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My Tale of Peter Rabbit activity packet is ready for Spring! I always like to do this unit the week before Spring Break. I hope you enjoy it. ...
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Have you ever been sick and had to get to the computer and type up plans for your sub? This packet will save you time and help you organize for a...
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This little packet provides support for "Where the Wild Things Are". Skills covered are vocab., story elements, nouns, adding ending to verbs. ...
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What a fun way to say goodbye for the summer! Your kiddos will love these Hawaiian Luau themed activities. The packet includes reading comprehe...
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The CCSS state that first graders should "write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and ...
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Research indicates that students need to effortlessly recall basic math facts. Students rely on these basic facts to help them understand mor...
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Just in time for Spring! This Make Way for Ducklings packet includes: Vocabulary Cinquain Poem Example Cinquain Poem Stationery ABC Order Mallar...
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Have you ever been sick and had to get to the computer and type up plans for your sub? This packet will save you time and help you organize for a...
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There's nothing better than hearing little voices singing patriotic songs! The first graders at my school have been doing this inspiring music...
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This unit by Deana Thelen is based on the story "If You Give a Pig a Pancake" by Laura Numeroff. These little piggies reinforce vocabulary, the ...
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This beautiful student project can be a bulletin board or a class book. Students paint original illustrations to go with America the Beautiful. ...
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This Cinco de Mayo packet is perfect for teaching your students about Mexico. It includes a map activity, stories and comprehension, and three ...
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This packet contains tons of apple themed activities! The best part...all of the student's apple themed work goes into a super cute "apple baske...
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Wouldn't it be great if someone would create a fun holiday themed word problem for each school day in December? Hey...somebody did! You'll love...
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This unit is based on the fabulous, fantastic Corduroy by Don Freeman. I love that little bear and his adventures around the department store en...
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This Batty unit includes a writing center with true/false bat information sorting cards, poetry center with sentence strips and read with a frien...
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This product is full of spider activities for your kiddos. It includes a spider diagram, web types labeling, tarantula story and comprehension, ...
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Making class books is a wonderful way to engage students in writing. I especially like class books in Sept. when we are getting to know each oth...
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Wouldn't it be great if someone would create a fun winter themed word problem for each school day in January? Hey...somebody did! You'll love thi...
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Wouldn't it be great if someone would create a fun spring themed word problem packet for spring? Hey...somebody did! You'll love this new packet ...
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Buyer re: Patriotic Musical Program for Primary Grades
Does this include the song tracks?
April 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
No. We only use music for the last song. It works fine:).
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Sarah R.
Do you know how many speaking parts are in the musical program?
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
The speaking parts are broken into 15 parts with more than one sentence per part. We break that down further to give more kids a chance to speak. You could easily have 25 speaking parts.
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Kathryn J V.
Hi Deana,

I just wanted to let you know that I am also having trouble printing the patriotic musical program. I was able to download it, but it will not print. If you find out what might be the issue, could you please let me know? Thanks!
March 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
I'm so sorry you are having problems with the product. Here's a link to what TPT suggests when you have trouble printing. You will have to copy and paste the link into the browser window.

https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/What-if-my-file-isnt-printing-correctly-c15-a97.html
March 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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KD Creations  (TpT Seller)
Your products are so attractive! Could you tell me where you get your clip art?
March 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Thank you:-). I use a lot of DJ Inkers, Melonheadz, and KPM Doodles:-).
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Christie Uribe  (TpT Seller)
Hi Donna,

I purchased your patriotic musical program and I am not able to save it to my computer or print it out. I have tried on both my home and school computer. Any ideas on what might be happening?

Thanks! Christie c.uribe@westside.k12.ca.us csuribe21@yahoo.com
October 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
That is very strange. I'm so sorry you are having problems downloading the product. I have no idea what could be wrong as I haven't heard this problem before. Would you contact tech support please and see if they can help you?

I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Please choose a product from my store and I will send it to you free:).

Sincerely,
Deana
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Susan H.
Deana,
Which font did you use for your word wall?
You commented that words can be added, but I wasn't able to do so.
Wanted to add words to yours (since I've already printed yours - would like them to match, if at all possible!)
Thank you,
Susan
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Hi Susan,
I used "Annoying Kettle" from Kevin and Amanda I think. If you want a different font I can easily change it and send it to you.
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Dawn B. re: Patriotic Musical Program for Primary Grades
I was wondering if the invitation was editable? I was hoping to delete the words "flag day" since we are not performing it around that holiday.
August 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
If you email me I would be happy to make you one:).
Firstgradechatter@gmail.com
August 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Donna B. re: Common Core Math Facts Mastery-Out of This World Math Missions
Deana, I see you have the kids manage their progress by coloring in the box. Wondering if you have a management system you use for the whole class to keep track of progress? I was thinking of a large rocket with different levels so the kids could move their name up. Still trying to work out the kinks and thought I'd ask instead of reinventing the wheel!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
That is a cute idea:). I haven't done that because I feel bad for the kiddos that struggle and it puts it out there for everyone to see. Does that make sense??
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Caroline S. re: Second Grade Sub Folder With Emergency Activities
Are these pages editable? Or do I just print and handwrite everything?
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your purchase. I have to do it in PDF format to protect the graphics. You can type your info on a blank page keeping in mind where it will go on the page from the packet. Print the page from the packet and then run it back through and print the words you have on a plain white doc. Does that make sense? It's really easy to do:-)
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Kristy H. re: I Lost a Tooth!
In the preview, August isn't on the tooth chart. Is there a page that's included in the packet that has it? If not, can it be added?
August 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for the suggestion! I don't start school until Sept. so I totally forgot to add August:-). The product has been updated.
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Jessica Sheffield  (TpT Seller) re: Teacher Calendar Planner for August 2012-Sept. 2013
is this updated yet?
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Not yet. Sorry:(. I'll be working on it the next couple of days.
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Almaschool  (TpT Seller) re: Teacher Calendar Planner for August 2012-Sept. 2013
Deana- Do you plan on making a calendar for the 13/14 school year? I loved last years.
June 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
I will need one so probably:)
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Katherine N. re: Aloha First Grade Hawaiian Luau Activities
Hi! I bought your Aloha First Grade Hawaiian Activities last month. I downloaded it and saved it in my files. I opened it so that I can edit the luau invitation for the date I have planned for my class. It will not allow me to do that. Can you help me so that I can use your product that I paid for? Thanks, Katie nichol.katie@d46.org
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Hi Katie,
The documents aren't editable. TpT sellers have to sell them in a safe format so that the graphics are protected. If you aren't having your luau on the last day of school, perhaps you can type up a your own schedule and do a cut and paste onto the invite before you print it. If you would like you can send me the info and I can change it, save it in a safe format, and email it to you.
I hope that helps:-)
Deana
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Buyer re: Common Core Word Problems for Spring
I have purchased you October, November, December, January, February, and Spring CGI packets and am wondering if you will be making a September packet and individual month packets for March, April, and May.
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
I'm so sorry! I thought I replied to this question already. I must have typed the response and then forgot to hit "reply". Obviously I won't have individual packets for those months this year. Perhaps next year. I had decided to just do one spring booklet because those months don't really have themes that lend themselves to a month's worth of word problems. I found that in the spring I am so busy with assessments that I don't have as much time for CGI:0(. Sad, but true.
Thank you so much for purchasing the other packets. I really appreciate your business:-).
Deana
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Saddle Up For 2nd Grade  (TpT Seller) re: Popcorn Party Language Arts and Math Activities
Hi! You donated this product to my 100 follower giveaway! I accidently forgot to ask for you e-mail in the link up document. Could you please send me your e-mail to marcy.fambro@gmail.com. I appreciate it so much. Thank you!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Firstgradechatter@gmail.com
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Buyer re: Popcorn Party Language Arts and Math Activities
Would you make just the popcorn craft available to purchase? I would like to use it my preschool room for circus week. Thanks
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Sure:). I might not get it posted until Saturday though. Is that too late?
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Buyer re: Patriotic Musical Program for Primary Grades
Hi, We are looking to "reenergize" our First Grade Spring Patriotic Program. I am looking for songs other than what we already have in the program. Is there anyway I could find out what songs are in this unit before I purchase it? Thank you!
January 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Sure:-) Here ya go!

This Land is Your Land
America the Beautiful
You’re a Grand Old Flag
There Are Many Flags
America
Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle Boy
God Bless America
This is My Country
Suggestions for God Bless the USA
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Amy S. re: Mad About Math Valentine Activities for the Common Core Classroom
I really like your product, however, I thought first grade common core standards included numbers to 120....not 100. Is it possible for you to alter your 100's chart?
Thanks!
Amy
January 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Hi Amy:-) That's a good question! I checked the CCS and I think first graders just need to be able to count and write numbers to 120. I'm not sure they need to use those numbers to skip count and/or know 10 more/10 less. Does that make sense? I would be happy to email you a chart to 120. Just send me your email address and I'll get it to you asap:-).
firstgradechatter@gmail.com.
Deana
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Tammy C. re: Common Core Math Facts Mastery-Out of This World Math Missions
Thank you so much! I explained it to my kids today and they are so excited!!!!!!!!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
That's wonderful, Tammy!
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Tammy C. re: Common Core Math Facts Mastery-Out of This World Math Missions
Deana, this packet is amazing! I am putting it together for my first graders and just have a quick request. Your student progress recording sheet lists separate boxes for the tests from 17 to 20, yet the actual test is inclusive for those facts. Could you please adjust the recording sheet - or tell me how you explain it to your families? Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!!!
Tammy
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tammy,
Thank you so much for letting me know about that boo-boo! I have updated the product with the correction.
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Buyer re: First Grade Substitute Folder and Emergency Activities
I chose to purchase your substitute folder however, I was disappointed that it came in .pdf format. I was hoping that I would be able to type in my information. My time is valuable and I don't have time to write all the information in long hand. :(
November 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
I have to do it in PDF format to protect the graphics. You can type your info on a blank page keeping in mind where it will go on the page from the packet. Print the page from the packet and then run it back through and print the words you have on a plain white doc. Does that make sense? It's really easy to do:-)
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Kate Smith  (TpT Seller) re: Patriotic Musical Program for Primary Grades
Hello, What are the songs in your program? Thanks!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kate,
Here's the contents of the packet:-) I hope it helps! It's a REAL crowd pleaser!

Tips for Success
Program Invite
Reminder Invite
Script for Program
Notes for Speakers
Lyrics for:
This Land is Your Land
America the Beautiful
You’re a Grand Old Flag
There Are Many Flags
America
Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle Boy
God Bless America
This is My Country
Suggestions for God Bless the USA
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Buyer re: First Grade Substitute Folder and Emergency Activities
Can I type on these or do I have to hand-write my info? nantack@aol.com
August 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Because I have to protect the clip art, the pages are in PDF form which can not be modified. I suggest printing the pages, then creating your own document with writing that will print in the blank spaces. Then run the printed PDF pages through the printer. Does that make sense? Or, hand write:). Deana
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Buyer re: First Grade Substitute Folder and Emergency Activities
Hi. I love the preview of your Substitute Folder and Emergency Activities packet. I had a question about the pages inside the packet. Are they all blank pages (like the Recess Procedure, Lunch Procedure etc) that I can put my own information in. Are there any that are already filled in?
Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for stopping by my store! I think you will like the sub folder:-) The pages are blank for you to add your own info. :-) Deana
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Total Teachaholic  (TpT Seller) re: Hanging Hero Bulletin Board Tool
Just got it today! Very fast shipping! I have it hanging on a bulletin board in my office. I cannot wait to take it to school! FABULOUS!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Hooray! That's great! I can't wait to hear what you have to say AFTER you use it! Thanks for the great comments!
Deana
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Buyer re: Aloha First Grade Hawaiian Luau Activities
Thank you for posting your Luau Activity Unit. I am so excited. I want to do a Luau Party at the end of the year and there is not much out there that was helping me. I am excited to download your file and see what I can use. YAY!!!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Let me know how it goes! I love the luau theme!
May 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: March Math freebies
I saw your posting on the Sellers Forum page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie.

I have a few suggestions that might help you to better market your products. First, create a cover page for EVERY product you create which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers. 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. Also, number your pages.

I know you teach primary, but uf you have time, I’d appreciate your input on my freebie listed below. It is for grades 3-5, but I like to get feedback from a variety of teachers.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dots-Fun-for-Everyone-FREE-Activities-Game-that-Uses-Dominoes

I am now your 9th 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!
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the advice:-) I'll go follow you.
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Rockin Resources  (TpT Seller)
Hi Deana! I just followed you! Thank you for visiting my post on the forum!

www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Mrs-O
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Deana Thelen  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome! Thanks for following me. I will check out your store too!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I've been teaching first grade for 17 years. I also taught a 1/2 combo many years ago and a k/1 combo. In case you didn't know...combos are hard! Ha! Be sure to visit my blog at firstgradechatter@blogspot.com!

MY TEACHING STYLE

A balance of sugar and spice!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Yet to be added

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I have a Masters Degree in Reading.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in California with my hubby and we have two kids, ages 21 and 22. Both kids are out of the house so we are empty nesters! That is hard to get used to.