Get Your Kids Digging In Their Bibles {One Proverb a Day for a Month}

Get your kids digging in their Bibles - FREE reading calendars to read through Proverbs in a month. Blog post includes calendar options for both younger and older kids. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey"

As a fifth grade teacher I was always on the lookout for ways to get my students reading their Bibles for themselves. One of the most important life skills you can encourage in your kiddos is the discipline of daily Bible reading. 

Dallas Willard said: "Bible reading is absolutely fundamental to spiritual formation."

I wholeheartedly agree.

The book of Proverbs has 31 chapters in it - perfect for one chapter per day for a month. Proverbs is filled with nuggets of wisdom - and the verses are very accessible for kids.

Since May is coming up (with 31 days) I thought I'd share a freebie with you to help your students (or personal kiddos) dig into the book of Proverbs.

These free packet includes a calendar with boxes to check off when your student has read the assignment. 

There are two calendar options included:
A. For younger kids: asks them to read a couple of verses from each chapter. 
B. For older kids: asks them to read a whole chapter each day.
Get your kids digging in their Bibles - FREE reading calendars to read through Proverbs in a month. Blog post includes calendar options for both younger and older kids. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey"
Get your kids digging in their Bibles - FREE reading calendars to read through Proverbs in a month. Blog post includes calendar options for both younger and older kids. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey"
















Click here to download the FREE calendar pages:
Get your kids digging in their Bibles - FREE reading calendars to read through Proverbs in a month. Blog post includes calendar options for both younger and older kids. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey"
This calendar can be done again and again - there is so much richness in the book of Proverbs that your students could read it each month! Encourage them to pray about what verses God would highlight for them as they read.

Here are some other reading plans for kids/families:


Looking for more activities to get your kiddos digging into the book of Proverbs?

Dig into the wonderfully rich book of Proverbs with your students! "This Bible Boot Camp: Proverbs" packet is intended to challenge and engage your class – as well as get them diggin’ in their Bibles. This differentiated packet is perfect for classes with different ability levels and/or grades. Make your lesson planning a breeze! Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey"

Packet includes:
  • Note to the Teacher
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Hunting through the book of Proverbs
  • Categorizing Proverbs
  • Note-worthy Proverbs 
  • Visualizing Proverbs
  • Proverb-a-Day Calendars

*All activities include answer keys (if applicable)

The activities in this packet are DIFFERENTIATED – meaning there are 2 variations of each activity (A=easier B=more challenging). This was done to give teachers options when working with students with different ability levels or those teaching multiple grades. You can also choose to give your class the more rigorous activities when you have more class time allotted for the assignment. 

You can purchase this 25-page packet for only $5. Don't delay - make your lesson planning a breeze and watch your students dig into their Bibles like never before!

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Mother's Day Mirror Craftivity: New Pages Added!

Have you checked out my Mother's Day Craftivity: My Mom in the Mirror?
This packet includes a cute and meaningful PRINT-AND-GO craftivity for your students to complete. This fun booklet is intended to show appreciation for your students’ beautiful, hard-working moms.

I wanted to pop in and share a quick note that this packet has been UPDATED: By popular demand, I have updated my Mother's Day Craftivity to include options for all the special ladies in your students’ lives: Mom, Grandma, Grandmother, Nana, and Aunt
Also - if you need additional wording options, please e-mail me at joyinthejourneyteaching@yahoo.com and I'd be happy to accommodate you.

So go ahead - make your lesson planning a breeze! Purchase this 30-page print-and-go packet today!
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Math Styled Photos - for Teachers & Teacherpreneurs

Do you know what a styled photo is?
You most likely do - even if you don't know that's the name for it.

Styled photos are stock photographs taken for use online - for blog posts, social media, product covers, etc. It's a growing trend that's really gaining popularity - especially among teacher bloggers and product creators. 

Here are some examples of how I've used styled images recently:
You see - there are so many possibilities!

To help you - the busy teacher and/or teacherpreneur - I have created a set of styled images in a fun and functional MATH theme!
You can use these photos as backgrounds for social media posts, title images for blog posts, cover pages for products, center title cards for the classroom, power point slide backgrounds, etc. These images can be used for both personal and commercial use!

Here are some examples of things I made using these images:
 They are totally customizable!
 I *LOVE* this quote - it's true of learning in all subject areas!
This packet includes 25 styled photos that are crisp, clean, and ready to go! For easy formatting the photos cropped to create both square images (to be used on social media) and 4:3 images (to be used in Power Point or Publisher).  These are can be used for both personal or commercial use - so what are you waiting for? Download them HERE and start creating! :)

Like what you see?
I have another set of school-inspired styled photos - in a fun NEON theme! :)

*GIVEAWAY ALERT!!!* CLOSED!
As a special promotion for my blog readers I would love to GIVE AWAY a FREE copy of my Math Styled Photos. If you're interested in winning a FREE set please leave a comment with your e-mail address and one of your favorite math concepts to teach. I'll choose a winner on Sunday night (April 24th).

p.s. For every 10 comments I receive I will give away an additional packet of styled images- so tell your friends! :)

The winners are:
*drum roll please*
Congratulations to Stress Free Teaching and the Activated Educator!
Ladies - check your e-mails for your FREE styled photos :)

If you didn't win, don't worry - you can purchase these 25 styled photos for only $6.99!

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My Mom in the Mirror: Reflections for Mother's Day


Mother's Day will always hold a special place in my heart because not only do I have a wonderful mom who is my very best friend, it is also the day when I brought our newborn son home from the hospital last year.
This year, Mother's Day falls on this munchkin's first birthday, so it'll be another special day!

Each year I liked to have my students make something special for their moms for Mother's Day. Store bought gifts are nice, but there's nothing like a homemade card or craft to warm a mama's heart.

This activity - Mom in the Mirror: Reflections for Mother's Day - includes a cute and meaningful PRINT-AND-GO craftivity for your students to complete. This fun booklet is intended to show appreciation for your students’ beautiful, hard-working moms.
Mom in the Mirror: Reflections for Mother's Day - this is a cute and meaningful PRINT-AND-GO craftivity for your students to complete. This fun booklet is intended to show appreciation for your students’ beautiful, hard-working moms. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey."

This booklet includes 4 pages:
1. "My Mom in the Mirror" Cover page
2. When I look in the mirror I want my mom to see that she is: (writing)
3. Here is what I see when I look at my mom: (drawing)

4. Happy Mother's Day, Mom! (coloring)


**I have also included an additional blank mirror template if you would like your students to complete an additional customizable page.

The packet includes full teacher/student directions:

Mom in the Mirror: Reflections for Mother's Day - this is a cute and meaningful PRINT-AND-GO craftivity for your students to complete. This fun booklet is intended to show appreciation for your students’ beautiful, hard-working moms. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey."
Here's a sample picture of what each page in the booklet looks like:
Mom in the Mirror: Reflections for Mother's Day - this is a cute and meaningful PRINT-AND-GO craftivity for your students to complete. This fun booklet is intended to show appreciation for your students’ beautiful, hard-working moms. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey."
Isn't that cute?! I just know that your students' moms will be so touched by the sweet sentiments. Make your Mother's Day lesson planning a breeze with this cute and memorable craftivity - trust me, you'll be glad you did! 

You can purchase this print-and-go packet in my TPT store.

*CLOSED!*
Plus - as a special offer for my blog readers, I'd love to GIVE AWAY A FREE COPY!
Here's how it works:
1. Pin this image:
Mom in the Mirror: Reflections for Mother's Day - this is a cute and meaningful PRINT-AND-GO craftivity for your students to complete. This fun booklet is intended to show appreciation for your students’ beautiful, hard-working moms. Resource created by Jessica Lawler, "Joy in the Journey."
2. Leave a comment on this blog post with the URL of your pin (click "see it now" to get the URL)
I'll choose a winner on Monday night! (April 18th)
Happy pinning!

UPDATED: By popular demand, I have updated my Mother's Day Craftivity to include options for all the special ladies in your students’ lives: Mom, Grandma, Grandmother, Nana, and Aunt


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