Melissa Schaper

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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, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, ...
Types:
Posters, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$3.00
74
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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
$3.75
110
Digital Download ZIP (6.12 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
$6.99
36
Digital Download ZIP (25.29 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:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
111
Digital Download PDF (3.20 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
It's always a good time to thank our doctors and nurses for keeping us safe. These coloring sheets are great for younger kids looking to thank those in the medical profession.Includes:3 Male Doctor/Nurse Coloring Sheets 3 Female Doctor/Nurse
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Arts), Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.25
26
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By Melissa Schaper
When reading the Christmas story, the genealogy of Jesus is often skimmed over. We tend to look at it as proof that God kept his promise for Jesus to be born into the family of Abraham and David, but not much more than that! We read through it
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
$4.00
$3.20
5
Bundle
By Melissa Schaper
12 small picture cards tell the story of Easter in a fun and simple way for young kids. They will enjoy opening up their Easter eggs to see what happens next in the Resurrection story. (Includes both a Full Color option as well as a Black &
Subjects:
Religion, Easter, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.00
37
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By Melissa Schaper
These A-Z Coloring Sheets are intended to be used one page a week on the week your class starts learning a new letter and letter sound. These are intended to be used as independent activity sheets, but could also be used with buddies or even as a
Subjects:
Reading, Writing, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Printables, Centers
$2.00
14
Digital Download PDF (48.23 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. All activities now come in Full Color as well as Black & White. Edlah themed units include: Hands on
Subjects:
Specialty, Music, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Lesson
$8.25
$7.99
22
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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
72
Digital Download PDF (2.28 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
$3.75
85
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By Melissa Schaper
These coloring sheets are great for your lessons around Easter time! There are a total of 10 stories included. Includes a Lot of Choices: Palm Sunday (pictured) or the Triumphant Entry (not pictured)The Last Supper with regular bread (pictured) or
Subjects:
Religion
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.50
4
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By Melissa Schaper
For years you have been asking for me to bundle all 36 Themed Units into one bundle at a discounted rate. Sadly, TeachersPayTeachers will only allow me to upload 1GB per purchase. The entire year-long Edlah Curriculum is over 3GB in size so I did
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Lesson
$74.25
$59.40
9
Bundle
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, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
55
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By Melissa Schaper
This cute little activity is a great way to start off your Christmas lessons! Luke 2 tells us that Mary & Joseph traveled to Bethlehem right before Jesus was born. Print both sheets on white card stock. Bubble cut each set of Joseph, Mary, and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Math, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
6
Digital Download PDF (2.69 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This set of 14 Word Wall Cards will be a great addition to your existing word wall for your Fairy Tale or Kings and Queens theme. These word wall cards measure 5.33" x 3.6". I recommend printing on card stock and laminating for repeated use. They
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$1.25
35
Digital Download PDF (7.88 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 snap shot of what this theme offers. All activities come in both Full Color
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula, Lesson
$8.25
$7.99
40
Digital Download ZIP (240.59 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
For years you have been asking for me to bundle all 36 Themed Units into one bundle at a discounted rate. Sadly, TeachersPayTeachers will only allow me to upload 1GB per purchase. The entire year-long Edlah Curriculum is over 3GB in size so I did
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Back to School, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Printables, Lesson
$107.25
$85.80
8
Bundle
By Melissa Schaper
When reading the Christmas story, the genealogy of Jesus is often skimmed over. We tend to look at it as proof that God kept his promise for Jesus to be born into the family of Abraham and David, but not much more than that! We read through it
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History), Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Flash Cards, Printables
$2.00
6
Digital Download ZIP (85.72 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
While teaching first grade I noticed a lot of kids had a hard time making the connections between one more, one less and ten more, ten less. We would use a 100's chart to show them this pattern. We created this game as a fun way to reenforce this
Subjects:
Numbers, Back to School, Place Value
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games, Centers
CCSS:
K.CC.A.1, 1.NBT.C.5
$2.00
43
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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 very quickly fell in love with early childhood education and writing curriculum! 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). 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 kids at home, and then use the ideas and activities in my preschool classroom the following week. It was fun to have a unique perspective in both the classroom and home learning environments when starting out on this new journey creating curriculum and resources. I also took on a job as the Nursery Director and Event Child Care Coordinator at Grace Church in Overland Park, Kansas. This opportunity allowed me to lead an amazing team of about 100ish volunteers and 50ish paid child care workers! It was a fun new experience leading them as they cared for and teach our 75-100 babies and toddlers each weekend. I loved my awesome team! I enjoyed this adventure leading adults and teens to love, care for, and teach these little kiddos ages 0-35 months! Recently, I accepted a new position at Grace Church in Overland Park, Kansas. I now work on their Kid's Campus Support team. We create and develop our own curriculum (ages birth-5th grade) for weekend services as well as kids classes, events, VBS, Camps, and more. This is my absolute dream job!!! I can't believe they are paying me to do what I already do for fun as a hobby here on TpT! And of course... I am also the founder and operator of Edlah Preschool Resources at edlah.com. TeachersPayTeachers and Edlah are my favorite hobbies and side gigs!

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 hold a pencil before starting Kindergarten. I try to make my lessons and activities exciting, hands-on learning, and interactive experiences. I am constantly tweaking and updating my curriculum and resources as I find new exciting ways to teach. Check back each year to see if I have updated anything you have purchased from me in the past (future updates are always free). 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 lives. "Everyday Learning" is the motto we live by!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

While I have received various honors in my time teaching and writing, the best honor and reward a teacher can get is to see a kid 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 are full of notes and pictures from my students and their parents are my most valued awards and the only ones that really matter. Nothing a school district can give me will ever compare to a handwriting note from a student that I taught to read and write.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Formal Education: I graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, KS with a degree in Elementary Education. I have also taken several technologies 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 learning everything I can about Early Childhood Kids Ministry curriculum.

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, especially food trucks. For fun, we like to try new foods and play board games with our tribe of 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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