Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Friday, September 18, 2015

Paper Projects

Paper Goods Projects has crafts for birthday party favors and decorations, cake toppers, greeting cards, children’s toys, and so much more. Tap your creativity like never before to create fun, beautiful objects out of the simplest materials.

When I leafed through the pages, I found many inspirational projects for my 3rd graders and I was excited to see that some of the projects are simple enough to follow through them. There were also creative plate projects and simple crafts to use as a filler in my classroom.

The biggest pro of this book is that children can pick up this book and be inspired to copy some of these projects on their own just by looking at the sample pictures shown.

M is for Manger

Children can travel through the Christmas tale in the form of the alphabet. The author: Cyrstal Bowman was very creative in making the letters match with everything according to the Bible and Jesus's birth.

Travel through the alphabet with this beautiful rhyming storybook that tells the story of Jesus’ birth. Begin with the angel who tells Mary that she is God’s chosen vessel and follow along until you reach the zillions of stars that paled in comparison to the star that announced the birthplace of the newborn King. Beautifully illustrated and written, this book will be a classic for parents to read to their children every Christmas season.

I loved how the colors are soft and simple. Each letter has a cute little illustration that makes each page unique and comforting.

I got this free book from Tyndale Blog Network.

The Plans I Have for You

The Plans I Have for You combines playful rhyming text written by bestselling children's book author Amy Parker with whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Vanessa Brantley-Newton to create a book that inspires readers of all ages to dream about their future.

God has great plans for each and every one of us and this book encourages children to think about the talents that make them special and will help them imagine how God may use our unique traits to make the world a better place.

The book was very colorful and fit for children and a great resource for talking about the future. I feel that this book is good for any child able to grasp the concept future and is not limited to younger elementary child, but can also be read to toddlers.

I also love the illustrations and the bright colors. They're very realistic and children will really relate to the boys and girls found on every picture.