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In My Own Words: Getting Started With Report Card Comments Price: 30 pages X .10 = $3.00 Grades 1 – 3 Hints For Getting Started Reading, Pho...
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First/Second Grade Library Curriculum Maps - Getting Started - With Common Core Price: 283 pages X .10 = $28.30 $14.15 Per Map Second map half p...
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Number Sense With Lady Bug Math - Developing Number Sense in Small Children Price: 38 pages X .5 = $1.90 Understand numbers, ways of representi...
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Pre K/K Library Curriculum Map-Getting Started & Common Core Price: 128 pages X .10 = $12.80 One curriculum map for both grades. I've incl...
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3rd/ 4th Grade Library Science Curriculum Maps with Common Core Standards - Getting Started Price: 304 pages X .10 = $30.40 $15.20 Per Map Seco...
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Mardi Gras in New Orleans Social Studies Unit Price: 77 pages X .10 = $7.70 This social studies unit delves into the unique holiday of Mardi Gr...
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Fourth Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References Price: 35 pages X .10 = $3.50 Included: Key Ideas and Details Craft and Str...
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Second Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References Price: 43 pages X .10 = $4.30 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Key Ideas and ...
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First Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References Price: 43 pages X .10 = $4.30 Vocabulary Acquisition and Use Key Ideas and D...
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Homework Tips for Parents and Children Great Resource - 10,000+ downloads thus far. Price: 19 pages X .20 = $1.90 I hope this list, based on m...
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3rd Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References Price: 34 pages X.10 = $3.40 Included: Key Ideas and Details Craft and Struc...
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5th Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References/Posters/Bulletin Boards Price: 68 pages X .10 = $6.80 Available in PDF and Powe...
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Kindergarten Common Core Posters For Library Science Price: 41 pages X .10 = $4.10 Includes references to standards used previously. Many comm...
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Louisiana: Did You Know...? Price: 41 pages X .10 = $4.10 This activity includes 50 Louisiana task cards that may be used at a Social Studies C...
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Calendar Quizzes Throughout the Year Grades 2 - 4 Price: 75 pages X .05 = $3.75 As a second grade teacher, I quickly realized that some of my s...
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Y as a Vowel Phonics PowerPoint Presentation Price: 39 pages X .5 = $1.95 This 39 page PowerPoint is meant to enhance your phonics lesson and i...
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Personification Writing Lesson Plans Price: 46 X .10 = $4.60 Available in PowerPoint and PDF Original Clip Art Common Core Standards and I CAN ...
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Number Sense With Froggy Math - Developing Number Sense in Small Children Price: 38 pages X .05 = $1.90 Understand numbers, ways of representin...
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Sarah C.
Hi! I am looking to make tags to attach to gifts for the volunteers and support staff in my special education class. I got them all hand cream for valentines day. I'd like to say something like "hands that help are hands that care.... lots of love to you on Valentines Day and every day..... (small clip-art heart) Sarah" Instead of 'help' I could do "teach", "support", something like that. The gifts will be for 3 teaching assistants, two school counselors, school nurses and volunteers. Any thoughts? Could you possibly do something like this for me? Looking for something whimsical and fun -- some of the recipients are male so nothing ultra girly. Maybe chevron? I'm open to all ideas. Please let me know if you can make this for me and if so, how to proceed. Thank you!
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Just making sure that we are still working together on the pencil for my K classroom? # 6 is now going to just be Friday Journal.
I was thinking about what to put on the eraser part Let's call it...
Work on Writing
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Please add( bc my brain is fried and forgot!)
7. What Writers Do
8. Name Writing
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Great ! I look forward to your work!
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There is something you can create for me!
I need a poster size that says:
Ways to Write:
1. Just a Note
2.I Can Make a List of...
3. Dear John
4.Clipboard Stories
5.My Favorite Things Journal
6. Friday - Family Journal
7.Other:(Blank space to write in with a different activity)
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( is it possible to use legal size paper? this is for Kindergarten ,so not too fancy, and comic Sans font) I know this will have to come in sections and be put together!
I just love your list of pencils!
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Will be glad to.... Thanks, Patti
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Buyer
I purchased all three of your curriculum maps today and the 1st and 2nd grade one will not unzip without a password. How do I get the password?
November 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Yikes! I have no idea what this may be about. I will check in with TpT and let you know their response. Thanks, Patti
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Hi Patti,

I am interested in your Library curriculum maps. I am a first year, part-time librarian at my school district and I have no professional library background, but rather a special education background, so I am looking for something to help me plan a curriculum for my students and help them learn all there is to know about the library for the remainder of the year! Is this something you would reccommend for that?
November 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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If you are starting from scratch, I would suggest buying a complete curriculum map rather than the posters only. Choose the map closest to your grade level. I wasn't a librarian when I took over the position. I had nothing to go by from the previous teacher, so I made these maps from scratch...! Please let me know if I can be of more help. Thanks, Patti
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Michelle Dupuis
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I just became a follower, I would appreciate a follow back at Michelle Dupuis. Good luck on TPT, it is lots of fun!
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October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Did it! Patti
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Buyer re: 23 Pieces of Winter Clip Art - Large
Hi. What format does this come in? Thank you.
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JPEG.
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Buyer re: Deliciously Large Food Clip Art
HI. What format is this in? And I can use this for commercial use? Thank you.
October 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Yes. PNG
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Buyer re: 23 Pieces of Winter Clip Art - Large
Hi. What format is this in. Thank you.
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Buyer re: 35 Pieces of Christmas Clip Art - Large
Hi. What format in this in? Thank you.
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Buyer re: 7 Sacraments & Other Christian Symbols Clip Art
Hi. What format does this come in? Can in it used in products that are sold (commercial use)? Thank you.
October 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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PNG. Yes, all are free for anything you wish except resale as clip art.
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Buyer re: First Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References
Can I use these with kinder and second grades
September 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Sure! Thanks, Patti
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Stacia Guarisco  (TpT Seller) re: Pre K/K Library Curriculum Map-Getting Started & Common Core
I am interested in your curriculum. I'm wondering if in the standards the students learn about dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc. I would love to find something that would truly meet my teachers' needs. THanks!
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Use of reference books are not included in these grades. Thanks.
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Buyer re: Mardi Gras in New Orleans Social Studies Unit
Hi,

I tried to download your Mardi Gras file, but was unable to. Please help me resolve the situation. Thanks
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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You must be able to open a zip file. Thanks, Patti
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Abb B.
Hi Patty - I teach K-5 grades and purchase all these grade level packets with the common core standards. I have been through the Kindergarten and noticed that there are some standards missing for example CC.K. R.L. 7. and CC. K.R/ L..10. Is there anyway I can make the blank page in your packet editable so I can add these standards?
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Yes! It is early yet. I'll check into it when I'm more awake and send you instructions. I could also make them for you and sent them to you. Please remember that the standards I used were for library science only. Thanks! Patti
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TACMyers  (TpT Seller) re: Deliciously Large Food Clip Art
Hi-- When you say Gray Scale do you mean line drawings- or precolored gray images with shading. I am asking because I want to use the celery image on an alphabet coloring book for the sound of soft c.
August 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hola. Thanks for the question. I made my clip art using colors then hit the "black and white" button. The images are gray scale with the shades of gray varying depending upon the intensity of the colors used in the original. They are not line drawings. You might lighten the color with a xerox machine or white out the center of the celery so your students can color. I hope this is helpful. If you are interested in line drawings perhaps I could design a set for you at a similar price. Just let me know. Thanks, Patti
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Buyer re: First/Second Grade Library Curriculum Maps - Getting Started - With Common Core
Could you possibly create a K-3 bundle pack? I have no need for pre-k or 4th grade, so I hate to have to buy three separate packs when I really need just the 4 grades, K, 1, 2, 3. :) This is a great product!! I am in Biloxi btw, not far from you :)
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I will see what I can do. You have a good idea. Happy start of the year. Today was my first day...! Thanks, Patti
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Buyer re: Sight Word/Red Word/Popcorn Word Visual Activity
hi :) I like the idea of the power point for "Red Words" I am sure that means something like sight words that can't be sounded out. Is there an audio or chant for the ppt? I am not quite sure what I am looking at. I see the word 2x then a red screen. Could you help me out? I am a California special ed teacher looking for fun ways to teach the basics. thx denisewood14@gmail.com
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I use this activity to practice words that cannot be sounded out using phonics. I have my students hold out their non-dominant arm, then starting at the top of the arm, use their dominant hand to tick each letter (hit their arm) while saying each letter aloud. They then put their hand at the top of their arm again and use a downward sweeping motion to sweep together the letters. When sweeping they say the word. So, they tick off each letter then sweep the letters to form the word. The term "red word" comes from Project Read. I tell the children that these words are red like a stop sign because they don't follow the rules and so are treated differently. Hope this helps. Patti
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Thank you for your response.
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Thank you for your comment! If there is anything I might create for you to use with this, please just let me know, Patti
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Buyer re: 3rd/4th Grade Library Curriculum Maps & Common Core Standards - Getting Started
Do your curriculum maps have the 21st library standards along with the Common core?
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No, they do not. I'm not sure that I will add these along with common core. I'll have to look into this. No one has asked before...! If you follow me, I can let you know either way. Thanks, Patti
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Sorry I jumped the gun. I will wait until you let me know. Thank you so much!! I love and appreciate all of the work that went into these. They will make my job much easier.
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Thanks!
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Buyer re: 3rd/4th Grade Library Curriculum Maps & Common Core Standards - Getting Started
I still cannot find common core standards, just essential questions. I redownloaded it, but it still looks the same.
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I hope that you were able to download the correct material. Please let me know if you need anything else. I'm so sorry about the inconvenience. A teacher's time is precious! Thanks, Patti
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Maggie Lewis
Maggie Lewis  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
Is this just a JPEG file or PNG as well? I saw one comment about not being able to enlarge- how large can I make the individual images?
Thanks!
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All the food is the size on the thumbnail title page. They are .png with clear backgrounds. I really was thinking of Thanksgiving when I made these. I guess I need a larger set. Follow me and you'll know when I've gotten the job done! Thanks so much, Patti
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Kristin B. re: 3rd/4th Grade Library Curriculum Maps & Common Core Standards - Getting Started
I was also wondering if something was in the works for 5/6 grade. Thanks!
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As of now, I only have the posters for 5/6 (and 7th just added). These posters are fairly detailed but not the same as a curriculum map. I have been working on a grade 5 map but I haven't taught 5th grade in along time so I'm not sure when I will have a product worth money...! If you follow me, you'll know when 5th grade is completed. Thanks for asking! Patti
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The Teacher Studio
The Teacher Studio  (TpT Seller) re: 228 Random Clip Art PNG Creations for Teachers
I am kind of new to buying clip art...if I want to just use a few letters off one of your ABC sheet, how do I select just a letter at a time? Sorry for being dumb!!!
January 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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These files need a digital editor to open as separate files. I use MS Digital Image Suite. Photoshop works. GIMP is a free on-line program. I hope this helps. Thanks, Patti
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Mrs Balius
Mrs Balius  (TpT Seller) re: Mardi Gras in New Orleans Social Studies Unit
I love this!
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Thank you for your comment! If there is anything I might create for you to use with this, please just let me know, Patti
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This looks great! But Where's the PDF version?
January 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi. Which product are you interested in? Just let me know and I will get the PDF to you. Thanks! Patti
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Donna P. re: Two Syllable Word Puzzles/Phonemic Awareness
Your free Two-Syllable Awareness opens up to "Red Words" instead of the Two-Syllable Puzzle...
Can I get the Two-Syllable Awareness one?
December 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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I got the same error you did when I tried to download this product. I re-entered the product, emptied my temporary folder, then restarted my computer. That did the trick. If this doesn't work for you, let me know again. This happened once before and TpT had to empty my cache on their server. Thanks so much, Patti
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Buyer re: 3rd/4th Grade Library Curriculum Maps & Common Core Standards - Getting Started
Hi, I'm just wondering if you have or will be developing curriculum maps for 5th and 6th grades?
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Yes. I have started on a 5th grade map. It is a lot of work; though, and I am not sure when it will be complete. Thanks for asking. If you are following me, I can alert you as soon as it is ready. Thanks again, Patti
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Buyer re: First/Second Grade Library Curriculum Maps - Getting Started - With Common Core
Just looked at your preview items. Do you plan to produce maps that speak to media specialists for grades 3-5? I teach 3rd - 5th graders once a week for 45 minute lessons. Would love to see what you have for those grade levels.
December 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Thanks for the question. I have the materials below available now. I do plan to continue with the higher grades. Thanks, Patti

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd4th-Grade-Library-Curriculum-Maps-Common-Core-Standards-Getting-Started

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/5th-Grade-Library-Sci-Common-Core-Standards-ReferencesPostersBulletin-Boards
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Becca Long  (TpT Seller)
Thanks!!!! I am very excited.
November 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Thank you for your comment! If there is anything I might create for you to use with this, please just let me know, Patti
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Becca Long  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
GREAT!! I looked on your store and did not see them. How can I get the set.
Thanks,
Becca
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I just added them to the colored set. You can have both. Enjoy. Thanks, Patti
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Becca Long  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
Great, Please let me know when you have converted this because I want to purchase .
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Becca
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Done! Thanks, Patti
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Becca Long  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
I am looking for food clip art in black and white. Do you make any??
November 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Hi. I can convert the colored clip art to black and white. I can do that tonight and let you know when I'm finished. Thanks for asking, Patti
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Buyer re: Hot Dog It! Contraction Activities
I just purchase the contractions on yesterday. However, when I tried to download it. A file for 3 and 4th grade library come up. Please help!
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UPDATE: The link is fixed!

I have no idea how this happened! I'm having trouble getting the correct file to upload. I'm getting odd notifications went I try to edit. I'm not sure how to fix this. In the meantime, if you give me your email address I will be happy to send you the materials directly. I've opened a ticket to get TpT help. Thanks for your patience, Patti
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Randi Morrison  (TpT Seller)
Great! I just noticed they were separate! Thank you!!
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Thank you. I learned a lot about clip art...! Patti
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Adventures in Teaching
Adventures in Teaching  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
Thank you so much for providing the files separately. I really appreciate the way you responded so quickly. I can't wait to use it. :)
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Thanks. I have learned a lot...! Patti
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Adventures in Teaching  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
I tried downloading a couple of your other free clip art sets and both times, I got an error message that said 502 bad gateway. I've bought a lot of clip art from here and not had trouble with downloading it. I save and use a lot of files in png. I really like the graphics in this set. Is there any way that you could maybe change and put each item in its own file and zip it?
Thanks,
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Yes. Done! Thanks, Patti
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Randi Morrison  (TpT Seller)
I see. The only problem I have is this is my work computer and I'm very limited to what I can download and install. I will try to figure it out. If not I will message back for a refund. Thanks for all the information.
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Thanks for being so patient. Patti
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Randi Morrison  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
Yes I am still having this same issue with it coming up as 1 photo not files. I've tried opening in Chrome, Firefox, Explorer, and in different programs such as word, paint, picture viewer...everything.
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Hola. I think you need a digital file editor. Examples of those would be Photoshop Elements, MS Digital Image Suite, GIMP - which is a free type of Photoshop program you can download on line. Download.com has some options. I thought Paint might work but it does not. I have not heard of Chrome. The other options you mentioned do not open .png files. I've asked for advice on the forum. I'm afraid, though, that you just don't have a program to open .png files. I haven't had this problem with my other clip art. You could try downloading my free clip art to see if you get the same result. I hope to find a solution but if I do not, I would be glad to give you a refund. I have no idea how to do that but I feel sure it is possible. Thanks, Patti
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Adventures in Teaching  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
Hi,
I purchased the food clip art. When I download, it comes up as a photo and not files. I tried following the advice you gave below and it says I am opening it as a png but it is still a photo. I opened it in Paint and it is still one page. Is there any way to separate the pics so that each one opens by itself?
Thanks.
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Please let me check for an answer today and let you know. Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 would work. What programs have you tried to open the file? I have to get to work but I will work on this and let you know.
Thanks, Patti
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Randi Morrison  (TpT Seller) re: Thanksgiving and Other Food Clip Art .JPG
Can you separate the clip art? On the download it's all in one picture.
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The .png files should be separate. I'll redo this right now. Thanks for letting me know. Patti

P.S. I checked and I think the .png file is good to go. Your computer might be using a program to open the file as a .jpg instead. You can right click on the file and choose "open with" then choose the program you have to open .png files. I use MS Digital Image Suite. Some people have Photoshop. I think it would work if you open it in "Paint" as well. If you don't have a program, you can download some free versions of Photoshop. I think one is called Gimp. Let me know if this doesn't work and we can go to Plan B.... Patti
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Buyer re: Pre K/K Library Curriculum Map-Getting Started & Common Core
I just noticed that you responded!! So sorry! I'm getting ready to implement your curriculum this month with my Pre/K and K darlings... it looks like it's going to be great! I think listing the "Content" section first makes alot more sense, and makes it alot easier to figure out! Of course, it's always more difficult to follow someone else's lesson plans. :(

One more question. In the "Content" section of October, I found PKR, PKS/H, and K. Are these center themes? What do the letters actually stand for? I'm confused! :) Thanks!
Erin
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Those are the names of the classes I taught. I might take that out...? It is what the classes were learning each month and how I connected lessons to the classroom. I thought that info might be helpful. Thanks, Patti
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Buyer re: First Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References
Is this the same as the 1st and 2nd grade common core unit plans?
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These are the common core standard posters only. The 1/2 Library Science Curriculum Maps include the common core standard posters along with everything else. Thanks for asking, Patti
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Buyer re: Pre K/K Library Curriculum Map-Getting Started & Common Core
I just purchased your Pre-K/ K Library Curriculum Map packet. I think it is going to be very useful in my library classroom! However, I feel like I'm missing something. On each curriculum map, it tells me what I will need for the month: Ant stickers, felt board and objects, etc. What do I do with these, exactly? I feel like your actual plan is missing. Please keep in mind that I just downloaded this, but can you give me some insight?
Thanks, Erin Wahpekeche
LMS
Stillwater, OK
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Thanks for the question. At first I couldn't figure out what to do with the ant stickers either...! They are to be given out after the reading of Henry's Awful Mistake by Robert Quackenbush which is listed in the content section. Most of the other materials have to do with the bulletin board ideas or the center activities. The felt board materials are for the book on kindness. All of this is on the August map. I would check the content first then move on to the other areas of the month. When I took over the library at my school, I had many esoteric standards to go by but nothing practical. I hope that my maps speak to the practical side of opening the world of books and other media to children. I hope this helps. If not, I would be glad to find a way for the materials needed to be explained or listed differently. I think my overall plan is a good one. Once you have looked over all of it, I would be glad to provide any additional information you might need. Would it help if I changed the sequence of the columns? With assessment last? Please just let me know. Thanks, Patti
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Buyer re: First/Second Grade Library Curriculum Maps - Getting Started - With Common Core
Are these actually for Library Media Specialists? They sound VERY tempting if they are!
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These first and second grade curriuclum maps include common core standards that speak to media specialists. The maps themselves do not specifically include the use of media but do include the skills, content, and essential questions that a media specialist may use to plug in media that is available. I hope this helps. Thanks, Patti
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Buyer re: Homework Tips for Parents and Children - Great Resource!
Hi Patti,

Thanks so much for this great free download. I wanted to use much of it for my curriculum night, but I'm unsure how to edit it. When I try to change something, it won't work for me. Any suggestions?

Thanks very much!
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Hola. I think you downloaded both a PDF which cannot be edited as easily, and a PowerPoint presentation that can be edited if you open it in PowerPoint. If you have Adobe, Professional version, you can use that to edit the PDF. Let me know these ideas don't work and we can try something else. Thanks, Patti
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Buyer re: First Grade Library Science Common Core Standards with References
Do you plan to create similar documents for the other grade levels?
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Yes! And, as soon as I can. Thanks, Patti
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since 1979 and have enjoyed every minute of it! I have always been involved with reading and books. I served as my school's librarian for six years. Over the years I have done a little bit of everything. This makes for an interesting perspective. One of my joys was a literary club. We met once a week in the library. From grades one through seven, children communed with the books and wrote wonderful stories. The student mentoring and sharing of ideas was a thrill to watch. I enjoyed providing the opportunity then stepping back so as not to get in the way!

MY TEACHING STYLE

No one Teaching style really fits. I enjoy being flexible and trying new methods as needed. It really depends on the children. I feel the direct teaching of phonics and reading comprehension is important. The same goes for mathematical number sense. I like open-ended activities that promote critical thinking. I try to be the facilitator rather than the center of attention.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I won the 1984 Teacher Enrichment Grant at my school and traveled to Japan and the Philippines the year President Marcos was ousted. I participated in The Temagami Experience, a Canadian retreat focused on community building. I've mentored student teachers from Tulane University and Loyola University of the South. I participated in a teacher mentoring program at Trinity Episcopal School in New Orleans, LA. My current school, CES, took in more than 100 "Katrina Kids" after the storm. This was a blessing all around amid the reality of the hurricane.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. Degree in Elementary Education (Grades 1 through 8), M.Ed. Degree (Reading Specialist) Loyola University of the South, Certified Godly Play Teacher, Junior Great Books Teacher, Project Read Teacher, Guided Reading Teacher, Productive Thinking Teacher, Librarian, Reading Tutor, Participated in a workshop on How to Deal With Difficult People ( Very useful!)

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

When I was younger, I worked on yearbooks, put on talent shows, monitored cheerleaders, and did many other after school activities. These days I teach 2nd grade reading groups, 1st and 2nd grade Spanish, and 1st and 2nd grade Godly Play. I teach in an Episcopal school. I've also served as a librarian and a homeroom teacher for grades 8, 4, and 2. I am very interested in Louisiana Studies and love to make clip art.