Saturday, September 15, 2012

Kindergarten Common Core

Who doesn't love free?  How about a FREE Common Core Resource for your classroom???  Well here it is!  You have until September 16th to claim it, so get going!!!  This workbook is filled with activities aligned to help work with Common Core Standards.  How nice is that???


Sunday, April 22, 2012

Favorite Things from Ireland!

I am back from Ireland, and I really think I have traveler's depression.  Is there really such a thing?  I had such a great time over in Ireland, and want to go back and take my kids next time.
My favorite city in Ireland:
Howth, a little sea town 20 minutes outside of Dublin, on the Irish Sea.

Favorite Castle:  Malahide Castle

Favorite National Park:  Glendalough (Where Brave Heart was filmed).

Favorite New Sport:  Hurling!!!!  It is the fastest sport in world, and I was addicted in about 2 minutes!  Go DUBS!

Favorite Irish Designer, and Princess Kate's too!

 Had to buy this
and this....

and really wanted this, but it was sold out everywhere!

I also fell in love with Irish Jewelry!  

I fell in love with Button and Co immediately!  There is something about buttons that makes me happy!!!!
My husband bought me this cute necklace!

And how cute is this charm bracelet?!!!!  I got this for my anniversary!

I also fell in love with Jean Butler Jewelry and had to buy this cute clover ring.

My new favorite Irish Artist:  Simone Walsh

So while Mr. Walsky went here...

and here...

and here...

I got to take in the sites, shop, and relax!  Ireland was a blast, and I can't wait to see where I go next year!!!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

I'm off to Ireland!!!!

So today I am off!  

Off to Irleand!!!

I can't wait to get there! 
We are spending tomorrow in London (one of my favorite cities) and then tomorrow night we hit Dublin!

I can't wait to kiss the Blarney Stone (with anti bac of course).  :)

Sorry guys, no free clipart for the next 2 weeks.  :(  I will make it up, because when I get back, I still have 2 weeks off!  



Saturday, March 17, 2012

Free Clipart of the week, Irish style!!!!

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, I am giving you guys my March clipart for free this week.

I am also so excited because I have Monday and then we are off for 3 weeks!  I love year round school! 

 I can't wait, because I am going to Ireland for 12 days!!!!

We are going to Dublin, so if anyone knows some great places in Ireland, let me know.  I have always wanted to go, so my husband surprised me with this trip!

So here are some of the graphics you get in this set:

Of course, black and white images are included.

Have a great St. Patricks Day!!!!


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Cute, Cute Hoodies, and you could get one for FREE!!!!

So, as many of you know, I have a little obsession with cuteness!  I am not sure how I found out about Evy's Tree, but I did and fell in LOVE!!!!!

I immediately bought a few of her legendary Brilla's and just think they are the cutest slices of heaven!!!!!
Here is what they look like:

My favorite!!!  Go WVU!

Love this one!

New for Spring!!!!

I promise I am not getting paid to promote her items, but when I wear one of her creations, I get compliments GALORE!  I always have to write down where I got my jacket and how to find it.

What I love, but a little sad that I don't have a little girl, is that they make mini Brilla's for kids.  So cute!

Anyway, I just saw on FB that she is giving away $250 this week to promote her new line.  She is running cute little contests this week so I figured some of you may want to enter.  Just go to her blog each day and see the fun stuff she has going on each day!  Maybe if you tell them I sent you, she will do a FAB giveaway on my blog!!!!  Whoo Hoo!  Go look around, but beware, you will spend some money!


Monday, March 5, 2012

Free Clipart of the Week

This week's free clipart is all about fish.  Don't ask me why?!?
I was in the mood for spring and then we got 4 inches of snow last night and a 2 hour delay.

Each color is done 3 different ways.  I even included black and white line art for you to use.

Again, feel free to use these for your classroom, on items you sell, or anyway you wish.  I would love a shout out on anything you make.  I am working on a banner/tag for you to post with your items.  
Hope you can use them!


Sunday, March 4, 2012

New Blog Name and a Question about Learning Clipart

So do you notice the new, but actually old blog name?  I used to be the LoveTwoTeach girl and I owned the name from years ago when I had a website and switched it over to my blog.  I feel like it suits my vision better, since I technically teach Kindergarten now, make graphics and clipart, and a variety of other things. 

Now, I have a question for you.  How many of you would be interested in learning how to design and make your own clipart?  How many of you would like to know how to design your own cute blogs?

I learned how to do this myself and had such a difficult time finding out how to do it so I took classes and learned.  I was thinking of doing a video class using the platform I use for my lectures when I teach online courses and doing a course on how to use Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to learn how to create graphics and blogs (I know huge run-on sentence).  If you don't own the programs, you can download them for a free trial and decide if it is something you may use in the future.

There would be a fee for the course because of time and I would be teaching you how to design your own stuff.  :)

So again, would you be interested in a clipart course, blog design course, and how much would you be willing to pay?

I think each course would be one evening a week for an hour for 4 to 6 weeks and video would be available if you couldn't make it.  So think about that with the price.

Thanks for any info!


Learning Resource Winner!!!!

I am so excited, and yet so jealous of the winner of the $100 gift card for Learning Resources!!!!  I could spend that in about 5 minutes!

The winner is.....
I follow you! I really want one of these.

Ms. M
Ms.M's Blog
A Teacher's Plan

I am so happy for you!  I think you have won a couple of things from me!  I never win a stinkin thing!  Ba  Humbug!!!

Email me with your info!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Free Shape Clipart!!! Updated with hexagon and trapezoid!!!

So I couldn't wait!  I had to post the shape clipart freebies for you to use.  You can use these in your class, for items you sell, or however you see fit.  All I ask is you say they were created by me.  :)  I am going to start selling on TPT, so I would love some free publicity from all of you!  ;)
Here are the Shapes that you get in this free download!!!

I would love some feedback from you guys!  Is there any other shape that I missed???  Do they look alright?

You can download the shapes here.

I added a correct hexagon and a trapezoid.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Now Board Review and a Giveaway!!!

I was asked to try out a fantastic new interactive whiteboard that is affordable for teachers.  It is called the Now Board.  It looks like this:

It is tiny and light weight! 
 What I like the most about it is the price.  
Can I say Donor's Choose????  Extra TPT money???
I also like that it isn't taking up a huge amount of space in my classroom.  I can project it on any surface.  What a space saver!  The software was so easy to use and came with an excellent library of activities that I could easily use.

Here is a little video about the device:


I also loved the wand that came with mine!

It looks like a pointer!  The kids loved it!!!
The only negative was that it was a little more difficult to calibrate on a textured wall.  It was much easier to calibrate on projector screen, bulletin board, or whiteboard.  I do love that it was portable and I could set it up on a wall and use it as a center for my students.  My current Smartboard takes up so much space that it hinders my room organization.  This board fixes that!

For reviewing the Now Board, I am able to give my fellow bloggers the opportunity to win a $100 Learning Resources Gift Card!!!!  I think I could spend that in about 6 seconds!!!

To enter, you must like the Now Board on Facebook and tell them I sent you! 

Now Board on FaceBook

For an extra entry, leave a comment on youtube!
Now Board on Youtube

For another extra entry, follow me here!

I will announce a winner on February 29th!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Frames for Teachers!

Here are some frames that I made for my class and thought I would give them to you guys for free.  If you want to use these on anything you sell, feel free to do so!  :)  I am going to try and upload free graphics each week for you all to use on anything you make for your class or to sell, in addition to things that I will sell on the site.  
Just click below to download!

This is nothing major, but I thought someone could use them!  Have a great rest of the week!

Next week my freebies will probably be my shape clipart that I made to go in my own class. 
 Here is a sneak peak!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

Life Cycle of a Caterpillar Clipart

Now for sale is Spring Life Cylce of a Caterpillar book that is not affiliated with Eric Carle.  Clipart.  It includes both black and white images for you to use on teacher materials. I will be changing the shape of my caterpillar so that it is not assumed that Eric Carle drew this clipart. This unit is $4.00.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

March Clipart up on TPT!

March graphics are done!  
You will find this on TPT for sale for $4.00
Included are Black and White and Color Graphics for use in your classroom or materials you create!  

Here is a preview of some of the items included!!!  Many more are included, but I don't know how to make a preview of them all.  :)

Click on the picture to head on over to TPT!