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Used Novels; Worn yet perfect to add to any child's library or teacher's classroom library. R.L. Stine's Goosebumps 3 paperbacks Titles: The Gh...
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Looking to add great classics to your personal, classroom, or children's library? Here are 3 Used, in good condition novels by Beverly Cleary. H...
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Love to Write! Book from Teaching & Learning Company Written by Cindy Barden, Illustrated by Corbin Hillam For Grades 3-6 The Good Neighbor ...
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Collector of Ann M. Martin's The Babysitters Club Series? Here are 4 Paperback Novels: #25: Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger #27: Jessi and ...
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Amy M. re: Direct and Indirect Characterization Mini-lesson and Group Activity
This is locked and I cannot cut and paste. It says it is password protected???
January 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
This is a protected item, as are most. That is to protect the creator's work. It is not meant to be altered. I'm hope you can understand our need as teacher-authors to protect our work and the time that goes into creating the items. Most authors will include a note in the product description if the item is "editable" since most all are not. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patronage.
January 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller)
Would love to invite you to join a secondary pinning party over at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=31288 Let’s grow the upper class community together – one pin at a time.

Hope to see you there – and I for one am excited to pin your products!
Best of the season! Ellen Weber
December 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Samantha Brathwaite  (TpT Seller) re: Bright Borders for Personal or Commercial Use!
Hello,
I downloaded the borders, because I would like to use them on my coupon rewards for my students. I saw this border on another site on pinterest and she used them for this purpose as well. I want to know how I can add text inside this border? I will use these with the terms you have provided, just as the other individual did from pinterest. Thanks so much!
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
These borders/frames are to be inserted as pictures into whatever program you are using and you can add your text just as you would normally---It sounds like you need to insert a text box on top of the pics. I'm really not sure what you are using to do it. I'm not sure what item you are talking about on pinterest, but in the past, the above is how I've used any borders or frames of mine or other people be it in Word, PPT, etc. Hope this helps.
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Ellen Weber  (TpT Seller) re: Classroom Organization Labels
Your organization categories and color schemes speak volumes about INNOVATIVE CONNECTIONS Ann Marie. Thanks! It's delightful to see such spatial intelligence splashed around the secondary settings -- where they often miss out:-) Best, Ellen
July 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Wow, thanks so much! I appreciate it. ;) Have a great weekend!
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: The Kids' Science Book Creative Experiences for Hands-On-Fun
I am new to this website and very interested in purchasing this book for my student teaching semester this fall! Please let me know! Thank you. rgalvin@kent.edu
May 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I do have the book. I'm not sure what it is you wanted me to answer...If it's just about how to purchase, you can add it to your cart. Your info will be sent to me so that I can ship it to you. Thanks so much.
May 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Don't You See Subjects & Verbs Must Agree? 216 Cards-Sentence Parts!
I was excited about purchasing this product to use with my students as review stations for the standardized exams coming up, however, was disappointed when I saw there were some errors on the instruction card at the end of the packet. Since the goal of the activity is for students to learn correct subject-verb agreement, the instructions should also follow that, in my opinion. Also, the recording sheet is on three pages, is it possible to have it on two, so it can be printed front-back? I was hoping to draw this to your attention and wanted to give you an opportunity to correct before I left feedback.
Thanks.
April 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
It is unreal how many I've sold and have had so many 4 star ratings---like, 32 of them. So, I really appreciate you giving me time to correct an error. Thank you for letting me know. It looks like the text box cut out some of the wording b/c it has that
"curled" corner! I tweaked the instructions page. ;) As far as the recording sheet on 3 pages, I changed that too...( I was trying to allow plenty of space for student sentences and labeling.) Thanks again. And, Tpt has stated before that it can take a little bit for the old file to filter out of system and newly uploaded file to take its place. Nevertheless, I've uploaded a revised version.
April 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teachingisagift
Teachingisagift  (TpT Seller)
Ann Marie,
It's not too late to link up! The linky party is still going strong and people are adding things daily. It will run until the beginning of next month!
Sidney
http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca
April 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lisa B. re: ELA Test Prep Terms: Definitions & Examples ZIP File of PPT and PDF
Can't convert files for some reason....
April 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
What are you "converting" exactly? Did you unzip the file to see both the PPT and PDF files? If not, you'll need to do that, then you can open each file. They are zipped in order to load them both together as one resource. The PDF is the same thing as the PPT but b/c so many people use various versions of PPT, I saved it as a PDF so you can use it at your convenience. Please let me know if I didn't answer your question. If you are having trouble unzipping, be sure you've got the right software downloaded to unzip files. I use the winzip (it's free to download from internet). This link may help: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm
Thanks,
A. Smith
April 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teachingisagift
Teachingisagift  (TpT Seller) re: ELA Test Prep Terms: Definitions & Examples ZIP File of PPT and PDF
Wanted to let you know I am holding a linky party just for TEST PREP materials on my blog at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/04/test-prep-linky-party.html. I would love it if you would accept my invitation to link up! You can link up a blog post or a direct link from your product! You can link up as many times as you want!
Sidney
Teachingisagift
April 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for letting me know. Just been so busy. I guess it's too late to link up now?
April 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Teachingisagift  (TpT Seller) re: Literature Elements Test Prep Pack: Small Large Color/BlackWhite
Wanted to let you know I am holding a linky party just for TEST PREP materials on my blog at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/04/test-prep-linky-party.html. I would love it if you would accept my invitation to link up! You can link up a blog post or a direct link from your product!
Sidney
Teachingisagift
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Teachingisagift  (TpT Seller) re: Language Arts Terms: 5th and 6th Grade Test Prep Flash Cards
Wanted to let you know I am holding a linky party just for TEST PREP materials on my blog at http://teachingisagift.blogspot.ca/2013/04/test-prep-linky-party.html. I would love it if you would accept my invitation to link up! You can link up a blog post or a direct link from your product!
Sidney
Teachingisagift
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Buyer re: The Crosstimber Stories: A Selection of Lewis B. Miller Short Stories
I am trying to purchase the book The Crosstimber Stories, but when I try to checkout, it won't accept my address with the shipping method. The only shipping method allowed is USPS Canada. I'm wondering if you might need to change the allowable shipping methods. Thanks for your help.
March 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I'm so sorry about that. I just adjusted the shipping settings. I didn't even realize! Thanks for letting me know!
March 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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HI,
I just bought your file on prepositional phrases and you have said that it can be converted to a flip chart.
Do you know how I would go about doing that?
Thank you!!
Sheila
November 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
if you have promethean software, you can import power points as flip charts; I'm pretty sure it's under File--import--ppt as flip chart! ;) I'm home now and don't have the software on this computer, but I think that's the way! "Import" is under one of those menus...
November 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Vocabulary Foldable: Tri-Fold Organizer for Terms in any Subject
I think I am one of those visual learners you refer to in your directions. I guess I need to see a final product. I don't understand how it folds because the numbers don't line up. Also, if its supposed to be front to back, why are there only 3pages? My 4th page is a direction page for the teacher. Would you have a sample that you could email me? My email is rickonthebeach@gmail.com. Thanks a lot!
October 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I totally get the "VISUAL" need... I'm printing it right now (don't have one here w/ me) and will snap photo and email you! I'll add the photo to the file too, so thanks for the idea! :) Oh, I'm not sure what you mean about numbers not lining up...I didn't put page numbers on them because it would be folded in thirds. The 3rd page is simply a {separate} activity or an insert to the "brochure" so to speak...emailing in just a sec
October 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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teaching in room 22  (TpT Seller) re: Don't You See Subjects & Verbs Must Agree? 216 Cards-Sentence Parts!
So are these just cards with the phrases or this there an activity to do with them? How do the students combine them and know if they are correct? Are they self correcting so they can be used in a center? Thanks!
September 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Cards to use for practice combining for agreement. There is an included recording sheet and b/c there are 216 different cards, teachers can check the recording sheet or check student work by observation. The "activity to do with them" is arranging the different parts to combine into multiple sentences showin agreement. This would be for students who have been introduced to agreement and sentence parts already. And, of course, due to the MANY possibilities for sentence combinations, there is not just one right answer.
September 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Jenn S. re: Bright Borders for Personal or Commercial Use!
These are awesome!!! I was just wondering if they are editable?
Thanks!
August 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
No, they are not editable. You are able to adjust the pngs to size you want them to be though. I spent quite a bit of time creating them, and just wanted to share them for your use for free with terms of use included. I hope you understand and please know that it's not my trying to be complicated. Thanks for the "awesome" comment. :)
August 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

joy2you
joy2you  (TpT Seller) re: Classroom Organization Labels
What font did you use on these labels? I love it!
July 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I included that link at the bottom of the last sheet on the item. It's Fonts by Kevin and Amanda: http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts
It's called Miserably lose (I think..) ;)
Glad you like them!
July 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
thank you for all your work and time!!
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
No problem at ALL!! I'm glad to be able to help! Gosh knows Teachers have enough to do and plenty have helped me too!!! Be well!
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Classroom Organization Labels
Do you print these on sticky back labels?
If so, what size?
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I was successful in printing them on the 2"x 4" size; however, I was reluctant to include that in description due to printer settings. Some may also choose to laminate, so I left that out of it. Certainly, they can be!
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Elizabeth A. re: Classroom Organization Labels
Were these labels created to use on sticker labels and if so, what size? I love them and have been "following" you for quite some time. Your ideas are great.
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I was successful in printing them on the 2"x 4" size; however, I was reluctant to include that in description due to printer settings. Some may also choose to laminate, so I left that out of it. Certainly, they can be! Thank you for asking. AND thank you very much for being a faithful follower!!! :) Have a great day!
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Grammar Skills Review: What Am I? Parts of a Sentence and Functions
This program won't download on my Mac
July 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
it is a smart notebook. you must have the smartboard software on your computer. It it in the product description as well as under the thumbnails that it is a notebook file and requires the notebook software. Do you have the smart notebook software at your school?
July 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

TruthMe
TruthMe  (TpT Seller)
Just checked out your bookshelf and love the hand-drawn look of it! So cute! I sent my student's mom the link to your download so she could use it. She is going into the 6th grade and puts most readers to shame! She was so excited! Not sure who got there first but proud to have a similar brainstorm of ideas with such an amazing seller. I wish you the best of luck and wonderful year to come!
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Oh wow, thank you so much! You are sweet to say all that! And, best of luck to you as well!!
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Thanks for responding. I have seen you created many good products. Looking for more lesson plans in the future.
June 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Thank you very much. That's nice of you to say! :) Have a great evening! I just saw you purchased one of them. Thank you and I hope you enjoy!
June 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: "The Tell-Tale Heart" Vocabulary Test: Two Versions w/ Keys
Can you please add sample images for the item "Tell-Tale Heart?" I downloaded some lesson plan on this already but I am looking for more meaningful activities. thanks.
June 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
This item contains 2 vocabulary tests, so i'm not sure that would fall under activities. It's not a lesson plan or activity for "during" reading. You'd use these for assessing. I've included a detailed product description and thumbnails of 3 pages of the test b/c I didn't upload a free preview. I do not have a demo version at this time. If you notice, there is one test including word bank and one without word bank that is a little more challenging. I also included the terms in the description as well. Thanks for visiting.
June 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Research Paper: Choosing/Developing Topic and Working Thesis Form
In your explanation, you stated it was for grades Pre-K, 7th, ............. I'm confused. Does it start at 7th grade? I was confused by the Pre-K, which for me means pre-kindergarten. Thanks.
susanlulu@yahoo.com
June 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
My mistake. The pre-k box was not meant to be checked....otherwise, we'd have an Einstein on our hands! :) I've unchecked it. Thanks for sending the question b/c I didn't realize it was selected. It's grades 7 and up.
June 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Bonnie H. re: Mockingbird by K. Erskine: Novel Unit Planning Guide
Does your lesson plan talk about word connotation? Thanks! Bonnie R. Hooper
June 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
No it doesn't. It's a plan dividing the book up into 5 sections (after introduction/predictions for book) with suggested prompts and discussion questions for each section, as well as text structure charting activities to implement in small groups/literature circle groups. It's format is set up to guide you with small groups throughout the book. Students keep an on going flow map for sequence of events and various other activities. Suggestions for grading all activities together included at end.
June 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Shuna Pocket Full of Kinders
Wow, it is a small world! I just moved from brandon back to jackson about 3 months ago!


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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Oh wow!!! Glad to know. That's crazy!! :)
May 25, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Rockin Resources
Rockin Resources  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ann Marie!
It took some patience to create that button but I think I finally figured it out! Thank you for encouraging me to create one! Next I will learn how to grab buttons. I hope that is an easier task! Thanks again!

Pam
www.mrsosrockinresources.blogspot.com
May 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I'm so glad you were able to do it!!! Grabbing is super simple! Let me know if I can help at all!! I've added your button to my blog table!! I am sure there is a way, but I have no idea how to add code in a table if it's not set up like button codes (i tried) and I assumed you would have more people grabbing your button if it was not an image but the code that lots of bloggers are used to...you know we're creatures of habit!!! LOL! YAY! So glad you could do it!
May 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Writing Adventures Task Cards Part 1: 36 Prompts and Response Handout
Re: Writing Adventures Task Cards Part 1: Prompts and Response Handout

How many total cards are there?

Thanks!
May 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I've actually updated it to have 36 Cards with prompt on each! :)
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Kimberly DeGal  (TpT Seller) re: Commercial Breaks and Tools of Persuasion: Handouts & Rubric
Hi Ann Marie,
Do you think that this activity would be too difficult for 6th graders? This will be our first persuasive essay. Thanks
January 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I don't see why you couldn't give them the option at least...If they seem reluctant, maybe you could just give them the same handouts but give them a few days to catch commercials on TV at home and use those. In that way, they wouldn't be restricted to Super Bowl (I do know sometimes the commercials are not those that younger ones may understand). However, All of the sheets are fine for any type commercial on any date..it's not as though you're stuck to the Super Bowl. As far as your kids go, if they are familiar w/ the persuasion tools, I say let them go for it--as long as you know all students will have access to tv! You never know! Hope this helps!
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Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Ann Marie - You are now listed with the blogs I follow on the lower left hand column of my blog, plus you are on the second page which is entitled: Top Rated Teacher Blogs. Check it out!

http://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/
November 26, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
OH, THANK YOU SO MUCH! I appreciate it, Scipi. :)
November 26, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Ruth S.
Ruth S.  (TpT Seller) re: Fall Poetry Activity: Literature & Grammar Skills with Key
Hi Ann Marie! Take a look at my blog. I featured your Fall Poem Activity free download :)
http://teacherpark.blogspot.com/
November 17, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
OH YAY!!! Thank you! Will check it out now if my school server will grant me access! If not, 1st thing after school! Thanks so much for doing that!
November 17, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Power Point Simple Projects by Corinne Burton: Intermediate w CD
Hi Ann Marie,

I am curious about this product. Can you give me more information about it., ie: does it include PowerPoint templates - not available online? Does it teach you how to do more advanced Powerpoint presentations? Does it include animated cartoons?

Thanks,
Michelle
September 18, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
The book contains projects for students to do with power points. There are lessons for each core subject with the step by step guidelines, planning pages, proceudres, etc. The book itself has power point slide template pages for planning the projects, a glossary of ppt terms, tips/tricks for power point, pages on assessing power point presentations. It's not a book on using the software, but one for teachers to use in assigning projects for students. For example: Language Arts has projects for Postcards, Story Sequencing, Selling the Book, Electronic Yearbook, All About Me...There are projects for Social Studies, Science, Math, Fine Arts as well. Book is written from perspective of "Power Point 97 for Windows" --CD contains Resource files for each of the projects in the book. Please ask further questions if you have them!! I'm not sure I answered all you wanted to know. :)
September 18, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Krystal Mills
Krystal Mills  (TpT Seller)
Hello again. FYI - I just went to download the product again, and now there's a "Newly Revised" flashing link :)
August 22, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
I'm glad you got it. Hope you find it a better deal. I just realized there were a few things I needed to change.
August 27, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Krystal Mills
Krystal Mills  (TpT Seller) re: Novel Project for Post Novel Reading-Create a Publication!
Thanks for rating my math product! Your freebie is excellent. Just thought you may also like another freebie that I have in my TpT store. It was my first free offering: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Paper-Bag-Book-Report-and-Rubric-Language-Arts-Grades-6-9
August 12, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Ann Marie Smith  (TpT Seller)
Yay!! Thank u!!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Most of my career spent in 7th - 8th grade English Language Arts; I've been in middle school for 8+ years. Taught 1 year each in K, 2nd, 5th Each has it's perks. I apparently enjoy the upper grades since I quickly moved up levels. I'm completing my 12th year with the end of this school year 2012-13...

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a versatile style of teaching. I find it imperative to act as a facilitator while students explore their capabilities, applying their knowledge to be successful in classroom assignments, projects, activities, and meeting expectations. Spontaneity is seems to keep my room alive as well!!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Several Sites to Swing by: Innovative Connections Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/innovativeconnections Innovative Connections Teaching Blog: http://innovativeconnections.blogspot.com I'm a proud contributing author on these great blogs: The Lesson Cloud: www.the-lesson-cloud.com Blog-K-12 (Connect-a-Blog): www.blog-k-12.com