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Danielle P.
Hi Brenda!

I just bought a package from you and am not able to print PDF. Is there another form that I can get this in to print?
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I thought I sent this to you...sorry! A PDF is really the only standard form to load a document. If I send it to you in another form it will change the formatting and fonts etc. You might consider calling the help desk or I can try to find a way that could work.
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I am in LOVE with your Third Grade Science Bundle! Next year, I am teaching fourth grade. Are you by chance working on a Fourth Grade Science Bundle???
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Catherine C.
Hi Brenda
I bought your "Narrative" writing pack already. I did not notice you had a "bundle" pack...I am looking at your opinion writing pack now...but can not find the "informative" writing pack. It's only in your bundle...Since I already bought the Narrative...I was thinking I only needed to buy the other two... Can you direct me?
February 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I am honored that you like my work!!

Here is my opinion pack http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Opinion-Writing-Unit-for-the-Common-Core-371913

and my nonfiction pack
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Nonfiction-Reading-and-Writing-Unit-429836
February 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Anthony Vekich  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brenda,
I have a cool website and character program your students will enjoy. The web address is www.pegang.com. Please follow me for many free materials!

Thanks
Anthony
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Kathleen T.
Hi Brenda,
I need some clarification please. I know where to find the 3-ESS2-1 standard but I am unfamiliar as to what the 3-ESS2-a, b, and so forth refer to? I do not see them on the NGSS website. Thanks.
Kathleen
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Amy Brown  (TpT Seller) re: Opinion Writing Unit for the Common Core
I am wondering if this unit includes lesson plans for teachers? I am going to be out for an extended time and am looking for something substitute friendly. Thank you!
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It does! It included day-to-day plans for at least 15 days (many classrooms might take 20 days) and all the resources :)
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Deborah Aparicio  (TpT Seller)
I am not able to download the 3rd grade bundle I just purchased. Could you email it to me?
January 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Have you tried to extract the files? Since it is a zipped file, you will need to go through this step. If you're having trouble, contact the TpT tech support by clicking 'contact us' and they can help. Unfortunately this bundle is too large to email. Please let me know if these steps do not work and we will try something else.
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Buyer
I just downloaded the LIfe Cycle packet for 3rd grade and the powerpoint is all weird. It has the pictures but the words are all messed up. THanks
January 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
That's so weird! the only thing I can think of is that your computer doesn't have the same fonts as mine so that would impact the formatting. I just uploaded a PDF version of the PowerPoint for you. You won't be able to view it in slideshow mode, but you will be able to view it with your students just like a PPT. Thanks for the purchase :)
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Laura C. re: Narrative Writing Unit for the Common Core
Day 5 refers to a brainstorming sheet. Which sheet is that?
December 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It's called the narrative writing planning sheet on page 29 :)
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Danielle H. re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Is the bundle missing the powerpoint for physical sciece?
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It's in there. It's called "Introductory PowerPoint." Sorry about the confusion!
November 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hi Brenda,

I am not sure what to start with, I have just started homeschooling my just 9 year old daughter and we are doing our own curriculum. I would like to do Writing as a subject and finish with my daughter writing her own book and publishing it. I have no teaching experience and I would like to know what to purchase from your site first and work through? Is there a particular order of things? Also do you recommend how long each day and how often each week? Thank you so much!
November 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Wow! You are taking on such a huge endeavor. I admire you! I think your best best is to look at this writing bundle: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Bundle-for-the-Common-Core-Opinion-Narrative-and-Informative-474313.

It includes all three main types of writing for the common core. You could really go in any order and the awesome part of working with only one child is that you can help her really dig into a topic and provide an authentic audience for her by sending her writing to companies and organizations (you'll be amazed at the letters she will get back...it's so motivating!) As for the time, I always aim to teach a writing mini lesson for about 15 minutes, provide at least 30 minutes for the student to write, and then 10 minutes to share and go over feedback. Of course, you know your child's abilities/motivations/limitations the best.

I would also recommend checking out other stores on TpT. While I am very proud of my work, there are so many talented teacher authors on this site and you might find other things you like better :)

I hope this helps! Let me know if I can help with anything else.
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Brenda, I have been trying to do writing workshop in my classroom; however, I'm struggling since we only have a 30 minute block three days a week. The other two days I work on spelling. I was wondering how many writing pieces you expect from your students each quarter and how you grade those writing pieces? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I aim for students to finish one piece a month and then I score them on a rubric. With your limited time, it might make sense to do a piece every six weeks? On the days with only 30 minutes, I would probably skip the mini lesson and get students right to the writing portion...just a few ideas. Good luck and remember, everyday they write, they improve and that is thanks to amazing teachers like you!
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Brenda, I love your products. I was wondering if you have a Science Bundle Pack for 4th Grade? Thanks!
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I appreciate that you love my products. It's humbling that students and teachers use my products daily. Unfortunately, I only have the third grade science bundle.
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Sheldon Jordan  (TpT Seller)
Hi I was wondering if you had any other lessons that help to teach informative/expository writing? I finding that it's a little tough with the fourth graders I have and I was just looking for any suggestions?
October 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It is so tough! The best unit I have is my nonfiction reading and writing unit. Hope it helps!
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Cindy B.
Hi Brenda!! I purchased your 3rd Grade Science Unit, and I LOVE it!! However, the Earth Science section is missing page 7 and 8 in the Weather Riddle section. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
October 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for letting me know. The new version is updated and ready to go!
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Kathleen S.
Do you have Language Week to Week in worksheet only form? I do not have a spare bulletin board.
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
No, I don't. It's really designed to be a bulletin board more than a worksheet. It takes the space of ten 8 1/2 by 11 sheets of paper, but I know wall space can be hard to come by! You could put it in book form and use it as a center rotation as another possiblity. Sorry!
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L Ramsey  (TpT Seller)
Oh! Ok, thank you.
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L Ramsey  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Brenda. I am wanting to understand this before I purchase it. Would you consider including "page 10" in your preview?
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It is actually the first page of the preview. The image on the right shows what the bulletin board will look like and each of those pages are numbered.
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L Ramsey  (TpT Seller) re: Language Review Week to Week (The Complete Set)
This looks very useful. The questions don't appeared to be numbered. Do you number the bulletin board display and have them number their papers? Do you have them grade their own or turn in weekly? Do they do it all in one day? I'm not clear on how to implement/manage this. Thanks for your help!
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I think page 10 should clarify everything. Each task has its own number and page 10 shows what the bulletin board can look like. As for how many questions you do in a day, that's up to you and your students. It can be a center rotation where students do a few a day or maybe all in one day. That's up to you :)
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Buyer
I purchased the third grade science bundle and love. Matter of fact, I got a second one for another class. Anyway, I was wondering in the Life Science unit their isn't anything that specifically addressess LS3- Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity. Would you consider updating this unit, with that in it?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
That's a great idea...it would have to be a unique unit. I will consider it :). Glad you like this unit!
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Buyer
Do you know what happened to the app iTalk? I just got your app suggestion page and I can't find it at the App Store. Thank you!
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I am not sure. I will have to look into it. Try quickvoice. It's the exact same idea and its free!
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Jessica C. re: Narrative Writing Unit for the Common Core
Does this unit contain day to day suggested plans? I didn't see them in the preview.
October 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It does have the same day to day suggested plans as all my units have :)
October 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Nonfiction Reading and Writing Unit
In your other units, you have a list of ways to begin and end their writing and a list of transitional words. Does this unit have this as well?
September 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
This unit is written a little differently. It includes two foldables with complete directions and a planning sheet to help students organize their thoughts into paragraphs with places for transition words and beginning and ending, but it does not include specific lists. Thanks for your question!
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Buyer
Hi Brenda,
I just bought your third grade science bundle. I'm a little nervous that I shouldn't have because it looks very involved. I'm I just getting cold feet that I won't be able to use it? It looks like you did a great job! I'm not saying anything negative! I plan on looking at it closer during the next week, if I won't be using it, do you do any type of refund? Thanks and I'm sorry if this is a tough question. Like I said, I'm just feeling overwhelmed right now!
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I think when you look at it, you'll see it's not too involved. However, if you decide you don't like it you can contact TpT support for a refund. They should be able to help. Sellers don't have that capability :)
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Carley S.
I see that there are some empty boxes to make your own jobs.
How do I that? I saved the document as a pdf. but I don't see where I can add my own text.

Thanks,
Carley
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately I can't download a fully editable erosion due to copyright on the images. The best way to do this using a PDF is to save the page as a .jpg. Then you can open a new PowerPoint (it's the easiest program to edit in) and add the photo. Then just click to add text boxes where you want them!
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Buyer re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Is your Third Grade Science Bundle aligned to Common Core?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
It is aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards since the common core is only for math and literacy right now.
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Amy P.
Thank you for your honesty!
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Amy P. re: Reading Workshop Small Group Work for the Entire Year
Any chance this would be appropriate for 6th graders?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I wish I could say yes...this could work in a small intervention group with that age with struggling readers but otherwise it's really designed for 3-5.
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Nicole Nicodemus  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brenda,

I have some good news and a question. Please email me at nicole@teacherspayteachers.com.
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Buyer re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Do your lessons also incorporate trade books?
September 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Trade books are not build into these lessons since every teacher will have different resources. These lessons are designed with all materials included (except a few everyday items for science experiments) but trade books would be an excellent extension :)
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Sue Young  (TpT Seller) re: Third Grade Science Bundle
I am interested in your Life Cycle unit and your Forces and Motion unit....is it possible to just get those units?
September 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Yes they are both sold separately in my store. Thanks for stopping by :)
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Life-Science-Pack-564419
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Physical-Science-Pack-595007
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Lindsay M. re: Fables, Folktales, and Myths Unit
Hi there,

I bought the Fables unit from you and left feedback yesterday. I appreciated the reply--I understand now why you made the text so small and I will ask next time if something is possible before leaving feedback. I can't see any way to undo the feedback if you are willing to change the font size. Some sellers I have dealt with in the past haven't been as friendly and were not willing to change errors/mistakes/Etc. Thanks again for considering the changes to the font size.
September 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
The only way to undo the feedback is to put in a ticket with the support team under the contact us button. I would never ask a buyer to that...it's completely up to your discretion. I will try to get the unit revised this weekend (as a full time teacher and mom there's no way I can get to it before then). As always, I value feedback and am constantly trying to improve! Look at your purchases on Sunday evening for a newly revised version.
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Buyer re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Are your math & science bundle common core aligned? You may have said so in your description of each, I just over looked it.

Thanks!
Rebecca Guynes
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
My science bundle is aligned with the next generation science standards for third grade and my math enrichment bundle is aligned with common core for third and fourth :)
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Buyer re: Differentiated Math Projects for the Common Core: 3rd Grade
Would you possibly make one that is aligned for second grade?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I want to...someday.
I am too swamped right now to work on any new units. I will add it to my to do list :)
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Buyer re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Hi, in the walking on air lesson, the groups should be given balloons, masking tape, and any other teacher supplied materials.... (like what?) Should each group get a table too?

Also what is word cloud? You say to type in student words into the word cloud, duplicates become larger... what Internet site is that?
August 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
A word cloud can be made using Wordle. That is a free website.
As for the walking on air, you could do it many different ways. I prefer to do the preparation in groups and the actual walking on the table as a whole class activity.
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Buyer re: Writing Bundle for the Common Core: Opinion, Narrative, and Informative
Hi Brenda,
I've downloaded and printed several other purchases with no problems. The writing Bundle downloaded and printed to page 75 and then stopped. I closed it and tried downloading it again and am still unable to print pages 1-74. I can see them but not print them. I've tried printing other documents and my printer responds as normal. Any ideas?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I have no idea unless there is a problem with the site. I have sold hundreds of these without one problem. Maybe try again tomorrow? If it still doesn't work, please leave your email and I will try to email you a copy.
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Dani B. re: Differentiated Math Projects for the Common Core: 3rd Grade
I purchased this last year, but fractions was not included. Did you add that to the current document?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
The projects with fractions are on the numbers and operations menu along with the base ten projects since they are both tied so closely to number sense.
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Sara M. re: Third Grade Science Bundle
I'll be homeschooling a third grade girl this year (and new to the third grade curriculum after teaching fifth for the last six years!). Will I be able to do most of these lessons with only one child rather than a full classroom? Thanks for your help.
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
The lessons are designed for cooperative learning groups but I think you could tweak them and use them with one child as long a you're there to interact with the child. I hope this makes sense :)
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Kelly M. re: Classroom Jobs for Back to School
Would you be able to add a Lunch Tub option?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Done! Thanks for the idea :)
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Amy W. re: Language Review Week to Week (The Complete Set)
Hi Brenda,

Thank you for this fabulous resource. It looks way better than the DLR (Daily Language Review) I was using with my 4th graders. I am planning on using this as bell work when the kids first come into class. How did you use it? I am thinking if it is on a bulletin board they would all be crowding around it to read the questions which would pose quite a management problem. Any suggestions? I love the bulletin board idea, just don't know how to manage it. Thanks for any advice and thank you for your ideas!

Amy
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I used it as a rotation. Could you have a system where some kids worked on that on Mondays, others on Tuesdays etc? Another option it to put the posters and questions around the room so there's not too many kids around one poster at a time. Good luck and glad you like it!
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Perky Plans  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your recent purchase from perkyideas :-) Theamarie Perkins
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Dana P.
Hi Brenda,
I hope you had a great family vacation. I was so sad when I visited your blog and found out you are leaving the classroom but I will still happily follow you. Your products are perfect for CC 3rd grade and I'm looking forward restructuring my program this year and next. If you are willing to share your curriculum mapping and daily schedule, I would appreciate it. I feel as if my schedule is jammed packed and worry that I can't get everything in. You can reach me at dpalubiak@brentwood.k12.mo.us
Thanks and good luck in your new postion. Please continue to write for TPT!!!
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I am sad to leave the classroom too but, for now, it's the best decision for my family. I will try to get the map sent to you this weekend although it won't make as much sense since it was developed by my team, for my team. Hopefully, it will give you a glimpse though :). Here's my schedule for M,T,Th,F
7:45-8:05 morning work
8:05-8:15 morning meeting
8:15-9:15 writing workshop
9:15-9:35 word work
9:35-9:50 read aloud
9:50-10:15 science/ social studies*
10:15-11:45 math workshop
11:45-12:25 lunch and recess
12:25-1:35 reading workshop
1:35-1:50 jobs and pack up
1:55-2:55 specials
3:00 dismiss

We had early release on Wednesdays so we had a different schedule with lots of time for hands on science and social studies.

Hope this helps!
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Elementary Soup with Rice
Elementary Soup with Rice  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! You're the best! I have contacted TPT Tech Support...I'll let you know if they are unable to work it out! I look forward to purchasing from you in the future! :)
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
No problem. Hopefully everything works.
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Elementary Soup with Rice
Elementary Soup with Rice  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Brenda!

I purchased your science bundle yesterday. It is wonderful (!!), but not exactly what I was looking for. Would a refund/exchange be possible? I am a very honest person and will gladly clear it from my computer, if a refund/exchange is possible. I am changing grades this year (costly!) and trying to only purchase items that I know I will get great use out of! Thanks!
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I totally understand...we have to pinch pennies! I cannot refund your product but I think the tech support from TPT can. Please contact them at the bottom left of your screen and explain the situation and I think they can give you your money back. Let me know if it doesn't work and maybe we can find another way :)
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Jennifer M. re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Never mind. I found the physical science introductory powerpoint. Is the life science powerpoint supposed to be similar. When I pull it up it is the pdf Life Science packet in slides (71 slides)?
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Oh my gosh! I am mortified. I must have left it out when I zipped the bundle. I added it this morning and it's called "Life Science Intro" and it is only 8 slides. Thanks for catching this mistake and bringing it to my attention!
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Dana P.
Dear Brenda,
I just love your work. I recently stumbled upon it and am hooked. I will be purchasing everthing I need for my first quarter but was wondering two things. First, do you have a curriculum map for your year? I 'd love to see how you mapped it all out. Next, I'd love to see a copy of your daily schedule for a week. I think it would give me a good idea how to structure morning meeting, daily small reading and writing groups etc.... Thanks so much!!
July 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
Awww...you just made my day! I am on vacation right now with my family, but I would be happy to share. Please send me your email address and I will send it your way when I get home :)
July 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hi Brenda,
I was wondering if you have a math bundle for fifth grade that focuses on the common core math standards. I saw the one you had for grades 3 and 4 but nothing for fifth. Your work looks awesome. Thank you.
-angi
July 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I don't have anything specifically for fifth except my math menus. You might want to check out Miss Nanini or Jennifer Finley. I think both of their stores focus primarily on fifth. Good luck :)
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Robin C.
Thank you...Thank you...Thank you!!!!!!! I can't wait to receive your newest Math Workshop bundle. You are so amazing!!!
Here's my e-mail: ramc47@yahoo.com
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Robin C.
I might have already asked you this question....
Are you selling your Math plans for the year...Grade 4? I am an older teacher and I am trying to modernize the way I write my plans. Thanks so much!!!
July 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
I don't have a package with year long math plans but I am planning on uploading a math bundle with how to manage a math workshop for the 21st century, games, vocabulary math menus and more. I hope to have it out in two weeks or so. This would be more to enhance a math program though, not a full year program. Since you already bought so much from me, leave me your email here and I will send it to you when it's finished for free!
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Jessica L. re: Third Grade Science Bundle
Hi Brenda - what standards is this bundle based on? I teach in CA and we haven't moved on to CCSS for Science-I didn't think anyone had. Please let me know - this looks great, just don't know if I can use it.

Also, I can never open zip files - is there another way to send it?
Jessica
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Brenda Martin  (TpT Seller)
This is based on the next generation science standards. They were released for the nation in April and many states (but not all) are adopting them. Some topics included are: life cycles, magnets, forces and motion, and weather. Hope this helps!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

-- Ten years teaching grades 2-4 -- Three years as instructional coach --Seven years in professional development at the school and district level

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe a teacher should act as a facilitator of learning. I believe in hands-on instruction that includes technology and high level teaching skills in order to prepare students for their future in the 21st century.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

-- Best Should Teach Award 2011

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree in Education in 2000 Masters Degree in Curriculum and Design in 2005

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a 21st Century Trainer and am happy to come to your school to work with educators on bringing your school into the 21st Century. I am also a curriculum writer for businesses and non profits.