Monday, January 23, 2012

Thanks to Victoria Leon and Kathleen at Info & Lit : A Librarian's Blog for nominating “Creative Classroom Resources” for the Liebster Award.

Info & Lit : A Librarian's Blog

The Best of Teachers Pay Teachers

Here's a little background on the award:
Liebster means “dearest” in German, and the award is intended to help up-and-coming blogs get the attention they deserve.

In order to accept the award, the blog owner must do the following:
  1. Copy and paste the award on our blog.
  2. Link back to the blogger who gave us the award.
  3. Pick our five favorite blogs with less than 200 followers, and leave a comment on their blog to let them know they have been nominated.
  4. Hope that the five blogs chosen will keep spreading the love and pass it on to five more blogs.
I am pleased to accept this award and would like to pass it along to the following great blogs:

Middle School Maestros

Math Slideshows

Artistry of Education

Hunger Games Lessons

The Enlightened Elephant

Be sure to check out these great blogs.
Thanks again to Victoria Leon and Kathleen for nominating me for the Liebster Award.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Ponyboy and the Gang Get a New Look!

It's been 52 years since they were teenagers banging around the streets of Tulsa!

I updated the PowerPoint with some cool new illustrations and backgrounds. Have a look! Thanks to MMG for the superb illustration of the Outsiders!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Fourth Grade Common Core Standards Posters Illustrated Version

Winter vacation brought warm weather (it was seventy-five in Southern California, where the grandparents live!) Mom's peanut butter squares (yum), and time to finish projects. I'm happy to say I finished the fourth grade common core standards posters. A big thank you to all the fourth grade teachers who gave me feedback and inspiration along the way.

I've posted a few of my favorite graphics from the project here. Have a look!

I get a kick out of creating an image that really shows the concept or skill behind each standard. I'm always looking for ways to make improvements to the illustrations. If you have any feedback or ideas, I'd love to hear about it. You can leave a comment here or contact me through Blogger.

You can download the posters from my TPT store.

There are posters for the math and ELA fourth grade standards. They are written in both "I can..." and "We can..." The poster kit also includes five "themes."