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Insects: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit (Grades PreK-1) This themed eBook offers 81 pages of practical ideas and ready-to-use activities inten...
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Pumpkins: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit for PreK-2 (over 100 pages) filled with activities and reproducibles. This is the most comprehensive p...
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Get Started With Literacy Centers! We all know that small group instruction is vital to successful learning in the primary classroom, but wha...
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Dinosaurs: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit for PreK-2 (26 pages) Teaching suggestions for making the most of books A literature list for...
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Back to School in Second Grade: Everything you need to create a welcoming environment & successful first day/week of school. Over 120 pages conta...
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Back to School in Kindergarten: Everything you need to create a welcoming environment & successful first day of school. Over 30 first week activi...
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We know that research has shown time and time again, the importance of art in the educational process. Children who are exposed to music and art ...
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Bears: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit for PreK-2 (120 pages) Teaching suggestions, activities and patterns to extend your bear themed books...
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ABCSchoolhouse has created "Friendly Letter Writing with The Jolly Postman". A delightful e-book filled with letter writing activities based on t...
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This is a comprehensive, standard-based unit on plants that includes: poetry, student books, word play, writing activities, science activities wh...
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Ladybugs: Multicurricular and Enrichment Activities for PreK-2 (32 pages) Includes reproducibles and activity ideas for a complete thematic u...
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We have included twelve directed drawings in this "farm animal" themed volume. (Cow, Pig, Horse, Rooster, Hen, Chick, Sheep, Goat, Dog, Turkey, G...
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We have included twelve directed drawings in this "arctic animal" themed volume. (Orca, Puffin, Polar Bear, Seal, Arctic Fox, Penguin, Snowy Owl,...
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We have included twelve directed drawings in this "zoo animal" themed volume. (Hippo, Tiger, Parrot, Elephant, Lion, Monkey, Giraffe, Zebra, Kang...
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This themed correlation of activities (Over 55 Pages) is intended to assist primary educatorsin extending and integrating student learning within...
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We know that research has shown time and time again, the importance of art in the educational process. Children who are exposed to music and art ...
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For children, centers are an invitation to independent, self-directed learning. They are able to move around the room and make their own decision...
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Back to School in Second Grade: Everything you need to create a welcoming environment & successful first day/week of school. Over 120 pages conta...
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Sea Life is the most recent addition to our Directed Drawing series. This fourth e-book includes twelve adorable sea creature drawings: crab, dol...
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Hi do you have a bundle for your directed drawings?
Thanks,
Yvonnee
December 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Hi Yvonnee,

We do offer bundles from time to time. Currently, at www.abcschoolhouse.com the books are bundled in a set of three. This summer for "Back to School" we are adding more titles and will definitely consider creating different bundles and maybe even a mega-bundle. Most teachers have told us they prefer buying them one at a time as needed. They do not necessarily need all the themes we offer. I can see no reason why we can't make both happen. Thank you for the suggestion and we will definitely work on that this summer when we launch the new drawing books. Happy Holidays, Tracy
December 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Anna Lynn  (TpT Seller) re: Word Family Foundations for Common Core (a)
Would you consider bundling just the books for the different word families? I already have more worksheets than I can ever use, and most of the word family "books" out there are one word to a page--your books are exactly what I'm looking for!
December 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Dear Anna Lynn,

Thank you for your feedback. At this time we do not have the word family set broken up into individual components. That is an excellent suggestion and something that Stefani and I can work on over the summer. We currently provide a comprehensive packet to meet the needs of our varied buyers. Those who do not need as much material tend to only print the pieces that they need and the instructional material and other activities are there for those who want the program in its entirety. I do appreciate the suggestion as I had not thought of breaking the program apart and offering it in "chunks". It is definitely food for thought as we create materials for teachers. Happy Holidays, Tracy
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Buyer re: Easy as 1-2-3 (Books and Poems)
Hello, I purchased your Welcome Back First Grade Packet 3 years ago. I'm not sure what email and/or user name I used. I wanted to see if you had a record of the license I purchased. My name is Nadia Campbell. My email address is darien1997@hotmail.com or ncampbell@sheldon.k12.tx.us
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
TPT sellers are not given buyer information. You will need to contact TpT Customer Support.
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Sara B.
Hello,
I bought your directed drawing zoo animals and LOVE it! I need a directed drawing for a bear (our school mascot). Could you make me one:)? I can't draw at all and I the directed drawing is perfect for me and 2nd graders haha. Thanks so much for your help!
Sara
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July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sara,

Please visit www.abcschoolhouse.com and click on the "bear" unit on the left hand side of the home page for a free directed drawing of a bear. We also offer a "bear" unit with more bear drawings and projects. Hope this helps and happy drawing! :-)
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Good morning! I am a first grade teacher, formerly PK teacher. I just finished my masters in May (yea!) with a degree in Mind, Brain and Education – a subfield of education. The first program was started at Harvard by Howard Gardner and Kurt Fisher (if you haven’t read any of Kurt Fisher’s work on Skill Theory and you are interested in the cognitive processes involved in learning, you must read his work!)

Cut to the chase. When I moved up from PK to 1st I was shocked by my students’ lack of number sense. I spent an entire year and all last summer trying to figure out what was missing. In Nov I attended a workshop that on number sense. When I heard the presentation I recognized all the “big” names of the research I had been investigating. The workshop was a training session for an iPad app (Native Numbers). It seemed like a valid, robust app, but I am a skeptic and had to know: would this really work.

I am here to tell you that with the first skill set I saw every cognitive model of learning embedded in this app. I also realized that this app is more than a learning tool; it has built in formative and summative assessment as it is adaptive and levels up and down based on student performance and leads to mastery.

Now I am on a “mission” – everything we read tells us our students are lacking number sense. I believe this app is a fabulous tool to remediate those deficits. I have no vested interest in this app except that I am one of those people that has to solve problems and when I think I have found possible answers, I have to share that with others. Our kids are too important not to share---which is why I love reading blogs! I am asking for teachers to simply read the research and then try out the app and give me feedback---or give the feedback yourself to the developers. I am that convinced. I am not a salesman and I feel quite strange in this new role I have taken upon myself…but I have nothing to lose, or gain, except knowing that maybe we can have an enormous impact on our students!

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at tatergraderswife@yahoo.com Check out the app at www.nativebrain.com – you can find the background of the developers and read about the research behind the app. You can also watch a video on that site or go to these YouTube links:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JF20_4GRtks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uuw0jtvfYI
I know this was long, so thanks for reading. Please let me know if you have questions!!!
Rene Grimes, M.Ed.
June 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Jennifer Stevenson  (TpT Seller) re: Insects: A Thematic Unit
I am interested in your unit but I find the thumbnails impossible to really see. I was wondering if you could perhaps elaborate a bit more or send me some slightly better images. I am pretty sure this is what I need, but I just cant tell close enough to spend that much. Thanks!
June 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jennifer,
Please visit www.abcschoolhouse.com for more ideas and samples. This is a comprehensive unit on insects with many cross-curricular activities.
:-)
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Cecelia Magro I Love 1st Grade
Hi,
Please check out this link on the Forum:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=19379
We're planning a TPT meet-up for Colorado sellers!
Thanks!Cecelia
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Mary Rose M. re: Insects: A Thematic Unit
Does this unit have any common core standards with it? It is more towards Prek and K. I'm a first grade teacher.

Thanks!
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Buyer re: Word Family Foundations for Common Core
Thank you for responding to my feedback so quickly. I am looking for only four more word family books and sheets. -am, - un, -all, -ell . If you feel that you can do these that would be so amazing. I love being able to have a routine in the class the students can depend on when it comes to learning. Again thank you.
November 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi there! I love your products!! I see your 20% off sale posted, but I'm not sure how to receive that discount. Is it only on certain products, or only after spending a certain amount?
November 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for sharing that you enjoy our products. The 20% off is on the "Fall Into Learning" ebook and when placed in the cart the discount will be applied. I hope this helps. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! :-) Tracy
PS - There is a freebie available on our website www.abcschoolhouse.com
November 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Pumpkins: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit
trouble downloading
October 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Hello Busy Bee,
The technical support team reported a server issue. Please try again. Thank you for your patience. :-) Tracy
October 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Math Centers
How many pages are there?
July 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
There are 190 pages in this e-book.
July 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Free Earth Day Minibook
Amazing! Thank you so much!
April 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your feedback! I am so glad that you are pleased. Hope you enjoy your summer. :-) Stefani
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Lesly Cuamea  (TpT Seller) re: Literacy Centers
what grades does this packet mostly work for? first grade? I teach kindergarten and I'm looking into starting literacy centers. Please let me know.

Thanks!
Lesly :)
March 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
There are so many activities that span K-2. All the activities may easily be modified up or down. Strf and I taught kindergarten when we wrote this and I would say it is too high for pre-school, but I used almost everything with my K's.
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Katherin G. re: St. Patrick's Day Activities
I'm having trouble downloading this activity pack. I have tried several times, and after I click download, it brings up a white screen and never loads. Can you help please? Thanks!
March 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
We have sent instructions to your email.
March 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

GApeach02
GApeach02  (TpT Seller) re: Plants: A Complete Thematic Unit
Hello,
I am looking for a plant unit to use with my special education kindergarten class. Your unit looks interesting, but I just want to make sure that its not too high for my students. My students are very low processors. Do you think your unit would be to high for students who need a lot of re-direction and are at more of a pre-k level?

Thanks,
Ruth
February 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ruth, We try to offer activities that span the pre-K to 2nd grade level. For example - we do not just offer one student made book, but several at varied levels. Thus, there is at least one at your level. This is true for all of the areas in the packet. I feel you will be able to use many of the activities as is and many others with slight modification. Hope this helps!
February 17, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Free Valentine Activities
The candy worksheets are not on the downloads.
Thanks
February 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
I am not exactly sure what you are missing. The free download includes 14 pages. You may need to re-download.
February 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Dianne P H. re: Bears: A Thematic Cross-Curricular Unit
Does the unit have any printables having to do with hibernation?
Thanks
January 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Hibernation is featured in one of the printable books, but the book is not specifically about hibernation.
January 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Crayons & Lesson Plans
Crayons & Lesson Plans  (TpT Seller) re: Insects: A Thematic Unit
I am interested in purchasing your unit. However I was curious about the age intended for the unit and more details about the activities.
October 2, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Greetings and thank you for your interest in our Insect unit. I have used the activities with my K and 1st grade students, but with a little tweaking the activities could be brought up or down one year. This is a complete unit with activities designed to address all content areas and most are based upon Eric Carle's books. It is quite comprehensive and hope this helps you. :-) Tracy
October 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Crayons & Lesson Plans
Crayons & Lesson Plans  (TpT Seller) re: Insects: A Thematic Unit
I am interested in purchasing your unit. However I was curious about the age intended for the unit and more details about the activities.
October 2, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Crayons & Lesson Plans
Crayons & Lesson Plans  (TpT Seller) re: Insects: A Thematic Unit
I am interested in purchasing your unit. However I was curious about the age intended for the unit and more details about the activities.
October 2, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I purchased the Pumpkin Unit and when I tried to download I received an error message saying "encrypt dictionary". What do I need to do? Thanks!
September 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
ABC Schoolhouse
ABC Schoolhouse  (TpT Seller)
Make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Reader free from Adobe.com. Your download may have been interrupted, so try downloading again. Be sure to save before you open. Let me know if you need further assistance.
September 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

ABC Schoolhouse is the creation of Stefani Sadler M.A. and Tracy Jarboe M.Ed. We are educators with over 40 years combined experience. We both enjoy writing, illustrating, and presenting creative and innovative learning materials for young children. Tracy is currently working as an elementary administrator in CO and Stefani is teaching second grade in AZ. We know how difficult finding valuable and appropriate learning materials can be. Our mission is to provide the best standard-based resources we can to be used with students. All of our materials are child-centered and classroom tested. We understand the value of your time and know that you will find our materials to be easy to use and ready to implement. Above all else, we strive to make learning fun and meaningful. We hope you enjoy our materials and website. We invite you to return as often as you like. We will be posting new ideas and materials on a regular basis. Happy Teaching, Tracy & Stefani abcschoolhouse.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

We understand the culture of high expectation educators work in and all of our learning activities are based upon the Common Core Academic Standards. They are designed to be rigorous and yet enjoyable at the same time. We strive to make all our materials child friendly and easy for teachers to use. We believe that learning must never become rote and uninspired. We strive to make all our learning hands-on and engaging for our learners.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Tracy Jarboe and Stefani Sadler have received teaching, writing, and presenting distinctions over the years.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Tracy Jarboe: High School Diploma - Athol Murray College of Notre Dame - Saskatchewan, Canada BA - Child Psychology M.Ed. - Educational Leadership Credentials: Elementary Teaching, Administration, Language Development Specialist, and Ealry Literacy Specialist Stefani Sadler: High School Diploma - Crawford High - San Diego, CA BA - Art M.A. - Curriculum & Instruction Credentials: Elementary Teaching, Art & Music Specialization

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Tracy is a nationally recognized presenter with 25 years of classroom experience. She earned her master's degree in educational administration. Tracy combines her extensive knowledge of Early Literacy with a clear focus on the standards. An energetic presenter, she offers an array of practical, teacher-tested tips and techniques. Stefani Sadler & Tracy Jarboe are the authors of books through Scholastic, Red Brick Learning, Crystal Springs, and have many self-published titles through ABC Schoohouse. Stefani is an accomplished illustrator and has worked for many leading publishers. She is an accomplished teacher, author, and presenter as well.