Saturday, July 28, 2012

UPDATE! August 5th The Back to School Dollar Days Sale was a great success. Thank you to everyone who participated in this great sale! My lessons are back to pre-sale prices but watch my TeachersPayTeachers store for sales.  Thanks again!


Announcing the first ever Back to School Dollar Days sale...with a $75 Gift Certificate to Really Good Stuff to boot! This Sunday, July 29th and Monday, July 30th, join us on the Cloud for an amazing sale and giveaway!

The Lesson Cloud authors have put together an amazing list of hundreds of items for just $1 or $2!! Stock up on all your Back to School needs for just $1 or $2 each. Plus, once you've stocked up, enter our $75 Gift Certificate Giveaway to Really Good Stuff!! Couldn't you use an extra $75 to start off the school year?

Keep watching The Lesson Cloud blog, The Lesson Cloud Facebook page and The Lesson Cloud Twitter feeds for more! Teachers Pre-K - 12 are selling incredible lessons for $1.00 and $2.00. 

photo of Lesson Cloud Dollar Days Sale July 29th and 30th Lesson Cloud

I have the following items on sale! Be sure to click on the Lesson Cloud Sale sign (above) to see the entire list of what talented teachers have put on sale. The link will be live just before midnight EST, on July 28th and the sale will last through July 30th All lessons will return to their original prices after the 30th.

photo of Number Critter Numbers 1-10 Teacher Park TeachersPayTeachers
Originally $3.00 On sale for $2.00

photo of Book Report Trifold Use with Any Novel TeachersPayTeachers
Originally $6.00 On sale for $2.00

photo of ABC Book Template for All Ages Teacher Park
Originally $3.75 On sale for $2.00

photo of Common Core Standards Reading Themes
Originally #3.00 On sale for $2.00

photo of Fish and Bubbles ClipArt Teacher Park
Originally $4.00 On Sale for $2.00

photo of Behavior Forms for Teachers Teacher Park
Originally $2.75 On Sale for $1.00

photo of Homophones are Fun
Originally $3.00 On Sale for $2.00

photo of Literary Packet Generic Worksheets High School or College
Originally $4.50 On Sale for $2.00

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Fish and Bubbles Clipart

Fish and Bubbles?  How did I think of that name?  A week ago, my husband and I went to one of our favorite local seafood restaurants that sits within a marina in town. I always say I'm going to order something different, but as it turned out, I once again ordered one of my favorite dishes, "Fish and Chips".

That day I had been creating all kinds of little critters on my computer. One of them was a colorful fish. As I was enjoying my delicious fish and chips,  the words FISH and BUBBLES popped into my mind. Fish and chips. Fish and Bubbles! When we got home, I turned on my computer and began creating bubbles which lead to seaweed, a little clam, more fish an underwater background and more.

I think teachers often have those same kinds of experiences. They have an idea in mind about a lesson they want to present, or worksheets they want to create and suddenly, out of nowhere,  PING! A creative idea is born!

It took me a few days to put the packet of clipart together for I see it being used along with a class ocean theme. Worksheets with fish and bubbles. The bubbles an be used in a variety of ways. Enlarge them and use them as background circles for numbers or letters of the alphabet. I also designed an underwater background with hues of blue.

Here are a few of the fish. Notice how bright and sharp the images are. All are in PNG format and have transparent backgrounds, so layering and sizing them is fun! I also included some black and white fish that can be used as coloring pages.

These are a couple of the fish. All are large and can be made any size. The clarity, color and sharpness of the images remain the same no matter what size they are.

photo of Fish and Bubbles Clip Art, clip art, PDF, graphics Teacher Park

This is the cover of my packet. If you'd like to read more about it, click on it!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Amanda Clark Cousin in the Summer Olympics

It's very exciting to have a cousin who's participating in the Summer Olympics!!

Our cousin, Amanda Clark was with the Olympians in Washington, D.C., during the Fourth of July celebration and concert that was aired on television. 

Each of the Olympians' names were called and close up's were shown of all these talented young people. It was a great moment these young Olympians, who will be heading to Great Britain to compete!

Amanda started sailing at a young age and has raced competitively all over the world. She also raced in the last summer Olympics in Bejing, China.

Amanda Clark Team Go Sail 2012 Summer Olympics
Click on the picture to go to the Team Go Sail 2012 site!

On the Team Go Sail 2012 site, you'll see information about Amanda and Sarah, her teammate.  There's also a picture of her standing with one of the greatest musical American prodigies .. the famous John Williams who conducted that night. 

They're on FB too where you can "like" her page. We have to cheer for our American Olympians!