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
69
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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
108
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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:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK
Types:
For Parents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.25
106
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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:
For Parents, For Principals & Administrators, Assessment
$8.99
34
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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
71
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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, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Printables, Other
$5.00
79
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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:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK
Types:
For Parents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.25
73
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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 hold my pencil with the correct grip." This 4 year old Preschool
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK
Types:
For Parents, Printables, Classroom Forms
$5.25
83
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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:
Child Care, Other (Arts), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Printables
$1.25
16
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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:
Writing, Back to School, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten
Types:
Literacy Center Ideas, Activities, Printables
$2.75
9
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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
54
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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, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff
$1.50
33
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By Melissa Schaper
If you are looking to purchase all 3 of the preschool skill reports, you may be interested in saving 30% by buying them bundled. This bundle includes:- 3 Year Old Skill Report- 4 Year Old Skill Report- 5 Year Old Skill ReportEach report is full
Subjects:
Child Care, For All Subjects, End of Year
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool
Types:
Assessment, Classroom Forms
$15.75
$12.60
14
Bundle
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:
Other (Social Studies - History), Social Studies - History
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
59
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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, EFL - ESL - ELD, Vocabulary
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$1.75
29
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By Melissa Schaper
************************************************************************************************************COVID-19/CoronaVirus: Please note, these lessons can very easily be adapted for Distance Learning. You will easily be able to teach your
Subjects:
Music, Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$8.75
21
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By Melissa Schaper
************************************************************************************************************COVID-19/CoronaVirus: Please note, these lessons can very easily be adapted for Distance Learning. You will easily be able to teach your
Subjects:
Spring, Summer, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$8.75
38
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By Melissa Schaper
This printable booklet includes the Kansas 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 lines,
Subjects:
Other (Social Studies - History)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Homeschool Curricula, Activities, Handouts
$2.75
47
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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. In this unit we will learn about our 5 senses, emotions, personal information (phone number, address, etc),
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$8.75
46
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By Melissa Schaper
************************************************************************************************************COVID-19/CoronaVirus: Please note, these lessons can very easily be adapted for Distance Learning. You will easily be able to teach your
Subjects:
Health, Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$8.75
42
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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). 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 in both 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! I have begun a new adventure in the world of learning infant and toddler curriculum. Recently, I accepted a new position at Grace Church in Overland Park, Kansas. I will now be working with their Kid's Campus Support team. We create and develop our own curriculum (ages birth-6th grade) for weekend services as well as kids classes and events. This is my dream job!!! I can't believe they are paying me to do what I already do for fun as a hobby! 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 use a pencil before 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. 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 are full of notes and pictures from my students and their parents are my most valued awards and the only ones that really matter.

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.

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 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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