn’t get to participate in it myself last weekend.  I did get some materials made this week though!!

I created a set of basic puzzles, which are 2-4 pieces each.  There are vertical and horizontal strips, triangles and squares, and 1/2 puzzles.  There’s also a set of 9-piece jigsaw puzzles.  Finally for puzzles, you’ll find a set of number strip puzzles.  Some are numerical order and some are skip counting.

You’ll also find a set of “label the color” cards which feature Bugs face and the color of his face is labeled with the appropriate color.

Next, you’ll get a set of memory cards with a storage box.  There’s 24 images of Bugs Bunny being his silly self on each card.  He’s also seen munching a carrot on the box.  There’s also a Bugs Bunny tic-tac-toe with a couple varieties of tokens….all featuring Bugs.

Images from internet sources and believed to be public domain.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the Bugs Bunny items….

To get these Bugs Bunny printables, please just….

**PLEASE NOTE: Bugs Bunny © Warner Brothers – I in no way lay claim to ownership of the character, images, or anything else pertaining to Bugs Bunny and Looney Tunes.  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!!



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 and © The Schoolhouse) and misuse or abuse is subject to legal action.

Circus Train Ordinals

I had big plans for more freebies through the weekend, but I only got one thing created.  That’s alright though, because I celebrated Mother’s Day with my family and did nothing except enjoy my day!!  I did manage to get one item made, and I’m really happy with it.

This is a set of strip cards to place on a ring so the kids can flip through them.  They cover the ordinals of first through twelfth.  The ordinal numeral with the circus act is matched to the ordinal word on the circus train car.

I recommend printing on card stock and then laminating for extra durability.  Also, since they’re ring cards, you want want to attach a small piece of velcro to each train car and the backs of the circus acts.  That way, they won’t fall off if you use them as ring cards and not just cards to lay flat on the table top.

Graphics © A-Manda Creation with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of some of the parts to these strip cards….

To get the Circus Train Ordinals, 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.

Dino-Mite Word Families

I’ve finally gotten back to my Dino-Mite printables.  This one is for the -ab, -ag, -am, -an, -ap, and -at word families. 

The word family is placed on the mat, then the dinosaurs that contain images of words from that word family can be arranged on the mat.  The kids can have as so much fun playing while they learn with this one!!

Graphics © Amanda @ A-Manda Creation with permission.  Word family images and background © internet sources and believed to be public domain.

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

If you’re interested in this word family mat, just….

**SEE UPDATE BELOW!!**

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!!


UPDATE:  I’ve made and updated file for this word families mat.  There’s now dinosaurs for the -ad family.  I also made a worksheet for the kids to write their words on for each of the word families.  You can find this updated file here.  Please note that you still need the complete download file above as this is only an additional update to that!!

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.

Fill the Wagon with Easter Eggs

I’m finally back and have a new freebie to share!!  Sorry that I was away longer than expected, but it took me awhile to get back in full swing again.  I do hope that you enjoyed the printables that I scheduled to post while I was away.  I still haven’t fixed that typo, but I will this weekend and I’ll post when I do so that you can update your file if you want.

For today, I have an Easter themed counting mat.  This one is Fill the Wagon with Easter Eggs and is for counting 1-15.  The numeral is placed in the box to complete the sentence of “Fill the wagon with __ Easter eggs”, and then that number of eggs is placed in the wagon.

I do plan on making more Easter printables this weekend so that they can be used all next week in school or at home.  Be sure to stay tune!!

Graphics © A-Manda Creation with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of parts to these Easter egg counting mats….

If you’re interested in these Easter egg counting mats, 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.

Dino-Mite

I’m currently on Spring Break with my daughter and enjoying a little down time. My promise to her was that I wouldn’t be online during this time so that we can do whatever we want on a whim and just have a real break!!

I did want to be able to share this week though, so I’ve scheduled a couple blog posts so that you all can download some goodies while I’m off having a good time!! That said, I had a huge issue trying to upload my files to 4Shared, so if you go to download them, they may….or may not be there. If they’re not, please leave me a comment and when I’m online at the end of Spring Break, I’ll see if I can fix any of the errors.

The dinosaur lover in your class or at home should love these!!  I have Dino-Mite Counting, which has the player placing the numeral on the mat.  They will then place that many dino tokens on the mat.  Please note, there is a spelling error in the directions.  It says numBeral instead of numeral.  I don’t have the font on this computer, so I couldn’t fix it and I don’t have the time or access to do it right now.  Please just mark it out or when I return, I’ll correct it right away.

There’s also Dino-Mite Numbers, where the player places the numeral and the number word on the mat.  This strictly works on the skill of being able to match and correspond them correctly.  Both mats are for 0 to 25.

Graphics © A-Manda Creation with permission.

Here’s a thumbnail view of parts to these dino-mite mats….

If you’re interested in these dino-mite mats, 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.