Thursday, January 31, 2013

Copyright Woes

So, as I am learning about being an ethical seller, I have accidentally infringed on copyright laws. Oops. Quite accidental, and very serious. I mistakenly referred to one of my products as "Elf on a Shelf", because that is what the graphic was called. Now, the "real" product/book/figurine, is called "Elf on THE Shelf". I guess changing the THE to and A is just not good enough. I also didn't think it was exactly the same, because the Elf looks very different from the Elf in the store. Live and Learn. I do try very hard to be a good copyright rule follower. It is never my intention to steal from anyone and/or use their product name illegally. It is going to make me CRAZY thinking and researching every word I put in my products in fear of breaking a rule and getting another "strike" from TPT. Some names are easily recognizable, and are a "no brainer". However, there are many products out there that someone has reserved the rights to the name and it may not be obvious. How about "I have, who has?" How about the word DOMINO? What about Dolch? What about even the word, "Flash Card"? See? I think I just might go crazy second guessing everything that has a name... Is it an official name? Or is it just what it is? Who knows? Stay tuned. Hoping for no more "Strikes".

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sick Day

I had a lot of extra time on my hands over the past week because I was home sick with the Flu AND Pertussis. If you haven't received your pertussis vaccine, I highly recommend it. NOT FUN.
So, while stuck at home, I had some time to create some resources for my kiddos. This money activity is very cute and way fun. The idea is that you can play the game in many different ways. Visit my store to download my newest MONEY creation! The pages all need to be laminated and then cut apart. Pass out the cards and students will find their match by walking around and figuring out how much the value is on their card compared to the value shown in coins on a peers card.
I also created this freebie as a thank you to my followers. Check it out. The idea with this game is that the children need to figure out how much money is shown in their card and then find the person who has the amount on the bottom of their card. There are enough cards for 30 players.
This valentine game is part of a larger Who has money game that is also available at my store.

I created this shape bingo/tic tac toe game.
Lastly, I created this Moon Phase Freebie.
That's all. Now I just need a snow day or two to finish some other fun projects.
I hope you enjoy these.