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Do your students need to practice long division? This bundle contains 3 different learning center activities to help your class practice divisio...
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This product is a concise poetry unit designed primarily for fourth grade. In the past, I got to spend a whole month teaching poetry. Now I hav...
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Do your students need more practice learning to make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit? I know when I wen...
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This long division game will help children practice visualizing division with remainders. Learning the algorithm for long division can be tedio...
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Do you find teaching long division to be difficult and frustrating for you and your students? Do you find that there are just too many hands up ...
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If you are looking for geometry lessons for third, fourth, or fifth grade, this mini unit will be useful for you. This geometry unit contains mat...
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In this game, children will learn about equivalent fractions (fractions with unlike denominators) by making "Fair Trades." All the children will...
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This Common Core product was designed to show my fourth graders what I am expecting from them in different settings. The standards are rephrased...
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Are you looking for math fractions games that you can play with the whole class or a small group? Try Fraction Bingo! You can reinforce differe...
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This product contains 3 fun fraction activities to help your students practice finding equivalent fractions. This bundle is more economical than...
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The concept of dividing is such a leap for some students. These division task cards help children practice dividing up numbers into equal groups...
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These lesson plans on coordinate points and ordered pairs help children practice drawing coordinate points on a grid and listing ordered pairs fo...
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Silvia Garay Sanchez  (TpT Seller) re: Mentor Sentences: Similes and Metaphors
Hi, I purchased this because I need something for similes and metaphors, but I'm disappointed that this set does not have sentences with similes or metaphors. The resource that downloads is for formal/informal sentences. Might you have made a mistake when uploading the file? I really needed this for tomorrow.
March 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
I apologize for the error. I will re-upload when I get home from school today. Thank you for contacting me to let me know.

Update: I have uploaded the correct file. It should be all set now; you can re-download to get the new file now. Again, I'm sorry for the inconvenience. On the plus side, I hope you enjoy both for the price of one!
March 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Leen D. re: Prime or Composite Board Game
How to play this game?
March 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Leen D.,

Are you able to view the directions okay? As they explain, players take turns moving tokens around a game board. To find out how many spaces to advance, they choose cards. If they choose a prime number they move backwards 2 spaces. If they choose a composite number, they get to move forward 1 space for each factor they can name. For example, if the player chooses the card for "4," and they name all 3 factors (1, 4 and 2) they move ahead 3 spaces. The first person to reach the end wins.

If there's any part of the directions in the download that are still confusing, please let me know.

Thanks for contacting me,
Amber
March 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Fraction and Decimal Number Line Long Jump Game
I like your idea for decimal war. Do you sell the decimal cards?
Thanks, teacher4b
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your interest! They are currently a work in progress. I hope to make them available in April.
March 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Suzanne B. re: Mentor Sentences: Correctly Ordered Adjectives
Hi Amber
For some reason this is not downloadable. It says it is secured. Tried it on 3 different devices. can you email it to me? Thanks! :)
February 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Suzanne,
Could you try re-downloading? I tried changing some of the settings on the .pdf. If that doesn't work, let me know. I can change it to .jpgs in a zipped folder if that doesn't work. I will also submit a ticket on your behalf to TPT.
Thanks for contacting me about this,
Amber
February 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Amy E.
The download I was trying to access was Warship.
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Aleubanks,

Thanks for letting me know! I had fixed a typo on this product this weekend and when I re-uploaded I set the password incorrectly. Try re-downloading; it should print fine now but let me know if you have any more trouble. I hope your students enjoy this game!
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Amy E.
What is the unlock code to print the free download?
February 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Aleubanks,
I can help you print my free products. Which one are you having trouble printing?
February 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Hillary B.
I SPENT MONEY ON YOUR PRODUCT AND YOU LOCKED IT AND NEVER PROVIDED ME WITH THE PASSWORD SO THAT I CAN PRINT IT. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.
January 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi hillbok,
I'm sorry you ran into difficulty when printing. I can help you this evening when I get home. But first, what is the product you purchased? I will check the settings on it this evening to see if I made a mistake when I set the permissions. If the permissions check out there are other solutions I can suggest.
January 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Janice T. re: Mentor Sentences: Synonyms and Antonyms {FREE}
When I downloaded the product, the cover page said Synonyms and Antonyms, but the actual mentor sentences were for complete sentences. Can I get the synonyms and antonyms pages?
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Sorry for the mix up! I'll work on this now and let you know when it's all set.

[Edit: You can redownload the Synonyms and Antonyms now]. Thanks for letting me know about this!
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Snowflake Project for Geometry
Amber,
I just purchased this and when I got to school to print it, it comes up as a secured document. A secured document does not allow printing. HELP! gkos@harbourschool.org or gailakos@aol.com
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
I'm glad we were able to get this sorted out over Email. I hope your kiddos enjoy this project! :)
January 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I purchased the Long Division Games Bundle and cannot get the Long Division With Remainders Matching game to print. I can view it and save it, but when I look at the properties it looks like I don't have permission to print it. (The other two parts of the bundle printed fine). Any ideas?
December 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
This should be working now; I fixed the settings, uploaded, and re-downloaded the file I'd uploaded to check it went through. Please let me know if you have any other problems with this file. I really appreciate you letting me know there was an error. I hope your class enjoys these!
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Buyer re: Equivalent Fractions Activities 3 in One Bundle
I've just purchased the Equivalent Fractions Activities 3 in One Bundle, but wanted to wait to rate it until I have all components. When opening the zip file folder, I only have 2 activities (Chocolate Bars and Fraction Bingo) and the 3rd file is a preview pdf of those 2 games and a third I can't use in preview form. The third trading game is the one I'm interested in receiving. Can you send that one without the "preview" on it? Thank you!
December 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
I will work on that right now; I'm sorry about this!

[Edit] This should be working now; I fixed the settings, uploaded, and re-downloaded the file I'd uploaded to check it went through. Please let me know if you have any other problems with this file. I really appreciate you letting me know there was an error. I hope your class enjoys these!
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Patricia C. re: Revising and Editing Sticky Labels: ARMS and CUPS {FREE}
It was in Word on my work computer. I tried to add the S steps for both the Arms and Cups sticky labels but it wouldn't work so I assumed it was in pdf format. I will try again tomorrow when I get back to work. Thanks for answering.
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Patricia C. re: Revising and Editing Sticky Labels: ARMS and CUPS {FREE}
The downloaded version doesn't include the S steps. Can you add it? Since it's a pdf, I can't. Thx!
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi pcteach99,
I took a look at the product you left a question regarding. Was it "Revising and Editing Sticky Labels: ARMS and CUPS?" I ask because this product is currently in Word format; it's not a pdf. I downloaded it on my home computer as well as my husband's computer, however I didn't see the problem you're seeing. Could you tell me what program you are using to open this Word document? The more information I can relay to TPT's tech support the better. :)
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Buyer re: Invertebrates Unit
Hi, I just tried to print this and there are blue squares covering information. Can you please tell me what i did wrong?
October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
I haven't encountered this problem before; are you on a Mac? I can make this a .pdf file which tends to fix problems with Word. I'll update this message once I've uploaded the new file (later this evening).

Edit: I've converted the Word document to a .pdf, which you can re-download. You should have received a message in your inbox if you enabled replies from sellers here on TPT. Please let me know if this worked out okay. :)
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Barbara S.
Amber, I purchased your elapsed time worksheets a while back. Did you ever post the answer key? Just curious, in case I missed it.
October 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
I have now! :) You can re-download the file for the answer sheets. Thanks again for your purchase!
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Thank you!
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Buyer re: Student Birthday Gift: Flower Pencil Toppers {English and Spanish Versions}
Amber,
Thank you for sharing the pencil toppers. Would you be able to offer a set in Spanish or are these editable?

In Spanish it would be: ¡Feliz cumpleaños! (on a mac (option + !; option + n) Gracias.
August 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Done! They are now included in the same document as the original product. Enjoy. :)
August 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hola, Amber:

Thank you for your reply. I think I will purchase this and edit it, if necessary. I spent hours creating cootie catchers for my daughter's wedding reception with trivia and it seems no one tires of "twitching" their little fingers and discovery new or known info.
August 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Butterfly Life Cycle Cootie Catcher
Hi,
Would this be appropriate if we are only studying monarch butterflies? Thanks.
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi senoraprofesora,
This product mainly focuses on the charcteristics of butterflies as well as the life cycle of a butterfly, which is the same for all butterflies including monarchs. It does not include information about migration or mention monarchs specifically,, however since it is a Word document you could edit the test to include questions about monarch-specific questions if you choose. You can download the preview for free to see more specific information about the product. Thank you for your interest! :)
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Buyer re: 4th Grade ELA Common Core Menus and Checklists
I am interested in purchasing your grade 4 pacing guide but it is really hard to view your sample. Because it is a screenshot it makes it hard to see the product because it is so small. Is there any kind of way I can view these without having to guess what words are? Also, did you complete any other grade levels? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
July 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi leikeishab,

Thank you for your interest in my CCSS menus and checklists. Although I am not able to provide a larger preview at this time, I can tell you that the included text is based on the standards published by the DESE. Also, you should know that they are not actually pacing guides; they are more student-friendly, and designed for the children to see what they will be learning/have learned. I don't have any plans to create these for other grade levels since I currently teach 4th grade and I hope to stay there for a long time to come! :)

I hope you find a product that includes a pacing guide that suits your needs. :)
July 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hi Amber, thanks. I reloaded Book Bin and Basket Labels and I was able to make my own labels.
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Excellent. :) Thanks again for your business. :)
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hi Amber, I just purchased Book Bin and Basket Labels. I can't figure out how to edit the labels to my own titles.
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi ckeefe,
Thank you for letting me know about this issue! I believe I've solved the problem (the last page should have editable text now). Please re-download, try adding your titles, and let me know here in the Q&A section if you have further difficulty. If I'm home I'll add the text you need and re-publish. Sorry for the inconvenience, and thanks again for your purchase! I hope you enjoy these labels.
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Tiny Toes  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Could you email me at iTeachTinyToes@gmail.com I'd love to know more about your comment on publishing. Thanks! Jo
June 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jo,
I sent you an Email. :)
June 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Long Division Games Bundle
Could you resend me a division number task card file? The formatting is off. One square is completely gone....only parallel lines, were there once one and some boxes over lap each other and I couldn't undo them. I send 20 minutes trying to drag boxes put it made it worse.
April 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi hodelfamily,

I'm sorry you had trouble with this file! I will work on this tonight so that you can redownload by Sunday. I don't have your Email address so I hope that's okay. Since the file looks fine on my end when I open them in Word, I am going to take screenshots of the cards so that they are images instead of in Word format; hopefully the image format will work better for you!

I have a suggestion that you could try, in the meantime. Try adjusting your margins to 0.8. If that works, could you let me know? If it doesn't work, could you also let me know which game in particular you had trouble with (since I see you purchased a bundle).

[Edit] The images are now included in the file. You can re-download. Please let me know if you are successful!
April 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Rocks and Minerals Test (Multiple Choice and Open Response)
I bought this on rocks and minerals but received information about light. Could you please send me the test for rocks and minerals? Thanks.
January 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Wow, that's embarrassing. It should be fixed now. I hope you enjoy it and your light vocabulary bonus product, haha.

Seriously though, I'm wondering if it was a site issue because the name of the file I looked at did say it was my rocks and minerals one, even though when I opened the file from this site it was the wrong one, as you said. And it also took me two attempts just now when I re-uploaded for the correct file to show up. So please let me know if you have another problem with this product.
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Barry Schneiderman  (TpT Seller)
Amber,

I just wanted to thank you for responding to my request for feedback and sending me to the correct location. In my quest to ask for feedback, I had neglected to scroll down to the "Ask for Feedback here .." section. I am still trying to navigate around all of these sites and forums. I will repost my request in that section. By the way, I am impressed with the depth and breadth of your store. Considering the amount of work I put into my first product for purchase, I am amazed at how many sellers there are with over 100 products .. quite the achievement. Thank you again for your help.

Barry Schneiderman
January 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Completely understandable mistake; don't worry about it :)

And it takes time to get loads of products; I've been here since 2009. You'll get there, if you enjoy it and keep at it. Good luck; I'll go visit your thread later on!
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Buyer re: Good Hygiene Hand Washing Reminder Poster
Can this be printed in Spanish too?
December 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
I'm not fluent in Spanish, but if you would like to give me the translation, it wouldn't be too much trouble for me to create one for you. :)
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Maria P. re: All 5 U.S. Regions Unit Plans: Bundle of 5 Separate Units
Amber
I downloaded your product but it didn't download right . It came out with very tiny writing and some writing was unrecognizable. Is there some way I can get it in a PDF format? I have a Mac and I don't know if that's what's causing the problem.
Maria Peixoto
peixotom@psdri.net
December 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Maria,

I'm sorry the Word file did not work on your Mac. This is a known problem on TPT, so I'll revise my other zipped products to clearly state they contain Word docs in the future.

I don't have experience converting from Word to PDF since I'm using Word 2003. I feel for you though, having paid $25 for a product that won't work on your system! So I Emailed a friend who converted the files for us. If you re-download the product, it now contains PDF versions of all 5 units in addition to the Word docs. I can't guarantee the formatting on every page since a friend did it, but it should at least open on your computer.

I hope this solution works out for you. Thank you again for your purchase.
December 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Jennifer Findley  (TpT Seller)
Hey Amber, I saw your post in the forum about your blog for you students and I LOVE that idea. Would you mind sharing your blog link? If it violates privacy of your students, I understand! Thanks!
December 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jennifer,
Thank you for your interest! :) I am hesitant to "mix" the kids' blog with this site since it's commercial. I wouldn't want anyone to think I was using it as some sort of part of sales promotion.

However, I have done a blog post with screenshots and description of how I use it on my commercial blog. That way I can keep the students' work out of it. The link is: http://shutthedoorandteach.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-other-classroom-blog-for-students.html

I hope you find this helpful. :)
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apryl walsh  (TpT Seller) re: Learning Center Rotation Poster
If I have four different centers for the day and three groups rotating between reading groups, seat work, and then learning centers how would this work?
September 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Apryl,

With this product, you can have as many or as few learning centers as you need posted up for all to see. Just print the number of copies you need (it sounds like you'd have 5) and then I would suggest you trim them to have a thin white border, and hang them vertically. Before you print, I would change the text (but keep the font) to say "Reading Groups," "Seat Work," "Centername1," "Centername2," "Centername3."

If your students are moving as a group, such as group A, B, and C, it's okay to have 2 blank centers at any given time.

You can write the group names, such as A, B, and C on Post It notes and stick them in the square. Designate a student from Group A to move all the Post Its down one (and the bottom to the top) when you call for transition time.

I hope this is helpful! Have a great school year.
--Amber

P.S. Sorry this is a big block of text; this site re-formats my paragraph breaks after I edit a comment and I can't change it back.
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Fun Classroom Creations  (TpT Seller) re: Fall Leaves Bulletin Board Cutouts
I'm gathering fall related activities for my blog. Can I link to your 'fall leaves cutouts' from my new blog madebyteachers.blogspot.com? Thanks!
August 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Your website looks great :)

Sure, you can post a link to my fall leaves product along with a small thumbnail. Let me know if you'd like to post anything else from my store :)
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Buyer re: U.S. Regions Northeast Region Unit
Hi Amber... Can you tell me what SS. textbook you use? I use States and Regions in my 4th grade class but I forget the publisher. It may be Houghton Mifflin?
Michelle Joyce, NJ
August 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Michelle,
The book we use is fairly old. The 4th grade book we use is called “Regions and Resources,” and it's by Silver Burdett & Ginn.

I'm not sure if you are able to see my Q&A below, so forgive me if this is repetitive, but I'll repost what I told another teacher:

I purposely tried to make the product useful to anyone (including myself, in the hopes that we’ll get a more up to date series soon!) regardless of series. For example, I took out any references to specific maps from the book. The tests are in Word form so if there is a question that isn't covered in your book you can easily take it out. The projects are pretty universal (for example, the landform art project can be done no matter what book you’re using, because the landforms don’t change).

Although I have long lists of “suggested answers” for your reference,
this product is more geared toward teaching the concepts of natural resources, products, landmarks, landforms, and recreation and letting students research to find answers. I teach in Massachusetts, and these concepts are in our frameworks.

Thanks for your inquiry, and have a great year!
--Amber
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Kristin M.
I was just checking out some of your region packets and I wanted to know what social studies curriculum you use?
Kristin
August 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kristin,

The book we use is fairly old. The 4th grade book we use is called “Regions and Resources,” and it's by Silver Burdett & Ginn. However, I purposely tried to make the product useful to anyone (including myself, in the hopes that we’ll get a more up to date series soon!) regardless of series. For example, I took out any references to specific maps from the book. The tests are in Word form so if there is a question that isn't covered in your book you can easily take it out. The projects are pretty universal (for example, the landform art project can be done no matter what book you’re using, because the landforms don’t change).

Although I have long lists of “suggested answers” for your reference,
this product is more geared toward teaching the concepts of natural resources, products, landmarks, landforms, and recreation and letting students research to find answers. I teach in Massachusetts, and these concepts are in our frameworks.

Thanks for your inquiry, and have a great year!
--Amber
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Jacqueline Whitney  (TpT Seller) re: U.S. Regions Midwest and Great Plains Region Unit
I love your bulletin board leaf item. I am going to purchase that if I can find a large Ohio cutout to put on my bulletin board. My school's theme for the beginning of the year is the state of Ohio. Do you happen to have an Ohio cutout that would be large enough to put on a bulletin board as a center piece? I would be happy to buy that as well. Thanks! If it's easier, please email me at jacqmwhit@gmail.com
August 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jacqueline,

Thanks for your inquiry :)

Unfortunately, I've never worked with large digital images before. Although I am confident I could draw Ohio to be whatever size you need, my scanner can only handle 8.5 x 11 sized paper. I don't feel confident that I could get you a quality large image, sorry.

Good luck with your bulletin board, and have a great year!
Amber
August 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Free coordinate points and ordered pairs game: "Warship"
I saw your store on the home page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done!

I have a couple of suggestions that might help you to better market this product. First, Make sure this loads as a 100% view. I had to click on "one page" as it came up as two, and then on 100%. Some buyers may not know to do that.

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.

Since you are a math person, I’d appreciate your feedback on my freebie listed below.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/March-St-Patricks-Day-Word-Puzzles-Identifying-Fractional-Parts

I am now your 3rd follower, and hope you will reciprocate at my store as well. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

The teaching world needs quality math materials; so, good luck as you sell on TPT!
February 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi,
Thanks for your input :)
February 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Ruth S.
Ruth S.  (TpT Seller) re: Pencil Bulletin Board Cutouts
Hi Amber..I just tried downloading it again and it didn't upload. Just a blank Word page. Before contacting Paul, you might want to try and upload it again. I'd make the first one "inactive" and then upload it again. The inactive section is on the same page where you upload a product to TpT. It's sort of near the bottom of the page to the left. You'll see "ACTIVE" but change it to "inactive". Inactive means that no one but you will be able to see it. Then I'd upload it again. Most likely you're able to because it's in your system. I've uploaded hundreds of products over the years that I've been selling here and haven't had any problems with PC or Mac software, thus the reason I'm thinking it might be a glitch in the TpT system. Keep me posted. If Paul needs to hear from me, let me know. :)
Ruth
January 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Ruth S.
Ruth S.  (TpT Seller) re: Pencil Bulletin Board Cutouts
Hi Amber.. I'm going to try and download it again.. I'm using Word for Mac version 2008.. It has the .docx endings but I can upload and download using the older version of Word that has the .doc ending if I have to. (can't remember what they're called LOL so I call the endings) I'll notify Paul to see if there's a glitch on TpT's end, if I can't upload it again. :)
Ruth
Oh! I might add...make sure you add your copyright info at the bottom of all of your TpT products so that if a buyer downloads it, they'll know your TpT store site. Sometimes they don't bookmark our stores :) You'll see that on my free journal prompt product :)

Ruth
January 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ruth,
Thanks for the help, and the tip! I looked at a lot of great samples today and noticed a lot of sellers doing a sort of "final page." Something to work on next weekend :)
Amber
January 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Ruth S.
Ruth S.  (TpT Seller) re: Pencil Bulletin Board Cutouts
Hi Amber! Thank you for uploading my free journal prompt product. I wanted to return the favor and rate one of yours. I downloaded Pencil Bulletin Board Cutouts but when I did, a blank Word doc appeared.. You might want to check on it. I signed up as one of your followers. We TpT teachers try to do that for each other. :) I'll rate another one of your freebies :)
Ruth S.
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Amber Thomas
Amber Thomas  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ruth,
Thanks for visiting my store :) I really appreciate you mentioning the problem you had! It worked for me just now, but whatever glitch you ran into could happen to others so I'll contact TPTB. Would it be too much trouble for you to contact them too, in case they need to know which version of word you are using, your operating system or your browser? Thanks again :)
January 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been a fourth grade teacher at the same school for 7 years, where I teach presently. I taught third grade in a charter school for 3 years. Prior to my full time teaching career I was a paraprofessional for a teacher of the deaf for grades 1 and 2 for a year, and a preschool teacher for 2 years.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am pragmatic so I can meet the needs of my students. I teach my fourth graders about working in groups so they can learn social skills as well as academics. I enjoy the balanced literacy reading and writing program. Some experts who have influenced me are John Collins and Lucy Caulkins. In math I use a combination of note taking and math games to promote understanding of vocabulary and principles as well as practice for applying skills. My district has also recently adopted the Math In Focus (Singapore Math) program. In science and social studies I teach research skills to enhance students' writing as well as reading to learn new information since.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was awarded grant money that funded the purchase of science materials for 6 classrooms at my school in October of 2012.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bradford College: BA in Psychology, minor in Education; Lesley University: MA in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have served on district-wide literacy and science curriculum committees for several years. I have served on school-wide literacy team for several years. I also served as the Second Step (emotional curriculum) school-wide lead teacher.