clip art Archives - Tales from Outside the Classroom

Tessa’s Designs and Some Updates

I have been away from blogging the last month or so.  It was the end of the quarter and we had report cards and conferences.  I’ve had a cold that won’t go away.  And spring just has seemed to be refusing to arrive, thus putting a damper on my spirits.  I have been busy in other ways though. I don’t think I’ve shared here before, but a while back in December, I decided to open

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St. Patrick’s Day Freebie

I’m pretty sure I don’t know what happened to my life since I last posted on Monday.  I worked, I remember that.  But, uh, where has the rest of the time gone?  I don’t think I spent an evening at home.  And I was busy all weekend this weekend too.  I haven’t done laundry yet.  I haven’t gotten things together for my evaluation tomorrow (eek!).  I need to get some data together for a presentation

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It’s About Time

I know I’ve been MIA lately.  While everyone else gets excited about summer because things slow down, things always seem to pick up for me.  I get super busy with the non-profit I’m involved with and we end up having something going on nearly every weekend.  Plus, I’m only officially off in July, and I’m incapable of completely staying away.  Today is July 12th, I only have a few weeks of my break left, and

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New and Free Frames

I’m still in clip art land.  I spent my evening creating these cuties.  You can get them for yourself by clicking the picture to head to my TpT store.  They’re only $2! I love the way they turned out!  It’s only making my current obsession over making more even worse.   As I was going through my files this morning, I found these frames I created a few months back as I was just playing

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Free frames

Today I was playing around and creating some frames and I thought I’d share them all with you.  They are all 300 dpi png files.  Feel free to save them and use them in your projects.  Credit is appreciated, but not required.

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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