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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

How to Edit an Editable File

You bought an editable product. Now, how do you edit it? If you have struggled with this, you are not alone! Following is a quick tutorial for PC users.

1. Make sure the file you are trying to edit is, indeed, editable. When I make an editable product, I usually keep the editable slides separate from the non-editable ones, then put both files into a zip file. Hopefully, the editable file has something to indicate that in its title.

2. Open the PDF that you want to edit. Locate the tools button. 

3. Click on TOOLS and you will get a drop down menu. You want CONTENT EDITING.  


5. When you click on EDIT TEXT & IMAGES, text boxes will appear around the editable text.

6. Put your cursor in the text box and begin typing. Print when you are ready!

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Amendment 6.2017:
Sometimes, the typing prompt is not visible. Authors do this to allow you to hand write your edits. However, you will still be able to type edits, if you wish.
1.  Follow the above directions through #3.

2.  Instead of selecting EDIT TEXT & IMAGES, choose ADD TEXT.

3. You will now be able to draw a text box wherever you wish.  

4.  Type your edits in the text box using the same font the author did. (Hopefully, the author made note of the font used.)

5.  When you have finished editing, print the document.

That's all there is to it!  Now go edit to your heart's delight.

If you are looking for classroom signs, labels, and other storage & decor products, check these out:

If you would like to peruse the individual products, look here.  

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

When It Rains, Make Forest Animals!

It rained torrents for the entire 4th of July weekend and I had a house full of family and friends. We had planned to boat and ski and swim and float and grill out and...  

Mother Nature did not cooperate.  

So there I was with a house bursting at the seams, including 10 children ages 10 and under. We have very few toys at the lake house. It's best suited to outdoor play. So, being the teacher that I am, I grabbed the art supplies I had and organized the kiddos to make forest animals. I gave them 1 caveat: they had to use hearts to make the animals because I love forest friends.

Here's what they made:
  • hedgehog

  • bear
  • dragonfly

  • fox
  • bee
  • owl

  • beaver

  • ladybug

  • butterfly

  • raccoon

Not bad for a spur-of-the-moment activity. These and similar craftivities will definitely be undertaken in my classroom this fall.

If you love forest friends, too, you may like these products:

Monday, July 11, 2016

Looking for New Classroom Decor?

It's about time, teachers, to think about your classroom decor for the next school year.  

An aqua and black color scheme is calming for the children (and you) while giving some sophistication to the environment in which YOU spend soooo many hours.  If this color scheme appeals to you, I have a number of products to get you started.  Just click on the icons below to see a preview of the great educational decor you can have in your room next year.

Each of these products is available in my TPT Store. For those who love money saving bundles, this set of resources is available in bundle form: