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THIS PARTNER GAME CAN BE PLAYED WITH SPELLING WORDS OR VOCABULARY WORDS. THIS IS PLAYED JUST LIKE THE REAL BATTLESHIP GAME, BUT USES WORDS FOR ...
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THIS UNIT HAS EVERYTHING, BUT THE KITCHEN SINK ITSELF! It's Packed FULL of Simple Experiment Station Cards and Student Recording Sheets. There a...
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MEETS VIRGINIA SOLS FOR ANCIENT EGYPT This packet will give you everything you need to make teaching Egypt a fantastic experience! I have made ...
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It's taken me over a month to finish and tweak, but here it finally is for those of you that have been waiting! I have shared bits and pieces o...
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Includes a template with directions for creating the passport and creating a Cultures Around the World Day. This template is designed to be prin...
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This is the coolest little gift to make for Mother's Day! They absolutely love it! Using 3 brown lunch bags and some simple items like a rubber b...
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This is always a hard subject to teach because it can be boring. So, I've been trying to create some new things to make it fun for my students! ...
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24 pages of activites that will definitely make learning about Helen Keller more interactive than just reading a book to the class! - There are ...
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IF you already have my States of Matter Unit, this one is very similar. There are currently 63 pages, but I tend to keep adding and already have...
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166 PAGES OF FUN and GROWING! I started with 98 pages AND I JUST KEEP ADDING TO IT! Games, word study, hats, crafts, venn diagrams, trivia, gra...
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This bingo game will strengthen your students' awareness of adjectives. There are 24 different game cards and one teacher calling card. Print t...
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These Guided Reading Station Cards are great for your Grammar or Writing Station. They can be used with partners or individually for a grade. I...
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* "Coin war" card game (60) It's played just like "war" only instead of a regular deck of cards, you'll use these! If you like this one, don't ...
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14 great visuals to help teach the doubles facts. There are some that have alternative posters.
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There are actually 34 cards to print out on cardstock. You can laminate them and put magnetic tape on them. Then pull one each morning to post ...
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This packet has a 16 page (half pages - print back to back) printable biography booklet that is very detailed. This is not a coloring book. The ...
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Why pay "Really Good Stuff" catalog $40. Print 3 different early elementary sets on cardstock, hole punch and put a ring on them. Then flash fr...
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This mini unit for Lincoln is designed to offer a more thorough understanding of Abraham Lincoln's life beyond " he lived in a log cabin and was ...
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I’ve been teaching kids for more than 20 years to master the addition, subtraction and multiplication facts. For some it’s easy, but for man...
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Sue P. re: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Famous American Mini Unit
You say that Lincoln's father's name was Hank, but I have only seen that his name was Thomas. My students want to make sure they have it correct. Was it a nickname?
April 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
You are absolutely correct and tell your students "Good catch!" ... I have modified the booklet a few times over the years and took out the parents full names. Perhaps they have researched and noticed that his mother's maiden name was Nancy Hanks. When I took out the full names, I must have taken the father's completely out and in not paying attention, thought the Hanks was Hank and was the fathers first name. I'm very guilty of late nights working on new things to use in the classroom - it is 3:30 am right now. Please tell them I am very sorry and Kudos for catching MY mistake! I have corrected it and uploaded another version for you to download. Thank you again for letting me know! I also found an error in word choice on the question sheet for the booklet so I have corrected it too.
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Buyer re: ANCIENT EGYPT - A UNIT TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A MUSEUM
Hi...I am very interested in your unit. Is there a preview available? I usually do not purchase items without a preview. I see the list of what it includes but I would love to know a bit more . I hope you can help me.
March 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Hi! I have added a few pages to the preview section - it was hard to choose because some of the unit is for note taking, some for group work and then some for designing a museum. This summer I plan to add more items to this unit. I am getting ready to add more to my Ancient China unit this week - so once you buy a unit, when I dream up new things I use in my class, I will add them to the units and you get the download updates for free. Hope this answers all your questions. Making a museum in the classroom is a lot of fun.
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Missy L.
I ordered your unit Ancient China - It's elementary fun in January. In the listing, it said you had some updates to add and that you would email them to your buyers. I am very interested in the updates for this unit. I have already started using your unit and would like to incorporate them as soon as possible. Please email me the updates. My email is mlewis@webstercountyschools.org. Thank you.
February 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I have not had time to finish updates yet - I'm working on those ideas, but they are not in a form that I can put them in the unit yet. When I do put updates in the unit, it will automatically send you an email from TPT saying that I have updated the unit so you can download it again - you do that from your TPT account. Sorry for the confusion. Anything you buy on TPT ... whenever the creator modifies it and adds to it, you should get an automatic email saying that there are new updates to the product. I am working on some things for the China Unit and I hope to have them done soon - just been really busy with the year. Sorry for the delay.
Samantha
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Jenna D. re: STATES OF MATTER UNIT: MAKING THE 3 STATES REALLY MATTER!
On page 26 with the Sink or Float Experiment, the first two titles at the top of the graphs seem to be missing the last line. I can only see 2 of the 3 lines. Is there a way to see a copy of that page with the text showing?
February 24, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Jenna - thank you sooooo much. I looked on my original publisher version and it is correct, but when I converted it to a PDF, it shrunk the space and I lost the 3rd line. I have fixed it and I'm uploading the corrected version now. Please let me know if you find anything else. I'm working on some more things that will go in this unit so get another update notice in a few weeks when I get that done.
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DAR  (TpT Seller) re: Bingo With Adjectives
My first grade students love this game! I bought this game about 2 years ago and as with the previous year this has become my student's favorite game. I noticed that your grade level for this item has 2nd and up but it is perfect for first grade. I introduce it during whole group and then it is place in a center. My students always want to go to that center. Thank you so much it is a great game to help them learn their adjectives.
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for the insight - I will adjust the grade level to reflect that! So glad you like it. It's one of the first things I made for my class because I'm not fond of worksheets and I wanted kids to get used to what adjectives were so they'd identify them quickly in a sentence. I've made a few others, but they are in sellable form - maybe you've given me the incentive to work to get them cleaned up so I can post them! THANKS
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Missy L. re: ANCIENT CHINA - A Unit That's Elementary FUN!
Please email me the updates to your unit on Ancient China. I am very interested in the ideas you mentioned at the end of your listing. I ordered this unit last month. My email is mlewis@webstercountyschools.org. Thank you
February 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Hi Missy - I have not finished with any of those ideas yet. They are goals of mine, but I've just been so busy. I have a few in draft form, but not ready to add. The way it works is when I add them to the PDF, I upload it on to TPT and click a button to send out a message to everyone who has already purchased that there updates - in that message, I list the changes so you can print all of the unit or just those pages when you download it again. I hope to get some things added to this unit soon - I just finished updates to my Seussilly Week unit. I promise this unit is on my mind ... just getting the time to put it in finished format so I can push out an update.
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Kelly P. re: ANCIENT EGYPT - A UNIT TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A MUSEUM
Hi! I teach first grade at an American school in Brazil and our school puts on an international festival. The first graders are studying Egypt, and I was wondering what grade you teach and if you think these materials are appropriate for first grade or could be adapted. Our first week is a map and geography unit, followed by a study of ancient Egypt. Do you need a lot of additional materials for the artifacts? (We unfortunately lack access to a crafting store here). Thanks!
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
No - it doesn't require much of anything in craft supplies. I pride myself on using what's already around ... a box, coffee grounds or tea to dye something, paint, newspaper. I don't think all of the unit would be something you could use. It was designed for our 2nd grade curriculum so some of the vocabulary and such may be too hard, but there are many other things that would probably be very helpful. I have done a little trick for you. I uploaded the unit into another item's site so I could sell it to you for much less since you may not be able to use it all, I'll help you out. I have a Back To School Journal product that doesn't sell right now because it's the wrong time of year. It's just $4.00 - buy that and when you download it, it will actually be the huge Ancient Egypt unit you are downloading. Then respond back to the answer or email me at stmcmillian@yahoo.com letting me know you've made the purchase and I will put back the other PDF for the Back To School Journals - then as a bonus ... you can download the Back To School Journal product free anytime you want once I've fixed it back because that's what will be in your account. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/BACK-TO-SCHOOL-JOURNAL-FUN-FOR-1ST-AND-2ND-GRADERS-299907
February 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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I love your simple book report projects of house, wallet, etc. The only thing missing for me is a rubric. Do you use rubrics when grading these reports? If so, do you have one for the house book report?
February 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I don't have one specific to those - I have some general rubrics that I use that are from a book, but give me a few days and I will make one for you and add it to the pack so you can download the update for free. I'm in the middle of a unit on Explorers and if I stop, I just loose my ideas.
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Susanna M. re: DOUBLES POSTERS: Addition strategy for teaching the doubles facts
What are the double 7's ?
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Weeks.
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Elizabeth G.
Or my school email:eliz@interact.ccsd.net
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Eliz1974.eg@gmail.com
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Elizabeth G.
I would like to complete a book study with Helen Keller. Would you be able to download one of something you have on your book study of Helen Keller? I teach self contained (SEC) at the middle school level and want to see if this is at an appropriate level for my kids.
January 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
What's your email address?
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Ashlee G.
Hi I love your work!

Is their anyway that you can make a separate price just for Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King Jr. and Jimmy Carter?

Thank you sooo much!!
January 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I don't have a unit for Jimmy Carter - did you mean someone else? Just let me know and I can bundle them up with a good price and send you a link. (I have Abe Lincoln, Susan B. Anthony, and Helen Keller)
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Antonio C.
I just bought your unit on ancient China and it is awesome!!! You mentioned that people who bought this unit will receive updates. My email is historiamagistra1988@gmail.com
Thanks so much,
Tony Costa
December 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tony,
The updated versions get uploaded to Teacherspayteachers when I make them for any unit and then an email goes to you automatically from TPT saying that this item you bought has a free update for download. Glad you like it!
Samantha
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Buyer re: BATTLESHIP SPELLING for WORD STUDY and VOCABULARY
Was just using this in a class today and for the first time, saw that the Saliors (not the Pirates, and not the larger board) game board shows the chart's x and y-axis numbered differently. For the Opponent's board, the letters are on the x-axis and the number on the y-axis, and on My Battleship board, they are reversed. Today was the first time I have used the Sailors (it was just the one I grabbed to copy today) and my students were the one's to point it out. (Why is it they revel so much in pointing out our mistakes!? :)
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Well tell them I commend them because I always love finding mistakes in textbooks and pointing them out to my kids! It's funny that no one else has every pointed it out because I sell a ton of this item. I've fixed it and will make it available for you to download the update - And Kudos to your smarties!
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Kirsty W.
Hi - I am wondering if the Jackie Robinson unit goes along with any particular book? Maybe, "Who was Jackie Robinson" by Gail Herman? I would like to know before I make a purchase.
Thanks a bunch!
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
It does not go along with an particular book, but could certainly be used with Herman's book. In Virginia, Jackie Robinson is one of the famous American's that must be taught in elementary school. I have created a mini book that gives a summary of his life with timeline to fill in (that would work with any Jackie book, a graphic organizer that could easily be used with any Jackie book and a couple other sheets that are easily used with other Jackie materials.
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Tracy Volkov  (TpT Seller) re: ANCIENT EGYPT - A UNIT TO TURN YOUR CLASSROOM INTO A MUSEUM
hi I just downloaded your Egyptian unit, on page 46 Im a little confused, does the pattern make a tomb? Do you have an image of completed project? thanks Tracy
October 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
You are the first to ask so I never noticed that I don't have Titles on these - 46 and 47 make an Egyptian Pharaoh head piece for wearing. I will put a title on that and fix. I don't have a picture handy for it. But I do see other areas that need fixes and I have some more items to add to this unit so I'm working on that right now and you'll get an email to do a free download. I just hit the flag by accident while typing and reported my comment as inappropriate - ... the life of a teacher! Hope the pages I'm adding help. Thanks so much for your purchase!
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Robin G. re: STATES OF MATTER UNIT: MAKING THE 3 STATES REALLY MATTER!
I just bought your product and noticed that on page 7, you wrote "it's". That is the one possessive that does not use an apostrophe. I haven't looked closely enough to notice if you have it in other places too.
September 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much - I will fix it and send out a revised edition so don't print if you haven't already. It's about 2 am where I live so I am going to work on this tomorrow when I'm awake enough to check the whole thing. I have an extra idea to add to this unit so I will do it at the same time. Then It will send out a notice telling you to download it again.
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Buyer re: A MOTHER'S DAY EMERGENCY KIT - CRAFT PROJECT
Do you have one of these available for Father's Day?
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I'm afraid not - it is my intent to make one. I just never get the time. I promise I have it on my list of things to do. I have the ideas in my head, just seems the end of the year comes in like a hurricane!
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Kari Marino  (TpT Seller) re: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Famous American Mini Unit
Oops...1865...not 1818.

ETA..Yes, just the 1965 to 1865.
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I only found the 1965 should have been 1865.

The 1909 is the date of the memorial and he was born in 1809 and his mother died in 1818. Those are correct in the booklet.
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Kari Marino  (TpT Seller) re: ABRAHAM LINCOLN: Famous American Mini Unit
The dates in the book are incorrect...it says he was born in 1912 and died in 1965 instead of 1812 and 1865. :(
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
THANKS !!! holy cow... will fix right away!
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Buyer re: STATES OF MATTER UNIT: MAKING THE 3 STATES REALLY MATTER!
I am having problems printing the student sheets. They are coming up in what looks like japenese hieroglyphics.... any ideas how to resolve this... I am using a mac and it is opening with preview and it looks fine but printing is just not working.
May 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for the email about how to solve this! I will make a note so I know what to tell them if someone else has this problem.
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Buyer re: Celebrate Read Across America and Have a SeusSilly Week!
PS I guess I was interested in specifics to see if it would fit for my reading groups! Peace
February 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I added description a few minutes ago - Hope that helps. Have a great week.
February 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Celebrate Read Across America and Have a SeusSilly Week!
HI! What types of activities are in your Seuss celebration? It is hard to see with the thumbnail.
Thanks:)
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Buyer
HI It's me again! It seems like I can't access your mother's day emergency kit! Do you not have it up yet? I wanted to check that out too! Looking forward to the Seuss bundle :) I just love Seuss:)
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Here is the link for the Dr. Seuss Pack ... the 2 word sort sets are included in there as well. Thanks for your patience. I also unhid the Mother's day kit - it's not cutsy in looks on here, but it is hilarious when they put it together. MOMs absolutely love it because it's funny and points out what being a mom is about. I get tons of emails the following Monday of Moms that thought it was the coolest thing they every got. Makes you smile.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/DR-SEUSS-A-BIRTHDAY-CELEBRATION-THAT-COULD-LAST-A-WEEK
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Buyer re: Text Features and Paragraph Writing Lesson Sheets
God Morning! I am a new follower:) and I love your creativity! I was wondering if you have a bundle for the Dr. Seuss games? Also, can you fix your titles before I buy: Dr. Suess is spelled Seuss! Thanks!
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
Thank you thank you thank you for pointing that out to me! No one has said a word - and I've sold a lot of those 2 games. I can't believe no one sent me a message. I fixed them both. I am putting them both in a Dr. Seuss Fun pack for celebrating Dr. Seuss Day. I hope to have it finished tonight. I need to tweak a few things. If you want to wait and purchace the pack, you'd get a whole lot more. I will send you a message with the link as soon as I post it. Thanks so much, Samantha
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Keiko F. re: HUGE LOT OF 36 NATE THE GREAT BOOK SETS FOR 1st, 2nd, or 3rd grade
Can you give me exact numbers of each book? Very interested!
January 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
16 - Case of the Fleeing Fang
6 - Nate the Great and the Big Sniff
5 - Nate the Great and the Snowy Trail
3 - Nate the Great and the Phony Clue
6 - Nate the Great and the Stolen Base
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Gail Klein Stobie  (TpT Seller)
I just purchased State of Matters. I cannot print pages 23-24. Any suggestions?
January 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I haven't had anyone else with this problem ... I have just printed it and it printed fine so try downloading it again to your computer and then printing just those 2 pages. If that doesn't work - send me an email to stmcmillian@yahoo.com and I will email you the PDF through your email and see if that works.
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Thank you so much... That would be great. My email is mindee62@verizon.net
Mindee
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Buyer re: Bingo With Adjectives
Hi - I love your work. Thanks for making it available. I'm a Spanish teacher and I try not to have my kids see any English in the class so it's total immersion. I was wondering if it's possible to have this unit without words on it? Thanks, Mindee
January 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I am looking for the original file - sorry I haven't gotten back to you yet. This is one of my older listings and I've been through a few computer changes over the years. I think I know where it is though. As soon as I locate it, I can just remove the words and list it for you or I you would be willing to hit Google + and pinterest on a couple of my items, I'll just email the game to you for free. What's your email? Samantha
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Erin B.
Samantha! Thank you.
My email address is ebrurud@yahoo.com.

Erin
December 17, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Sent you an email - I don't know if I ever responded last year. I have just sent you this and one other file folder game.
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Erin B.
Hello!
I recently downloaded the Kicking up Verbs adjectives and adverbs folder game. I misplaced the sorting assessment page, and I was wondering if there is a way I can get a copy of it. I can't find this game on your tpt store anymore.
Thanks,
Erin Brurud
December 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Sure - What is your email and I'll will send you a copy.
Samantha
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Common Core Connection  (TpT Seller) re: GO FISH SIGHT WORD CARDS
Hi, I enjoyed your product. I was able to confidently give it a perfect rating. Thanks for sharing!

I just listed a new type of Sight Word PowerPoint for Kindergarten and First Grade. It is listed under First 50 Sight Words PowerPoint. It includes the words in isolation and within the context of sentences with picture support. I wondered if you might consider taking a look at the free 4 slide preview to see if it might be something you could use. Thanks! Anne Gardner
October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Keepcalmandteachon  (TpT Seller) re: Sets of Bones, Fancy Nancy, and Arthur - 15 copies for 1st grade reading groups
Hello,
I am just starting out to sell and was wondering if you had any luck selling your book sets. I am teaching a different grade now and wanted to get rid of some book sets and purchase some new ones from sellers like yourself. I just didn't know if it was worth the time of putting them on here etc. Thanks so much. Carla Puckett
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Hey Carla - It's very worth it. I've sold quite a lot on here. Just plan to be reasonable. I try group books in larger lots because then teachers are only paying shipping once. Ship them media mail and it will cost between 3.00 and 5.50 for most any box of books. I shipped an enormous one with 83 paperbacks and it was about 7.80. Individual teacher resource books can ship for about 2.00 - 3.00 ... Keep in mind that used chapter books sell for about 50 cents at yardsales. Many of my sets are still brand new so I try to price them at between $1 and $2 each if they are new or like new and and .50 to $1.50 each if they are used ... Good luck!
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Buyer re: HUGE 46 BOOK LOT FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE - 6 BOOK SETS FOR READING GROUPS
Hi there,

Noticed this grand listing of book sets and am wondering if you ship to Canada?

Thanks bunches! :)
September 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Because of the weight and size, it would be way to expensive so I only do U.S. shipping.
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Buyer re: WORLD PASSPORT: CULTURES AROUND THE WORLD - Trip Ticket
Hi, Contessa! I love all of your materials, and I am especially inspired by your World Passport: Cultures Around the World class project and template! I am considering doing a project in my own classroom that would require a similar template; however, because I teach secondary Spanish, I would need to make a few changes to your existing template download. Do you by chance offer a customizable download (even a .doc would suffice!) that teachers can edit to fit their own needs? ¡Muchísimas gracias! :)

(My apologies if you receive this message twice. The Internet had some sort of error during the submission process, so I'm not sure if my first attempt went through to you.)
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Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Email me at stmcmillian@yahoo.com so I can get some more details.
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Buyer re: A MOTHER'S DAY EMERGENCY KIT - CRAFT PROJECT
Have you posted the father's day activity, yet? If not, could this activity be used for father's day, or is it mother's day specific?
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Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
I have not posted a Father's Day activity yet - still working finalizing it. This emergency kit is really mother specific so I wouldn't suggest using it for Father's Day. If you are following me - you'll get an email when I upload the Father's Day stuff. Sorry for the delay. I've been so busy. Please forgive me.
May 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: A MOTHER'S DAY EMERGENCY KIT - CRAFT PROJECT
This isn't a question, rather page 5 has a typing mistake. The page for the zip lock bag and band-aid says well at least until leaks. The word "it" needs to be inserted between until and leaks. I just made my own page.
May 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for letting me know - I discovered it right after I posted it and then put out an update. You should have gotten an email a while back saying that an update had been posted because there are a few other errors on the original as well. So be sure to download the update for next year! And I'm really sorry about that. You should be able to do that in your folder of purchased items - there is no charge. Thanks again! I hope you liked the project. I'm working on some things for Father's Day.
May 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Suzanne F. re: Literacy Station Activity Cards for Grammar or Writing - Set 1
How many pages are in this packet?
Thanks,
Suzanne
October 30, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
There are 6 pages in this packet.
November 1, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Teacher on a Mission
Teacher on a Mission  (TpT Seller) re: IDEAS - WORDS STUDY - WORDS THEIR WAY - SPELLING GAMES IN THE CLASS
Do you have other materials that use the Words Their Way texts?
September 29, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
Sorry I didn't respond sooner - this new format has kept me hunting for things and it sends me an email that I have a question, but it's hard to find the question when you log in. I have more materials - I'll try to get them converted to PDF and listed within the next couple weeks. Perhaps you could save me to favorites so you can see when I post them.
November 1, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: GO FISH SIGHT WORD CARDS
How many words are included?
August 29, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
Elementary Contessa
Elementary Contessa  (TpT Seller)
There are 36 words, but I'm happy to make more for you.
August 31, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

24 YEARS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, Elementary Education, Computer Education, Intern Coordinator, Grant Writer, Mentor Teacher, Workshop Facilitator, Lead Teacher. Teaching Kindergarten through 5th graders and loving it! You can get more ideas by joining me on Pinterest at http://pinterest.com/srttech/

MY TEACHING STYLE

Every child in my class is “gifted” and every child in the room has “special needs”. When you understand that, you understand me. I am the coach who raises the bar before every run and catches them just enough to break their fall, until they land standing. I teach hands on ... Always get your hands dirty and have fun!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year,$2,000 ING Grant, Target Grant, Edy's Ice Cream $2500 award, 23 DonorsChoose.org grants funded, Teacher as Leader, Math Lead, Technology Lead, PTA VP of Fundraising. PTA VP of Carnival, Webmaster

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BS IN EDUCATION, ASSOCIATE IN TECHNOLOGY

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have 2 sons and a wonderful husband. We love to camp, fish, garden, and cook. We're very lucky to have a home in the woods on 21 acres where I can enjoy the simple things when not at work. We have a large garden in the summer that the family all works in. My children are big vegetable eaters and love to help me with canning. We hunt deer from our property and make jerky and BBQ. My students get first hand examples of antlers, fur and bones for tools when we dig into our Native American Unit. We have about 18 chickens and my youngest son sells the eggs as a little business. We enjoy campfires at night and mornings rocking on the porch in the spring.