September 11 Power Point book AND Coloring and Activity book

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September 11, A Day to Remember is a PowerPoint book. You can pull it up for your students or kids to watch and actually turn the pages to read it just as you would a book.

This book has been written very carefully. I refrained from including scary details, but instead focused on the main facts of the day. I wanted to highlight the bravery and heroism of Americans during that event.

This book was written for elementary-aged children. You could read it to older kids as well and use it as a spring board to research more specific events of the day.

Hope this book helps you explain this event in American history with your students.

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There is a Coloring and Activity Book that accompanies this product:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/September-11-Coloring-Book-258561

 

Currclick Labor Day Sale still going on

Labor Day Style Sale

Currclick’s Labor Day Sale is in full swing with just a few more days to go!  Save 20 to 70%!

All of my titles are discounted.  See my shop here.

A lot of other shops have discounted their products too.  Check out the main page here.

You can get an EXTRA 10% OFF BY USING PROMO CODE:  yourstyle!

Products that seem to be selling well right now…

Homeschool Planner 2014-2015 (with LOTS of freebies)

Introduction to the Solor System Copywork and Fun (3 volumes) – by Homeschool Bits

 

 

 

A to Z Pre-K Curriculum and freebie

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A to Z Pre-K for Homeschool  is literally my huge filing cabinet full of ideas collected through many years of teaching, compiled into one book. (Takes up way less space!)

Description:

This complete curriculum is designed especially for Homeschool. It’s the same as the other A to Z Pre-K I sell on TpT with the exception that this one doesn’t include the management section (rules, setting up a classroom, bulletin board ideas, etc.)

This curriculum is designed to cover one letter per week. In addition to a letter a week, it includes a weekly theme that starts with the letter of the week. The same color, shape, and number are worked on all month long. This curriculum begins in September and ends in May.

The lessons include ideas for teaching: Letter Skills, Numbers, Shapes, Color, Art, Music, Game Time, and Snack. Every lesson also includes a scripture to memorize and a Bible story. There are Holiday lessons built in throughout at the appropriate places.

Most all of the items needed to implement the lessons are simply common household items, which makes this curriculum very budget friendly. Pick and choose the activities you like or do several each day to complete them all each week. This resource also includes blank alphabet blackline masters for all of the letters of the alphabet.

This E-Book is fully printable. It is in PDF, Adobe Format. In addition, the Contents page is interactive; meaning that you can click on a letter to be taken directly to that lesson versus having to scroll through the pages until you come to the lesson you desire.

This curriculum is great for preschool or Pre-K. It is perfect for homeschool, daycare, church programs, etc.  Our Parent’s Day Out program at church currently uses this curriculum

You can download a FREE sample of this product here:

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I would be grateful if you would pass this link along to any homeschoolers you know (or daycare providers).  As a thank you, I’ll gladly send you Alphabet Phonics Bracelets FREE to accompany this product.  Just email me how you shared (facebook, twitter, pinterest, email, homeschool association, google +, etc.) and what product you’d like me to send you khutto@dicomm.net

Click here to take a look at all 139 product choices.

This A to Z Pre-K curriculum makes a great gift for a first year homeschooling mom.  It’s complete and simple to use!

For His glory,

Kathy

Ephesians 3:20-21

TpT Back to School sale

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TpT is having a big Back to School sale.  I wanted my readers to take advantage of some great savings. TODAY ONLY!

Did you know that every seller on TpT is required to post one free product?  That’s a LOT of free stuff!  Be sure to look around!  The very best part of TpT is that the authors are teachers and the products they create are tried and true.  There are products for school teachers, homeschool teachers, church teachers, etc.

Here’s the link to my shop.

Use promo code BOOST to save 10% more!

Kathy:)

 

 

 

Jesus is my BFF – five day curricula

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I LOVE creating curricula that will be used on mission trips. It’s my new passion. It just may be that I’ve found my niche!

Our church in on fire for missions. We’ve sent teams into Guatemala, Alaska, Africa, India, Romania, Brazil, and the list keeps growing!

Our church did something really neat this summer. We went on mission trips all around our own town! We used to call them”Backyard Bible Clubs,” but what we did was more of a Pool Party with Purpose. We are often quick to hop on a plane to witness to strangers, but less apt to minister to those right under our noses. It was a neat experience to get to serve in this way.

I created this Jesus is my BFF missions curricula mostly for folks right here in the states, although you could use it anywhere. You can also use it for homeschooling, Sunday School, etc. It doesn’t have to be used in a missions setting.

When writing it, I just thought about what kids in our country go through.

I tried to shift from crafts to activities to engage our over stimulated, video game loving, fast paced society.

Also, I wanted to be sure that the wording didn’t use the dated “church jargon” that we’ve gotten accustomed to, but which literal thinking children may not understand. For example, letting Jesus “come into your heart” can be quite scary if you are a child who thinks concretely!

Finally, so often we hear God described as a Father. While that can be a great comparison for many people, if you don’t have a father-figure in your life or maybe have one who has proven untrustworthy or one who is scary and intimidating, you could get a wrong impression of God’s true character. This resource compares Him to a friend – someone who loves you, someone you can talk to anytime and about anything, someone you can trust, someone who wants to get to know you better and will never leave you.

Here are the topics:
Day 1 – I Am His Masterpiece
Day 2 – He Loved Me First
Day 3 – I Can Message Him Anytime
Day 4 – I Can Trust Him
Day 5 – #J.C. is my BFF (getting to know Him better)

This resource contains lessons for a week – five days. The components of each lesson include: Memory Verse, Setting the Stage, Bible Study, Game, Craft. It includes my popular Ten Commandments poster using kid-friendly language, which somehow is the most popular thing on this blog – getting about 100 views a day all on it’s own! (Go figure!) It also includes an original gospel tract to pass out. I’m super excited about this! I looked at what was already out there and what kids needed to hear. I tried to take the best and leave out the worst. We know it’s the Holy Spirit that has to do the drawing – not scare tactics! I also was sensitive to the fact that I didn’t want kids to get a “false sense of security.” No pressure here!

Another component I really like are the Memory Verse Dog Tags. I’ve included them free as a Preview of this resource on TpT.   Be sure to download them.
For His glory,

Kathy:)

I’ve also written ABC Missions Curricula (Volume I and working on Volume II), Give Me a High Five Missions Curricula, and Armor of God missions curricula.  Keep checking TpT and I will work on uploading those too.

John the Baptist was Born File Folder Game

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As most of my readers already know, I am the Preschool Ministry Coordinator for my church. I prepare all of the Sunday School lesson materials ahead of time and leave them “ready to go” on the teachers’ counters each week. That way, a teacher can study the lesson at home and then come in on Sunday with all the supplies she needs at her fingertips. This is especially helpful when we have substitutes serving in the Preschool Department.

I created this craft to go along with the story, John the Baptist was Born. Provide each student with a file folder. Print copies of the cover and the two picture sheets. Provide each preschooler with a pair of safety scissors. (I will cut the cover pieces in advance and glue them to the folders.) Let the kids cut the picture sheets and glue one of each the matching sets to the inside of the folder. Store the other half of the match in a sandwich baggie. I usually staple mine to the folder so the kids don’t lose the baggie.

Let the kids work on finding all the matches. You may choose to explain that the bee images represent the wild honey John ate when he grew up. The grasshopper image represents the locusts that John ate when he grew up. Yuck! The other baby-related images remind us that John was a baby boy who was born to prepare the way for Jesus.

John the Baptist was Born File Folder Game on TpT for only $1.00!

Be sure to follow my blog for other ideas that I use in our church Preschool Department.

For His glory,
Kathy:)

 

Back to School Prayer Guide for Parents

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As parents, we spend a lot of time preparing to send our kids back to school. We buy new clothes and tennis shoes, backpacks and binders. But, how much time do we spend in prayer over our kids?

I believe it’s so important to pray for our kids every day. Our preacher once said, “If you aren’t praying for your kids, don’t expect anyone else to be.”

Parent’s, it’s up to us!

I’ve created a Back to School Prayer Guide for Parents, which I hope will help you quickly pray for your children every day. Pray for their protection, friends, teachers, salvation, etc. I included verses right on the card, so you could see that these prayers come straight from Scripture. (I used the ESV version.)

I created this resource on a half sheet of paper – back and front. You can easily print, fold, and keep this guide in the front cover of your Bible.

I’ve also included a version which will allow you to easily print multiple copies. Simply print side 1, re-insert and print side 2 on the back. Cut apart and laminate.

As the Preschool Ministry Coordinator for my church, I plan to have a stack of these on our check-in counter for parents to pick up the Sunday before school starts.

For His glory,
Kathy:)

 

 

 

Around the House Scavenger Hunt – free

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When my kids have friends or cousins over, they love for me to create a scavenger hunt for them.

Recently, I created a simple one that I thought you may like to use with your kids too!

There are 10 fun clues with directions about where to hide each clue. 

There aren’t many summer days left, so have fun!

Download the scavenger hunt clue sheet here:

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You simply cut the clues apart, hide them in the places listed, hand the kids the first clue and let them start the hunt for buried treasure!  I put ring pop suckers in a Ziploc bag and actually buried it in the backyard.  The kids really enjoyed getting to dig for the treasure.  You could also easily just hide it under a pile of leaves, if you’d rather.

Kathy:)

BTW…I am TpT is having a Back to School sale.  Check it out, if you’d like.

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All my products are discounted 20% as well.

Please help me spread the word!

Click here to view my store.

Beanie Boo bunk bed craft

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If you have a daughter, chances are you know what Beanie Boo’s are and probably have more than a few around your house.  McDonald’s has been offering Beanie Boo toys in their Happy Meals right now and we’ve been on the lookout for the elusive purple turtle – the last one my daughter needs to complete her collection!

Since summer days drag on, my daughter has needed something creative to do with her time.  She has been collecting boxes and creating a Beanie Boo house.  It’s been a fun project for her.

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She wanted to make bunk beds for one of her rooms, so we searched to web for ideas.

We found a cute bed idea on My Froggie Stuff.  This one is for a 12 inch doll and she used cereal boxes.

My daughter wanted to make bunk beds and we used Hamburger Helper boxes which were the right size for her Beanie Boo’s.

Here’s how we made ours…

We bought colorful duct tape ($2 at Dollar General).  You will also need two boxes (we used Hamburger Helper), 4 pencils, pillow batting, and a small piece of fabric.

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Cut a piece of fabric a little larger than one side of the box.  Use the colorful duct tape to secure three sides.

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Push some batting up into the top of the open side of the box to make a mattress.  Secure that side with duct tape.

Wrap duct tape around the 4 pencils.

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Repeat with the other box.  Tape the pencils on the sides to create a bunk bed.

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Have fun!

September 11 PowerPoint book

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This PowerPoint product is a book. You can pull it up for your children or class to watch and actually turn the pages to read it just as you would a book.

This book has been written very carefully. I refrained from including scary details, but instead focused on the main facts of the day. I wanted to highlight the bravery and heroism of Americans during that event.

This book was written for elementary-aged children. You could read it to older kids as well and use it as a spring board to research more specific events of the day.

Hope this book helps you explain this event in American history with your children and students.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/September-11-PowerPoint-Book-1331573