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Coloring Through Holy Week

Coloring Through Holy Week

This is the rest of my Easter lesson.  Before I get into that, I have to tell you, my write-the-room activity was a huge hit with the kids!!  Each of us (hubby, kiddo, and me) each took 3 kids and walked around to each “station”.  We read the little scrip to them about how it was part of Holy Week, the kids then traced the word on their worksheet.  After that, they went to their seats and colored…

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Holy Week Begins

Today marks the start of Holy Week and culminates on Easter Sunday. This is such a somber time and a time for reflection. It is also a time to celebrate. Today is such a day….a day to celebrate Jesus’ triumphal entry to Jerusalem.

Cross palms

I want to wish all of you, my family, my friends, and my readers and followers, a very Happy Palm Sunday and wishes for a Blessed Holy Week!!

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Easter Write-the-Room

I’ve been working hard on activities for class this week. I like for my kids to have fun and understand the importance of Easter at the same time.  I’ll be doing a couple different posts of what we’ll be doing with the littles this week.

This first activity is a writing one.  In fact, it’s a write-the-room.  

My plan is to put the signs around the gym.  Then we’ll each take 2-3 kids and walk…

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I’m 6 Years Old!!

I’m 6 Years Old!!

Alright, so it’s not me….it’s the blog!!

Commotion is 6 years old today.  I can’t believe that!!  Time has gone so fast.  

I know that I blog a lot less than I used to, but I still enjoy it.  I feel like I’ve finally taken ownership of it made this blog all mine.  That means that I had to give up on the idea of having lots of followers and readers, but it was a sacrafice worth making.  It…

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Number Practice Sheets 13-16

Number Practice Sheets 13-16

Over several days, I’m going to work on getting caught up on sharing my number practice sheets.  I left off on the blog at number 12, so I’m going to pick up from there starting today.

This is a number practice sheets for the Number Thirteen, Number Fourteen, Number Fifteen and Number Sixteen.  I’ll be doing a page at a time, probably through 25.  Each sheet includes…..

  • Tally
  • Ten Frame
  • Trace &…

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Montessori Stations

I’ve been trying to decide what printables to make for Easter.  While taking notes for the ideas that are going through my head, I found some beautiful art work for Stations of the Cross.  

I decided to make some Montessori inspired 3-part cards.  Each card has the beautiful art work on it to match to the clearly marked station, along with the event.  These are quite ink intensive, but I believe…

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Palm Sunday Paper Craft

Palm Sunday Paper Craft

This coming weekend starts Holy Week with Palm Sunday.  Tonight is the night that I teach my kids about Holy Week and what a special time it is.  I’ll do Easter next week, but tonight is all about the events leading up to one of the most important days there is.

I did several “lessons” with the kids, but our main focus was this paper craft project.  It’s a simple color, cut, and paste activity.…

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Newsletter

I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but I promise that I have several free printables coming your way.  They just need tweaks done to them.  Then you’ll be able to have access to my latest printables!!

MC_MonkeyReward_05I want to let all my readers, and especially my followers (by e-mail) know that I’ve changed clients.  If you currently follow me via e-mail, you’ll have to re-sign up to get my newsletter.  I’m no…

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Newsletter

I know I haven’t posted in awhile, but I promise that I have several drafts saved and just need to upload files or make thumbnails.  Then you’ll be all caught up on what’s been going on around here and have access to my latest printables!!

MC_MonkeyReward_05I want to let all my readers, and especially my followers (by e-mail) know that I’ve changed clients.  If you currently follow me via e-mail, you’ll have to…

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RIP Joseph Yule, Jr (23 September 1920 - 6 April 2014)!!  Better known as the boy-next-door, Mickey Rooney.  At just 5’3”, he leaves behind a legend in classic Hollywood that can never be matched.  Mickey was paired with Judy Garland 10 times and starred in 14 Andy Hardy movies, along with a career of more than 200 films.  He was married 8 times and had 9 children.  

Godspeed Mickey!!

RIP Joseph Yule, Jr (23 September 1920 - 6 April 2014)!!  Better known as the boy-next-door, Mickey Rooney.  At just 5’3”, he leaves behind a legend in classic Hollywood that can never be matched.  Mickey was paired with Judy Garland 10 times and starred in 14 Andy Hardy movies, along with a career of more than 200 films.  He was married 8 times and had 9 children.  

Godspeed Mickey!!

Happy 90th Birthday, Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff!!  Upon being interviewed on her birthday, Doris Day said, “I’ve had an amazing life!”.

Happy 90th Birthday, Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff!!  Upon being interviewed on her birthday, Doris Day said, “I’ve had an amazing life!”.

George Eads as Nick Stokes with his smile that just makes you melt.

George Eads as Nick Stokes with his smile that just makes you melt.