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This is a Moon Phase pack for science. It comes with a lesson outline, 3 worksheets, 1 coloring sheet, video links, game links, study guide, and ...
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If you have ever played war with a deck of cards then you know the concept of this game. The only difference is that this game helps your student...
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Fraction war is a fun way to reinforce comparing fractions with your students. They will need to know how to cross multiply, but the instructions...
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I have... Who has... Decimal Place Value is a great game to play as a whole class or small group activity to practice recognizing word form to st...
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Use these cute cards to help reinforce equivalent fractions with your students. Can be used individually, with partners, or with groups. There ar...
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Use this fun fast paced game to practice using multiplication comparisons to write multiplication equations with students. Includes recording she...
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Use this fun fast-paced game to review ordering fractions with your students. Includes recording sheet, 24 task cards, and answer sheet. Great fo...
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Use this game to helps students practice comparing decimals. Is great as a Math Center. Includes an instruction sheet to be able to make it into ...
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This matching game practices matching the expanded form and standard form of a number. Includes 20 cards and 4 extra cards in case you wish to ad...
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These cute ladybug cards can be used to practice relating decimals to fractions. Includes 20 cards to use as a matching game. These are great to ...
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This is a great Math Center to use after teaching how to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and visa versa. Includes a matching game and...
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I have... Who has... Decimal Place Value is a great game to play as a whole class or small group activity to practice recognizing word form to st...
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Use this great matching game to help reinforce recognition of 3-D Shapes. Students will love playing with their friends! Great as a math center a...
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Use this super cute game to practice telling time using the phrases Quarter Till, Quarter After, And Half Past. Many students struggle with this ...
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Use this fun fast paced game to practice multiplying fractions with students. Includes recording sheet, 24 task cards, and answer sheet. (Sports/...
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Use this fun fast-paced game to review finding the area of squares and rectangles with your students. Includes recording sheet, 24 task cards, an...
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Use this sorting game to review multiplication properties with students. Reviews Identity, Zero, and Commutative Properties. Includes 3 title car...
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Use these cute penguin cards to play a matching game for relating fractions and decimals. Uses tenths and hundredths. Would be great in a math ce...
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Decimal Matching Game in the Tenths is a cute matching game to practice matching the word form and standard form of decimals with your students. ...
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Use this fun Christmas flipchart to review fraction concepts. Includes representing fraction, equivalent fraction, simplest form, comparing fract...
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asundvl
Buyer re: Earth Day Bookmarks Freebie
Hi Amanda ;) Thanks so much for the freebie. What a cute idea! Just a heads up that there is a typo in "teeth". Have a great Earth Day!
April 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Nora Peterson
Nora P.
Hi Amanda,

I just purchased and downloaded your Lines and Angles Scoot Cards. It looks like a fun activity, and I am looking forward to using it. However, I noticed that the word "intersecting" is spelled incorrectly on all of the task cards. I was wondering if you would consider correcting that somehow.

Thanks,
Nora
March 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

msully1876
msully1876  (TpT Seller) re: Multiplication Comparison Scoot Game
The link above (explaining Scoot) is very helpful.
November 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kimberly Booth
Kimberly B. re: Prime and Composite Numbers (Winter Owls)
Thank you so much! It's kbooth@fms.k12.nm.us
October 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I emailed you. Did you receive it?
October 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kimberly Booth
Kimberly B. re: Prime and Composite Numbers (Winter Owls)
Is it possible to get the PDF version of this? I downloaded it because I love the design and ideas, but of course I didn't read the computer specifications first...if not, I understand, but it never hurts to ask!
Thanks,
Kim
October 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
If you will give me your e-mail I'll be happy to.
October 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

lauramac131
Buyer re: I have.. Who has.. Decimal Place Value ( Hundredths)
Hi. Just wondering how many cards are in the set. Thanks!
August 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
There are 20 cards and 4 blanks. :-)
August 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Amanda Stephenson
Amanda S. re: Comparing Numbers 100-1,000 War
Hi Amanda! I see on the preview of the directions that it states that students get a number with a decimal, but all the cards show a whole number. I would love for them to be whole numbers, but I wanted to check first! THANKS!
July 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Nancy Ross
Nancy Ross  (TpT Seller) re: Multiplication Comparison Scoot Game
What exactly makes this a GAME? Looks like a simple worksheet fill-in to me. Please don't read that as a negative comment. Just would like further info...
July 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
What makes it a game is that it is a race against the clock and they "scoot" to different locations to complete the tasks. It's a more fun way to review content instead of just giving them a worksheet. Here is a website that gives a really good explanation for the game: http://substitutesftw.blogspot.com/2011/01/scoot-game-teachers-swear-by-it.html
July 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Annette Shaw
Annette Shaw  (TpT Seller) re: Order of Operations Bookmark Freebie
I like your bookmarks but would like to somehow see Multiply OR Divide LEFT TO RIGHT. Would this be possible to do? Thanks!
July 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Mommandteacher
Buyer
DId you have a free no homework pass for Easter time?
March 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I may have at one time, but I don't currently. :-)
March 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Brandi Little
Brandi L.
I just purchased Equivalent Fractions flipchart. Is there anyway you can send it to me in another format? I have smart notebook, and although I read your comment to others about needing Promethean, I thought that it was only needed for a certain slide because you referred to it as a flipchart. My silly thinking...anyways, just wanted to check with you to see if I could get it some other way. Thank you!!
March 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
How exactly are you wanting it? I use activinspire which you can download for free. I'll do what I can if you will let me know what format you had in mind.
March 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

autoskill1973
Buyer
I cant seem to download the polygon pirate file. My classroom is all pirate theme so this is perfect. Can you email it to me...lrsmith@fairfieldcolts.com
Thank you, Lori
February 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lindsey Shanton
Lindsey S. re: Equivalent Fractions (Winter Themed)
Hey Amanda, did you get my question from Friday, the 18th? I'm not sure if it went through. My email is lindseysmyre@gmail.com if you want to communicate that way. Thanks in advance! :)
January 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lindsey Shanton
Lindsey S.
Hey Amanda, I just bought your Equivalent Fractions flipchart and I am looking forward to using it with my class. However, when I got to the matching penguin activity at the end of the flipchart, there were two penguins that would not go into the corresponding boxes. These were the fractions and penguins: 2/3-4/6, 10/20-1/2, and 3/4-6/8. Have you or anyone else had problems with this before. Let me know what you think or if there is a way to fix this. I love the product; thanks for sharing! My email is lindseysmyre@gmail.com if you would rather email me. Thanks!
January 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I've noticed that sometimes when opening flipcharts on different computers can change random things such as text size and sounds. I've not heard anyone having a problem with this flipchart before, but I'll look at it. Is it rejecting the penguin from the box or is it just not making a sound when you put the penguin in the box?
January 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lindsey Shanton
Lindsey S. re: Comparing Fractions War
Ohh, I just got it! Lol It's been a long day. ;) Please disregard my first message. Thank you anyways! I can't wait to use your Fractions War cards.
January 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Well I just e-mailed you before I got this! :-) Glad you got it now!
January 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lindsey Shanton
Lindsey S. re: Comparing Fractions War
I am a new teacher and I was taught to create a common denominator when comparing fractions, but you suggested to cross multiple. How does that work? It seems easier so I'm very interested. Will it work with 1/2 x 1/3? because that would mean that 1/3 is greater, which is incorrect. I would really appreciate to be taught this method. :) If you'd rather email me, my email is lindseysmyre@sevier.org. Thanks! :)
January 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

jgholson
Buyer re: Adding and Subtracting Fractions Song Freebie
Hi, Amanda! This is a cute song that I think I'm will use soon when my fifth graders add and subtract fractions. Just wanted to let you know "denominator" is not spelled correctly on one of the lines.

Thank you for sharing your product as a freebie!

Joyce G.
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for pointing that out! It has been fixed!
January 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Ms M Classroom
Ms M Classroom  (TpT Seller) re: Geometry: Polygon Song
What other program will open this file? I can't seem to get it to open. I am eager to read, sing, and teach this song! Thanks for any advice/pointers! This looks great and I would love to use it!
January 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Only ActivInspire will open this program. However if you will look in my store I offer this in PDF form. I hope that helps!
January 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

monica  ingham
Monica I. re: Christmas Fractions for Intermediate Grade
can't get file to open?
December 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Do you have the ActivInspire program?
December 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Ansaya Hubbard
Ansaya H.
Amanda,
I am unable to download that software, anyway I can have a refund?
November 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I am not able to refund purchases(I have no control over it), you will have to contact TPT for refunds. I'm sorry that you weren't able to download the software.
November 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Ansaya Hubbard
Ansaya H.
I overlooked that the activity I just bought was a flipchart and none of my computers have the program needed to open it, any suggestions??
November 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
You can download the program free here: http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.19251

Let me know if that works!
November 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Stephanie Burns
Stephanie Burns  (TpT Seller) re: Comparing Numbers 100-1,000 War
Thank you, Amanda, for putting your comparing numbers 100-1000 back up!!!! I really appreciate it!!!!!
September 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Stephanie Burns
Stephanie Burns  (TpT Seller)
Do you still have the comparing numbers was (through 1000's)? I keep getting directed to your TPT store, but I can't find this one. If you don't still have it one here, would you be willing to post again??? Thanks!!! Love your stuff!
September 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I did take it down, but I can repost. :-) Thanks! I'll let you know when It's posted!

Here is is: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Comparing-Numbers-100-1000-War
September 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

rothjr3
Buyer
Ok...thank you. I'll give it a try.
September 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

rothjr3
Buyer re: Learn the Parts of a Cell through Songs
I don't understand the rhythm or lyrical songs at all. Please explain. ta-ti does nto make sense to me. I thought it was going to be to tunes I would know...like Mary had a Little Lamb or Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Maybe I need to get a refund because I can't use this.
September 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I am sorry. Ta and Ti are musical notations for rhythm. If you would allow me a couple days I will upload a video singing the songs so that you can know the rhythm.

Update: I have included the video so that you can hear the songs. I hope you enjoy and I hope it helps!
September 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Fun Classroom Creations
Fun Classroom Creations  (TpT Seller) re: Fall into Reading Bookmark Freebie
I just posted a link to one of your products on my blog free4teacher.blogspot.com that I hope drives traffic to your TPT shop and blog readers find useful. Is that ok? Let me know if you don't want the link. I post freebies like downloadable resources, online flash games, and even free coffee cards. Happy sales!
August 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
That's great. Thank you!
August 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Amanda Rodriguez
Amanda Rodriguez  (TpT Seller) re: Teaching Polygons- Pirate Themed
I am having trouble downloading it. Is there a certain program that I need to be able to open it?
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Yes, you have to have the ActivInspire program for ActivBoards to be able to download it. you can download it free here: http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.19251
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Meron Ticer
Meron T.
Are you still selling the 4th grade owl bookmarks?
August 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I am not currently. Sorry about that.
August 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Daisy Mitchell
Daisy Mitchell  (TpT Seller) re: Equivalent Fractions Matching Game
Is there only one matching pair or several (ex. 1/3, 3/6,6/9, etc.)?
July 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
There is only one matching pair. :-)
July 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Elizabeth  Paskey
Elizabeth P. re: Look Whooo's in Fifth Grade Bookmark
Can I change it if I buy it? I teach 4th grade.

Thanks,
Liz
May 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Liz there is a Fourth Grade Version: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Look-Whooos-In-Fourth-Grade-Bookmark
May 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

anniekk
Buyer re: Decimal War (Comparing Decimals)
Not a question, but a comment - I copied two sets on one sheet of card stock. They are large and use a bit of ink when they are that size ( ink can add up quickly - especially if I keep buying all these fun games :) ). It's just a thought. I really love your work.
April 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Brandi Davis
Brandi Davis  (TpT Seller) re: Geometry: Polygon Song
Hi! I love your polygon song- it's so catchy, and the students loved it. I just noticed a couple of typos, and was wondering if you could fix them so I could reprint?

In the second line, it says "polgon", but should read polygon.
In the last stanza, it says "octupuses legs", but it should read "octopus's legs"

Thanks so much!! :)
March 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I have fixed the typos! Thank you so much for pointing these out to me so I could fix them! I'm glad to hear your students enjoyed the song!
April 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

C Dozier
C Dozier  (TpT Seller) re: I have... Who has... Decimal Place Value in the Tenths
I notice your place values you stop in tenths on the sample image. Is this the case with all the other ones? I teach up to the hundredth place.
March 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
Yes this game stops at the tenths. I am in the process of making one to the hundredths so there will be an easier and harder version. I hope to have it posted by Monday! :-)

Hundredths is on the site now :-) Check it out here...
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/I-have-Who-has-Decimal-Place-Value-Hundredths-Easter-themed
March 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

mhenry2
Buyer re: Learn the Parts of a Cell through Songs
Can I use this without an interactive white board? Does it include the tune and lyrics?
March 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
For this version you do need an activ board, but I will happily change it into a PDF or Powerpoint version. It includes lyrics, but does not include music.
March 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Holly Harriman
Holly H. re: Classifying Triangles by Sides and Angles (Winter Themed)
What programs can you use for flipchart files?
March 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
I made this in Activ Inspire for Promethean boards. :-) You can get a free version on your computer here: http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.19251
March 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Traci  McManus
Traci M. re: Valentine Math Activities for Intermediate Grades
Hi Amanda,
I am having problems getting my download to open up. What program was this document created in?
February 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
It was created in ActivInspire for Promethean Boards. You can download a free version here: http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.19251
February 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith  (TpT Seller) re: Equivalent Fractions (Winter Themed)
Awe thank you Amanda. I am a new teacher so anything helps! :) Thanks for the link. In the meantime, I would appreciate a pdf so I can have a hard copy. I really appreciate your time on this. My e-mail is rachelwsmith@comcast.net.
Thank you again.
January 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
You have mail :-)
January 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Rachel Smith
Rachel Smith  (TpT Seller) re: Equivalent Fractions (Winter Themed)
Hi there! I just purchased your ppt. Can you help me open it? For some reason it is not allowing me to open it. It is a format issue. Thank you.
January 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
It is an ActivInspire for Promethean Boards. I will happily change it to a PDF for you, but it will then be a printable. If you would like it in a PDF then please send me your e-mail address. You can download a free version of ActivInspire here-http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.19251.
January 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Polygon Song PDF
I saw your posting on the Sellers Forum page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I am so happy you put the Polygon song in a PDF format. I rate it, downloaded it, and have already filed it away.

I have a couple suggestions that might help you to better market your products. After your title page, add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page. List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product. Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations.

If you have time, I’d appreciate your input on my freebie listed below.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Beat-the-Teach-Multiplication-Addition-Math-Game

I am now your 11th follower, and hope you will reciprocate at my store as well. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Welcome to TPT, and good luck with selling! Your math products look great.
January 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Barnettca
Barnettca  (TpT Seller) re: Geometry: Polygon Song
what is this flipchart program you are using. I need to figure it out. Thanks
December 18, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Amanda McDonald
Amanda McDonald  (TpT Seller)
The program is called ActivInspire. You can learn more about at prometheanplanet.com.
December 18, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hello, my name is Amanda McDonald and I have been teaching 4th grade for 4 years. I love my job and feel that it is the calling on my life. For 2 years I taught all subjects, but 4th grade has departmentalized and now I teach Math, Science, and Social Studies to about 40 students. I am always looking for new and better ways to teach . My goal is to make learning fun for my students! www.mcdonaldgrade4.blogspot.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to teach math as kinesthetically as possible, and include as many fun aspects as I can! I use a lot of manipulatives, games, songs, and group work to try and make math learning fun! Math is my favorite subject and I want teach in a way that my kids will love it as much as I do!

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bach in Education from Lee University 2008 Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction 2013

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