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By Melissa Schaper
This completely positive Skill Report will make your preschooler feel like he/she has really accomplished a lot! Each skill is listed using "I can" language. For example "I can complete a 4-5 piece puzzle". This 3 year old Preschool Progress Report
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$5.25
98 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (4.71 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This printable booklet includes the California State symbols, map, flag, etc. This booklet includes ruled lines for your kids to TRACE the names of each of the symbols as you teach them. If you want your kids to write the words without the dotted
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
67 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (6.81 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This printable booklet includes the Texas State symbols, map, flag, mammal, bird, etc. This booklet includes ruled lines for your kids to TRACE the names of each of the symbols as you teach them. ***If you want your kids to write the words on each
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
98 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.86 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Designed for 5 Year Old Preschoolers or Kindergarten Readiness....*PLEASE NOTE: This document is intended to be an ongoing observation assessment. You should NEVER sit down with a preschooler and do all of these assessments at one time. Add to the
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$4.50
68 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (3.37 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This completely positive Skill Report will make your preschooler feel like he/she has really accomplished a lot! Each skill is listed using "I can" language. For example "I can hold my pencil with the correct grip." This 4 year old Preschool
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK
Types:
Printables, Classroom Forms, For Parents
$5.25
77 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (4.97 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Label your centers in style! These labels measure 4" inches square. I also include this individual files if you would like to resize them to a custom size. 69 Full-Color Options to Choose from: Animals Art and/or Painting Book Nook Big Books
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Printables
$5.00
71 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (68.74 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This daily log is designed to be used with kiddos that are preschool aged. This is a daily communication sheet that you will send home with your kids each day to tell their parents what they did that day and remind them of upcoming events. This cute
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool
Types:
Classroom Forms, For Parents
$1.99
26 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (1.56 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
There are many different forms of transportation. Sometimes we need to travel by land, air or water. This activity will get your student(s) thinking about why we have so many different forms of transportation. This download includes 3 sorting boards
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games
$1.50
63 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.06 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Each of these 8.5"x11" mini posters includes a food group name and a variety of foods that fit into that group. This product includes 5 full color printable mini posters and 5 grayscale printable posters (Please note: Grayscale is not black &
Subjects:
Other (Science), Health
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, ...
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.00
49 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (28.14 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Our #1 Top Selling Newsletter Template! This adorable easy to use newsletter allows you to type in your own information (including text boxes, headings and date) before printing. They are easy to print out as newsletters or even send as an email (as
Subjects:
Drama, Other (Specialty), Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
$1.50
58 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (6.63 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
As any teacher knows, it is important for your students parents and teachers to be a team working towards the same goal. This partnership is extremely important in the early years. Many parents aren't sure where their child should be by different
Subjects:
Child Care, Back to School, For Administrators
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$9.99
24 ratings
3.9
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By Melissa Schaper
This download is for a set of D'NEALIAN lettering handwriting sheets. This download contains letters A-Z. Each sheet contains a large example of the upper and lowercase letter, directions on how to form the letter (instructional arrows), dotted line
Subjects:
Other (ELA), Writing
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Homeschool Curricula, Printables
$3.00
58 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (5.21 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This printable booklet includes the Texas State symbols, map, flag, mammal, bird, etc. This booklet includes ruled lines for your kids to WRITE the names of each of the symbols as you teach them.If you would like your kids to TRACE the words
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
58 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (7.96 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This printable booklet includes the Florida State symbols, map, flag, etc. This booklet includes ruled lines for your kids to WRITE the names of each of the symbols as you teach them. If you want your kids to trace dotted words...download the other
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
47 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (9.31 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Label your centers in style! These labels measure 4" inches square. I also include this individual files if you would like to resize them to a custom size. 69 Full-Color Options to Choose from: Animals Art and/or Painting Book Nook Big Books
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Printables
$5.00
49 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (37.25 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This printable booklet includes the Kansas State symbols, map, flag, etc. This booklet includes ruled lines for your kids to WRITE the names of each of the symbols as you teach them. ***If you would like your kids to trace the words on each line
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
61 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (13.01 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Label your centers in style! These labels measure 4" inches square. I also include this individual files if you would like to resize them to a custom size. 69 Full-Color Options to Choose from: Animals Art and/or Painting Book Nook Big Books
Subjects:
Specialty, Classroom Management, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Printables
$5.00
37 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (75.31 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Bright, Colorful, Simple Ocean Number Poster Download. This download includes numbers 1-20. Font used is a simple block font. Posters are designed to be printed on 8.5" x 11" paper or card stock. This file includes both a Full Color Set of Posters
Subjects:
Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Posters
$3.00
34 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (7.79 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
***SEE ALL OUR LESSON PLAN PACKS HERE***One week, easy to use lesson plans for ages 3-5. Great for preschool, in-home daycare and homeschool. GET THE FREE DOWNLOAD for a snapshot of what this theme offers. All activities come in both Full Color
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$8.50
43 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (68.54 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This set is in block handwriting. D'Nealian can be made by request. These number practice sheets are designed for Preschool and Early Elementary students. The sheets cover numbers 0-30 (zero is typically a hard number to find in number sheets, trust
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Printables
$3.00
39 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (0.44 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught first grade in an urban public school for years. I loved the adventure but missed my own kids. In 2011 I decided that it would be best for me and my kids if I switched to teaching part-time. I moved to teach preschool in a private Christian Preschool and quickly fell in love with early childhood education! When my kids were toddlers and preschoolers we would come home in the afternoons and try out all of my curriculum whims and ideas at home before trying them in my classroom. Eventually, we created an awesome Preschool Curriculum that we are very proud of (Check it out in my store). Now that they are big kids in school, things look a little different in our world. My kids enjoy helping me dream up and create awesome activities and resources for you! When I began teaching preschool, I created and tested all of my own curriculum (the beauty of a private school). It was fun to write curriculum, test it with my own toddler and preschooler at home and then use the ideas and activities in my preschool classroom. It was fun to have a unique perspective into both learning environments when starting out on this new journey creating curriculum and resources. Because I didn't have enough to do, I also am the Nursery Director and Event Child Care Coordinator at Grace Church in Overland Park Kansas. This opportunity allows me to lead an amazing team of about 130 volunteers and 70ish paid child care workers! It has been a fun new experience leading them as they care for and teach our 75-100 babies and toddlers. I love my awesome team! I have enjoyed this newest adventure leading adults and teens to love, care for, and teach these little kiddos ages 0-35 months! I have begun a new adventure in the world of learning infant and toddler curriculum. And of course... I am also the founder and operator of Edlah Preschool Resources at edlah.com. TeachersPayTeachers and Edlah are my favorite hobbies!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to have fun and connect my fun activities to the skills and lessons my kids are learning. My goal is to teach them in a way that they are having so much fun they don't even realize how much they have learned. I love to teach them through everyday experiences. Occasionally, we do paper and pencil activities because I believe they need to know how to effectively use a pencil before Kindergarten. I try to make my lessons and activities exciting hands-on learning experiences. I am constantly tweaking and updating my curriculum and resources as I find new exciting ways to teach. We like to do hands-on activities, get messy and make a ton of noise!!! Kids learn best when they learn through exciting and engaging experiences in their everyday life. Everyday Learning is our motto!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

The best honor a teacher can get is to see a child learn. Seeing that sparkle in their eye when they finally understand a hard concept is worth so much more than any award I was given by my school district. My notebooks full of notes and pictures from my students & their parents are my most valued awards and the only ones that really matter.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe KS with a Bachelors in Elementary Education and have taken several technology in education classes with Baker University in Baldwin City KS. I looooove to learn and currently spend a lot of my time learning design. It is my goal to always be a lifelong learner. I am currently taking several online design courses. My newest passion includes learning Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Early Childhood Ministry.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have two wonderful kids and an absolutely amazing husband. We are extremely active in our church. We love to spend time trying new types of foods. For fun, we like to try new foods and play various board games with our friends. For more information about me and Edlah: Check out my website at edlah.com or shoot me an email at melissa@edlah.com.

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