I'm OBSESSED with graphics... Linky party!

I was so excited when I signed on today to see Casey at Second Grade Math Maniac started a new linky party! I already spent sooo much time looking through all of the bloggers that linked up! I LOVE graphics.. it's actually quite an obsession! My students know that Mrs. Cap never passes out plain paper! In fact, funny story... The other day I had my students taking notes on a story elements graphic organizer. I asked them to cut out the page and glue it into their spirals. One of my students accidentally cut off the border from the page.. you should have seen his desk buddies faces! He actually re-glued the pieces of the border back together and onto his page because he knew how much I loved cute graphics.. haha gotta love my kiddos! I've only just recently really begun to venture out into the expansive graphics world that has been unknown to me.. but I have spent HOURS poring over page borders, backgrounds, and clipart images.

So when I'm on one of my graphics stalking hunts.. here's the places I frequent:

I absolutely LOVE The 3AM Teacher graphics! She has awesome page borders and backgrounds, and I just love her themed clipart packages! I get seriously giddy when I see she has a freebie download on TPT! :)

Graphics from the pond has awesome pictures that make lesson plans oh so cute!

MyCuteGraphics ButtonMyCuteGraphics ButtonMyCuteGraphics ButtonThis is probably my most frequented! I love this website because they are all FREE and PERFECT for teaching! They are geared towards teachers for lesson plans and worksheets and I  just LOVE all of Laura's creations!

So, where does your graphics obsession take you?!

While were on the talk of graphics.. I have to share with you two of my FAV new creations. I {heart} Halloween! So naturally I had to make a Halloween themed spelling unit for my favorite fourthies! They were so excited to see these words on their weekly reports that went home Friday! I would show you a preview of my unit that I created, but my photo upload on Blogger is being DUMBO! It keeps saying I need to sign-in to Google, and then errors. It only lets me copy and paste photos from webpages, and since my preview is a file.. I can't insert it :( You'll just have to take my word that it is cute and awesome with some great graphics and go on over to my TPT here and check it out!

Another thing I have to share is that I have been loving Daily 5, and my students have too! Surprisingly  their FAV station is Work on Writing ( or WOW as we like to call it!) Students get SO excited when they see that WOW is their station. They love the creative writing prompts that allow them to write fun stories. And I love it because they are producing some really AWESOME writing. So I decided to create 10 writing prompts for every month of the school year to keep at the writing center! So far, they LOVE them! You can pick up your very own school year writing prompts here!

I hope everyone has had a great weekend! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.. I'm going to go carve pumpkins with the hubby! Enjoy your week, bloggers :)


  1. Hey!! I loooove those Graphics too.. definitely support my girl over at 3AM teacher shes so sweet :) my kids love working on writing too.. ill have to check out the journal prompts!!

    1. Glad to see other students loving writing as well! Doesn't it make you so excited? I hope you enjoy the journal prompts!

  2. I'm so excited to find a new upper elementary blog! I have a graphics obsession also. I love the 3 am Teacher graphics but have also begun using lots of graphics from KPM Doodles and Melonheadz Illustrating. Thanks for sharing! If you get a chance, please stop by and visit.


    1. I will have to check out those graphics sites as well! I love finding other upper elementary teachers as well. Thanks for the follow, I can't wait to follow your blog and share ideas :)

  3. My friend who also was maid of honor stumbled upon this place, a hidden gem, and we popped over right away to see if it had possibilities. On first look and we knew it was perfect.