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Jennifer H.
I just purchased your multiplication activities, and it will not let me open. It says the file is damaged? What can I do to get this to work?
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hello Jennifer,

Perhaps the file became corrupted during the download process. Please download the unit again and attempt to open it using the most recent version of Adobe Reader. We have sold many of this particular unit to other users without problems. I just downloaded the same unit from my store and it opened correctly for me. If the new download does not work for you please let us know and we will see what the staff at TPT can do for you.

Thank you,
Mary hopkins
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Melanie Esparza  (TpT Seller) re: Wizard of Oz Reading Comprehension Unit - Common Core Aligned
Can you please tell me what version of The Wizard of Oz this correlates to?
January 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Melanie--Our unit correlates to the original book by L. Frank Baum, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz". You may be thinking of the 1939 movie with Judy Garland. The movie is not identical to the original children's book. Hope this helps. Best wishes, Mary
January 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: 3rd Grade Multiplication Activities - Common Core 3.OA.A1
When the students are certain fact groups is that number the first or second factor. For example when learning the 6 facts is the problem written 5x6 or 6x5?
December 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Kbinning--I would say it would be 6X5 to indicate that it is the six times table being studied. Of course, due to the commutative property of multiplication the product is, of course, 30 either way. Hope this helps. Best wishes, Mary
December 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Teresa Hoover  (TpT Seller) re: Multiplication Puzzles Volume Two - Common Core Aligned
Do the puzzles go up to 12 x 12 by any chance?
October 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Teresa--The twelves puzzles do go up to 12 x 12. Hope they are working out well for you. Best wishes, Mary
October 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi Ms. Hopkins! First, I want to say I LOVE what you've done with your worksheets for 'Our United States.' I'm looking forward to using them with my kids! I have a question about the Mid-Southern States package. The map on page 7 of the pdf file is of the Mid-Atlantic region. Could you e-mail the correct map? (It's the map of the US with the region outlined.)
Thanks so much!
Dorien Oliver
dorien@oliver-net.com
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Dorien--We have just now revised the incorrect map on p. 7. Thank you for bringing the mistake to our attention. Please re-download the unit from TPT (at no additional cost). Also, on the coresponding page of the teacher's edition section the correct map is shown. Sorry for the inconvenience. Best wishes, Mary
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Lisa Tinsley  (TpT Seller) re: October 32-Page Thematic Lesson Plan Booklet
Are these Common Core aligned? I assume many of them would naturally be, but I still like to ask.
September 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Lisa--The monthly units first came out in 1983 way before Common Core standards. However, the basic skills included in the monthly units (as well as in all my units) would be aligned to the skills later identified as Common Core standards. Hope this helps. Best wishes, Mary
September 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Lake States-'Our United States Series' 32-Page Lesson Plans Booklet
Can I order this without downloading?
July 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brendawms51,

Our units are only available in digital download format (PDF files). Please let us know if this does not address your question.

Thank you for your interest in the Lake States unit,

Mary Hopkins
July 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Michelle S. re: Western States-'Our United States Series' 32-Page Thematic Booklet
Mary

I bought the Western States package and it is great. Unfortunately, when I get to the teacher answer pages, all of the answers are messed up. It almost looks like a foreign language with numbers and symbols thrown in among the letters. I can't read any of the answers. Can I get another PDF?
May 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lukeandcalliesmom,

I just looked at the PDF file on the TPT server and everything appears normal. The Teacher's Edition includes all the answer pages and starts at page 39. Do these pages look normal? It sounds like your download may have gotten corrupted. Try downloading another copy and see if that works for you. If not please contact me again. Thank you.

Mary Hopkins
May 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: 3rd Grade Multiplication Activities - Common Core 3.OA.A1
Are these just actitives that align with Common Core or are there lesson plans included to use the activities?
March 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Becksters74--These activities align directly with common core standard 3.0A.A1. They can be used for directed teaching lessons, math centers, follow up activities, or homework. Hope this helps.
Best wishes, Mary
March 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Avarelle Dacosta  (TpT Seller) re: Fact Families - Multiplication & Division Facts - Common Core Aligned
What does this packet include?
February 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Avarelle--The fact families unit includes: a classroom poster of common core standard 3.0A.07, the "Fun Fact Family Song", 2 pages of instructional explanations of the multiplication/division fact families, and 11 pages of fact family practice (one sheet for each fact from the 2's to the 12's). There are 15 reproducible pages in all. Hope this helps. Best wishes, Mary
February 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Chinese New Year - 32 page thematic booklet
I just purchased your unit of work but when I tried to download it said I am not authorised to download this - please help. I have already paid. Thanks
February 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Malkit--Others have been able to download this unit successfully. We just tested the unit and were able to download it. Please try again, and if you continue to have any problems, contact Teachers Pay Teachers. It appears that the TpT website was having some problems recently and this may have affected your download. If TpT cannot resolve the problem, please send a request to us at sales@readysets.com and we will send the unit to you directly via email. Sorry you had difficulty. Please let us know if this works for you. Best wishes, Mary
February 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Connie B. re: Chinese New Year - 32 page thematic booklet
I just purchased the Chinese New Year thematic unit. However, I cannot save it without a password. How do I get this?
January 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear cmbamburg--Others have been able to download this unit successfully. Please try again, and if you continue to have any problems, contact Teachers Pay Teachers. If they cannot resolve the problem, please send a request to us at sales@readysets.com and we will send the unit to you directly via email. Sorry you had difficulty. Please let us know if this works for you. Best wishes, Mary
January 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Mathamatically Yours
Mathamatically Yours  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mary,

I'm still having the same problem with the 63 Math Timed Tests. I went into "My Purchases" and downloaded the file again. It has the same mistake on pg MM.

Thanks,
Tracy
October 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracy,

We apologize for this error. We have uploaded new, corrected, versions of this file many times today using different file names. The MM pages appear to work correctly now. Please Try again and if the pages don't view/print correctly we will contact TPT and see that you get the correct version one way or another.

Mary Hopkins
October 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Mathamatically Yours
Mathamatically Yours  (TpT Seller) re: 63 Math Timed Tests
Hi Mary,

Is there an error on page MM (pg 39)? 1-4 are perimeter questions and the boxes for 5-16 are empty. It looks like there is supposed a questions using dot to dot grids, but they aren't there. There answer key for MM (pg 88) is also incomplete.

Thanks for your help. The product seems really great - I ordered it after downloading the free sample.

Thanks,
Tracy
October 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracy,

We uploaded a revision of this unit on September 9, 2012 which corrects the problem you mention. I just printed those two pages from the unit and they printed correctly. We just uploaded the same file to TPT again. Perhaps the first revision did not overwrite the original file with the error. Please download this file again and let me know if it does or does not print correctly for you. We apologize for the inconvenience. Mary Hopkins
October 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: 63 Math Timed Tests
I can't print the timed test that I bought. When I try and print it tells me to contact the person who created the document. Can you help with this?

Thanks!
August 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Bishal02,

I just printed a test page from the unit and it worked correctly. Are you opening the unit in Adobe Reader version 7 or higher? Try downloading and installing the latest version of Adobe Reader. This unit print correctly on two printers we have at home. Have you tried printing other pdf files to your printer. You might try rebooting your computer, and powering your printer off for a minute and then back on. Do you have another printer you could try printing to? Please let me know if you continue to have problems and we'll reply to you.

Mary Hopkins
August 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Jodi D. re: April 32-Page Thematic Lesson Plans Booklet
Hi Mary, I purchased your math journal for the month of March. Do you have one for April or May? My children loved it! Thank you.
April 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Bookworm, All of our monthly units contain math worksheets, but we don't have a math journal per se. There is another Mary Hopkins on Teachers Pay Teachers. Maybe the journal was her product. I am sending links to our April, May and June monthly units that you might like. Also, see the link to our 63 daily math timed tests. I used them for years and years with great success in my class. The kids kept up their math skills and loved the challenge. Best wishes, Mary Hopkins
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/May-32-Page-Thematic-Lesson-Plans-Booklet

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/April-32-Page-Thematic-Lesson-Plans-Booklet

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/June-32-Page-Thematic-Lesson-Plans-Booklet


http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/63-Math-Timed-Tests
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Buyer re: Free Sample Page From My 32-Page Thematic Booklet Plus 2 Unpublished Activities
When I download this booklet I only get page 5. Is this what is supposed to happen?

Thank you, Susan
January 31, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Ssaldi--Yes, this is the free sample that we offer from the 32 page September unit. The entire 32 page unit costs $5.95. We have a unit for each school month, 3 multicultural units, and a USA states series. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Best wishes, Mary Hopkins
January 31, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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SunnyDays   (TpT Seller) re: Chinese New Year - 32 page thematic booklet
Hi there,
I think your preview is actually the entire file. I just downloaded it and it's 41 pages long!
January 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hello Sunny Days,

Thank you for the heads-up. We will correct this shortly.

Mary Hopkins
January 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

SunnyDays
SunnyDays   (TpT Seller) re: Chinese New Year - 32 page thematic booklet
Hi there,
I think your preview is actually the entire file. I just downloaded it and it's 41 pages long!
January 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Free Sample Page From My 32-Page Thematic Booklet Plus 2 Unpublished Activities
This really is a bait-and-switch. It says the whole 32 pages is a free download. Very disappointing.
August 8, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: New England-'Our United States Series' 32-Page Lesson Plans Booklet
Earlier today I asked abour student pages---they just started coming out of the printer
March 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Very good. Thank you for getting back to us and thank you for purchasing our New England unit.
March 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: New England-'Our United States Series' 32-Page Lesson Plans Booklet
For the download New England--Our United States Series, are the worksheets available without the answersd on them?
March 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Yes. Pages 7-38 of the download do not have the answers printed. Pages 39 and after are the "Teachers Edition" which do have the answers on each page. If your download is not in this format please let us know so we may correct this. Thank you. info@readysets.com
March 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: New England-'Our United States Series' 32-Page Lesson Plans Booklet
Do you have originals of the worksheets without the answers already on them?
New England-Our United States Series
March 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Yes. Pages 7-38 of the download do not have the answers printed. Pages 39 and after are the "Teachers Edition" which do have the answers on each page. If your download is not in this format please let us know so we may correct this. Thank you. info@readysets.com
March 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

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Phylis B. re: Free Sample Page From My 32-Page Thematic Booklet Plus 2 Unpublished Activities
How do I purchase this Sept. unit----I don't see anything that says add to cart and I would like to have it for tomorrow morning if possible? thanks, Phylis B
August 15, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Hi Phylis,

Scroll down a little on that page and you will see the "Add to Cart" button, or just click on the product name and it will take you to the same place. Our lesson plans are also avaialbe at http://www.readysets.com
Thank you for your interest in our products. Mary
August 15, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Free Sample Page From My 32-Page Thematic Booklet Plus 2 Unpublished Activities
I can only get the School House page...not 32 pages. What am I doing wrong. I already did the right click and save target as.
May 1, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
The School House page is the free page. The 32 page booklet is the one you must purchase through the web site. Hope you will order our material. It is very practical and the kids enjoy using it. Best wishes, Mary Hopkins
May 2, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Elsa M. re: Cinco de Mayo 32-Page Thematic Lesson Plans Booklet
Hi,
I'm interested in purchasing your unit. Do you include a formal lesson plan for the unit?

Thanks,
Elsa
April 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Dear Elsa, The Cinco de Mayo unit is 32 pages that include background info on the holiday as well as many language arts and math activities. I think you would find it helpful. Thanks for your question. Best wishes, Mary Hopkins
April 21, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
hi, i love your unit activities for each month - i ordered september back in july and went to order more this evening through the end of the year and accidently reordered sept.... would it be possible to receive january instead and just move forward one more month instead?
i'll be a great customer to earn! lol
August 7, 2009 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Yes, we can email the January unit to replace your duplicate September unit. Please provide us your email address and we will send it this weekend. Best wishes, Mary Hopkins
August 8, 2009 Report inappropriate comment

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Allison Russo  (TpT Seller)
Are you willing to sell in bulk? I am interested in buying your product but if I buy all months will I get a discount?
August 31, 2008 Report inappropriate comment
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Mary Hopkins  (TpT Seller)
Yes, we do sell in bulk. Please visit our Website at www.readysets.com and you will see our great offer of all 10 Monthly units in a single download for half off the regular price. You'll find the offer in the middle of the Home page. Thank you for your interest in Ready Sets.

Mary Hopkins
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

For more than 35 years I have taught primary grades in a K-8 elementary district in the greater Los Angeles area. I have been teaching third grade since 1991. I also serve as pianist for our school's Glee Club. I have developed a very teacher-friendly series of 32- page reproducible instructional units which include one booklet for each school month (Sept.--June), 3 multicultural units--(Martin Luther King's Birthday, Cinco de Mayo, and Chinese New Year). My USA geography 32 -page units cover all major regions of the United States. These units have been in use since 1983, and have been very popular with both students and teachers. They have withstood the "test of time" and are not trendy and easily outdated.

MY TEACHING STYLE

My teaching style is to utilize thematic units to "teach across the curriculum". I use music in the classroom to enhance current study units. I give directed lessons, and also provide for kids to work together in pairs and small groups. I have incorporated fine arts into my curriculum in the form of needlepoint, and knitting--believing that these hands-on activities are important for well-rounded child development. I also team teach with two other teachers at my grade level in math, language arts, p.e., and fiber arts. Our class begins each day with a patriotic song taken from the unique songbook that I compiled. Our school is ethnically diverse, and the daily patriotic music serves as a unifying activity.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

My Glee Club teaching partner and I were recognized by the city of Monterey Park, California for service to our school's Glee Club and Hand Bell Choir. Although I do not direct the Bell Choir, I organized fund-raising events in the 1970's in order to purchase the "foundation" sets of bells. My own class has also performed songs and square dances for local civic occasions such as the annual "Play Days" carnival. I also served as Glee Club pianist in my former elementary site. I have had the experience of working with several student teachers.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I attended Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan with a double major in art history and studio art, graduating in 1972. I obtained my California Elementary Teaching Credential from Cal State LA in 1973. I enrolled in a distance Masters of Education program from Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona, and completed my degree in 2002.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am currently taking a wonderful low-tech class in weaving on an 8-harness floor loom. I am also learning to spin wool on a drop spindle. Other things I like are gardening, reading, and playing the piano. My husband and I co-produce the Ready Sets line of teaching units that we have been working on jointly since 1996.