Melissa Schaper

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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-On teaches that God made each of us special and unique by design. This Add-On coordinates with the All About Me Themed Unit.Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be an extension of
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on the learning to say thank you prayers for our blessings. It coordinates perfectly with our Thankful at Thanksgiving Themed Unit. Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
In this Bible Add-On, we will learn that Jesus loves little kids and always welcomes them! This Add-On coordinates with our Welcome to School Themed Unit.Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
In this Bible Add-on lesson we will spend some time learning about the Parable of the Sower and how to listen and learn. This Bible Add-on that coordinates with the F is for Farm Themed Unit.Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum.
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on the armor of God. It coordinates perfectly with our K is for Kingdom Themed Lesson Plans. Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be an extension of those lessons,
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on the how people can see the light of Jesus in us when we ask him into our hearts. It uses the illustration of a carved pumpkin's light shining. This one is sure to be a hit! It coordinates perfectly with our P is for
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
Uniquely Made, Like a Snowflake!!!!This Bible Add-on focuses on the learning to say thank you prayers for our blessings. It coordinates perfectly with our W is for Winter Themed Unit. Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
God Gives Us Strength is a Bible Add-on that teaches us about being strong and courageous! This Bible Add-on that coordinates with the B is for Bears Themed Unit.Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on the how we can sing praises to God. It tells about King David and how he was always singing, dancing and playing his harp to praise God, even as a kid. It coordinates perfectly with our M is for Music Themed Unit. Edlah
Subjects:
Music, Religion, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
Wait! What? God Made Dinosaurs?There are a lot of different theories about dinosaurs, when they lived, and how they died. We won’t get into that this week. Paleontology and the modern study of dinosaurs started in the early 1800’s. As far as science
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on how our God never changes. It coordinates perfectly with our L is for Leaves Themed Unit. Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be an extension of those lessons,
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on the Great Commission and how Jesus calls us to go. It coordinates perfectly with our T is for Transportation Themed Unit. Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be an
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
God made a promise to Abraham long ago! Jesus was born into Abraham's family just as God promised! This themed mini unit talks all about that promise God made to Abraham and even looks at all of the people between Abraham and Jesus that made their
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
In this Bible Add-On, we'll learn to have a Christlike attitude in everything we do. This Bible Add-on that coordinates with our A is for Apples Themed Unit.Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego as well as the Biblical truth that God is always with us. This Bible Add-On coordinates perfectly with our H is for Helping Our Community Themed Unit.Edlah carries a full 36
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
Happy Birthday Jesus! Christmas is a time to celebrate the birthday of Jesus! We will spend this week learning about the first Christmas and planning a birthday party for Jesus! This mini unit will be a great complement to the C is for Christmas
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be an extension of those lessons, adding a coordinating Bible story or Bible truth to your week. These are NOT intended to be used as a standalone curriculum.
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Religion, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Mini-Course
$22.50
$18.00
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By Melissa Schaper
During Groundhog day we talk a lot about shadows. Shadows and darkness can be very scary for young kids. This Bible Add-On lesson teaches that we don't need to be afraid of shadows and darkness because God is with us. In this Bible Add-on we will be
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
This Bible Add-on focuses on finding God in the details of His creation. It coordinates perfectly with our R is for Rainforest Themed Unit. Edlah carries a full 36 weeks of preschool curriculum. These Bible Add-ons are intended to be an extension of
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care, Back to School
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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By Melissa Schaper
Our God is our merciful & compassionate! He is the God of second Chances!In this Bible Add-on we will be learning about Jonah. We will learn about how God showed him that He is the God of second chances. This Bible Add-on coordinates perfectly
Subjects:
Religion, Child Care
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, Printables
$2.50
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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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