I continue to create new materials, mostly display, which are downloadable from my website, free of charge.
As I have stated in previous posts, although my website is run as a small business for tax purposes etc, it really grew from a passion for teaching and display resources, so I suppose I view it as more of a hobby.
Requisition money never stretches far enough and there are so many wonderful, fun resources for activities in the classroom. Over the years I have bought so many myself and continue to do so, but in my search for all things different and interesting, I found many resources that have been made by other teachers and can often be downloaded free of charge or for a small sum of money. Manufactured educational resources, although wonderful, can often be prohibitively expensive! My dear old laptop will soon need upgrading as I reach the memory capacity, as I am always downloading files for printing and laminating!
As I'm up for a challenge (most of the time!), I decided I could learn something new and put this to good use, therefore I set about using many programs on my PC that have never really seen the light of day! I wanted to try and create resources too! It has been a challenge as I'm of the older generation and don't always understand technical jargon, but what I don't know and understand, I 'google'. I have had so much fun learning how to produce resources and make them available to others. Yes, my business sells physical resources, but I wanted to add a service that others might find useful and could be free. Sadly I don't have access to amazing graphics software and only have limited knowledge and creativity, but I can see from the number of downloads that people are finding the resources useful and that's as I'd hoped - brilliant!
The resources range from certificates through to display, literacy and numeracy resources. I have added some pictures with links to give you an idea. As I complete the resources I tend to publish them on Pinterest as I have some followers there.
This link will also take you to the free section of my website. I hope the resources you find there may be of some use to you!