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The Forces and Motion Unit includes a game, a group activity, labs, a reading response activity, and more resources all centered around the topic...
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The Persuasive Writing Unit includes prompt cards, bookmarks, a template, a sign, and other activities all centered around persuasive writing. (...
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The Poetry Unit includes a PowerPoint, poetry activities, study cards, a game, checkbrics, and more! (Includes 10 files below) *Please note our...
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The Weather Unit includes trading cards, a Powerpoint, games, an assessment, and more resources all centered around the topic of weather. (Incl...
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The Revolutionary War Unit includes games, a PowerPoint, assessments, a foldable, and more! (Includes 11 files below) *Please note our PowerPo...
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The Number the Stars Unit is an entire unit of activities centered around Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. The unit includes a PowerPoint, tic-tac...
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The Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Unit is an entire unit of activities centered around Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume. The unit...
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The Figurative Language Unit includes a minibook, checkbrics, bookmarks, study cards, and other activities! (Includes 10 resources below) 1) A...
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The Human Body Unit includes a PowerPoint, activities, and quizzes for each of the human body systems. (Includes 22 files below) *Please note ...
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The Westward Expansion Unit includes a game, an ABC book, a poster activity, a unit assessment, and more! (Includes 10 files below) 1) Westward...
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The Informational Writing Unit is based on Common Core Standards and includes activities and checkbrics centered around informational writing. (I...
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The Mythology Unit includes trading cards, games, a study guide, an assessment, and more activities all centered around the topic of Mythology. ...
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The Geography Unit includes word wall words, study cards, map activities, an assessment, and more! (Includes 10 files below) 1) Map Word Wall ...
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The Native Americans Unit is an entire unit centered around Native American cultural groups, including Northeastern Woodlands, Southeast, Plains,...
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The Animal Classification Unit includes a PowerPoint, posters, a game, a class book, and more resources all centered around animal classification...
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The Oceans Unit includes a foldable activity, study cards, quizzes, a project, and more, all centered around the topic of oceans! (Includes 12 fi...
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The Greek and Latin Roots Unit includes a game, study cards, a quiz, and 10 root activities. (Includes 13 resources below) 1) Prefix and Suffi...
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The Nonfiction Reading Unit is an entire unit of activities centered around the features of literary nonfiction. It includes a PowerPoint, bookm...
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The Magnets and Electricity Unit includes a Powerpoint, vocabulary activities, an “I have, who has” game, an assessment and more! (Includes ...
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The Genres Unit includes genre activities, study cards, a quiz, a checkbric, and more! (Includes 10 files below) 1) Genre Study Cards: A set of...
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Latasha M.
Hi. I purchased the poetry unit you have, but I am unable to use the power point do to the locked code. Is there anyway you can email me the power point so that it is viewable?
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase, Latasha! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications for copyright purposes. This does not prevent you from viewing or printing the PowerPoints, though. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Buyer re: Forces and Motion Unit from Lightbulb Minds
How long would you estimate it would take to teach this unit using your resource?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question! These resources were created to enhance your existing curriculum of Forces and Motion.
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Buyer re: Forces and Motion Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Is this a stand alone unit?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Typically, units last about 3 weeks in the classroom, but the length of a particular unit would depend on your existing curriculum and the amount of activities/projects you add to the instruction. Let us know if you have any further questions and we'll be happy to answer them for you!
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Christina F. re: Number the Stars Unit from Lightbulb Minds
This unit looks great, but I'm a MAC user. Any reason why the powerpoint is not compatible?
March 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
We would LOVE to make our PowerPoints compatible with MACs (we, too, love to use a MAC!) Unfortunately, the only way we can protect our copyright on our PowerPoints is to password protect them and since Microsoft did not include that option on their MAC software, we are unable to make them compatible at this time. If the software changes in the future, we will definitely work to make them MAC compatible!
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Nancy A.
Okay, figured it out. I had to right click on the PPT, choose "send to" and send it to my documents, and then finagle it into the correct folder. That was tough! I wish there had been a simpler way! Thanks...
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
We're so glad you were able to save your PowerPoint! We hope you enjoy your new unit!
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Nancy A.
I purchased your weather unit, and love all the activities and information. However, I am unable to save the PowerPoint. I understand it is locked for editing, but the only option that allows me to open the PPT is to choose a read-only copy. When I do that, the option to save to my computer is also blocked. Will I have to go to Teacher Pay Teacher site every time I want to use the PPT? That's a little inconvenient, since I have many TPT products in my file there. I hope you can help me with this! Thanks!
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications to protect our copyright on these resources, however this does not prevent you from saving, viewing, or printing the resource.

To save your unit go to "My Purchases" in your account and click the "Download Now" button, choose to SAVE the file rather than OPEN it. Once you save the file to your computer, you will see that it is a zip file. You will need to "unzip" the file before you open each activity in the unit. Most newer computers come with an unzipping program; however, you may need to download an unzipping program to your computer if it does not have one of these programs. You can download a free trial of WinZip by following this link: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm. Once you have an unzipping program installed on your computer, you will need to locate the zipped file that you downloaded from Teacher's Clubhouse. Right-click on the zipped file and choose "extract here" to extract each of the individual resources from the unit. Make sure you are viewing your Power Point on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Gail P.
Happy New Year! I am wondering if a purchase could be sent in in a pdf file instead of a compressed zip file.
Thanks
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, GAILPECK! Thanks so much for your question! Since many of our units contain a large number of resources we find it is easier to bundle them together into a zip file for our customers to download. If your computer does not have an unzipping program already installed (most newer ones come with a program), you can download one from online. You can download the FREE trial of Winzip, or any other unzipping program (you can locate other free programs through a Google search). Once you have one of these programs installed. Locate your purchased file on your computer and right-click on it. Select "extract all" to unzip it and access the individual files within in. You can also read about how to open zip files and PDFs on the TeachersPayTeachers support page at https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/General-Technical-FAQ-c15.html if you would prefer to troubleshoot through the TPT site.
Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Buyer
Disregard my last email about the zip files, I did get all 21 pages. However, I am not seeing an answer key. Do you have this?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, stacydowner! Any of our resources that include answer keys will note that in the descriptions of the unit. We try to make our descriptions detailed so that you know exactly what you will receive. If there is an answer that you are unsure of on one of the resources, let us know and we'll be happy to help you out!
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MsNOv  (TpT Seller)
I just downloaded your bundle for sequencing, summarizing, and author's purpose. I wanted to print off some of the PowerPoint slides for my 5th grades to have in their notes but it is password protected. My email is sarahnovey@gmail, please get back to me.
December 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications for copyright purposes. This does not prevent you from viewing or printing the PowerPoints, though. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Buyer re: Memoirs Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I've downloaded the unit, Memoirs, I've purchased, however pages 22 and 23 are unclear and pixelated. Could the seller please email these 2 pages to me to complete the purchase?
Thank you!
Ginger Bound
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November 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, gmbound! You will need to make sure you've unzipped the entire unit before opening each individual activity. Then be sure you're opening the PDFs with Adobe Reader. If you are seeing jumbled text on a PDF, you are probably not using Adobe Reader to view the file. If you use another program, the images and text may not show correctly. You can download a free version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Once you download Adobe Reader, right-click on the file you want to open. Choose "Open With" and select Adobe Reader. If you simply double-click to view the file, a default PDF program may open the file instead of Adobe Reader. Let us know if you continue having problems and we'll be happy to help!
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Buyer re: Native Americans Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I have only Macs at work and home. Is there any possibility for you to convert them into files that can be opened on Macs? I WOULD love to purchase this unit!
November 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
We would LOVE to make our PowerPoints compatible with MACs (we, too, love to use a MAC!) Unfortunately, the only way we can protect our copyright on our PowerPoints is to password protect them and since Microsoft did not include that option on their MAC software, we are unable to make them compatible at this time. If the software changes in the future, we will definitely work to make them MAC compatible!
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Buyer re: Native Americans Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I'm wondering if this is common core aligned?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for contacting us with your question! While this unit is not specifically designed for the Common Core Standards, many of our resources can be used to teach a wide range of the standards present in Common Core Curriculum. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Jennifer Hojer  (TpT Seller) re: Native Americans Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hi! I am excited to use this unit with my students next week. Do you have a certain order that you recommend these be presented?
November 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Jennifer! The groups of Native Americans can be presented in the order in which they appear in the slideshow included, or the slideshow is set up so that you may skip around and teach the groups in a different order if that better suits your curriculum. We hope this helps - enjoy the unit!
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Ashley L.
I am interested in purchasing several of your units and was wondering if you would consider bundling them for one price. I would potentially purchase around 10 units and was just curious if this would be possible! Thanks so much!
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, ash27441! Thank you for your interest in resources from Lightbulb Minds. We do not currently offer a discounted rate for multiple unit purchases from our shop, but we do often run sales where our units can be purchased at a discounted rate so be sure to follow our store and keep on the lookout for upcoming sales!
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Aileen Legg  (TpT Seller)
Love your reading stuff...don't see a main idea unit packet? Do you have one?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question, Aileen! Our Reading Strategies Unit 4 contains a number of resources to use when teaching main idea. You can check it out at http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Reading-Strategies-Unit-4-CompareContrast-Draw-Conclusions-More-450889. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Amie Godefroid  (TpT Seller) re: Poetry Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Anyway this PPT can be converted to use on a Mac? Our district only uses Mac and I bought this only for the PPT :(
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
We would LOVE to make our PowerPoints compatible with MACs (we, too, love to use a MAC!) Unfortunately, the only way we can protect our copyright on our PowerPoints is to password protect them and since Microsoft did not include that option on their MAC software, we are unable to make them compatible at this time. If the software changes in the future, we will definitely work to make them MAC compatible!
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Buyer
so after all of that your answer is no to this unit? Correct?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
That is correct, jdefreze. The resources within this unit do not contain answer keys since it is not noted in the unit description. If there is an answer to a specific question that you are unsure of on one of the resources, let us know and we'll be happy to help you out! Thank you again for your purchase.
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Buyer re: Scientific Inquiry Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Do you guys ever include answer keys? A teacher and I are arguing about Dependent and Independent variables!
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your question, jdefreze! Any of our resources that include answer keys will note that in the descriptions of the unit. We try to provide detailed descriptions of our units so that teachers can make accurate choices that will meet their needs, and we hope you will enjoy this unit! Thanks for shopping with Lightbulb Minds!
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Wendy B.
Hey, I purchased your Native American Unit and it is amazing! Our standards changed, though and we have to add The Great Basin to our regions-- any chance you will be making some changes? (especially adding that region to your power point?) Thank you!!!
September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, wlbramlett! We currently do not have any plans to include the Native Americans of the Great Basin in this unit, but we'll keep that in mind for the future! :)
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Janice J.
ok- I understand I need to unzip the folder to view files correctly...now do you have any explananation as to why I am not able to print the PDF files from the Author's
Purpose pack? I printed the summarizing stuff fine...I have tried from 2 computers to 2 printers. Any thoughts?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
We're so sorry you are having difficulty printing your resources, janbudty! In addition to making sure you have unzipped your file, you will want to ensure you have opened your PDFs using Adobe Reader prior to printing. If your computer defaults to use another program, the images and text may not show correctly causing the file to print incorrectly. To open your resources using Adobe Reader, right-click on the file you want to open. Choose "Open With" and select Adobe Reader. If you simply double-click to view the file, a default PDF program may open the file instead of Adobe Reader. If you continue to experience difficulties printing your resources after following the above suggestions, you might also consider redownloading the unit in the event that you experienced a temporary glitch while downloading. Let us know if we can be of further help, and thank you for your interest in Teacher's Clubhouse!
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Janice J. re: Native Americans Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I agree I would love to see the Great Basin added! Also, is it possible for you to fix the pictures and words in the southwest section? Some pictures cover the words. Also, my team sugggested maybe adding a line between the southwest and the southeast on the map. This is a fabulous unit! I plan to purchase more from you!
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your suggestions, janbudty! We'll definitely keep them in mind for the future.

In response to your question regarding the overlapping images and words you will need to make sure you've unzipped the entire unit before opening each individual activity. Then be sure you're opening the PDFs with Adobe Reader. If you are seeing jumbled text or blurred shapes on a PDF, you are probably not using Adobe Reader to view the file (even though you may have the updated version downloaded). If your computer defaults to use another program, the images and text may not show correctly. Once you download Adobe Reader, right-click on the file you want to open. Choose "Open With" and select Adobe Reader. If you simply double-click to view the file, a default PDF program may open the file instead of Adobe Reader. Let us know if you continue having problems and we'll be happy to help!
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Paula Harrington  (TpT Seller) re: Weather Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hi Lightbulb,
I was unable to download and save the weather challenge, as it is protected and requires a password. Is it possible to be able to save this?
Thanks,
Paula :)
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications to protect our copyright on these resources, however this does not prevent you from saving, viewing, or printing the resource.

To save your unit go to "My Purchases" in your account and click the "Download Now" button, choose to SAVE the file rather than OPEN it. Once you save the file to your computer, you will see that it is a zip file. You will need to "unzip" the file before you open each activity in the unit. Most newer computers come with an unzipping program; however, you may need to download an unzipping program to your computer if it does not have one of these programs. You can download a free trial of WinZip by following this link: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm. Once you have an unzipping program installed on your computer, you will need to locate the zipped file that you downloaded from Lightbulb Minds. Right-click on the zipped file and choose "extract here" to extract each of the individual resources from the unit. Make sure you are viewing your Power Point on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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I just purchased your weather unit, and it won't open up on my computer for some reason. It shows that it's unzipped but it won't open any of the files when I click on them. Any suggestions on how to get them to work? Thanks! :)
July 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question! In the event that you experienced a glitch during the downloading process, we suggest redownloading the file from your downlink. Once downloaded you will want to make sure you've unzipped the unit before opening or trying to print the resource. If you're having trouble opening the zipped files follow these instructions: Most newer computers come with an unzipping program; however, you may need to download an unzipping program to your computer if it does not have one of these programs. You can download a free trial of WinZip by following the "Get Winzip Free" button here: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm. Once you have an unzipping program installed on your computer, you will need to locate the zipped file that you downloaded from Lightbulb Minds. Right-click on the zipped file and choose "extract here" to extract each of the individual resources from the zip file. Once you unzip the file, you will want to assure that you are opening the PDF in Adobe Reader. If you are not opening the file with Adobe Reader, the file may not open correctly. If you continue to experience problems, please let us know and we'll be happy to help!
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Buyer re: 1st Quarter Spelling Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hello,
We are considering using this for our spelling program this quarter but would like to see a list of words so we can determine if the words are challenging enough for our 5th grade students.

Thank you!
malinda.harrell@imagineschools.com
July 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for contacting us with your question, malindaharrell! We would be happy to provide more information about our spelling units! Just send us an email at teachers@lightbulbminds.com and we'll give you more details.
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Buyer re: Native Americans Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Are you planning to revise this unit to include the native Americans of the Great Basin? It was added to the SC 4th grade standards.
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, rbrunty! We currently do not have any plans to include the Native Americans of the Great Basin in this unit, but we'll keep that in mind for the future! :)
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Finding Joy in Sixth Grade
Finding Joy in Sixth Grade  (TpT Seller) re: Fifth Grade Emergency Sub Activities Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I guess I'm a little confused...
By agreeing to "not alter this in any way," does it mean that I cannot make suggestions or adjustments in the plans for individual learners who may not work at grade level or who have behavior of other limitations?
Can I add in notes regarding suggested management tips within the activities when I leave the plans for the sub?
I don't want to "share" the plans in any way, I just want to make them work for a sub left in charge of my unpredictable cherubs...
Can you please clarify this part?
Thanks.

Kim
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for contacting us with your question! While due to copyright restrictions you are unable to make changes the resources themselves, you’re more than welcome to make notations on the resources in order to assist a substitute to meet your specific classroom needs. Please let us know if can be of further help, and we hope to see you around Lightbulb Minds again soon!
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Heather Rice - The Bag Lady  (TpT Seller) re: Mythology Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I'd like to invite you to join my Greek Mythology pin interest board.
Thanks, Heather Rice

http://pinterest.com/rice269/boards/
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for sharing your Pinterest board! We hope you enjoy the Mythology Unit!
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April Galloway  (TpT Seller) re: 1st Quarter Spelling Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Do you have vocabulary units that go with Quarters 1, 2, & 3?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hey, April! Currently we only offer our 4th Quarter Vocabulary Unit; however we would be more than happy to consider a custom work request from you listing in further detail exactly what you need for your classroom. You can do this by visiting our website at http://www.lightbulbminds.com/customwork.htm and completing the online form provided on the page. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Alison Russ  (TpT Seller) re: Poetry Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Do you have a key for the poetry assessment?
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Alison! The Poetry Assessment does not include an answer key. Any of our resources that include answer keys will note that in the descriptions of the unit. We try to make our descriptions detailed so that you know exactly what you will receive. If there is an answer that you are unsure of on one of the resources, let us know and we'll be happy to help you out!
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Diary of a 5th Grade Teacher
Hi Lightbulb Minds! I just ran across your store and absolutely love your products. I, too, am a 5th grade teacher in South Carolina and was wondering if you all plan to do something with our ecosystems standards to include parts of a cell and Reconstruction? These are the first things I teach in science and social studies and would love to have something from you all to enhance both of these units of study.

Thanks!
Verena
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi Verena,
We don't have immediate plans for that unit, but we'll definitely keep it in mind for the future! We're glad you found us...it's always nice to "see" other SC teachers. :)
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Amanda Mattson  (TpT Seller) re: Number the Stars Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Just curious why a quiz for Chapters 16 & 17 is not included....
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question! What we have done in the past - and what we had in mind when we created the unit - is to use the PowerPoint as a reading journal guide that the students turn in at the end of the novel for a major grade/assessment. It's something that is all-inclusive of comprehension and reading skills, therefore it's a great alternative assessment to a paper/pencil test. We never typically give a final quiz on the last two chapters because we usually use ideas from the Book Report Menu to discuss/assess the last two chapters. We have also in the past had students write alternative endings to the novel to show their knowledge of the final chapters. This is an alternative to the typical quiz format for the ending of the book. We hope this helps. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Jackie Kleyman  (TpT Seller) re: Number the Stars Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hi. I just purchased this unit and the "dictionary dig" fonts aren't coming up in my mac. I just see smudges.
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question! You will need to make sure you've unzipped the entire unit before opening each individual activity. Then be sure you're opening the PDFs with Adobe Reader. If you are seeing jumbled or smudged text or blurred shapes on a PDF, you are probably not using Adobe Reader to view the file (even though you may have the updated version downloaded). If your computer defaults to use another program, the images and text may not show correctly. Once you download Adobe Reader, right-click on the file you want to open. Choose "Open With" and select Adobe Reader. If you simply double-click to view the file, a default PDF program may open the file instead of Adobe Reader. Let us know if you continue having problems and we'll be happy to help!
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Buyer re: Revolutionary War Unit from Lightbulb Minds
After downloading the PowerPoint presentation, I was not able to save it to my computer because I was not allowed to edit it. When I tried to change the format to save, it asks for a password. Please let me know how to save this presentation to my computer.

Thanks
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications to protect our copyright on these resources, however this does not prevent you from saving, viewing, or printing the resource.

To save your unit go to "My Purchases" in your account and click the "Download Now" button, choose to SAVE the file rather than OPEN it. Once you save the file to your computer, you will see that it is a zip file. You will need to "unzip" the file before you open each activity in the unit. Most newer computers come with an unzipping program; however, you may need to download an unzipping program to your computer if it does not have one of these programs. You can download a free trial of WinZip by following this link: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm. Once you have an unzipping program installed on your computer, you will need to locate the zipped file that you downloaded from Lightbulb Minds. Right-click on the zipped file and choose "extract here" to extract each of the individual resources from the unit. Make sure you are viewing your Power Point on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Virginia C. re: 4th Quarter Vocabulary Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Do you have vocabulary for Quarters 1-3? I love these activities and would like a year long unit!
April 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hey, vcardwell! Currently we only offer our 4th Quarter Vocabulary Unit; however we would be more than happy to consider a custom work request from you listing in further detail exactly what you need for your classroom. You can do this by visiting our website at http://www.lightbulbminds.com/customwork.htm and completing the online form provided on the page. We hope to hear from you soon!
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Bethany C. re: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hello! I just purchased your Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing packet and I love it! One question- there are only Summary Questions for Chs.1-8 and there are 10 chapters in the book. Was there a 9-10 Summary that was left off? If you have one, can you send it to me? Thanks!
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your question, carrbe. The Final Story Summary activity includes questions for chapters 9-10 as well as the rest of the chapters in the story. Let us know if you have any further questions and we'll be happy to help you!
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Jackie K. re: Math Mini Unit: Operations & Algebraic Thinking with Word Problems
Do you have this same thing but for the common core 5th grade?
April 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question, COCOPAPA! At this time we do not have math mini-units to match the 5th grade Common Core standards. We are currently working on math mini-units to match all of the 4th grade Common Core standards and once those are complete we will consider creating them for 5th grade as well!
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Buyer re: Weather Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Is there a lesson plan or anything to support these activities? I was wondering about the order/flow of the unit.
April 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question, lbignotti! These activities/resources were created to supplement a teacher’s current unit/curriculum so lesson plans are not provided in this unit. If you have any further questions we'd be happy to help you! :)
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Emily R. re: Poetry Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hi I just bought this and I love it!!! I just have one question.... Do you have a password for enabling the editing for the powerpoint? I'm unable to let students click on the questions to see if they are right or wrong. Thanks so much, I also bought the Astronomy Unit from you and love it as well!!
March 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your question. Unfortunately, our resources are protected for copyright reasons, and it is noted in the description that your purchase does not allow you to alter the resources. You can look at the description here: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Poetry-Unit-from-Lightbulb-Minds

In the latter part of the description, it states, "Your license does not authorize you to re-sell or otherwise use the file for profit in any way; to alter the file in any way; to create derivative works based on the file; or to post or distribute the file on your website, through email, on message boards, or in printed copy, except that your license authorizes you to distribute printed copies to students in one classroom."

This does not prevent you from viewing or printing the PowerPoints, though. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt.

Let us know if you have any further questions and thank you for your purchase.
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Erin Brodd  (TpT Seller) re: Human Body Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I have bought this product and am trying to open the PP, but I don't know the password? Is it somewhere and I'm missing it
March 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase, Erin! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications for copyright purposes. This does not prevent you from viewing or printing the PowerPoints, though. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Susan S.
Hi! I purchased the Native American Unit, but cannot access the powerpoint. It says I need a password. Please let me know what I need to do. Thanks!
Sue Stone
March 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications for copyright purposes. This does not prevent you from viewing or printing the PowerPoints, though. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Buyer re: Forces and Motion Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Is there a reading sheet for each concept included in this file, or are these just activities to go along with content?
March 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question, robinhaynes! These activities/resources were created to supplement a teacher’s current unit/curriculum so reading sheets are not provided for each concept. If you have any further questions we'd be happy to help you! :)
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JEN BERSCH  (TpT Seller) re: Human Body Unit from Lightbulb Minds
I am unable to open this document!
February 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question, Jen! You might try redownloading the file in the event that there was a glitch in the downloading process. Then, you will need to make sure you've unzipped the entire unit before opening each individual activity. (Right-click, choose extract all, and follow the prompts for unzipping.) Also, be sure you're opening the PDFs with Adobe Reader. If you use another program, the images and text may not show correctly. You can download a free version of Adobe Reader at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Once you download Adobe Reader, right-click on the file you want to open. Choose "Open With" and select Adobe Reader. If you simply double-click to view the file, a default PDF program may open the file instead of Adobe Reader. Let us know if you continue having problems and we'll be happy to help!
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Buyer re: Plant Classification Unit from Lightbulb Minds
This looks great but I don't have the program to open it-are there any other formats available?
thank you
February 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mrs. Ryan! Our resources are PDFs so they will open with Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Buyer re: Plant Classification Unit from Lightbulb Minds
What format was this created on-I can't open microsoftword pub in RTF format
February 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mrs. Ryan! Our resources are PDFs so they will open with Adobe Reader. If you do not have Adobe Reader, you can download it for free at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Let us know if you have any other questions!
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Virginia B. re: Revolutionary War Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Good morning,

I just bought your product, but my Powerpoint Presentation won't open! Any suggestions on what to do!
February 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
We're sorry to hear that you're having trouble viewing the PowerPoints on your computer, vrb6388. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.

Next, make sure that you have unzipped the unit. If you're having trouble opening the zipped files follow these instructions - Most newer computers come with an unzipping program; however, you may need to download an unzipping program to your computer if it does not have one of these programs. You can download a free trial of WinZip by following the "Get Winzip Free" button here: http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm. Once you have an unzipping program installed on your computer, you will need to locate the zipped file that you downloaded from Lightbulb Minds. Right-click on the zipped file and choose "extract here" to extract each of the individual resources from the unit.

Once the unit is unzipped, double-click to open one of the PowerPoint files and select "read only" to view the PowerPoint.

If you are still having problems opening the PowerPoints, let us know what the specific error message is that appears so that we can try to provide further assistance.
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Julie L. re: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Super resource. I would like to compare my answers with an answer key. Would it be possible to include one in the future?
February 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
While this resource doesn't include an answer key, we'll definitely consider including answer keys in the future, especially for our novel resources. Thanks for your feedback and suggestion!
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Buyer re: Number the Stars Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Did you not include answer keys in your unit to the Chapter quizzes?
February 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your question! The unit description notes that this unit “includes 10 files below; answer keys not included unless noted in description below.” The quizzes do not include answer keys, but the answers are either readily available in the text or the answers are subjective. We try to provide detailed descriptions of our units so that teachers can make accurate choices that will meet their needs, and we hope you will enjoy this unit! Thanks for shopping with Lightbulb Minds!
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Buyer re: Magnets & Electricity Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Hi I just purchased your Magnet/Electricity Unit and when I go to open the Game It's Electric it comes up needing a password? What do I put here?
February 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase! Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications for copyright purposes. This does not prevent you from viewing or printing the PowerPoints, though. First, make sure you are viewing them on a PC. (As noted in the descriptions, our PowerPoints are not compatible with MACs.) Then, just click "read only" at the prompt. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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Buyer re: Persuasive Writing Unit from Lightbulb Minds
Unfortuantely I am unable to read the teacher note file. I've read the directions from TpT about blurry PDF's and followed the directions to no avail. I am able to access the other files. CAn you possibly email me the copy of the teacher note file page and I will try to open it that way? Thanks!
February 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi linzer,
You will need to make sure you have Adobe Reader (available FREE online) downloaded to your computer. Then, locate the file on your computer and right-click on the file. Choose "open with" and select Adobe Reader as the program to use to open the file. Your computer is probably set to use an alternate program as a default even though you've installed Adobe Reader.

If you continue to have problems, send us an email at teachers@lightbulbminds.com and we'll be happy to try to provide further help!
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Holly D.
Hi!

I just purchased and downloaded Number the Stars (unit). The PowerPoint requires a password to open. Please advise.

Thanks,
Holly
January 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Lightbulb Minds  (TpT Seller)
Hi Holly,
Our PowerPoints are password-protected against modifications to help protect our copyright on these resources. However, they do not require a password to open. Save the resources to your computer or flashdrive and then double-click the file to open it. Select "read only" at the password prompt. You will still be able to view and/or print the slideshow. Let us know if we can be of further help!
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