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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I Carried a Watermelon

Forgive me readers that are NFL football fans, for I have sinned.  I didn't watch the Super Bowl…at all.  I was working on the computer and the hubs was out of town, so I didn't feel like I had to watch.  Don't get me wrong, though.  Had there been a low key Super Bowl party close to home, I would have faked it gone and chow down on all of the ridiculous snacks cheered.  But, that's not how this cookie happened to crumble.  I watched Dirty Dancing (for probably the 20th time), and I don't regret it.  Nobody puts The Rolly Chair in the corner.  I watch what I want.

Symbolism... Y'all 'partied' and I 'carried a watermelon'.
Are you a Super Bowl fan?  A real fan, or a fan of the commercials? Or maybe just the snacks?  

Ok, some serious talk.  I spent Sunday evening beginning the process of going through my existing TPT products and doing some housework.  My own standard of work has evolved and become more defined as a TPT seller as I've created more and more products.  I really do pride myself on being thorough, so I'm tackling the task of going through some of my earliest products and bringing them up to my current standard.  I'm also working on making sure each product has a helpful preview.  My product descriptions tend to be really descriptive, but I know some people are visual learners.  Like I've previously said, I make these for my own use and then add elements that would make the product beneficial to as many people as possible.

To help myself, I wrote out some of my guidelines for products that I share. 

-Thorough: I want teachers to download my products and feel like they've got everything they need.  Answer keys, student response sheets, directions, etc. are important.

-Versatile: I want teachers to feel like they have options on how to use my materials in more than one way.  I want differentiation to be easy.  

-Beneficial:  Of course I want my products to be enjoyable activities, but they also have to be rigorous and address the standards and provide opportunity for growth and learning.   

If you're a TPT seller, do you have a philosophy for the standard of your products?  If so, what are some of the things that are most important to you?  Do all of your products meet these standards, or do you have some housework like me?
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  1. I enjoyed this post! I am just starting out as a TpT seller and I only have a couple of things in my store. It takes me forever to make a product up to my standards. My latest product, I'm not super happy about. So I've decided not to make anything new until I fix it and make it better.
    A Tall Drink of Water

  2. I'm glad you enjoyed this post! Not that I'm a seasoned-seller by any means, but I was definitely too eager to post new products when I first started. Like you, now I really fine-tune and perfect a product before I post it. When I think I'm all done and ready to post it, I sit on it for a day or two just to incubate and make sure it's really up to my standards. Confession-it still kills me to not post it right away! Good for you! I'm heading over to check out your TPT store! Slow and steady wins the race!

    :) Ash
    The Rolly Chair

  3. Love this!! One of my favorite movies of all time.. I don't even want to think about how many times I've seen it!!
    Keep Calm and Love First Grade