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Michelle Walker
South Africa - Eastern Cape - Port Elizabeth
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"Visit me at www.creativeclassroom123.blogspot.com".

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In this pack you will find 14 math center activities for the following math concepts: 1. Patterns: ab abb abc abbc 2. Skip counting: 2s 3s 5s ...
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Practice basic addition facts with this fun dice game with a Dinosaur theme!
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This Lucky Leprechaun will help your students consolidate fraction recognition while they race to the pot-o'-gold! Fractions included are half, t...
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My 'Monster Problem Solving' Freebie has proved so popular (over 65000 downloads!) and many of my valued followers have asked for more problems t...
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My Free Monster Problem Solving Math Center has proved SO popular that I have created this Christmas Cookie Problem Solving Center! In this cent...
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Your students will have a "Seuss-tastic" time practicing 1 and 10 more and less with the Hat Cat. The game board for this game is a 100 grid to ...
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This cute single page Math Game uses dominoes to practice basic addition facts...but before you can cover a number you have to add 1 (2, 3, 4 or ...
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AARRRGGHH! Me Hearties! This game for 2-4 players assists students to practice and consolidate place value and the concept of greater and less th...
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Enjoy the Fall Season with these Literacy Center activities to practise upper and lowercase recognition and matching and alphabetical order. Incl...
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Help the Easter bunny to hop to the Easter basket by rolling 2 dice and sliding them together to make a fraction. Find the fraction on the board ...
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Practice doubles 1-6 with this fun dice game with an At the Zoo theme!
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Celebrate Spring with this classic "Bump!" game. Players roll 2 dice to create fractions which are covered on the game board. The first player to...
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Use this fun Math Station/Center to practise estimation and number skills. A quick, easy, versatile center that can be used again and again! Two ...
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These puzzles for numbers 1-20 are an excellent resource for your students to practise number recognition, counting and tallies. The cute little ...
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Turn the dial on the Scarecrow's tummy to create math sums to practice basic math facts. A choice of 3 dials offers practice in bonds 0-9 +0-3 or...
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4 Christmas borders for you to use on stationery in your classroom or at home. Each border is available in both JPG and PNG format. These borders...
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These puzzles for numbers 1-20 are an excellent resource for your students to practise number recognition, counting and tallies. The adorable sca...
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Your students will love being "Super Sleuths" to decode the sentences on the worksheets in this pack. Add a few magnifying glasses to this center...
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Turn the dial on the Gingerbread Man's tummy to create math sums to practice basic math facts. A choice of 3 dials offers practice in bonds 0-9 +...
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This simple, fun Pirate-themed board game is an excellent Math Center activity. Players move around the game board collecting number cards and op...
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kthomas11 re: Bugs! Thematic Unit
I'm really disappointed with this download, from your overview I thought there would be more student activity pages. I won't leave a bad review but I'm not happy that I paid so much for nothing.
March 21, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
I am so sorry you feel that way! Have you actually read through the entire product? I believe you will find that there are tons of activities to do with your kids...they are just not necessarily printable. I know that many schools do not have facilities available to print and laminate large quantities of worksheets etc and need to use recyclables and other materials to make teaching aids and assist with learning...not only that, children actually enjoy moving away from pencil and paper activities and being able to create their own learning aids - you will find a multitude of these types of activities included in this pack. If after giving it a good read, however, you are still unhappy with it please email me and I will happily arrange a refund or offer another product from my store in its place. You can reach me at michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za.
Kind regards
Michelle
March 22, 2013

wright2 re: Roll, slide and hop! (Fractions)
What do you do when they slide the dice together and make for example 8/2? My first graders are just learning fractions for the first time. They really don't know to turn it around and say 2/8ths. Just wondering how you use the game.
March 19, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
I would stress before the time (when introducing the game) that the smaller number MUST go at the top...that way they will always make a proper fraction that will appear on the board. Hope this helps! Enjoy the game.... :) Michelle
March 19, 2013

A Perfectly Poetic Page  (TpT Seller)
It's my Fun Friday~Think Spring post. Thanks a bunch!!

~Tracy
February 10, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Thanks!! :)
February 10, 2013

A Perfectly Poetic Page  (TpT Seller) re: Spring fraction matching cards FREEBIE!
I included a link to your fabulous product on my blog. The link goes directly to your store here. I hope that's okay. If not, please send me a note and I will remove the link. Thanks!

~Tracy from A Perfectly Poetic Page
February 10, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Wow, Tracy! I am honored! Thanks for the shout out! I am heading over to your blog to take a look!
:) Michelle
February 10, 2013

Lisenell Smith  (TpT Seller) re: Snowman Dial-a-Sum (Tables)
Michelle on the Snowman Dial-a-Sum Multiplication page you should really have dial a product for it to be correct usage of math terms, shouldn't you?
January 25, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Ahhh, I see what you are saying, Lisenell. You are reading 'sum' as addition and then it should be 'product' for multiplication...here in South Africa we call all equations "sums"...do you do the same?? If not, that is where the confusion is coming in...and yes, you are perfectly correct!! Thanks so much for pointing it out! There are so many subtle differences, beyond spellings, between the way English is spoken in different parts of the world! I am so enjoying learning all these subtleties.
Lisenell, please could you confirm whether the word "sum" is used to refer to an equation there too...because if it is not then I must definitely change the wording on this product!
Thanks so much for taking the time to point this out to me!!
:) Michelle
January 26, 2013

Elvira Ter Horst re: Penguin Dial-a-Sum
Dear Michelle Walker,
I wish some day (and this way it is a bit of a question too), teachers will going to share editable sheets, templates and products which I can translate in the .PDF
into Dutch (or any other language needed, like French, Spanish)
That would be so great!
That way teachers can share and join Global :-)
At this moment it is only reserved for the kids in my class which understand the basic of English...... and making other kids jealous with it.... while watching that it's so much fun ;-)
Greetings from a Dutch Teacher
at The Netherlands
January 16, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi, it is so fantastic to hear from you!
I love The Netherlands, visited very briefly many years ago now, but would love to return someday for a longer visit. As I live in South Africa, and speak Afrikaans, I understand some Dutch...when spoken slowly, of course!! :) And can usually make out a little when it is written as the two languages are so close. I would be very happy to create Dutch versions of any of my products for you if you are prepared to supply me with the translation....and perhaps let your other teaching friends know that I have Dutch products available! ;) You can email me directly at michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za...I look forward to hearing from you in the future.
Warm regards from sunny South Africa!
Michelle
January 16, 2013

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller)
Congrats on making it to the weekly newsletter today!! That's a huge milestone! Congrats again and see you around TpT!!!! :)

Take Care & Best Wishes,
Beth B
January 13, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Wow, Beth! Thank you so much for your kind words!
:) Michelle
January 13, 2013

frisbeedogfan re: Roll, slide and cover (fractions)
Hi Michelle,
I'm the lady who loved the fraction activity (Roll, slide and cover) but would have liked it in black and white. Thanks for your offer. My email address is daselwonk@aol.com
Thanks,
Lyn Knowles
January 10, 2013
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lyn
You are most welcome! I am happy to send it to you!
:) Michelle
January 13, 2013

s1lynn re: Christmas Cookie Problem Solving
December 7, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Regards
Michelle :)
December 7, 2012

Gabriella Hernandez  (TpT Seller) re: Recycling Thematic Unit
Hi Michelle!

I was wondering if your unit has lesson plans specifically for Language Arts and Social Studies. If so how many in each? Thank you for sharing!

Gabriella
November 30, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Gabriella, Thank you for your question! A little tricky to answer... :) Every lesson/activity in this unit is integrated, eg. a lesson may include discussion, thinking and reasoning (literacy activities) while the topic is landfills...there is then an application where the children make and monitor a mini landfill...which further involves writing up their findings.

I am sure that you will find this resource "jam packed" with wonderful learning activities and opportunities!
Warm regards
Michelle
December 1, 2012

katerose23 re: M&M's Math Challenge
Michelle--

I loved your m&ms sheet and I would definitely like a copy of your smarties packet (please:)) My contact information (email) is katerose2319@gmail.com.
Thank you,
Kaitlyn
November 23, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
With pleasure, Kaitlyn!
I will send it to you!
:) Michelle
November 24, 2012

Simone  (TpT Seller)
Hello, Do you have a problem solving that is fall/thanksgiving themed? I love the monster and the cookies problem solving so I would love to have something for fall.
Thanks,
Simone
November 17, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi, Simone...I don't as yet...but give me a week or so and I will make sure to put something together! Thank you so much for supporting my store!
Regards
Michelle
November 17, 2012

calalilly re: Christmas Borders Clipart
Hi Michelle,
I'm new to the clip art world...With your lovely border clip art would I be able to type in an invitation?
I'm trying to make a flyer invitation for an autism family support group that we have every December.
Diane Agresti
dlagresti@gmail.com
November 11, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Diane
You will need to create a document in whatever programme you usually use and insert the border as an image. You can then add text boxes as you wish.

Hope this helps!
Michelle
November 11, 2012

LuvNmath  (TpT Seller) re: Night, night graph
Where can I purchase a license to use the font on your resources? I am a middle/high school math teacher, I can't use your resources but I can use your font and some graphics.
October 27, 2012

patapoufi re: Spider web number patterns
Hello Michelle I have recently discovered Teacher Pay Teacher and I'm very much impressed by all the quality of your work !Where do you get all these nice images and frames ? How do all the teacher create all these frames ? In France we do not create such nice work. Again a great "merci" from France !
October 24, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Wow! I love how small the world has become since I became involved in Teachers Pay Teachers! I am from South Africa and have new "friends" all over the US and Canada as well as form other exciting places...like France!! :)
Thank you for your kind words! I create some of my own borders and images but most I purchase on line. www.scrappindoodles.com is a good place to start for good clipart...also do a clipart search in the TPT search engine. There are more and more people creating and selling clipart, fonts and borders/frames on TpT.
Hope this helps! :)
Michelle
October 24, 2012

izdateacher re: Spring fraction matching cards FREEBIE!
How do the boys feel about the flowers?
October 21, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
I really don't think it does boys any harm to have a little femininity around every now again! Spring is the season of flowers after all! And girls have dinosaurs, pirates, vehicles, etc given to them without any question of how they feel about it...??? :) Michelle
October 22, 2012

Drew's Room  (TpT Seller)
Ok I appreciate all of your help. So I downloaded one of the digital kits from just so scrappy and saved it to my computer...how do I add the content into the boxes. My computer downloaded file into windows photo viewer??
October 8, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
I am always happy to help! :)
How you add the images to your products will depend on the program you are using...the images are usually .jpg or .png files. I prefer working with the .png files because they do not have a white "background". I am afraid I have no real working knowledge of how to use MS software for creating products....what I do know, however, is that most questions are easily answered by a Google search! :) Alternatively, there are many people in the TpT forums who are willing and able to answer questions and help out newcomers! Sorry I can't be of more help here!! Good luck!
:) Michelle
October 9, 2012

Drew's Room  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much! So when you purchase a digital download (right) you receive it right away? How do you then add content to the purchase.
October 8, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Yes, you receive the clipart (digital download :)) right away...unless you buy off Etsy - then you wait for the seller to email it to you.

Usually, I think of a product idea first and then source the clipart I want to use...the layout and design work are then my own ideas and interpretation...using the clipart images and paper backings, borders etc. InDesign allows much layering and manoeuvering of text and images...I'm not sure about working in PowerPoint or other MS software. I do believe a lot of teacher sellers use PowerPoint very successfully, but I have not used it in years!! Not sure if I have answered you question!!
:) Michelle
October 8, 2012

Drew's Room  (TpT Seller) re: Monster Math Activity Pack
Did u use PowerPoint to make this? What did u use for the backgrounds and clip art? I am new to TpT and just figuring it out.
October 8, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi, welcome to a fantastic community!! My hubby is in graphic design so I am very fortunate to have Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator to work in. All the backgrounds and most of the clipart in this bundle are from www.justsoscrappytoo.com. The blackline drawings are my own. Just So Scrappy is great for getting clipart because their bundles include co-ordinating background papers, images and lettering....great value for money! However, the downfall is that everything is in colour and that there are no blackline images. If you want access to both the colour and the blackline of the image then I would suggest trying Scrappin Doodles, KPM Doodles or Melonheadz (store on TpT).
Hope this helps!
Do not hesitate to make contact again if I can assist you further!
My email is michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za.
Alternatively, if you visit the forums there is always someone willing to help you out!!
All the best for a wonderful TpT ride!!
:) Michelle
October 8, 2012

Anne Weaver  (TpT Seller) re: Monster Math Activity Pack
How clever...anyone would want to learn about monsters, I mean math! I have always loved using monsters for teaching a variety of concepts. Great work, check me out I'm new. If you need any photos or ideas let me know. I have a load of "monster" ideas.
Thanks,
Anne Weaver
October 7, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Wow, Anne! Thank you so much! I will pop over to your store right away! Welcome to a great community of people! :) Michelle
October 8, 2012

gayle genchi  (TpT Seller)
i was looking at the monster problem math center;the monsters are eye catching. i am trying to figure out how to use the monsters; do they each have a 'different value' or is the value of each '1'?
August 12, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Gayle
Have you downloaded my free Monster Problem Solving unit? Monster problem Solving 2 works in the same way. Yes, each monster is just '1'...each problem indicates a number of monsters to be used and then based on the other criteria students have to work out how many of each color monster is required to solve the problem with the correct total number of monsters.
Hope this helps! :) Michelle
August 12, 2012

sfletcher1
I do "edit" for several teachers on TpT, so if you ever need me to help out, just let me know. I am really good at it - my OCD!!! (ha ha) That's my way of giving back to teachers who create products since I can't do that - but I do have an objective eye that catches mistakes. Thanks.
susanlulu@yahoo.com
August 2, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for this offer and your kind words below! I will certainly keep you in mind as I often need an "American eye" to spot my "South Africanisms"! :)
I will be in contact soon about the Sunflower Journals!
Regards Michelle :)
August 2, 2012

sfletcher1 re: Sunflower Journals: Back to School Journal Pages FREEBIE
Aren't you just the sweetest person? You melted my heart!!!!! You must be an awesome person and teacher to be this "open" about what someone else thinks. My golly!! I wish I knew you in person! You are my kind of person - so caring, generous, grateful, open, willing to hear others' views, and the list goes on and on....... I never gotten this kind of nice message from anyone when I have given my opinion on fonts that do not follow correct teaching! Bless you little heart! You are #1 on my list. I will take a look at all your products when I have a chance. What a gracious person you are!!!!!!!!!!
susanlulu@yahoo.com
August 2, 2012

Cupcakes and Polka Dots  (TpT Seller) re: Monster Word Wall
Hello Michelle!

My name is Chansi and I was wondering how much you would charge for just the letter part of the Monster Sight Word pack?
Thank you!
Chansi Akridge chansi.akridge@yahoo.com
July 23, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Chansi
Thank you for your message. I am sure you will understand when I say that it is really not worth my while to separate this file. Although the letter pages only make up a small percentage of the file the work that went into creating them way outweighs the time it took to create the pages of words. Might I suggest that you follow my store and wait for a sale to purchase this pack? That way you will have the letters for now as well as the words should you ever want to use them in the future. I hope you are not too disappointed by this response.
Kind regards
:) Michelle
P.S. ....just between us....you won't have to wait too long for a sale! ;)
July 23, 2012

Sprinkles to Kindergarten  (TpT Seller) re: I'm the Gingerbread Man Thematic Unit
HI Michelle,
I was wondering if this unit is all Christmas gingerbread man graphics or could it be used for back to school (not too Christmassy)?
Thanks,
Erica
July 18, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Erica
This unit relates directly to the story of The Gingerbreadman and is not "Chrismassy" at all. I think it would be quite suitable for the beginning of the school year. It includes lots of language activities, math, science and technology/art. You can see a complete list of the activities included in the product write up in my store. None of the images relate to Christmas.
Hope this helps!
:) Michelle
July 18, 2012

Kimbershanks
Do you have a list of answers for the monster math packs? I love them, but use them as a station and want them to check themselves...
July 7, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi..."Monster Problem Solving" and "Monster Math Activity Pack" were two of the first items I created for TpT and I didn't include answer sheets...I shall add it to my 'to do' list. (Monster Problem Solving 2 and Christmas Cookie Problems both have answer sheets as they are newer and I realized that my customers wanted a list of answers included.)Make sure you follow my store and you will be alerted of the changes to the Monster Math Activity pack when I upload the updated file. Thanks for your query and support of my store. :) Michelle
July 7, 2012

lezlie760 re: FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
June 2, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
June 3, 2012

sfletcher1
Thanks for your reply. Since this is a free item, I'm surely not going to ask you to redo it. But, when I buy some of your items (and this happens), I would ask you about them if this font or others posed a problem for me. Thanks for being willing to do that!
May 30, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
You are most welcome! :)
May 31, 2012

sfletcher1
Still waiting to hear a response from you. Thanks for all you do to help teachers.
susanlulu@yahoo.com
May 30, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Oh, Susan! I am so pleased you sent another message! My apologies, I typed a lengthy response yesterday and must have forgotten to hit the 'reply' button before I left the page!! So sorry!
In reply to your original question... The font I used (Smiley Monster) does not have capital letters. I already altered the 'i' by using an 'l' (L) because 'I' just isn't right as a small letter. As the problem cards are written in bullet form (and bullets don't always begin with capitals) I didn't think it would pose too much of a problem...most of the bullets begin with numbers anyway. Looking at the file again I think my error was to place fullstops (periods) at the end of the bullets....perhaps I should take these out to make it more correct as bulleted lists...? If you would prefer the question cards in a different font that has the option of capitals then please feel free to contact me again via the Q&A or directly to my email: michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za. I thank you for supporting my store!
Warm regards
Michelle
May 30, 2012

sfletcher1 re: FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
Thank you for your math activities. I have a question, but I don't mean to be critical at all. Why didn't you use capital letters in your math questions? I stress correct capitalization so much to my 2nd graders, I would hate to give them math problems that are not written correctly. Thanks again.
May 29, 2012

cziefflie re: FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
Hi,
I love your materials. I frequently make my own materials for my class, but they are not visually attractive like yours. I went to http://www.scrappindoodles.com but I am wondering how you create your pages using this site, do you use another program to create your pages. I see so may great resources on this site I just don't understand how teachers create them themselves.
May 24, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your kind compliment! I use a layout program called InDesign to create my units....but it is expensive (my hubby is in graphic design that's why I have it!) I know that many teachers here use Powerpoint to create their units and are quite successful with that...they say it is easier and better than MSWord. Once you have an idea of what you want to create you use the clipart, papers, borders etc. to "pretty up" an otherwise ordinary page of text. Good fonts are also important. I use a lot of freely available ones from kevinandamanda.com. I hope this helps to answer your questions...please feel free to contact me again should you have further queries. My email address is michelle@creativeclassroom.co.za.
:) Michelle
May 25, 2012

Sweetsara7 re: All About Me! Thematic Unit
Are all of your products on sale today 41% off? If so, why does it show the original price? Thanks and I hope to buys some of your stuff:)!

Happy Birthday,
Sara
May 4, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sara..
Thanks for the birthday wishes! My birthday was 3 May...and yes everything was 41% off for the one day only. So sorry you missed it. This weekend I am having a 20% off for Teacher Appreciation Week and TpT offers a further 10% off with PromoCode TAD12. Hope you are able to buy some things while the sale is on!
Happy shopping!
Michelle
May 5, 2012

TechedOutTeacher  (TpT Seller) re: Spring fraction matching cards FREEBIE!
Hi! I'm one of the admins on the Tchr2Tchr Blog. We collaborate together to share educational articles, feature teacher authors (from Tpt), review books, and Link Up to great products here on TpT. We have over 500 followers on the blog plus twitter and facebook followers too. Right now we have a Spring Thing Link Up going on that this item would be perfect for. We hope you'll take advantage of some FREE publicity for your store by linking up your spring freebie! http://tchr2tchr.blogspot.com/2012/04/teachers-pay-teachers-link-up-its.html
April 12, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
That is so kind of you! Many thanks for letting me know! I'm on my way over to your blog right now!!
:) Michelle
April 12, 2012

Thank you for your response...I am going to try to open it in school tomorrow.
It seems to open fine on my iPad...I just can't print from that.
March 25, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Please let me know if you still have trouble! :)
March 25, 2012

jadonn323 re: My Little Book of Fractions
Hi Michelle,
I just bought "My Little Book of Fractions" and I am unable to open it. It says there is an error in opening the document because the document is damaged. I bought 3 other fraction activities with yours and they opened without a problem. Is there anyway to email it to me or do you have another suggestion I could try? Thanks!
March 25, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
March 25, 2012

christylee1182 re: Bugs! Thematic Unit
I will glady take a refund, thanks!
March 2, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi, my apologies for taking so long to respond to this message - I was waiting for a reply from TPT. Dana has emailed me and he will no doubt make contact with you. He is quite happy to issue a refund. I trust that you will be satisfied with this arrangement. Regards Michelle
March 4, 2012

Purplelady re: The Hat Cat's 10 more and 10 less game
Thanks for letting me know who to contact about this slip up. :) I appreciate all the hard work and wonderful products I have gotten through this website. :)
February 26, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
You are most welcome! Please let me know if you don't come right and I'll see what I can do to help you out! :)
February 26, 2012

Kristen Keplinger  (TpT Seller) re: Anyone for a game of doubles?
I am interested in this doubles packet however the preview isn't working on my computer! :)
February 21, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kristen
I sometimes have trouble viewing the previews as well, I think it is during busy times when the system is a little overloaded.... perhaps you would like to try again...? The packet consists of doubles matching cards for numbers 1-9, 10's to 100 and 15,25,35 etc to 95. Also included are 2 board games to consolidate doubling of numbers 1-5 and 1-10; as well as 2 recording sheets...all with a tennis theme! Hope this helps... :) Michelle
February 22, 2012

msshell999 re: The Hat Cat's Place Value Bingo Game 51-90
Hi, Michelle! I am in love with your layouts and clipart used in your lessons. Do you create your own images, pay a membership to a clipart sight, or have you found them somewhere online for free?
Thanks!
Michelle Ostler
February 19, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Michelle...Thank you! I buy my clipart from many different online stores. You will find links on the front cover of my products to the places I have purchased the clipart for that particular unit. Most of the fonts I use are free to download from www.kevinandamanda.com. Putting it altogether, in terms of layout, is my own application of the clipart and fonts. I am lucky enough to have fantastic software (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) which certainly helps. Thanks to this terrific software I do also create some of my own clipart (mostly blackline at this stage). I plan to start selling the odd bit of clipart in my TPT store soon - so keep a look out! Please feel free to contact me again should you want more information!
February 19, 2012

Katy Engle  (TpT Seller) re: Dinosaurs and Dodos Thematic Unit
I work at a private school that teaches from a creation-based perspective. How much of this Unit discusses the rise/fall of dinosaurs, dinosaur periods, and/or evolution?
January 16, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Ahoykaty and thank you for your query. My thematic units are all based on creative thinking and creative expression activities. "Facts and figures" do come into the unit but they can easily be adapted to suit your needs and requirements. Many of the activities have a variety of "spin off" integration work that allows you to expand the theme as you see fit. The types of activities included in this unit are: using question words and obtaining information from the past, "finding" and making fossils, how did dinosaurs become fossils, gathering information from artefacts or pictures, looking at dinosaur habitats and creating a "habitat" mural, recording weather in your area, measuring (mass and length) using standard and non-standard measures, data collection (graphs and tables), oral/creative writing activities, a dinosaur research project, design a new dinosaur, shapes, oral hygiene (and dinosaur teeth), looking at extinction and endangered species, and numerous art ideas. Sure, there are discussion type activities that could extend as far as you see fit, but the majority of the content can very easily be adapted to suit any environment. The focus is most certainly on CREATIVITY, using dinosaurs to spark your students imagination! I hope this helps! All the best, happy teaching! Michelle
January 16, 2012

sherryrich
I found it and downloaded it along with many others from that site! Love it! Thank you so much for posting all of these great things and answering so quickly! Sherry :)
January 14, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
You are most welcome! :)
January 14, 2012

sherryrich
The font for Monster problem solving-seeing it everywhere on here and other blogs. Do you know the name of it? Thank you!
Sherry
January 11, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sherry, It is called 'Smiley Monster' - and it really does make ME smile! It is available from kevinandamanda.com as a free download.
:) Michelle
January 12, 2012

sherryrich
I keep seeing this font used everywhere..where do you get it from?
Thanks,
Sherry
January 11, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi, which font are you referring to...? Most of my fonts are from kevinandamanda.com. Hope this helps.... :)
January 11, 2012

Araseli Garcia
Michelle I really enjoyed your wonderful packets!Will you have a new packet for the Monster word problems?
January 3, 2012
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Wow! I feel flattered that you are requesting more of what I have produced!! :) I can certainly create more Monster word problems...give me a little time and I'll post some more. Have you looked at the Christmas Cookie word problems? There are many similar problems in this packet and they could be used all through winter as the "cookies" are snowflakes and snowmen. Thank you so much for making contact with me! :) Michelle
January 3, 2012

leighs re: Christmas Cookie Problem Solving
I can't wait to use this game with my students! Do you have an answer key?
November 28, 2011
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
I'm so pleased! I will happily create an answer key for you. Please email me at walkerm@telkomsa.net and I will send you one as a return mail. I will also add it to the file and update it on TpT. Thank you so much for making contact with me! Look forward to hearing from you again soon! Michelle
November 28, 2011

daisysick re: I'm the Gingerbread Man Thematic Unit
How much of this unit would you say is a good fit for kindergarten? K-3 is a broad range; and I don't want to purchase this unit if most of it is not appropriate for K.

Thanks! Alison Sickbert
November 25, 2011
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Alison, thank you for making contact. I believe that you would be able to use the majority of the activities with students in kindergarten. Wherever possible I have suggested how to simplify or expand on an activity to suit students at each level. Should you decide to purchase and you would like anything simplified still further e.g. recording sheets I will be happy to help you out in any way I can. You can email me at michelle@creativeclassroom.com. I like my customers to be hapy with what they have invested in! Please keep in contact if there is anything else I can help you with. :) Michelle
November 25, 2011

The Allman Files  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Monster Problem Solving Math Center
Michelle,

I just used your beautiful activity with my two children and was really impressed. I'd like to suggest that you either make the pieces smaller or the "this is what I think the solution looks like" workspace larger. The space is just too small to hold the correct solution when we used the pieces.

I also posted a link to your worksheets on a very popular math blog because a discussion emerged there about the wording "More this than that." It will probably get some traffic: http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=12041#comment-348014

And I hope you get some positive results from it. You deserve it.
November 12, 2011
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Wow! Thank you so very much!
The intention for the worksheet is that the children draw their answer...perhaps I should make that a little more clear in the explanantion (Thank you for pointing it out!) and perhaps I should include a "mat" for illustrating the answer with the playing pieces. I really appreciate your input and I am so glad that you felt it beneficial for your children! Thank you, again! :) Michelle
November 14, 2011

nancymoloney re: Fall Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Sort Literacy Center
Would this be appropriate for 4 year old pre-k students.
Thanks, Nancy
September 25, 2011
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nancy
I'm not so sure how far you go with your littlies in the US so the best I can do is give you a break down of exactly what is included to help you to make a decision. Have you downloaded the Halloween freebie? The Fall pack has 7 pages of matching cards exactly as in the Halloween pack. It then has 5 lowercase/uppercase recording activities/worksheets where students match a pumpkin in the LH column with a cart in the RH column. Then a few pages of more advanced upper/lowercase worksheets similar to the Halloween unit. Theen 9 pages of ABC mats where students add the missing lower/uppercase letter card and a simple recording sheet with blank spaces to copy the letter order from the mats. Then a few more advanced worksheets. The board game at the end is in the form of 'pick a card, name the letter/sound and then roll the dice to move'.... Hope this helps. Please be assured that if you do decide to purchase the unit and it is not suitable I will happily email you something else in its place. Kind regards, Michelle
September 25, 2011

Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Halloween Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Sort
I saw your store on the home page of TeachersPayTeachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done and very colorful! I hope you will have time to rate one my free product listed below.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/My-Products/Edit/Step-1/Using-Digital-Root-and-the-Divisibility-Rules-to-Help-Reduce-Fractions

Just a couple of suggestions. Put your advertising at the end of your product. You want buyers to see your product first. Also, I know it is obivious what to do, but a directions page right after your cover page could list specific directions as well as how to adapt the letters for other lessons or games. Good luck as you sell on TPT. I do LOVE your products!
September 18, 2011
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Scipi, thank you so much for taking the time to visit my store and leave such wonderful, constructive feedback! I truly appreciate it and will be heading over to your store right away to return the favour!
:) Michelle
September 18, 2011

Vintage Teacher  (TpT Seller) re: About Me! Cube
Hi,

I would like to have your permission to share a link to this item on my blog.

Here is my blog address: http://vintageteacher.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Vintage Teacher
August 4, 2011
Michelle Walker  (TpT Seller)
Oh, wow! Thank you! I would be honored!
Thank you for the exposure! :)
August 4, 2011
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught in an independent school in Port Elizabeth, South Africa for 16 years prior to the birth of my daughter. I am now self-employed as a resource developer creating thematic units, worksheets, posters and games for teachers using the wealth of knowledge and materials I developed in my years of teaching and giving private maths tuition to grade 1 to 7 children. I have developed an online resource center that teachers subscribe to to download teaching resources. You can visit my website at www.creativeclassroom.co.za.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in a creative approach to teaching young learners and like to integrate subjects so that learning becomes exciting and meaningful. As far as possible I try to include a variety of learning styles in my lessons and activities and I love using discussion and creative thinking as a basis for communication and learning with children.

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