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This is a fun activity to do in the early days of school. My students love it and always want to play it more than once. Basically, each student ...
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This newly updated daily routine will give your students regular and repeated practice with many important Common Core math concepts and skills. ...
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SMARTBoard Word Work Letter Tiles This set of 2 different styles of letter tiles are perfect for creating your own word work activities customiz...
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This interactive and engaging SMARTBoard file is perfect for helping your grade 3-5 students gain a basic understanding about how our government ...
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Grades 4-5 SMART Board Math Calendar …because calendar math is not just for primary grades! Are you looking for a way to boost your 4th or 5t...
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Geometry Vocabulary Cards for Lines and Angles Geometry is full of vocabulary that students need to understand. After all, how can they classify ...
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“Me in a Bag” is a fun writing project that helps you and your students get to know more about each other. I have created a template in both ...
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Looking for an easy writing project that makes a great bulletin board display? “The Top 10 Things about Me” is a fun way for you and your ...
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Geometry is full of vocabulary that students need to understand. A triangle is not just a triangle; there are acute, obtuse, right, equilateral, ...
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This set of interactive fraction manipulatives for the SMART Board contains circles, rods, squares, and rectangles all divided into halves, third...
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Owl Schedule Cards A visual schedule is an important component of an organized classroom. Students like knowing what to expect, and having a pos...
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This fast-paced flash card game for the SMARTBoard will get your kids up and moving…and practicing their addition facts! Instead of competing ...
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Beth B.
I don't have a smart board - I love your products! Is it possible for you to put them into a PowerPoint format?
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Beth,
Thanks so much for your kind words. Unfortunately, when I have tried to convert my SmartBoard files to PowerPoint, the interactivity gets messed up and they don't look or function correctly. I wish there was a way, though, as I know that many do not have SmartBoards.

Thanks,
Cathy
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Buyer re: States of Matter SMARTBoard File with Printables
It tries to open it with iPhoto for some reason.
March 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
That's odd...I just downloaded the file from the TPT myself to see if I could figure out what was going on. The SmartBoard file opened fine for me. Do you have the Smart Notebook software on your computer? If so, which version do you have? Can you open other SmartBoard files? For instance, I have a free test file that I offer for people to try who don't have SmartBoards and aren't sure if their boards are compatible. I'm curious if you would be able to open that. I don't know if links work in the Q/A section, but here it is. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/SMARTBoard-Test-File-1090438

Let me know...we'll figure this out!
Cathy
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Buyer re: States of Matter SMARTBoard File with Printables
I see the three different files, so I believe it is already unzipped. I can open up the printables just not the smartboard file. I do have a smart board in my room.
March 30, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: States of Matter SMARTBoard File with Printables
Hey I just bought this and the States of Matter.notebook won't open. I have the Easy Interactive Driver. Do you know how to open this or if this is compatible?
March 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! I'm not sure what the easy interactive driver is...do you mean Smart Notebook Express, the web-based version of Smart Notebook? As I said in my product description, this file only works if you have an actual SmartBoard. What type of interactive whiteboard do you have?

Assuming you do have a SmartBoard, the problem may be that you haven't unzipped the file yet. It comes in a zipped format because there are printables that go with the SmartBoard file. If you need help, TPT explains how to unzip files in their FAQ/Help section. Hopefully, that's what the problem is!

Thanks,
Cathy
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Megan Triplett  (TpT Seller) re: States of Matter SMARTBoard File with Printables
Hi,

This packet is not opening on my Smart Board. Any suggestions?
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Megan,
Sorry you're having trouble opening the file. Because the product has both a SmartBoard file and printable, it is in a zipped format. You have to unzip it first before you can view the SmartBoard file. Have you done that step? If not, that may be the problem. TPT has instructions on how to unzip files. Let me know and we'll go from there.
Cathy
March 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Meredith Berry  (TpT Seller)
Hello, I noticed you mentioned that your kiddos love logic puzzles. I teach gifted students (1st and 2nd graders) after being in the regular education classroom for 15 years. I'm constantly making new logic puzzles for my classes, but I don't always post them for sale. You can follow my TPT store for new products and freebies. I can send you some samples via email if you'd like. Here's a few I have for sale now. I have some Spring themed logic puzzles in the works.
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Animal-Logic-Puzzles-1030613
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Presidential-Logic-Puzzles-1052019

Meredith Berry :-)
March 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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LearningLopes  (TpT Seller) re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Hi there, is this one large file for all grades 1 - 3 or is it separated by grade once you download it? I'm a third grade teacher so I was just wondering if you had it organized so I could easily see what activities apply to my grades or not?

Thanks so much!
March 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
I didn't separate the file by grades because certain elements pertain to all 3 grades, and everyone's class is different. For some concepts, you may use one page for that skill at the beginning of the year and then move to a more complex page for the same concept later on. I recommend starting with a few pages and adding more as your students become familiar with the routines. I do have separate recording sheets by grade level. In the directions I state which pages are just for 3rd grade. If you download the preview, you can see what is included. Let me know if you have further questions.

Thanks!
Cathy
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curriculumgal  (TpT Seller)
As I was searching for ideas on how to teach allusions to mythology(RL 4), I ran across your classroom blog and your post with the wonderful mythology activities you had done with your class. I was hoping to find these here on TpT; however, I did not find anything related to mythology. Do you plan on posting this unit? I'd love to have it, but I do not have a smartboard in my classroom and I noticed most of your products are in that format. Would you happen to have the myth unit in a different format? Thanks so much and look forward to hearing back from you soon.
February 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
I can't post everything I used this year because I adapted resources that I purchased here and from Scholastic. What I did was create another file with my own introduction to mythology and allusions. It does also have pages for character traits, summarizing, and Venn diagrams, but it does not include the myths themselves. I have posted that product. It is a nice complement to other mythology resources you might already have. My students absolutely loved studying mythology! Hope yours do too!
Cathy
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Will your smartboard calendar be compatible with a Promethean board?
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracee,
I have had a buyer say that this worked on her Promethean Board, but when I downloaded a free trial of Promethean software and tried it myself, not all of the interactive features worked, so I cannot say that it is compatible. I did recently make a free SMARTBoard Test File for people to use to test compatibility of their whiteboard with Smart Notebook files. Give that a try to see if you can open and interact with it.

This product does include a version of the calendar that works with the free online program Smart Notebook Express, however, so that version works with any whiteboard. It is a smaller display, but other than that, all of the features of the calendar work.

Hope that helps!
Cathy
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hi Cathy yes that is correct. thanks Amy
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Buyer re: SMARTBoard Attendance File: Winter Theme
Does this work with Starboards or just Smartboards? Is there an application to convert it from one to the other? Thanks!
January 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi There,
I am not familiar with Starboards, so I don't know if this file is compatible or not. Anytime I've tried to convert or open SMARTBoard files with another format, they lose their interactivity. Since this is a free file, however, you have nothing to lose by trying it. I'd love to hear if it works!

Thanks,
Cathy
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Buyer re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Hi, when you say smart board are you referring to a Promethean Board?
January 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Joe,
No, I'm referring to the SMART brand of interactive white board made by SMART Technologies, which uses Smart Notebook software. I have had a buyer say that this worked on her Promethean Board, but when I downloaded a free trial of Promethean software and tried it myself, not all of the interactive features worked, so I cannot say that it is compatible. This product does include a version of the calendar that works with the free online program Smart Notebook Express, however, so that version works with any whiteboard. It is a smaller display, but other than that, all of the features of the calendar work.

Hope this helps!
Cathy
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Buyer re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Hi Cathy thanks for getting back to me. I was wondering if you could make an aus version as the money is different. I had a closer look at the weather and it looks ok.
thanks Amy
January 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Amy,
I can modify the money page to use Australian coins. I just googled to see how many there were. It looked like 6 coins-1, 2, 5, 10, 20,and 50 cent. Is that correct?
January 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Hi was just wondering if this can be modified to suit Australia? As in weather background and money
Thanks Amy
December 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Amy,
I apologize for just getting back to you. With all the holiday craziness, I totally dropped the ball! Can you be more specific about what you need? Are you wondering if you can alter the graphics yourself, such as changing money images, or are you asking if I can make an Australian version? What would you want changed about the weather page? Let me know what you are thinking and I'm sure we can figure something out!
Thanks,
Cathy
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Hi,

I'm a grade 3 French teacher and am very much interested in purchasing your geometry polygons smartboard activity pack. I would need to translate it in French for my students. I'm wondering if you'd be interested in allowing me to translate the Smartboard document in French for you - and get free access to it. You could then upload it to TPT and make $$ with it... Thoughts?
email me at cananswer@rogers.com
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Buyer re: Geometry Vocabulary Cards for Lines and Angles
Thanks for your prompt attention. This is going to be a wonderful resource for my students.
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
You're welcome. Thank YOU for your purchase!
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Geometry Vocabulary Cards for Lines and Angles
Cathy,you have the same definition for line segment and ray.
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Vicki,
Oops...sorry about that! Thanks so much for letting me know. I have corrected the file and re-uploaded it.
Hope it is a helpful resource for your students!
Cathy
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Kim W. re: SMART Board Math Calendar Grades 4-5 Day Files Set 2
Hi Cathy,
I have had a look at the preview and think this looks AMAZING!!! However I am a teacher in Australia and before I purchase it I was wondering is it editable as clearly the money and measurement sections (inches etc) are not suitable for my students. Could you please let me know if I am able to edit things.
Thanks in advance,
Kim
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kim,
Thanks for your interest in my math calendar. I use the Day files in conjunction with the Core Calendar. My students' understanding of so many math concepts is greatly improved by this daily activity.

The files are editable if you have a basic understanding of how to use Smart Notebook software. You have to unclone the money and find images of your coins to use instead, and infinitely clone them. Any of the text can be unlocked, ungrouped from any other elements, and then double-click while in select mode to change the text.

Please let me know if you have any further questions!
Cathy
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Buyer re: Common Core-Aligned SMART Board Math Calendar for Grades 4-5
I love your math calendar file sets. I purchased these last spring and have begun using them this year. I bought the first 5 sets I believe and my students are doing great w your product higher math acuity scores than ever before! What does the core calendar offer that the files do not offer? Is this something I could still begin even though I am just finishing set 2 files? Do you have a writing or any type of spiraling LA ccc available for mini smartboard lessons? I love your product and so do my kids! Thank you
November 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Karen,
Thanks so much for purchasing my calendar sets! The Core Calendar file really reinforces the concept of prime/composite/square numbers, as well as factors, multiples, and divisibility rules. Students have such a hard time with these concepts, but because the Core Calendar gives you practice every day making an organized factor list for that day's number, the kids get really good at the divisibility rules. It also really helps my students with learning their multiplication facts, which Common Core says they are supposed to know by 4th grade, but mine definitely do not! They really see the connection between multiples; i.e. if 3 is not a factor of 46, then 6, 9, and 12 also cannot be factors. There is a page for the multiples of ____. The number generator has been set for a range of 2-12. We say the equations as a class up to 12 times the number.

We also keep track of tallies and coins up until the hundredth day, but you could change the money part to a money question of the day if you wanted. The final part is adding the actual calendar date to a calendar, following that month's particular pattern with the color ink used, and a calendar question. At the beginning of the year, I ask the calendar question, but soon turn that responsibility over to the kids. I might ask, "What will be the date two weeks and 3 odd days after the first Friday of the month?" I provide you with a question template to help you generate questions.

Also included with the Core Calendar is Set 1 of the Day files. The first set only has 2 pages per day, as students are learning the routines. Since you are already finishing Set 2, you wouldn't use Set 1 this year, but could start with it next year. Please download my preview file to see more details. Let me know if you have further questions.
Thanks,
Cathy
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dorothy evans  (TpT Seller) re: SMART Board Math Calendar Grades 4-5 Day Files: Set 5
was unable to open could you please help me. Just got my smartboard and am anxious to use
October 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
The file comes zipped. Do you have software for unzipping files? TPT has a link to a free one in their Help section. Once the file is unzipped, each file is written in Smart Notebook. If you have a SmartBoard, you have the correct software to open the individual files.

Let me know if you need further assistance.
Cathy
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Buyer re: 3 Branches of Government SMARTBoard File with Printable Activities
One of the pages has no picture...just the answer. The White House picture is not there, it just tells the answer to the question. Also, on the government leaf pages, one of the leafs says 535 members. The House has 435 members. I am very disappointed. I am out of the building tomorrow, and was going to leave this as an assignment to be completed. I can't leave a sub with this, so it is useless. I need to come up with a new plan for tomorrow. Will you fix it so that I have it for next year?
October 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jwrenn,
Sorry you're having trouble. I just downloaded the file again to check. The picture of the White House appears in my file, and I don't have any blank pages. What page number are you seeing with a missing picture? I don't know why that would happen... Maybe try downloading the file again? And the leaf that says 535 members is actually correct for the legislative branch. There are 435 House members + 100 Senators, for a total of 535 members. Thanks, and I hope you are able to use this product. I've had nothing but positive feedback on it.
Cathy
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Buyer re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Hi there! I LOVE this calendar!!! I have been using it since the beginning of September! All of a sudden it won't let me "flip" the numbers on the days in school chart! It also won't let me "spin" the spinner on the counting by 2's, 5's, etc and the hand on the clock! Everything else seems to be fine!! My students love this calendar....thanks!!!
October 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Did you recently update either Smart Notebook or your Flash player? This happened to a colleague at work and she finally figured out that it was because the newest version of Adobe Flash doesn't work with the notebook Flash files. I have no idea why. She found that she had to uninstall the updated version of Flash Player and go back to an earlier version. There is a tutorial at the link below. Copy and paste it to your browser and follow the directions. Note that you must use Internet Explorer to be successful. Good Luck!
Cathy

http://knowledgebase.force.com/articles/TROUBLESHOOTING/You-re-unable-to-interact-with-Adobe-Flash-Player-objects-in-SMART-Notebook-software-after-updating-to-Adobe-Flash-Player-11-9-X?l=en_US&fs=Search&pn=1
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msully1876  (TpT Seller) re: Multiplication Fact Frenzy SMARTBoard Flashcard Activity
Hello -

Would you mind making a tiny correction to page 4? In the copy that I downloaded this morning, noticed that 3 x 0 is incorrect. Please advise when corrected and I will happily download again. Can't wait to use with students!

Many thanks!
October 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention...I just fixed the error, (although the one that I found that was incorrect was 3 x 1, so I hope I've got it right now). I just re-uploaded it, so you should be good to go!

Hope your kids enjoy it as much as mine!
Thanks,
Cathy
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Music in the Middle with Mr D
Hello! I love your products!

I joined TPT in August, and I am writing to see if you might be willing to join my new middle school board called "Great Ideas for Middle School" and post your products on it. You can post as many as you like.

I would greatly appreciate your support.

If you decide to do so, please follow the board and send me your email address. I will add you!

Thank you very much for your consideration!

http://www.pinterest.com/inthemiddlewith/great-ideas-for-middle-school-teachers/

Dale Duncan
Music in the Middle with Mr D
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HI,
Happy Friday. I was hoping to purchase your Calendar set of whiteboard activities, however, my home computer as well as the one I have at work is not allowing me to open zip files. I do not have a proper program to open them This is extremely frustrating, as many of the best programs are in zip files. Is there any other way I would be able to obtain them? They look fantastic and would be perfect for my class. Thanks.
September 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi There,
Unfortunately, due to the large size of the files, they have to be in a zipped format. There has to be some way you can get an unzipping program for your computer. They are free to install. The one that TPT recommends is 7-Zip. You can download it at this link: http://www.7-zip.org/
There are also YouTube tutorials for anything, so you might watch a video on unzipping files. Once you figure it out, you will have many more options of TPT products to purchase, because sellers often zip large files, or combine PDFs with PowerPoints or SMARTBoard files. And speaking of that, do you have an actual SMARTBoard, or another type of interactive white board? My products were made for use on SMARTBoards, and may not work with other types. I always tell people to download the free preview, or one of my free SMARTBoard products to make sure they are compatible with their software if they do not have a SMARTBoard.

Good Luck!
Cathy
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Jessica S.
Hello, Do you have have Set one of the 4th grade math calendars? I want to start using the in my class and I only see set 2. Do I need to start with Set 1?
September 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi There,
Set One is included when you purchase the Core Calendar. The Core Calendar is designed to be done every day and saved, while the Day Files are done second, and not saved, so they reset for the next year. There is a separate Day File for each day of the year. Hope this helps!

Cathy
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Wendy V. re: Addition Fact Frenzy SMARTBoard Flash Card Activity
Do you know if this works with smart notebook express? I have an interactive projector not a smart board. I tried using it through the program online at home and all the next buttons worked just not the green click button?? Shouldn't these be the same? I love the idea and am disappointed it might not work:-(.

Wendy
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hmmm...I would think it would work, although I know that Notebook Express does not have all the features of the regular Smart Notebook software. The "next" button is a link to the next page, while the "click" button is object animation, so they are two different types of features. I will open the file myself in Notebook Express and see what I can figure out. I'll get back to you!

Thanks,
Cathy

Okay, I've been reading about Smart Notebook Express and experimenting with it. From what I can tell, there is no animation capability with it. I animated all the "click" signs in the original Fact Frenzy activity to fade away when touched, revealing the answers beneath. I guess they will not work without Smart Notebook software. I'm really sorry. If you tell me what day you purchased the file, once I verify it, I'd be happy to send you another product of the same value in place of this one.

Thanks,
Cathy
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Carrissa B. re: Ocean/Under the Sea Schedule Signs
I have already purchased this and I need a card that say vocabulary. I also need one that say ELA. Could these be added?
September 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
I would be happy to send them to you! Please e-mail me at cmcgaffin0@gmail.com so I know where to send them.

Thanks,
Cathy
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Daniel D. re: Ocean/Under the Sea Schedule Signs
Hi, I purchased your set last year and have enjoyed using it in my classroom. Could you add a schedule card titles 'Word Study'? Thank you. Dan
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Sure thing, Dan! I just need an e-mail address of where to send it. If you don't want to lave that information here, e-mil me at cmcgaffin0@gmail.com.
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Sue M. re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Are all of the screens editable?
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
If you have a SMARTBoard, you can unlock, ungroup, and edit the math portion of the pages. The background template and some of the graphics are flattened into a single template. Hope this helps!

Cathy
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Buyer re: Owl Schedule Signs
These are great! Can I request: Word Study, Jaguar Jam, Vocabulary, and Birthday?

Caitlin.Gluck@gmail.com

Thank you!
August 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Caitlin,
I just sent them out. Thanks for your purchase!
Cathy
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jeanne scanlan  (TpT Seller)
Thank you, I was able to open it at school and my class enjoyed the activity today.
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know!
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Jen K. re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
When I went to redownload the revised version the trash can is missing on the first slide (the one with the calendar). Is there anyway to get this fixed? Thanks!
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Jen,
I'm sorry you are having trouble with the revised file. I just downloaded it to check it and the trash can is there for me. Try downloading it again. Sometimes technology can be quirky!
Let me know how you make out.
Thanks,
Cathy
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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jeanne scanlan  (TpT Seller) re: The M&M Game
I also tried to download winzip like you recommended and still no luck, if you could e mail the file to me that would be great. thank you
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Downeast Teach
Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Sorry you are having trouble. I'd be happy to e-mail the file. What is your e-mail address?

Cathy
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jeanne scanlan  (TpT Seller) re: The M&M Game
i am having trouble opening the zipped files I tried to download the 7-zip service the prompt brought me to but still could not get anything to open
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Donna W. re: SMARTBoard Function Machine Robots: Christmas Theme
Do you have the function machine without the Christmas theme? We are suposed to refrain from specific holiday traditions and Santa is now out. I love the idea though and I'm sure my students would benifit from the robot idea.
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
I don't at the moment, although I do have different themed function robots as part of my Grades 4-5 math calendar. It's something I would like to do this fall. If you are a follower, you will be notified when I post it.
Thanks for your question!
Cathy
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Jen K. re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Will you be updating this for this coming school year to have the year 2013 and 2014? Thanks!
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
While the picture may not show it, it has already been updated with the years through 2020. (The later years are underneath the visible years.)
Thanks, and let me know if you have other questions!
Cathy
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Samantha M. re: Owl Schedule Signs
I was wondering if I could get cards that say A.R. and Physical Activity. My email is snpsings@yahoo.com
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
They are on their way!
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Tricia K.
I just downloaded your calendar and on the pages with interactive tools, it just shows up as a big black square. For example, I do not see a spinner, or hundreds charts. Just big black squares. Suggestion?
August 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Downeast Teach
Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
I am sorry that you are having trouble with the file. Do you have a SMARTBoard? If not, that might be the problem. I included another version of the file for people without SMARTBoards to use that uses a free web-based version of Notebook software. Google "Smart Notebook Express" for the link.

If you do have a SMARTBoard, I don't know why that would happen. I would wonder what version of Notebook software you were using. The calendar is written with Notebook 11, but should also work with Notebook 10. If your software is up to date, try downloading the product again.

Let me know about your type of white board and software and we'll go from there to figure out what is happening.

Thanks,
Cathy
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Pretty Little Pictures  (TpT Seller) re: Owl Schedule Signs
The schedule cards are adorable! I was wondering if I could get the 4 extra cards though. I would need: Word Study, Vocabulary, Quiz, ELA. Thank you!! My email is lkrpaul at hotmail.com.
August 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
I'll get them out today.
Thanks for your purchase!
Cathy
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Laurie Sanchez  (TpT Seller) re: Little Monsters Schedule Signs
I am SO SORRY! I don't know how it happened but the email you sent me with the signs I asked for was deleted before I downloaded them. Would you mind resending them? Thank you in advance for doing this.

Laurie
August 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
No problem...I just sent them again!
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Buyer re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
Are you able to add tens-frames to the file?
August 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Good idea! Yes, I will work on adding a single tens-frame and a double one with infinitely cloned circles so you can set it to be any number up to 20. I'll notify buyers when I upload the revised file.
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Thea Summers  (TpT Seller) re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
I can't use this as is. It's missing numbers on the first page? Can we get this fixed asap??
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Thea,
I'm sorry you are having trouble with the file. Can you give me more information about what numbers are missing? I just downloaded the file again and it looks fine... no missing numbers. Do you have a SMARTBoard? Which version of the calendar did you open...the regular one, or the one for people without a SMARTBoard? We'll figure this out!
Thanks,
Cathy
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Julie J.
Hello,
I purchased your 3rd grade smart board math calendar, but I cannot get it to open on my computer. I do have a smart board, but it will not open for me. Can you either help me to get it working or get a refund for the purchase?

Thanks,
Julie Johnson
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Julie,
I'm sorry you are having trouble opening the file. It is in a zipped format, because along with the Smart Notebook file, there are pdf printables. Once it is unzipped, if you have a SMARTBoard, there should be no problem opening it. Most computers have the capability to extract zipped files already, but you can also download free software to do it. Are you familiar with how to unzip files?
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Buyer re: Reader's Notebook Comprehension Strategy Thinking Stems
I can not download the reader's notebook. Could you advise please.
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Downeast Teach
Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi There,
I'm sorry you are having trouble with this file. I just went to that product and was able to download it with no problem. Is it that it won't download for you, or it won't open once it is downloaded? This is a zipped file, so you do need software to "unzip" it, which most computers have. Are you familiar with how to unzip files? Have you been able to download other purchases? Please let me know and we'll figure out what is going on.
Thanks,
Cathy
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Kerry O. re: Grades 4-5 SMARTBoard Math Calendar Mega-Bundle
Hello! Do I have to download this to the computer that I have the SMART software on? Or can I download it to any computer and transfer it to that laptop?
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kerryann10,
It is in a zipped file, so you should be able to download it to any computer. You can even unzip it. You just won't be able to open the individual files on a computer without Smart Notebook. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Thanks,
Cathy
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Laurie Sanchez  (TpT Seller) re: Little Monsters Schedule Signs
Hello again! I'm sorry, I didn't see your reply. My email is lauriemsanchez@hotmail.com. Thanks for making these for me!

Laurie
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Jody Wong  (TpT Seller) re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
I've been drawn to your calendar math because the one I'm looking at now is too many student copy pages per day. For the students to follow along on paper, how many wksht pages is 1 day's worth of calendar time?
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
It is just one page. It does not include every element. I included the ones that would lend themselves to being recorded. (For instance, I don't have them record the numbers they skip count by.)
It has a place for the month, day, and year. It has place value: standard, expanded, word, and other forms. It has the fact family, and a place for Today's Number, 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, and 10 less. Let me know if you have other questions!
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Arthur Kelly  (TpT Seller) re: The M&M Game
Can't open the preview, so I hesitate to purchase the m&m game. Love the idea, though. My computer has unzipped many files, so that is not the problem. Guess I will check back tomorrow to see if you have it fixed.
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Arthur,
The product is a zipped file, but the preview is not. It is written in Smart Notebook, since I originally made this activity just for the SMARTBoard. I had so many requests from people who didn't have SMARTBoards, I now include the PowerPoint and PDF versions. Basically, what you see in the thumbnails is what you receive. It just comes in those 3 formats so you can choose the one that fits your needs. Hope this helps!
Thanks,
Cathy
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Ashley Seiden  (TpT Seller) re: Grades 1-3 Common Core-Aligned Math Calendar
I found the feature in Active Inspire, but it is called "drag a copy". I had to click on every object that I wanted to be infinitely cloned and then click "drag a copy" but it works now! The only things that I can't use is the clock, because it opens at the bottom of the screen and I can't move it and the flip chart on the odd even page because it is way to the right and I can't move it either. There is also no spinner that appears with the skip counting page. All the other features are great and I plan to use it starting Monday!
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Downeast Teach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ashley,
I'm glad that you were able to make adjustments for using the calendar with your Promethean Board. I was able to download a free 60 day trial of Activinspire software. I haven't had much time to play around with it yet, but I was able to get the scoreboard back on the page by dragging my mouse over the scoreboard and choosing "Freely Move Objects" which is the icon on the far left. I didn't have any luck with the clock however. I also can't get the cloned coins to move. Do they work for you?

My hope was to make a version of the calendar in Activinspire, but other commitments haven't left much time to work on it. If I do, I will send a notice out of the revised file.

Thanks,
Cathy
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

This will be my 16th year teaching, but I began 34 years ago. I left the profession for 18 years to raise my children and did a variety of part-time jobs. This is my 8th year back, and I'm still on the learning curve! I currently teach 4th grade, which I think is the perfect grade for me.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to give students choice and ownership over their learning whenever I can. I also love to integrate technology into my classroom with my SMARTBoard and 6 iPads.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. in Child Development/Elementary Education from University of Maine.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married 33 years to my college sweetheart, mom to 2 fabulous daughters, soon-to-be first-time grandma in October 2014...life is good!