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Idea Backpack - April Walker
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"Equipping teachers with ideas. Check out my blog at ideabackpack.blogspot.com".
 
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30 pages of Graphic Organizers, sentence stems, and activities created for 5th Grade Common Core Reading Literature Standards, but would be great...
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This file includes 22 pages of Reading graphic organizers, charts, and questions aimed at the specific 3rd grade Common Core Reading Standards: L...
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Included in this packet: Writing graphic organizers aligned with the Common Core Standards for Opinion, Informative/ Explanatory, and Narrative ...
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Check out these super cute word wall letters in a jungle/safari theme. Check out the other jungle/safari decorations. Check out the editable w...
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This Persuasive Writing packet includes 100 prompts with 8-12 prompts for each of the following topics: food pets movies music sports video game...
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Get all your themes organized in binders. This packet includes 67 pages of binder covers and spine labels for over 50 themes. Themes include...
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Included are over 75 binder covers and spine labels for various topics. Some examples are: Lesson Plans (Year_____________) Lesson Plans (M...
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This unit was made to go Patricia Polacco's book The Junkyard Wonders. Included are 18 pages of activities to challenges your students to think ...
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This packet includes 10 pages of activities for How I Became a Pirate and Pirates Don't Change Diapers by Melinda Long. Included are reading act...
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This pack includes over 80 pages of graphic organizers, rubrics, and lined pages for writing paragraphs. These were created with the Grades 1-2 C...
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This unit was made to go with Drew Daywalt's The Day The Crayons Quit. Included are 17 pages of activities to challenge your students to think m...
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The packet includes a graphic organizer to use when analyzing any poem touching on many poetic elements, a poster to accompany the graphic organi...
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Check out these super cute word wall letters in colorful dots and owls. They go perfect with the colorful dots Fry words word wall cards and the...
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*Includes covers/dividers for the following: Lessons plans Teacher binder Calendars Assessments/Data Curriculum Standards Student/Parent Informat...
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Here are table signs for tables 1-8 and center signs for math, writing, science, computer, listening, read the room, write the room, reading, wor...
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Use these labels to make your own Teacher Toolbox with the Stack-On 22 drawer organizer. This file is in Powerpoint with the labels as flattened ...
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Here are classroom labels for a Jungle/Safari themed classroom in different colors/patterns/shapes/sizes. If you have special requests email me a...
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This set of posters includes 25 different themes. Each poster includes the theme with a more detailed message. The posters are included in regu...
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Check out these super cute word wall letters in a beach/ocean theme. More beach decorations to come soon!
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Here is binder covers and spine labels for over 80 English/Language Arts topics. They could be used as binder covers or dividers. Blank spine la...
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Jessi Olmsted  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I was wondering if you had other months for the Poetry of the Month. I searched your store, but didn't find any. I LOVE the idea and would want to purchase all of the months. If you just have March, that is fine! Just thought I'd ask. :)

Thank you!
April 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Alexis Albee  (TpT Seller) re: Teacher Toolbox Labels - Blues, Greens, and Purples - Editable
Can you use these for commercial use?
March 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
It is for personal use only/
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Katherine C. re: Welcome Sign - Peaceful Owls (Green, Teal, and Gray)
Is this editable?
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
No, it is not.
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Meliza C.
I just purchased the 2014 Calendar. However, it will not let me open it. Can you help me please?
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I rechecked the security settings of the document. It is a pdf. It should open. If you email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com, I can email you a copy.
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Christina S. re: 2014 Calendar and Year of Writing Prompts (Christmas Gift for Parents)
Have you made one of these for 2014?
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
It has been updated. Just re-download.
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Micaela T. re: A Literature Unit for Drew Daywalt's The Day The Crayons Quit
does this include sample answers or an answer key?
November 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
At the moment, it does not include an answer key. Most of the tasks are more writing and graphic organizers than questions. I will add making an answer key to my to-do list.
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Sara B. re: 2014 Calendar and Year of Writing Prompts (Christmas Gift for Parents)
I bought this in the middle of December last year and I LOVE the idea! Unfortunately, I ran out of time before completing it with my class. Will you be revising the file for the 2014 year or putting one on TpT to purchase? Thanks!
~Sara
username: sweetsara7
November 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Redownload.
December 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teacher Beth
Teacher Beth  (TpT Seller) re: Reading Graphic Organizers (5th Grade Common Core Standards)
Hi, I'm really interested in this. I'm specifically looking for a compare/contrast organizer regarding two points of view from a historical perspective. Is something like that in here or perhaps somewhere else in your store?
Thanks!
September 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Welcome Sign - Bright Paisley and Chevron Patterns
Hi there! I love this Welcome sign, it is gorgeous. Is there any way to have extra circles made up for a custom classroom sign? Looking to have: Welcome to 3A with Miss Murtha

Woud that be possible at all?

Thank you.
September 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lynsey T. re: Reading Graphic Organizers for the 3rd Grade Common Core Standards
I don't see any graphic organizer for RL 3.4. Your description said it was included, but I don't see one...

Thanks
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Thank you for pointing that out. I think I just didn't realize I missed that one. I will update the file this weekend and send an email to my followers that it is updated.
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Jessica Kreider  (TpT Seller) re: Reading Graphic Organizers (5th Grade Common Core Standards)
Hi will you eventually release an informational set?
September 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Yes, I am working on one. Follow me and I will send an email out when I post it.
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Audrey McGee  (TpT Seller)
I did not have a question, but I wanted you to know there is a mistake on your September 11 Hero Quilt. You put the attacks on 9/11 happened in 2011! I just wanted to aware you! :) It is an awesome activity! I hope you are having a great day!
September 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Thank you for letting me know. I will correct the error.
September 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Word Wall Letters - Paisley and Damask Patterns
Hi, I just read the question below and would also like to purchase these cute cards but with just the uppercase letter on each so I can use them for a word wall as well as for headings. If you are able to modify, should I purchase the product first and then you email me the modifications? Thanks so much!
August 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
If you email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com, we can discuss what you need. :)
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Buyer re: Jungle/Safari Classroom Decor
I want to type on the name tags, is there anyway I can get it converted and sent to me? I have already purchased the packet and I love it!
August 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
If you email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com, we can discuss. :)
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Buyer re: Center Signs - Paisley
can you do 6 custom center signs?
Please email at:jbobbitt@ems-isd.net
August 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I apologize for the delay. I will email you.
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Buyer
Hi April! I purchased your Pirate Themed Classroom Set and I love it. I wanted to know if there is anyway to make the word wall words a little bigger. Currently there are 6 to a page and I wanted to make them a little bigger so that only 4 can fit on a page. Is this possible?

Thanks for your time!

Marie
August 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
If you email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com, we can discuss.
September 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Fry's Word Wall Cards (Words 101-200) with Purple, Blue, and Green Borders
Hi April,

What size does each word wall card measure?

Thanks :0)
July 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Binder Covers and Spine Labels for Themes
are these editable?
July 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kathryn D. re: Dolch Sight Words Word Wall Cards with Safari/ Jungle Themed Borders
Thanks for the great info! Buying now!
July 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kathryn D. re: Dolch Sight Words Word Wall Cards with Safari/ Jungle Themed Borders
Hi April! I wanted to ask how many words are actually included in this set. Which lists from Dolch. Thanks!
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
There is almost 30 pages of 8 words per page. I used a list I found of the pre-primer to grade 3 Dolch sight words.
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Kathryn D. re: Dolch Sight Words Word Wall Cards with Safari/ Jungle Themed Borders
Hi April! I wanted to ask how many words are actually included in this set. Which lists from Dolch. Thanks!
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Fry's Word Wall Cards (Words 1-100) with black, yellow, and gray borders
Hi ~ are you able to do these in Blue, Yellow & Lime Green?
July 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Kenya Stacey  (TpT Seller) re: Fry's Word Wall Cards (Words 1-100) with Purple, Blue, and Green Borders
Can these be edited? Or can I purchase a set that can be edited to fit my needs? I would like to put the students name on the cards as well.
June 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Classroom Labels - Jungle/ Safari
Hi, two questions....can you change the animal patterns and would I be able to alter the sizes to fit my needs. Thanks!
May 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and we can discuss the changes you would like made.
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Catol B. re: Summer Reading Tic-Tac-Toe for June
Do you have July and August too?
May 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I haven't made July and August yet, but I am going to try and get them made in the next couple days.
June 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Teacher Sarah  (TpT Seller) re: Center Signs - Paisley
Any chance you could make a special set of the green tea and paisley center signs for early childhood?? Or make them editable? I love them but would need one for computer center, block center, SMART board center, dramatic play, art, writing, and fine motor or manipulatives.
May 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
That would be possible. Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and we can discuss details easier that way.
May 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Angela Boggs  (TpT Seller) re: Binder Covers and Spine Labels for English/Language Arts - Over 80 covers
Do you have these or can you make in an owl theme? If not, can you make them in bright colors? Thanks. AngBoggs
April 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I could make this in bright colors or owls. Email me at idea backpack@gmail.com and we can discuss further.
April 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Rose B. re: Paisley Classroom Decor
I love your paisley classroom decor. I have a 5th grade classroom so I do not need many of the items in the pack. I was wondering if you would be willing to create/ sell the welcome sign separately and add to it? I would like to have the words "W e l c o m e to (the word "to" could be on one circle) 5th (on one circle) g r a d e"....does this make sense? If you would be willing to do this please let me know and how much? Thank you so much for your time!
April 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I can do that. If you email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com, we can discuss further.
April 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Student Journal Labels - Smarty Kids
They are cute labels but the spacing if off for the labels requested. I was losing the last four labels because it did not line up properly with the labels. Not sure if anyone else has had this problem....??
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I have uploaded a corrected file a couple times, but it does not seem to be taking the corrected file. If you email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com, I can email you a corrected file. You can also choose another item from my store for free for the inconvenience. I will keep working on trying to get the file updated here on TpT.
April 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lisa Russo  (TpT Seller)
Hi
I just purchased your March Monthly Poetry practice and it will not print any ideas of how to resolve this?

Lisa Russo
March 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
What do you mean? The file is not printing after downloading or you cannot download? If you want to email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com I can email it to you as well.
March 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Pirate Classroom Decor
Could you post the objectives? I love your pirate decor and I am going pirate in the fall.
March 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Julia Rose  (TpT Seller)
I am with a not-for-profit called Spreading Gratitude Rocks. We would be honored if you would allow us to offer you lesson for free download on our site www.spreadinggratituderocks.com Much Gratitude, Julia info@spreadinggratituderocks.com
December 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Christina Paxon
Christina Paxon  (TpT Seller) re: Pencil Sharpener Bucket labels - Free
No question, really. Just wanted to say I used to live in Plano when I was little. Small town...small world!
October 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
It is a small world!
October 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Center Signs - Paisley
Hello Ms. Walker.......u asked me to email u at the beginning of the week so u could enlarge my posters to 8x11....When I purchased them..I assumed they were larger than what they actually are....do u know when u will be able to do it? I need them for my centers very badly....Chandra Miller....c78212@bellsouth.net
September 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
I just emailed you back with the revised signs.
September 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Stacie S. re: Cursive Alphabets - Paisley themed
I downloaded the file three times and each time it is incomplete. The first cursive line is fine but the second and third did not print to completeness. Is there a way to fix it? Thank you.
September 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Email me back at ideabackpack@gmail.com and we can converse back and forth to see what the issue is. If needed, I can email you the file.
September 17, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Writing Graphic Organizers for Common Core Standards Grades 3-5
I love this, I just wish I could change the 4,3,2,1 to ES, P, I , N......same thing but our school uses letters instead of numbers!!

Thanks!
September 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and I can probably make some quick changes for you.
September 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Singing Thru Kindergarten and the Common Core
Singing Thru Kindergarten and the Common Core  (TpT Seller) re: Word Wall Letters - Colorful Dots and Owls
I wanted to make sure the size of each letter. Do six letters fit on a regular size sheet of paper as it appears in the picture?
September 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Yes it is 6 on an 8.5 by 11 paper
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Tammy S. re: Center Signs - Paisley
I was wondering if there was a way I could make the signs bigger. Please e-mail me and let me know. They are beautiful signs. I would like atleast a half page for each sign and a blank spot underneath the sign so I could write in a number. We use Star sheets for centers and it has the numbers on the sheet.
September 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
That should be doable. Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and we can sort it out.
September 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Cindy A. re: Student Journal Labels - Frogs
Will I be able to type each child's name on the labels? They are so cute and it would be such a time saver if I can type the child's name as well. Also, in the preview it says
______ Science Journals, and for each label in preview it says Journals. Can that be changed to Journal instead without the s? Thanks for your response! Cindy
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Buyer re: Student Folder Labels - Frogs
Hi,

I just bought your frog folder lables and I love them. However, they all say "folders" such as: "______'s Writing Folders." Is there anyway you could change this for me to just "folder"? My kids will only have one folder so I don't need the label to be plural. Thanks so much!
August 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Sure. Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and I can send them to you
August 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Dana G. re: Teacher Toolbox Labels - Blues, Greens, and Purples
Is there a way to edit the labels so that I can change a few of them to fit my needs? Thanks!
August 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
There is an editable version of the labels for $2.00
August 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Molly O.
Hi April,
I can't find the CAFE signs you mentioned in the email....
Love the paisleys!!1
August 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
They are included as a freebie on my blog through Scribd. Go to ideabackpack.blogspot.com
August 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Lori M.
Do any of your paisley packs include a READ banner in circles to make? (Like the welcome one??) Thanks!
August 17, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Here is the link:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/READ-Sign-Green-Paisley
August 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Kelsey Peck  (TpT Seller) re: Jungle/Safari Classroom Decor
Is there any way I can buy just the word wall words and sign?
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
You can see all of my safari items broken down here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Idea-Backpack-April-Walker/Category/safari
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Kathryn Holmberg  (TpT Seller) re: Fry's Word Wall Cards (Words 1-100) with Purple, Blue, and Green Borders
My word wall space is very tight. Can you email the dimensions of the word wall cards?
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Each card is 2.5 inches by 3.75 inches.
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Michelle Childress  (TpT Seller) re: Binder Covers and Spine Labels for Teacher Organization
Hey, I love your binder covers but the green Math assessment does not have a spine label, and the Assessment/Data spine label is brown instead of black like the cover?
I would love a Reading Assessment cover and spine label done in Blue with white dots.

Thanks, Michelle
August 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and I can email you those changes this weekend.
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Christine C. re: Student Folder Labels - Frogs
I purchased the frog labels but when I print them there is not enough space on all the labels to write the student's name. The first 4 labels are usable but the rest are not.
August 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and I will play with the spacing and can resend it to you. Is it that the labels need to be moved further down?
August 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Tamera D. re: Pirate Classroom Decor
I just purchased your Pirate Classroom Decor and I love it!! There is an error however on the High Frequency Word Center. The "r" in Center is not the same font. I am also looking for some objective cards for my subjects. Can you make a set of those & how much would it cost?
Thanks!!!
Tamee Daniel
August 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com. I can make the objectives signs. They would probably be $3-4. What subjects do you need? I will correct the signs and can email it to you. I am going to have to make all of the fonts slightly different though because I originally made the file on a different computer and do not have access to the same font. I can resend you the file with new fonts and then you can just decide which you want to use.
August 12, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Hilary D. re: Fry's Word Wall Cards (Words 1-100) with Purple, Blue, and Green Borders
when i click on link for other sets it says that the link doesn't exist. did you do all lists in the purple blue green?
August 11, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
All of the other ones are available (200-500). I need to try and fix the links. I'm not sure why they didn't work.
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Buyer re: Dolch Sight Words Word Wall Cards with Ocean Themed Borders
I found some errors...The words "an" and "far" are missing and the words "big", "on", and "for" are used twice.

Overall, I'm happy with my purchase and I will be using these for my word wall this year!
August 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Idea Backpack - April Walker
Thank for letting me know the errors. I will look at it this weekend and try and get them reuploaded. Email me at ideabackpack@gmail.com and I can send you a corrected one. I think I am going to start asking for people on my Facebook page to see if they want a freebie to help me edit before uploading to TpT. It's hard to catch everything sometimes.
August 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught Reading/Language Arts and Social Studies for four years. For two years I taught grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 at a private school. The last two years I taught 5th grade at a charter school.

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My goal as a teacher was to foster a life-long love of learning and to encourage students to understand their strengths and weaknesses. My strength as a teacher is that I constantly think outside the box and I always have new ideas.

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