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This pack is designed to help you organize and decorate your classroom library. Included are: -display posters for eekk, ways to read, ipick, ...
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This book study is centered on Frog and Toad Are Friends by Arnold Lobel. This book study was designed for students in first and second grades. ...
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This product is everything you need to complete an Apple Lap book with you students, all you need are the folders! This product is perfect for y...
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Learn about animals in this fun cross-curricular zoo themed unit that includes science, literacy and math activities! This unit contains: -10...
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This fun craftivity is a great follow-up/review to fact families! Students will create addition sentences that correspond with their fact family...
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This American Themed Unit is great for learning about American Symbols and American Heroes. Symbols and monuments are included. This 89 page unit...
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Silly Sentences is a small group/center sentence building activity. Students will build creative sentences and read and convey its meaning throug...
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This is a colorful set of anchor charts that explain many of the common spelling rules. Great for introducing spelling rules to students and keep...
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A Perfect Pair of Pears! This homophone mini unit includes: - list of perfect primary homophone - 3 recording/assessment/independent practice w...
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This 40 page back to school mini unit is full of math and literacy activities to use in your classroom after reading This Is the Way We Go to Sch...
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This 35 page book study was designed for students in first and second grades. It is a series of worksheets, story vocabulary lists, chapter compr...
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This product is everything you need to complete an America lap book with you students, all you need are the folders! This product is perfect for...
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This 35 page book study was designed for students in first and second grades. It is a series of worksheets, story vocabulary lists, chapter compr...
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In this summer themed pack, great for small groups, centers, and independent practice, you will receive: -2 craftivities (one glyph and one wr...
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Coins In the Pot! is a March themed coin value matching game. It is great for math centers and small group work. A recording sheet is included!
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This is a mini unit that directly corresponds with The Day It Rained Hearts, by Felecia Bond. This mini unit includes: -Noting details lesson an...
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This organization pack will help you organize you classroom for math! The pack includes symbol posters with kid friendly definition, math manipul...
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Hello Nouns! is a noun mini unit intended for initial instruction or review of nouns as a person, place, or thing. Included in this mini unit: -...
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Two Small group/center activities that are designed to review the concept of using is or are. Included are: 1 Is/Are Picture Sort 1 Is/Are Sen...
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Students will match scoops of ice cream (addends) with the sum on the cone to make doubles facts! A great center/math tub activity.
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Heather King  (TpT Seller)
No problem! Thanks! My email is mrsheatherking@gmail.com.
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Heather King  (TpT Seller)
In your America Rocks Lap Book you mention a White House power point in your store, but I am unable to find it. Has it been removed?
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Hi Heather,
Unfortunately since I used images from .gov website I am unable to have it on TPT. I apologize for the inconvenience. I can send you a modified version if you leave your email address! Have fun with the lap book! Thanks for your purchase:)
February 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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I purchased your Cat in the Hat mini Unit and just noticed that it had been removed from my TPT purchases. I was wondering if you had a replacement item.
Thanks
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Alison L.
Hello,

I saw pattern you had made in an old post. It has Santa on one side and a Christmas tree on the other. Do you have the pattern in your store? If not, would you be willing to email it to me?

Thank you,

Alison
alison2782@gmail.com
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I love Dinosaurs Before Dark. Great for my high readers!! Getting ready to down load the second one. Any more on the horizon? My son loved this series so I have a ton of them and many of my first graders are ready this year. This book study has been super helpful!! Keep them coming!!! PLEASE!!!
October 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Deborah C.
Hi Melissa: I was reading your old post about map skills and loved your ideas. Do you have a map unit on TPT? I didn't see one. I'm looking for some new Me on the Map ideas. Thanks
September 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Patti J.
Where can I find the adorable dice game for the end of the year student gift? I looked in your TPT store, but didn't see the game.
May 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Hi!

You can find that one my blog:

todayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com

Melissa
May 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Jeannine Bayles  (TpT Seller)
I just bought your Frog and Toad Are Friends book study. My class and I really love it, however there are a few errors that need correcting.
-On the first page of the follow-ups for The Story the heading on the top right says "Frog and Toad:Spring"
-On the draw Toad's button page it says repeatedly "Frog's button is.." and it should say Toad's button for each of these
-On the button sequencing page, it says "Frog finds a thick button but it is not Toad's" It should say thin instead of thick...


thank you so much. Please let me know when you have made the changes so I can re-download.
Jeannine
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Jeannine,

Please re-download the product. I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. I hope you and your students enjoy the product.
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Julie's Jewels
Julie's Jewels  (TpT Seller) re: America Rocks! Lap Book
I just wanted to let you know that there is a typo on the flag flap. It says starts instead of stars. Let me know when you fix it so I can redownload that page. Thanks
May 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
All fixed. Thank you for letting me know.
May 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Julie's Jewels
Julie's Jewels  (TpT Seller)
The PowerPoint would be great. I will keep it to myself. Thanks so much.
Julie
April 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Julie's Jewels  (TpT Seller) re: America Rocks! Lap Book
I am unable to find your free Smart Board program that goes with the white house part of America Rocks. Can you help me?
Julie
April 21, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Hi Julie!

I do not have a smart board program to match my America Rocks, as I do not have a smart board in my classroom... I do use a power point presentation in my room ( informational rather than interactive, since its PowerPoint). If you are interested in the PowerPoint, I'd be happy to email it to you as long as you do not redistribute it to others. Please email me at todayinfirstgradeblog@gmail.com if you want the PowerPoint!
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Sandra Naihe  (TpT Seller)
Aloha,

I teach Kindergarten on the island of Kauai and would love to use the flip book for shapes 3D. So I am Requesting the solid figure flip book print out. You said to just ask. My email is: mrsnaihe.koloaschool@gmail.com


Mahalo,
Mrs. Na'ihe

Since my kiddos loved the coin flipper, I had them make a sold figure one too... They loved it just as much... first graders are so easy to please :)
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Buyer
Hi there!!
I love your site!
I saw a Solid Shapes Flip book on your site that I would love to do with my kids. Can you post the patterns?
Thanks for all you do!!!
November 20, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Miss Johnson  (TpT Seller)
I'm putting together my classroom library thanks to your cute labels!! (My little sister, who is 20 yrs-old :), picked yours from the few I chose.) I have a some suggestions for labels: mystery, realistic fiction, historical fiction, humor, adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, fiction, and sports. If you ever do add those, let me know! Thanks so much!!
November 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Miss Johnson
Miss Johnson  (TpT Seller)
Hi! I just purchased your classroom library labels. What font did you use? It's sooo cute!
November 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Nicole J. re: Classroom Library Organization Pack
Hey Melissa! Could you possibly add a Fly Guy label whenever you have time?
September 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Molly W. re: Off to the Zoo! A Science, Literacy, and Math Unit
What non-fiction books do you read for this usit? Are you using the Common Core Standards?
September 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Classroom Library Organization Pack
Melissa I was just wondering if you got a chance to get those other categories done. Thanks again for doing that for me! I really appreciate it!! Erin
August 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
New categories have been added!
September 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Classroom Library Organization Pack
Melissa I was just wondering if you got a chance to get those other categories done. Thanks again for doing that for me! I really appreciate it!! Erin
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Buyer re: Classroom Library Organization Pack
These look great and I've ordered them. What would really be helpful, and as I'm writing I'm reading your Q and As and see it's been addressed, is the little matching labels that I could cut and tape on the books to make sure they get back home. My email is ki.jordan@yahoo.com As I use them, I might come up with more category suggestions, I'll let you know.
Thanks!!! KarenIla
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
I'm glad that you like the product. I have tried sending out the mini labels, but unfortunately the pdf does not hold the label format. I can not send out a word version due to graphic copyrights. I am working on finding a way to get labels done, but it is taking some time. I will keep all purchasers updated and notify when/if the labels become available.

Thank you again for purchasing my product and I hope it works in well in your classroom!

Melissa
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Buyer re: Classroom Library Organization Pack
Melissa I purchased your library package. I love love love them!! So cute. I have a few categories that I was wondering if you could add?... Skippy Jon Jones, Feelings, First Grade Readers, I Spy, Mo Willems, and a general picture books. This would be so helpful! Thanks for considering it and for all of your great work!!
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
I am working on getting the additional titles/categories onto the label cards. I am out of town for a few more days; so they should be up by Wednesday or Thursday. I will send out the update when the additions are complete!

I am so glad that you like the product!

Melissa
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Roxanne G. re: Sorry You Missed Us Cards
I love these cards! Could I have an editable version or could you make a few changes for me?
August 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately I cannot give out an editable version. Depending on the changes, I might be able to do some extras. Please e-mail me at todayinfirstgradeblog@gmail.com with the details and I will let you know if I am able to make the changes!
August 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Nicole J. re: Classroom Library Organization Pack
I love this pack! It's so so cute! Do you happen to have smaller labels to put on each book that correspond with the book bin labels?
July 29, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
I do have a smaller label that I use. Please send your email address to
todayinfirstgradeblog@gmail.com and I will email you the document.
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Melissa I purchased your library package. I love love love them!! So cute. I have a few categories that I was wondering if you could add?... Skippy Jon Jones, Feelings, First Grade Readers, I Spy, Mo Willems, and a general picture books. This would be so helpful! Thanks for considering it and for all of your great work!!
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Hello! I actually have a question on a Blog post. I was wondering about the HM Focus Wall/Language Board. Can you please tell me more about it or where I can go to get more info on it!!!!!!!! I LOVE YOUR IDEAS!!!
June 27, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Hello,

The HM focus wall/ langauge board is a hybrid of what has been outlined by HM in the teacher's guide and a new spiral review called language board.

On my focus wall I always put the theme picture, title of the anthology story, skill, strategy and a place for the author. I have a seperate word board for spelling and HFWs. I'm guessing you saw the pic on the What We've been up to... post. That is the focus wall at the top. The language board is at the bottom. I used the most imporatant strands from the standards to review each day. You do the same questions each day of the week or few weeks depending on the topic and just change the information. For example: One of my questions on the board was "Which is a _____?" I would add in noun, verb, adjective, letter, word, blend etc... depending on what I was teaching at that time and then give them three choices to choose from. I put the word pattern from HM on there too. I also had edit this sentence, idetify the complete sentence, add the correct punctuation, add the pronoun and so on. I got alot of my ideas from http://www.r4sdss.org/board-language They have a couple of templates that I used to help design my language board.

I hope this helps. If you have any other questions on need more info. email me at todayinfirstgradeblog@gmail.com

Sincerely, Melissa
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Selena M.
I was wondering through your blog and found mention of I Love America Unit. Do you by any chance have that to sell? We are getting ready to start our unit on America.
April 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Hi Selena-
Thanks for stopping by my blog! I have been slowly but surly working on getting my I Love America Unit together for TPT, but it is still a couple of weeks away from being posted. Look for it closer to May.
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Julie Raitano  (TpT Seller) re: If You Give a Pig A Pancake Craftivity
I really like this Free If you Give a Pig a Pancake Craft, but for some reason when I hit the download bottom, it takes me back to my search. I am new at this am I doing something wrong?

Thanks so much for your time.
-JR
March 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
I'm not sure... But, if you are having trouble on TPT you can also download it from my blog at todayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com. Just search for pig and pancake and it pops right up!

Let me know if you are still having trouble, I'd be happy to email it to you as well.
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Caroline Brantley  (TpT Seller)
I love your America group projects. Would you ever share your worksheet or make it available on tpt?

Caroline
brantcc@bay.k12.fl.us
February 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Melissa Hodson  (TpT Seller)
Caroline,

I would be happy to share them! Look for them soon on my blog and TPT.

Sincerely,
Melissa Hodson
February 13, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am in my 3rd year of teaching 1st grade and have experience teaching in grades k-6.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I enjoy teaching fun, content-rich themeatic units that are aligned to the standards.

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MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Multiple Subject Teaching Credential B.A. Liberal Studies B.A. Music

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visit my teaching blog at: todayinfirstgrade.blogspot.com