Who knew that when I decided to try my hand at creating educational resources to sell online in the common marketplace, that I would have so much fun finding and downloading FREE fonts and clip art to use?
I have always been a very visual person, with a good eye for color, composition, and presentation, so clicking and dragging to design worksheets, writing pages, graphic organizers, etc. has been fairly easy for me to get the hang of.
It has also become quite addictive and something that I would rather do instead of household chores. Who wouldn't want to create holiday-themed materials that feature elves, snowflakes, gingerbread men, and candy canes in lieu of folding laundry and mopping the kitchen floor?
Now please excuse me while I indulge my new obsession and go create a stunning cover page for my next Teachers Pay Teachers product (which IS aligned to the Common Core Standards for Reading/ELA) that features "best friend" clip art from Melonheadz Illustrating, a lovely font from A Cupcake For The Teacher, and a chevron-striped background from Lauren Hughes. Who said that teaching with "rigor" and "fidelity" wasn't allowed to include "fun" or "cute?"
Check out the units I've uploaded at www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Jennifer-Reynolds-5267