Melissa Schaper

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By Melissa Schaper
Track the weather for a full month.Includes: -a month grid (write in your own dates for the month you choose)-a Sheet of Weather Pictures (sunny, cloudy, rainy, partly cloudy, snowy & windy)This download includes both the Full Color Version and
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Science Centers, Activities
$1.25
14
Digital Download ZIP (2.85 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I love doing my calendar/circle time, but I'm not always sure that the kids are listening and getting much out of it. This handy little sheet will make a great addition to your morning circle time and help you assess rather your students are
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
37
Digital Download PDF (0.60 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
40 Calendar/Circle Time Journal Sheets all in a single download! Many of you have sent me emails and messages asking me to package my Calendar Journals into a discounted packet.Enjoy!If you are not familiar with Calendar Journal Sheets they are used
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$8.00
16
Digital Download ZIP (90.25 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$24.00
$16.80
1
Bundle
By Melissa Schaper
This set of cute and colorful calendar numbers will go great with your calendar time in December. Contains a sheet of directions for use with your students as well as 31 brightly colored calendar numbers. All of my calendar sets will come with 31
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$2.00
$1.50
8
Digital Download PDF (8.00 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I like everything on my Bulletin Boards to match my classroom theme. This year my theme is a Hollywood/Movie theme. This pack includes everything I use on my bulletin boards for my daily calendar/circle time. THIS PACK INCLUDES: -Months of the Year
Subjects:
Numbers, Back to School, Phonics
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$5.00
7
Digital Download PDF (59.42 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (9.32 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Great for your Circle Time! While discussing the days of the week use these fun posters! Includes three popcorn bags labeled 'Today', 'Tomorrow' and 'Yesterday' as well as 7 pieces of popcorn (labeled with each of the days of the week). After
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$1.00
29
Digital Download PDF (0.23 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I love doing my calendar/circle time, but I'm not always sure that the kids are listening and getting much out of it. This handy little sheet will make a great addition to your morning circle time and help you assess rather your students are
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
9
Digital Download PDF (1.58 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, St. Patrick's Day
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
2
Digital Download PDF (7.36 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Spring
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (3.99 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Winter
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (4.91 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I love doing my calendar/circle time, but I'm not always sure that the kids are listening and getting much out of it. This handy little sheet will make a great addition to your morning circle time and help you assess rather your students are
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
8
Digital Download PDF (1.39 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Valentine's Day
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1
Digital Download PDF (7.91 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This set of cute and colorful calendar numbers will go great with your insect theme in the month of May. Contains a sheet of directions for use with your preschooler as well as 31 brightly colored calendar numbers. All of my calendar sets will come
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$2.00
$1.50
4
Digital Download PDF (1.65 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I love doing my calendar/circle time, but I'm not always sure that the kids are listening and getting much out of it. This handy little sheet will make a great addition to your morning circle time and help you assess rather your students are
Subjects:
Winter, Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
4
Digital Download PDF (2.24 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This set of cute and colorful calendar numbers will go great with your Winter theme in the month of January. Contains a sheet of directions for use with your students as well as 31 brightly colored calendar numbers. All of my calendar sets will come
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd
Types:
Printables
$2.00
$1.50
4
Digital Download PDF (2.20 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I personally don't like most of the calendar sets in the stores. They never are fun enough, they don't have all of the holidays I need, and I love having a fun pattern for the kids to try to figure out each month! Having a pattern for them to figure
Subjects:
Child Care, Holidays/Seasonal, Summer
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten, 1st
Types:
Posters, Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
Digital Download PDF (1.54 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I love doing my calendar/circle time, but I'm not always sure that the kids are listening and getting much out of it. This handy little sheet will make a great addition to your morning circle time and help you assess rather your students are
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
6
Digital Download PDF (13.76 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
I love doing my calendar/circle time, but I'm not always sure that the kids are listening and getting much out of it. This handy little sheet will make a great addition to your morning circle time and help you assess rather your students are
Subjects:
Other (Specialty), Specialty
Grades:
PreK, Homeschool, Kindergarten
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
4
Digital Download PDF (1.30 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). 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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