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Gina S
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*UPDATED Jan 2014- same great content, new formatting. Much more student friendly! This is a nonfiction text set that includes 6 original passag...
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Students learn action and linking verbs (for a week in my class) and did some practice... then we did helping verbs and verb phrases (for another...
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This mini unit was created to go along with the book Snowmen at Christmas. There are 10 activities included from the following categories: seque...
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**UPDATED** I realized two of the pages that were originally intended to be in this file were missing. I have added them in. Please redownload th...
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In this activity, students will sort through a mix of 24 sentences of fragments. They will then record their answers on the included recording sh...
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Add this mini unit to your plans to teach the 4 sentence types. This unit contains: Sentence Types posters Declarative and Interrogative Practi...
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***UPDATED with the 2014 calendars and title page!*** I did not update the preview but I can assure the file has been updated to match the 2014 c...
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Each year my students get a personal word wall that they keep at their desk. This helps them during writing so that they don't have to get up and...
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This is a week long mini unit on the suffixes -ly, -full, -ness, and -less. The words used in this unit go with the Scott Foresman Reading Street...
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Isn't it funny what our students think we do in our free time? The book "My Teacher's Secret Life" by Stephen Krensky is a perfect book for back ...
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Each year my students get a personal word wall that they keep at their desk. This helps them during writing so that they don't have to get up and...
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Are you sick of telling your students 100x what voice level they should be at and then telling them "if I have to tell you one more time, you wil...
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Students will cut the snow flakes and sort them into past, present, and future tense. *Please note this file is included in my larger unit, "Fr...
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**Updated Jan 2014 to include a second version of ALL materials for teachers who don't use the terms comparative and superlative! This "sweet" m...
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I have included 20 task cards for students to work on telling time to the minute. There are: 8 cards that require students to figure out the ti...
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I created this mini unit to help my students with subject verb agreement. What better way to get them excited about something not so exciting tha...
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Students will listen to the teacher read the story I Need my Monster and then will create their own monsters. After drawing their monster, stude...
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I like to keep my planning pages, calendars, etc in one binder. I couldn't find the perfect plan book for me, so I created my own. This file in...
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Looking for something engaging for your students to write about in November? You and your class will LOVE this activity! Get your class excited a...
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Danielle C.
Hello! I downloaded the free sample of your comparing and contrasting of nonfiction passages, but I can't get it to print. It says it's secured, but I'm not sure if that means anything? Regardless, I teach 2nd grade and love the product! Is there any way you can send it in a more printer-friendly format? My team is looking into purchasing your complete set! It looks great!
April 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Hi Danielle! The file isn't secure against printing. Make sure you have updated your version of adobe. Here is a blog post that may help you: http://2ndgradestuff.blogspot.com/2013/04/help-i-cant-save-or-print-my-tpt-file.html
if that doesn't help, please email me at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com and we can work on finding a solution.
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Buyer re: Units of Measurement Roll and Cover {FREEBIE}
Hi, I love this product but I am not sure if I understand the directions correctly. If students roll two dice, they won't ever have a chance to get a 1 and cover that square. Do they use teacher-made dice that include a zero?
April 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
No! That was a complete oversight on my part. Thank you so much for catching it! I am uploading a fixed version right now!! If you already have it printed and ready to go, you can save ink by using a 12 sided die and just verbally give the directions. So instead of rolling 2 six sided, they would roll the 12 sided... that has a 1 on it. I just didn't put that as the directions because I wasn't sure how many people had 12 sided. Thanks again for catching it!!
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Julie Y. re: Pirate Pop Class Decor
Hi:)
I love this product! The month January was misspelled and I wondered if you could send me an edited version so I could print it again.
Thanks so much!:)
February 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for letting me know! I am out of town right now but I will do it when I get back Monday.
February 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
So excited that I found your free file on telling time to the minute task cards. They are absolutely perfect for my upcoming formal evaluation next week. During the observation we are required to post a learning goal and target for the lesson. May I pay you to design this with the border on page #10 with the following information:

Underline and Center: Unit #5 Time Learning Goal:
Students will be able to solve problems involving measurement and intervals of time.


Underline and Center: Daily Target:
Tell time to the nearest minute.



If you are interested, please contact me at giesingd@hotmail.com with your price. Thank you in advance for your help! :0)
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Cristina Meyer  (TpT Seller)
I already purchased the November writing calendar, will you bundle up October-March?
December 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Oh goodness I thought I did that! I will try to bundle them tonight.
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Gina M.
Do you have the elf on a shelf magic seed letter still available to download?
December 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
If you purchased the unit last year just email me at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com and include your tpt user name in your email. I will get it to you.
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Cristina Meyer  (TpT Seller)
Do you have a bundle for August-May writing calendars. I see you only have October-March in your store! :)
Thanks
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Hi Christina. I don't have them yet but I will start working on them soon.
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Cristina Meyer  (TpT Seller)
Do you have a bundle for August-May writing calendars. I see you only have October-March in your store! :)
Thanks
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Buyer
Hi Gina! I noticed that your Elf packet has been removed from My Purchases due to a copyright issue. I also noticed that you put a new Elf packet up to replace it. Will you be sending a revised download? Thanks so much!
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
if you email me at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com and include your tpt username in it, I will go back through my old sales and send the file to you.
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Ann Goldbach  (TpT Seller)
Hi Gina
I purchased your product: elf in my classroom last year and I went to download it this year, but I am unable to download it.
Please advise.
Ann
November 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
TpT removed and (evidently) deleted it along with many other people's elf things. I was afraid that would happen when I noticed they deleted instead of just deactivating. If you will email me at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com I will send it to you as soon as I am at my computer.
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Teachin Heels  (TpT Seller) re: That Crazy Elf!
You might want to pay special attention to this to keep yourself from getting into any trouble. http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Top-5-Copyright-Questions-for-TpT-TeacherAuthors-258511
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Erin K.
Hi Gina.

I am looking for your Elf on the Shelf 10 day writing activity. Is it still available? Thank you.
November 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Sadly it was removed. I am working on removing the Elf on the Shelf references and making it a "stand alone" unit. hopefully I can get it up by Thanksgiving break.
November 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teaching with Grace
Teaching with Grace  (TpT Seller) re: Ultimate Blogging Calendar
Do you have 2014 available yet?
October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
I do not. I am planning on having it up around Thanksgiving.
October 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kim M. re: My Teacher's Secret Life Back to School Writing and Fun
when I tried to save the document on my computer it said I need a password to do so!?
August 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Make sure you are opening in adobe reader and are saving as a PDF. You will not need a password if you are doing both of those things. If there is still a problem email me at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com and I can try to figure it out.
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Debbie D. re: Desk Name Cards Black and Pink
I was wondering if the name tags are in D'nealian? I can't really tell from the picture. Thanks
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Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
I am so sorry!! I was at registration all day. I see you got them already and like them so I am extremely happy they worked for you. If you need anything else let me know.
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Crystal McGinnis  (TpT Seller)
Hi Gina,
You informed me about the Whole Brain Teaching posters and how they should be free. Where did you learn that? Is there a reference that I can go to so that I can learn these little rules. I am new at TPT and there is so much that I do not know. Thanks for your input!
July 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
I don't remember where I found that one out. I have a friend that is a trainer for WBT though so she has discussed that one too. I think on your dashboard (towards the bottom right maybe- I am on my phone so I can't check) there should be something that links to copyright questions. Margaret Whistnot has a document that gives a lot of copyright info too. I know Daily 5 has to be free (I remember that from reading blogs before I was a seller), Dr. Seuss and Pete the Cat are not allowed at all. Elf on the shelf is touchy (I'm not sure why I just know my own product was pulled that went with that book.) There is probably more that I'm just not thinking of but if you find that doc it should have more info. If you can't find it, let me know and I will link to it once I am on the computer. Hope that helps! You have a ton of cute stuff :)
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Denise M. re: Daily 5 Detectives Read to Self FREEBIE
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Denise M.
LOL! You're funny! Thank you so much!
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Denise M. re: Daily 5 Detectives Read to Self FREEBIE
Hi Gina!
I love your freebies...thank you SO much! I have a question about the looks like/sounds like charts. In the first column, should it say "how to read the pictures" in all three charts? When you have the chance, could you let me know before I print them out? I am doing Daily 5 for the first time ever and want to be sure I teach them correctly! Thank you!
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Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Ah no!! thanks for catching that. Don't print. we are at the library and I will fix it when I get home. check this evening.
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Organized Chaos GT
Organized Chaos GT  (TpT Seller) re: Third Grade CCSS Organization Set RLA
Gina,

I teach fourth grade and was wondering would you sell me the templates in editable form? I will pay you for them.

Thanks, DeVane Trigiani
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
I am working on figuring out how to go about this for you. I am just coming home from a vacation so I will work on it this week. I think an editable version is a great idea just trying to figure out how many of each page to include.

**I added an editable version.
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Joan W. re: Third Grade CCSS Organization Set RLA
Will you be making an organization set for Math?
June 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
it is on my to do list for this summer because I have got to get organized!
June 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Linda James  (TpT Seller)
Hi Gina, I am the winner of A. Polk's giveaway. Thank you so much for participating! Let me know what I need to do to get your awesome task cards.
Thanks again!!
L. James
Linda.james@douglas.k12.ga.us
May 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Hey Linda! Congrats on winning! You do not have to do a thing. I am sending them your way tonight. :)
May 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Christopher B. re: Third Grade CCSS Organization Set RLA
Why can't I save this to my computer? Every time that I try it is telling me that I need the owner password to save it. If I can't save this to my computer, I would like my money back.
April 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
You are able to save it. Make sure you are opening it in Adobe reader and that you have the most updated version. Then when you save it make sure you hit save as PDF. If those do not work, email me at thirdgradetidbitsATgmailDOTcom and I will send the file directly to you.
April 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Tonyas Treats for Teachers
Tonyas Treats for Teachers  (TpT Seller) re: Comparing and Contrasting- 6 Nonfiction Passages
I just bot this and love it. But I hate to be nit picky...but some of the words from the passages are on the frame and students might not be able to read the words! Is this something that can be fixed?
April 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Yikes!! Thanks for catching that!! I wonder what happened. Mine didn't do that when I printed but I may have printed before saving. I'll go fix it in just a few minutes and reload it!!

It is updated Tonya! Thanks again :)
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Buyer re: Groundhog Fact and Opinion Sort {FREEBIE}
May I have your password to "unlock" this document please?
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
It isn't locked. It is only locked to changing it. You should be able to print and save it. Make sure you are opening it in Adobe Reader. If you are trying to save in reader, make sure you hit save as pdf. If that doesn't work email me at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com and I will try to send you the file directly.
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I purchased Snowy Suffixes. It says I need you password to save. Could you help? I can't wait to use it.
Thanks!!
Kim Oliver
January 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Hey Kim! Make sure when you hit save as you select PDF. You can't save it as a word doc as that is when it prompts you for a password. Let me know if that works or not and if not I can try to email it to you. Send me an email at thirdgradetidbits@gmail.com if you can't get it. And thank you for your purchase :)
Gina
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Ms-Lies
Ms-Lies  (TpT Seller)
I saw that you wanted my Author's Purpose freebie. Sorry, I forgot to go back and delete my post on my blog. I didn't know that you couldn't use book covers, even if it was for a freebie, so I deleted the product from my store. I would be happy to still let you have it. Just shoot me an email love2teach2blogger@gmail.com. Have a terrific week.
October 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Thank you! I am emailing you now.
October 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Ashley Spence  (TpT Seller) re: Falling for Sentence Types
Gina S,

Thanks! I figured it out. I think it might be a little different on a Mac, but i got it! Sorry for not thinking that through before I asked :)
October 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
It's ok I'm glad you got it to work. I have a mac so sometimes I am not sure if it is something I did that makes it not work on PCs or something else.
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Sorry, accidentally clicked on the flag next to the date. I fix that if you need to. I'll email you. Thanks for your help.
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Buyer re: Addition Properties Sort Free
It says free download, but it's not letting me save. It's saying it needs a password.
October 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
Hmm that's weird it shouldn't need a password to save it. Are you trying to save it as a word doc? That would need a password but to save as it is shouldn't need one. You can email me at thirdgradetidbits at gmail and I can send it to you that way and see if that works.
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Buyer re: Doctor's Orders Reading Street Vocab Unit 1 Bundle
Do you have more than the first unit done for Dr.s Orders? Thanks!!!
September 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
I don't yet because we ended up going out of order. I can get them done hopefully within the next week. I will load them as I finish them. If you are a follower you will get the email alerts as they are uploaded.

Just letting you know unit 2 is up as a bundle and individually. Hope to get unit 3 soon.
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Deborah Y. re: Desk Name Cards Black and Pink
Hello, Thank you for providing this resource. The multiplication table is a little blurry and very difficult to read due to its size. Is it possible to enlarge? I was also wondering if it was possible to put the direction arrows on the cursive alphabet? ~Debbie
July 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Gina S
Gina S  (TpT Seller)
The multiplication table should not be blurry to read when printed. I have mine printed already for my class. I can enlarge it and shrink the name part and email it to you if you want me to try that. I am not sure how to put the arrows on the cursive as I just used a font and put it on there for my students to use as an ABC order/guide type thing. I will see if I can figure that out and get back to you. :)

ETA: I made another copy for you with the multiplication table enlarged. I can't figure out how to do the arrows. I tried to add some but it looked really bad. The only thing I can think is maybe to print one copy and draw them on with a fine point sharpie and then copy? Sorry! I tried but the arrows were huge even on the thinnest setting. If you want to let me know your email I can send you the new copies with the enlarged table. Thanks for purchasing and taking the time to ask me for modifications :)
Gina
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

6 years - 1 year in grades 6-8, 5 years in 3rd grade. I love teaching 3rd grade!

MY TEACHING STYLE

My goal is to be a better teacher than I was yesterday. Everyday is a new day and a new chance to make a difference in a child's life.

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IB trained

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree in Childhood Education and a concentration in Math

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