As I've been updating a lot of my products on TPT this summer, I can't help but think about Erica Bohrer's post about "Getting Started on TPT". She talks about what her first products looked like versus her more recent items. I had to chuckle as I look back on things I made years ago compared to my more recent items. I think I had some really good concepts but visually some of my stuff just didn't cut it. I realize it's a process... I've learned and grown and still have so much more to learn but I do feel like my newer items are so much more appealing. (Side note: If you haven't read Erica's post and are thinking about using TPT ~ it is a must read FULL of valuable information!)
Here is an example of what I'm talking about:
This poster has been updated with all new fonts, backgrounds and clip art.
Here is what it looked like before the updates:
UMMMM.... I loved these posters and used them for each unit of Reading Street... But seriously they I had to revamp! If by chance you purchased these posters... They have ALL been updated and you can go to your purchases on TPT and re-download.
Not only did I update THESE posters but since we are using the new Common Core Edition of Reading Street... many of the concepts changed. SO I created a new product that I am in love with... and I can't wait to use them on my focus wall!
This is the same concept as the first poster but slightly different terminology for Common Core. I created these all new Common Core Versions and I have to admit I'm loving the look of them! Here is Unit 1:
I made each unit a different color and tried to make them as visually appealing and kid-friendly so that my students can use these as a reference as we learn each grammar concept.
I especially love the Melonheadz clipart. I am a COMPLETE ADDICT... Serious UH-DICT-ION! Okay ya'll... one last image to share ~
I have updated tons more but just thought I'd share some of the updates I've made this summer. I just got the word that I can get into my classroom on Monday so I guess it's time for back to school mode! I've been pinning and getting lots of ideas on ways to set up my classroom this year. YOWZA! So excited!