Month: June 2015

Pens and Crayons … and free Clip Art Pencils

Phew! My pencil clip art set is growing! Today I finished 10 colored pens, 4 pencils with some doodles, and 10 crayons with strokes. All of them are going to be part of a huge clip art set to decorate my classroom and to be used in future teaching resources. I’m thinking to make some […]

Trying Illustrator & a Clip Art Freebie for you: Smiley Faces

Today I dared to look at Illustrator CC and I have to admit: It is great software! In my opinion there is only one little problem …now I want it. I should have stayed happy with Inkscape and Gimp, both free software with brilliant options. Being a novice graphic designer trial and error artist both […]

End of Term Summer 2015 and Lots of Fun – Hurray!

What a busy day! Today was our last day of term and the last day of the school year….and it was packed with fun, joy, and some tears here and there. In the morning I prepared everything for a mega water fight with some of my colleagues …we just needed a reason to use all […]

Recess prepares for life, love and even schoolwork

What a difference! Last term we changed our recess time from 15 to 30 minutes and added extra free play time in class. It made such a difference in my class! Several studies discuss the impact of play and outdoor activities on brain development, social skills, learning and academic achievement and I cannot agree more […]