Melissa Schaper

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By Melissa Schaper
Each card has a square with a missing piece of the pattern. Use the included answer pictures to finish the pattern. This download is for the Full Color Version of these patterning cards. There is a Black & White Version of the cards sold
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$1.50
18 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (18.63 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. This download includes all activities in
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$8.50
27 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (237.01 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Thank your favorite volunteers, teachers or students with this super easy gift! Simply print the tags on card stock and attach to a highlighter for quick, easy, inexpensive way to say thank you for all their hard work!Includes (as pictured):Each
Subjects:
For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$1.25
4 ratings
3.9
Digital Download ZIP (7.99 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
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 a PDF). They can be used as Classroom
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
$1.50
15 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (5.95 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
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 a PDF). They can be used as Classroom
Subjects:
Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
$1.50
9 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (6.23 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
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 a PDF). They can be used as Classroom
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
$1.50
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download DOCX (6.71 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Simple puzzle for teaching and assessing number recognition. Numbers 0-10 assessed. Includes (as pictured):Full Color Strip PuzzleBlack & White Strip Puzzle***This puzzle is included in my H is for Helping Our Community Themed Lesson Plans. If
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$1.25
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (5.31 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
The Fire Safety Themed number game covers the numbers 0-10. Just print, laminate, cut, have your Preschooler/Kindergartener count and place a clothes pin on the correct number. It's that easy. 4 cards per page. This download includes both the Full
Subjects:
Math, Numbers
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Games
$2.00
5 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (2.73 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This set of 26 Word Wall Cards will be a great addition to your existing word wall for your Community Helpers/Fire Safety 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
$2.00
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download PDF (36.66 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:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
6 ratings
3.9
Digital Download PDF (13.76 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Do you need ideas for journal entries during your Community Helper theme? This document contains a Community Helper themed cover and 5 different journal pages. Simply copy, cut and staple. Each page contains a simple sentence with a traceable word
Subjects:
Writing, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
$1.25
4 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (13.14 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
These simple little sorting boards are a fun way to see if your preschoolers understand which community helper goes with which community helper vehicle. This is a great independent quiet center to keep your little ones busy sorting. Included (as
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
Digital Download ZIP (24.43 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This simple Early Emergent Reader will get your students excited about reading. They are going to be so excited to read independently!Early Emergent Readers have:Strong picture supportCarefully controlled textRepetitive patternsControlled, repeated
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.K.4
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
Digital Download PDF (18.82 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:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
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Digital Download PDF (0.49 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Each card has a square with a missing piece of the pattern. Use the included answer pictures to finish the pattern. This BUNDLE includes both the Full Color Version and the Black & White Version of these patterning cards. These can be printed
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$3.00
$2.40
not yet rated
Bundle
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
not yet rated
Digital Download ZIP (14.47 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
Each card has a square with a missing piece of the pattern. Use the included answer pictures to finish the pattern. This download is for the Black & White Version of these patterning cards. There is a Full Color Version of the cards sold
Subjects:
Math, Other (Math)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables, Math Centers
$1.50
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (23.95 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This simple Early Emergent Reader will get your students excited about reading. They are going to be so excited to read independently!Early Emergent Readers have:Strong picture supportCarefully controlled textRepetitive patternsControlled, repeated
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$2.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (10.78 MB)
By Melissa Schaper
This simple Early Emergent Reader will get your students excited about reading. They are going to be so excited to read independently!Early Emergent Readers have:Strong picture supportCarefully controlled textRepetitive patternsControlled, repeated
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Printables
$4.00
$3.20
not yet rated
Bundle
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:
Specialty, Other (Specialty)
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
not yet rated
Digital Download PDF (4.00 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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