Thursday, April 17, 2014
Okay, I have two wonderful nieces that are both in elementary school (well 4 wonderful nieces, 3 in elementary school but this soap-box ranting is related to only 2 of them), one doesn't like to turn in her homework, and the other is grossly lacking proper economical terms.
My Shelley (the youngest of the two and in the second grade) doesn't like to do and/or turn in homework (sometimes it's done, but sits in her backpack for a week!) For her I have created these cute little punch cards. There is a place for her name, an encouraging text, and when all ten of the stars are "punched" (like those coffee or buffet cards we get at popular restaurants and cafes) then she may turn in that card for whatever prize is set for that goal (or a dip into the "treasure" box!)
((NOTE: I keep an old boot box of left over party favors, stocking stuffers and stuff that I have scored from 50 cent machines...and waalaa instant TREASURE BOX!))
HOMEWORK SUPER STAR Rewards Card
This is what each card looks like; there are nine cards on each page. I am going to use some cheap card stock that I have piled up, and since I do not have a proper hole punch at the moment I think that I will put a dot with a black marker, or sign my initials (like that do the ones from the chinese buffet down the street form me at lunch time) for each day she does AND turns in her homework (she has an "agenda" where her teacher makes notes for when things are not turned in.) Teachers could use them too as an incentive to get students to actually turn in homework! :)
The next item up for grabs can be used by mom's at home, or teachers at school, and we must not forget all of the mom's that teach at home...:) Anyhow, this is "PRIZE CURRENCY" that can be earned by doing homework, chores, going to bed on time, brushing teeth, what-have-you. There is a TON of printable "Prize Money" to be found on the internet, but mine specifically do not say "MONEY", I used the word "CURRENCY" and I did this for a reason!!! Phyllisity, the third grader looked at me like I was speaking an alien language to her a few days ago when I told her that the gold dollar that she got from the tooth fairy were in fact actually American currency. She then asks me with a squirrelled-up face, "What is 'currency'?" I thought that I would fall over! She is in the third grade and has social studies, math, and vocabulary lessons at school; how has she never heard this word?!?
PRIZE CURRENCY ($1 NOTES)
With all that said, here is the "currency" that we are going to use at home. Hopefully she can not only learn the value of working hard to earn said "currency" but maybe it will broaden her vocabulary as well!!!
There are 6 notes per page. I'm not sure if card stock , regular old printer paper or a nice glossy would be my pick for this project. I guess that your budget, what you have in stock, or your fancy can lead you to decide which is best for you and yours on this one! :)
Maybe that "Treasure Box" can come in handy again for this project. Simply put a "price" on things inside. Or maybe one could have a "Prize Closet", or currency could be exchanged for a trip to the skate park, or a "stay-up-15-extra-minutes-at-bed-time" pass (might be best if there was a "non-school-night-only-clause" on this one)...it's limitless and up to you, so set your price! :)
Thank you all for stopping by and tolerating my rants!
GOOD DAY TO YOU ALL & HAPPY PRINTING! :)
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
You can get these cuties together of individually at *freeprettythingsforyou.com*.
The images are large enough that you could print them on iron-on paper and make a cute t-shirt, or you could leave them that size or reduce them (you save the image after all, play with the size if you need to) and use them for a nice card; after all July 1st is NATIONAL POSTAL WORKER DAY!
PS. It's always on July 1st, no need to google that if you are seeing this years form today...4/16/14 :)
**And then the evil mediafire bandit destroyed them! So, Stephanie made these...sorry that there is only 11 per page, but they are cute! :)
Come and get 'em!
Printable Karaoke Request Slips in PDF
As Jamie can tell you, I have always had a thing for men who are
a tad very GEEK-TACULAR! If you knew my husband then you may doubt this statement....I didn't say that I could get a man who is geek-tacular to marry me; I said I had a thing for them..lol. (But that was before I met my wonderful husband, who was made perfectly for me, and I never look at any other men like that...no matter how awesomely dorky they look...,just in case he's looking) ((wink)) But seriously, have you ever seen a paper bow tie? Pure "awesomesauce" I say!
|Make A Paper Bow Tie|
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Monkey’s Book of Opposite was created by Ashley Wyse for Children’s Hospital. Ashley used Monkey from some of the other books on this site to create a learning aid that explores opposites. The concepts in the book are those that children with speech needs struggle most with.
High Five Ashley! You are awesome!
Monkey and Friends: Opposites (PPT) Monkey and Friends: Opposites (PDF)
FYI: It’s Ashely’s work, so I won’t modify it. It’s in the PowerPoint 2007 format for Windows. To complete the book you will need a bit of rough material to cut a circle from, a feather, and a popsicle stick in addition to the laminate, Velcro, paper and ink needed for the other books.
Here are some photos of the one we used in speech therapy today:
I love that little Monkey.
Monkey Preposition Fan
MOST of the missing "Mediafire" files have been recovered or replaced. If you had a favorite something that has been missing for some time...please look again for it. I am excited to say that all but "Monkey's Book of Opposites" are back! Most of the Doctor Who stuff has been recovered or replaced and most of the missing pictures are back up and all of the dead links that I have found are gone. We are sorry that it took so long, and some stuff is still in the works. Please continue to be patient with us, and thank you all kindly for sticking it out with us!!! :)
MUCH LOVE AND HAPPY PRINTING (AGAIN)!
Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jamie Sue at email@example.com with any questions, comments or suggestions. :)
--Stephanie Y. Corchado-Castaneda
The nice lady (Natalie) at doodlecraftblog.com celebrated her birthday in January with Doctor Who printables for the masses! How cool is she?!?!?! I had to figure out how to get into the PDF files. In the end I felt rather silly when I realized that you just right click on the picture of the sheet(s) that you want (you can follow the link above or go to directly to the file by right clicking the pictures below) and open them in another tab or window or what have you, so that you may print or save or what ever. She was specific in her wishes that this is only for personal use. She did take her time to design them, and did offer them up to us for free...sooo... :)