Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
Saturday, February 2, 2013
My husband was reading one of my books to our kids for bedtime. This isn't your typical story book, it's more an old school teacher/student helper. It's called i before e (except after c). After he finished he told me about what he read, and how it would be really helpful. He also suggested I could post one a day on my forums, and I thought this could be a great addition to my blog. Thanks for the idea Craig!
I found this helpful entry on the parts of speech at the beginning of the book. The Parts of Speech by David B. Tower and Benjamin F. Tweed:
A noun's the name of any thing; As, school or garden, hoop, or swing. Adjectives tell the kind of noun; As, great, small pretty, white, or brown. Three of these words we often see Called articles- a, an, and the. Instead of nouns the Pronouns stand; John's head, his face, my arm, your hand. Verbs tell of something being done; As, read, write, spell, sing, jump, or run. How things are done the adverbs tell; As, slowly, quickly, ill, or well. They also tell us where and when; As, here, and there, and now, and then. A preposition stands before A noun; as, in, or through, a door. Conjunctions sentences unite; As, kitchen scratch and puppies bite. The interjection shows surprise Another rhyme called "The Parts of Speech" origin unknown Every name is called and noun, As field and fountain, street and town. In place of noun the pronoun stands, As he and she can clap their hands. The adjective describes a thing, As magic wand and bridal ring. The verb mean action, something done- To read, to write, to jump, to run. How things are done, the adverbs tell, As quickly, slowly, badly, well. The preposition shows relation, As in the street, or at the station. Conjunctions join, in many ways, Sentences, words, or phrase and phrase. The interjection cries out, "Hark! I need an exclamation mark! Through poetry, we learn how to each Of these make up the Parts of Speech.
Friday, February 1, 2013
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I just finished my new candy-cane collection and I put them up today! (I thought they would be easy.) These may not look extremely complicating, but they took a long time and a great deal of precise placement. Even though they are created for these winter months, some of them can also be used throughout the year.
I have to say, when I am in creation mode, I am always thinking of new things, new ideas, ways to expand on what I'm doing, and subtle additions and changes to make more clip-arts. Then I have to decide, 'Do I really want to put in all the work and add more and more, should I stop and get it out there, should I create more sets to sell separately, or should I just put it all together?' With the candy-cane art, it got to be so huge, I finally decided to separate it into two individual items. I have one set of clip art and frames (shown above), and another set of backgrounds (shown below).