Melissa Schaper

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By Melissa Schaper
***SEE ALL OUR LESSON PLAN PACKS HERE***Seven Days of Plans and activities! This set is intended to be used the week before Thanksgiving and the Monday and Tuesday the week of Thanksgiving. There are plenty of activities included to stretch this for
Subjects:
Specialty, Other (Specialty), Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Lesson Plans (Bundled), Thematic Unit Plans, Homeschool Curricula
$12.75
15 ratings
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By Melissa Schaper
This set of 19 Word Wall Cards will be a great addition to your existing word wall for your Thanksgiving theme. These word wall cards measure 5.33" x 3.6". I recommend printing on card stock and laminating for repeated use. They print four to a page
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$2.00
13 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
Printable, numbered pies designed to be used with cotton balls (cool whip) for counting practice. Super fun way to get your kids counting and working on fine motor skills. Makes a great small group or independent center. Includes (as pictured): 16
Subjects:
Numbers, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
In this little activity you preschoolers will get to sort Thanksgiving people and foods. Includes (as pictured):2 sorting boards (measuring 4.5 x 6.7 inches)8 Full Color Answer Cards8 Back & White (color your own) Answer Cards***This document is
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Printables, Games
$1.00
2 ratings
4.0
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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
Size sorting is an important skill for young students. You students will enjoy sorting the pie cards by size. Directions:Cut out and laminate all of the pie slices (full color or black & white). Mix the pieces up and ask your preschoolers to put
Subjects:
Math, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
This simple little Thanksgiving Puzzle will have your preschooler/Kindergartner spelling 'Thanksgiving' in no time. Simple, easy to match picture clues help your student(s) get the spelling just right. Includes (as pictured):1 Full Color Puzzle1
Subjects:
Spelling, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
3 ratings
4.0
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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), Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
$1.50
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
We all love to receive a thank you note or gift for our hard work. These cute little printable tags are a great way to thank the people in your life for all their hard work. This pack includes a Thank You Tag for Volunteers, Teachers and Students.
Subjects:
Back to School, Valentine's Day, End of Year
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Fun Stuff, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$1.50
2 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
Turkey in Disguise is a writing prompt to be used around Thanksgiving time. Basically, Mr. Turkey doesn't want to be Thanksgiving Dinner. He comes up with a disguise to try to convince people he isn't a turkey. Kids get a chance to choose a
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Homework, Printables
$2.00
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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!Options:This download is for the Full Color Version of this booklet. There is a Black & White Version of this
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Reading, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Homework, Guided Reading Books, Printables
CCSS:
RF.K.3c, RF.K.4
$2.00
7 ratings
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
Preschoolers and Kindergartners love doing crossword puzzles, but they are very difficult for them. This Thanksgiving Crossword Puzzle is specially designed just for preschool. There are only 4 words, none of them intersect, none of them are
Subjects:
Reading, Vocabulary, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
Kid's say the funniest things! Have you ever asked a kid how to make a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner? If not, you are in for a treat! This is always a huge hit with the parents! Included (as pictured):Full Color Boy Recipe Card Full Color Girl
Subjects:
Spelling, Writing, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.00
2 ratings
3.8
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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), Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$2.00
$1.50
2 ratings
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By Melissa Schaper
This document contains 12 different matching cards (Thanksgiving Themed)... Print, laminate and play memory with your kids. What preschooler/Kindergartner doesn't love the game of Memory?Includes (as pictured):12 Full Color Cards12 Full Color Card
Subjects:
Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$1.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Melissa Schaper
This set of 19 Word Wall Cards will be a great addition to your existing word wall for your Thanksgiving theme. These word wall cards measure 5.33" x 3.6". I recommend printing on card stock and laminating for repeated use. They print four to a page
Subjects:
Vocabulary, EFL - ESL - ELD, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, Homeschool
Types:
Word Walls, Printables
$2.00
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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 a digital email when exported as a PDF. Generation 2
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Thanksgiving, Autumn
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Parents, For Principals & Administrators
$2.50
1 rating
4.0
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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, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Staff
Types:
Printables, For Principals & Administrators
$1.50
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By Melissa Schaper
Your students will enjoy showing you their patterning skills with these cute candy corn patterning sheets.Includes (as pictured): 1 Full Color pattern sheet (finish the pattern)1 Black & White pattern sheet (color your own pattern) This activity
Subjects:
Math, Thanksgiving, Halloween
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$1.00
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By Melissa Schaper
This journal is intended for Preschool or Kindergarten. It is intended to be used as a tool to get your kids use to journaling. Included (as pictured): Full Color CoverBlack & White Cover5 Journal Pages with prompts (trace the word)5 Journal
Subjects:
Writing, Thanksgiving, Handwriting
Grades:
PreK, Kindergarten, Homeschool
Types:
Other, Activities, Printables
$1.25
1 rating
4.0
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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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