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Explore Energy! Interactive lesson plans and lab exploration stations to enhance student understanding of types of potential and kinetic energy. ...
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I created this game to help my middle school science students review and practice their density calculation skills. This game gives students a c...
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Two games and a bulletin board for your classroom. 37 pages of fun physics practice! Get your students to LOVE the laws of motion with interact...
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Fun, end of the school year creative writing activity. This is a upbeat way to learn from your students at the end of the school year. Students ...
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Food Chains review poster printable. Review energy relationships in an ecosystem with this student poster activity. This can be used for a proje...
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Preparing for student-led conferences? Guide your students toward setting realistic goals by reflecting on their work so far this year. This is...
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Scientific Method: Model science process skills and inspire young scientists with this middle school scientific method unit plan. This 140-page ...
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Coupons for middle school teachers. I wanted these to look like "real" coupons so I included bar codes and "fine print." I hope your students e...
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Periodic Table fun! Two games to help review and enhance student understanding of how to navigate the Periodic Table. These two games are availa...
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I created this to give my students some hands-on, higher-level thinking practice with the concepts of food chains and food webs. This will make ...
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This lesson plan and hands-on simulation involves students spinning a mini-model of the Earth as it experiences daylight and darkness. It gives ...
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Back to School! Get to know your students with this creative writing and drawing activity. Perfect for the first days back to school. This make...
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Review different methods of finding the volume of an object using these concise practice sheets. The notes page includes a visual and descriptio...
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Periodic Table fun! A whole-class periodic table review game where students work in 10 element teams to "race" through 80 clues. My students enj...
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"Back to School - New School Scavenger Hunt" is an interactive lesson designed for the first days back to school. Includes: -8 location clue...
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Have fun getting to know your students by having everyone in the class make these wanted posters during the first week. Makes for a great back t...
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Summer skills booklet to help keep your students engaged with both fiction and non-fiction text this summer! This booklet gives kids achievable ...
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In this structure and properties of matter activity, students travel to 5 molecule stations (ammonia, hydrogen peroxide, water, calcium carbonate...
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Get to know your class with this 37-page Active Inspire Flip chart* that will engage your reading students in thoughtful discussion about why we...
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Three lessons that engage young scientists in an exploration of one of liquid's most interesting properties. Students interact with the content ...
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Megan Rodgers  (TpT Seller) re: Moon Vocabulary Flip Cards
HI. (I looked for a private way to email you this) I love this idea and was all set to use it in my classroom but the diagrams are showing the moon phases from Earth's perspective and I teach it from outside the system point of view (where all the lighted sides point towards the sun) Is there anyway to adapt this so that the waxing phases are reversed?
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Hi Megan,
Thanks for your question. We teach the phases using diagrams from Earth's perspective (as seen in the flip cards) as well as using diagrams showing the moon from a birds-eye view/view from space (1/2 lit 1/2 dark- light facing sun). I decided to include the diagram for Earth's perspective in the cards. I could make another set of graphics for the cards but it will probably have to wait until the next break from school! (Those cards took forever to make.) Can you email me? Maybe we can work something out in the meantime. Thanks! thesummerwrights@gmail.com
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

MrsThomas727
MrsThomas727  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kate,

I love the bulletin board idea for Newton's Laws, but I don't need any more games. Would you be interested in selling the bulletin board items as a smaller, less expensive item?
February 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for taking the time to make a suggestion. I considered uploading the bulletin board alone, but I wasn't sure if it would sell and what would be a fair price. I'll add that to my to-do list for spring break! Thanks again :)
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Elementary Lesson Plans
Elementary Lesson Plans  (TpT Seller) re: Food Chain, Food Web, Ecosystem Energy Review POSTER Activity
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January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Hello fellow TpT Seller! I notice you left a question but it just shows the name of the product (food chain/food web review poster), but the question isn't showing. I'm not on my home computer so maybe there is a glitch of some sort. Feel free to email me if you have a question as well: thesummerwrights@gmail.com
January 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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I ran across your site and found it interesting. I was wondering how to reach you because I would like to know if you are still giving out the google link to downloading the discussion stems. I am new to grade 6 science and am open to anything others have used in their classrooms. If you would could you email me at elisabet.luna78@gmail.com
December 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Leecee,
Thank you for your interest in my science discussion rings posted to my blog in October of 2012. Since then I have revised that file and included it in my Scientific Processes Unit (140 pages) here on TpT.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scientific-Method-Inquiry-and-Experiment-Design-339338

I do however have two other freebies that you might find useful in your science classroom:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-a-Science-Procedure-Sorting-Activity-909089

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scientific-Writing-Checklist-Posters-907436

Thanks for visiting my store and be sure to follow my Facebook page for classroom ideas and flash freebies! https://www.facebook.com/katesclassroomcafe

:) Kate
December 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Rockin Resources
Rockin Resources  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kate! I am glad to find you on here! I am excited about our contest and I am your newest follower!

Pam
November 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Hi Pam! Thanks for checking out my store. It is going to be a great contest!!
November 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Creating Community in Fourth Grade
Hello,

I just bought your earths rotation activity. Would you mind emailing me the flipchart? Thanks! Melissa Hostetter: mhostetter@chathamschools.org
November 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Sure Melissa. Thanks for your purchase! I will send you the flipchart pages that match that activity.
November 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Sprout Classrooms  (TpT Seller)
Edited: I got the files to open on a different computer! Problem solved-thank you so much for a great product!!
November 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
Kate. I bought your survey but simply cannot download it. I've tried in my pc, android, tablet, etc, but it says it's not a valid pdf file. Could you please help me out?
Thank you!
Karla
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Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Hi Karla,
Your message just appeared in my inbox (March 23). I'm really sorry for the delayed response because it looks like you posted this question a few days ago. I can save the file as a pdf and send it to you via email, but the product is a flipchart file (Promethean Board software). The pdf version would not really have all the same detail as the flipchart file, as the Promethean Board software allows for more "bells and whistles" than a pdf. If you don't use Active Inspire (Promethean) in your classroom, you may want to file a help desk and see if they will credit your account due to a software issue. (TpT has been great any time that I have filed a request.) If you didn't intend to download an Active Inspire Flipchart, and can't get a refund from TpT, email me at thesummerwrights@gmail.com and I'll send you another item from my store instead. Sorry for your troubles and feel free to email me and I'd be happy to help you out. - Kate
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Buyer re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
Kate. I bought your survey but simply cannot download it. I've tried in my pc, android, tablet, etc, but it says it's not a valid pdf file. Could you please help me out?
Thank you!
Karla
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Buyer re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
Kate. I bought your survey but simply cannot download it. I've tried in my pc, android, tablet, etc, but it says it's not a valid pdf file. Could you please help me out?
Thank you!
Karla
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Buyer re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
Kate. I bought your survey but simply cannot download it. I've tried in my pc, android, tablet, etc, but it says it's not a valid pdf file. Could you please help me out?
Thank you!
Karla
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Buyer re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
Kate. I bought your survey but simply cannot download it. I've tried in my pc, android, tablet, etc, but it says it's not a valid pdf file. Could you please help me out?
Thank you!
Karla
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Buyer re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
Kate. I bought your survey but simply cannot download it. I've tried in my pc, android, tablet, etc, but it says it's not a valid pdf file. Could you please help me out?
Thank you!
Karla
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
March 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
March 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
March 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hello Kate. I bought the Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey for next school year, but haven't been able to open it on my computer. Is there a way you can send it to me or something? I really want to use it but even after buying it it says the file cannot be downloaded.
Thank you!
Karla Beltran
March 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Trish Andrews  (TpT Seller) re: Newton's Three Laws Games Resource Pack
Hi!

I'm having trouble finding a age appropriate lessons on motion for second graders.
Do you think I could use some of this if I lighten it up a bit? Thanks
Trish Andrews
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Trish,
I just looked through the file pretty carefully to see if it could be adapted for the younger ones, and I really don't think it will work. I think it could be adapted for 4th grade and up. Most of the materials require students to read a scenario and then apply one of Newton's Three Laws. I'd hate for you to purchase it and then find out that it is not what you need. Best of luck finding resources for your 2nd graders!
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Student-led Conference Activity for Middle School
Kate, I bought your product, and downloaded it. But I cannot get it to convert to something I can read and printout. I have an updated version of PDF, so I don't know how to fix this. Please advise. Thank you. Vicki Youngman
January 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Vicki, I'm sorry you are having a hard time opening the file. I checked from my phone and computer and it seems to be working fine from my end. It is a zipped file, so you will need to unzip it, but I'm sure you probably tried that. I guess my only suggestion would be to contact TpT with a support ticket. They are always really helpful when I have run into issues with a product. Another option would be for you to email me at thesummerwrights@gmail.com and I could email you the PDF - not in a zipped folder. I'm more than willing to help in any way I can!
January 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Adventures in Science
Adventures in Science  (TpT Seller) re: Density Game "Sink or Swim" Review Activity
Hi Kate,
I noticed you left a few cards blank for teachers to write in their own questions. Is there a way to do it right in the pdf file? I'd rather not hand-write them in, especially if I am going to make 12 sets.
Thanks,
Laurie
October 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Laurie,
The PDF cannot be edited...sorry. Email me at thesummerwrights@gmail.com and I will send you that page of the cards in word document format so that you can edit it. You bring up a good point, so I will look into ways to make the cards editable in the PDF in the future. Thanks!
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Adventures in Science
Adventures in Science  (TpT Seller) re: Classroom Incentive Coupons- Middle Grades
Sorry- My question was for the Density Game, not here!
October 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Kevin F. re: Printable Communication Mailing Labels
What are the other labels?
October 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
Great question! Here are the themes for the labels...
- Field Trip Tomorrow
- Homework was turned in
- Homework for each subject turned in- check list
- Parent Letter Alert
- Please restock your supplies- running low on pencils...etc
- Worked well with others today
- Great contributions to class today
- Listening skills are showing improvement
- Working hard to be the best student possible

The file includes pdf as well as word documents so that you can edit them to suit your particular needs.

Thanks for considering this product. Happy Teaching!
-Kate
October 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Debra Thivierge  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry ... I've downloaded the software and still I can't open the file. I didn't realize I'd need special software to open it ... our school does not use Promethean. Is there any way I could get a refund? And now when I click on it in My Purchases, it takes me to your store but not the product (I wanted to look at the description again). And it doesn't come up in search. I'm a seller here myself so am definitely NOT trying to be a pain ... but at this point I can't access or use the product.
September 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
I looked into it for you and the kind people at TpT said that they would issue you a refund (if you send them a request and explain that you don't have the software). Thanks for checking out my products and happy teaching!
-Kate
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Debra Thivierge  (TpT Seller) re: Identifying Variables Promethean Flip Chart Learning Pack
Hi ... just purchased your Variables activity. For some reason the Flipchart file won't open for me. What program was it created in? And the vocab. sheet has the bottom sentence (or 2, can't tell for sure) cut off. It looks like a cool activity if these issues could be solved. Thanks in advance for your help.
September 21, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
The flip chart is active inspire- the software that is used with Promethean boards. I'll take a look at the note sheets when I get home and get right back to you tonight. Thanks for letting me know!
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Elizabeth H. re: Reading Survey: Get to Know Your Class Interactive Survey
I can't open this. What program can I use to access it?
September 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
The file is an ActiveInspire Flipchart. Try http://www.prometheanworld.com/en-us/education/products/software/activinspire to find out about downloading the software. There used to be a free trial available but I'm not sure if they still offer it. Hope this helps :)
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Buyer re: Communication Skits to Enhance Positive Behavior
I tried to download this purchase, but it is telling me this file is corrupt. Would you be able to help me reach the seller and/or submit a new file which is not corrupt. Thank you.
August 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Kate's Classroom Cafe
Kate's Classroom Cafe  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry you are having trouble downloading! I checked the document on my end and it looks to be fine. I'll contact TpT and see if they have any suggestions.
August 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." - Gandhi This is my 13th year teaching middle school and every year my practice is refined and improved to provide the best possible learning experience for my students. I also have experience working with teachers to enhance use of technology, as well as with strategies for implementing literacy skills across content areas. I have the best job in the world!

MY TEACHING STYLE

Never teach the same exact lesson twice because every class is unique! I'm flexible, open-minded, always willing to improve through collaboration with my colleagues.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Science. Masters Degree in Learning and Instruction

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