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Are you looking for a fun way to teach 11 different forms of poetry and get students reading lots of poetry during the unit? This independent poe...
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I designed Mastery Club years during the early years of my career and have refined it into what it is today. Mastery Club is designed to motivat...
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Students take charge of their own learning with this independent and motivating biography project. Students choose a famous person, read a novel...
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Students learn Latin and Greek word stems and roots that help them unlock words used in mathematics, science, social studies and everyday reading...
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Living in and teaching in Oregon inspired me to create all of my Oregon Trail materials and students LOVE this Oregon Trail simulation! May of o...
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The classroom economy program runs all year and is the backbone of my classroom each year and students absolutely LOVE it! This set includes jus...
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Don’t just study the 50 states! Use this highly motivating 6-week 50 states project where students take charge of their learning and become to...
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“If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon” by Ellen Levine, published by Scholastic (ISBN 0-590-45158-8), is a great non-fiction book for stud...
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This set includes a genre of the month book project and "Genre of the Month" posters for your literacy wall. Students read novels at their readi...
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Learning the vocabulary of math is crucial to reaching a deeper understanding and application of math concepts. This mega set includes 522 pag...
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This is quick one page beginning of year skill assessment to help you check students’ ability to use capital letters and punctuation. Studen...
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This fun and engaging Christmas math lesson uses the song, The 12 Days of Christmas, as its inspiration. Students watch a SMART Board lesson int...
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Updated for 2013-2014 all the way through 2016! There is now also an undated edition for future use & editable PDFs so you can add you own d...
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Are you in need of a quick behavior contract that will help your student focus to improve behavior that as disruptive to learning? This set is s...
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I’m super excited to offer you this set of grade book essential forms in editable PDF format! That means you get the cute fonts and graphics o...
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This 142 page set includes all materials needed for students to write a story and publish a 22+ page book as if they were traveling the Oregon Tr...
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2013-2014 School Year Version. NOTE: This WILL be updated for the 2014-2015 & 2015-2016 school years. Purchasers will get the free download...
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Mastering the vocabulary of math is crucial to reaching a deeper understanding of math concepts. By the time students are fifth graders, there ar...
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What better way to get to know your students than with a writing assignment? During the first few weeks of school, students will write a 3-stanz...
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Teresa Kiely
Teresa K.
It works beautifully now! Thanks for being so speedy to fix it. I think your poetry unit might be the best thing on this site. If not that, then your Word Stems and Roots Year-Long Word Study Vocabulary Program is. I'm really looking forward to using the Math
vocab unit with my fifth graders this fall. Thanks for making your materials so usable!!!
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Aw, thank you so much, Teresa, for the amazing feedback! It's teachers like you that keep me creating! :)
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Teresa Kiely
Teresa K.
Hi: Your work does inspire me! Thanks. However I'm having a problem extracting the files from the Math Vocabulary Posters & Slideshow {5th Grade} CCSS Parts One and Two. They download fine and then the error I get while extraction is: "A problem is preventing this folder from being encrypted" At one point it asked for a password.???
Do you have any suggestions to make this work. Thank You.
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
1:35 pm PST: Hi Teresa. Thanks for your question and purchase. There's no password on the folder. Give me 10 minutes and I'll re-upload the folder. Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com. :)
Heather
2:00 pm PST: Teresa, the files are HUGE and are taking longer than normal to upload. Be patient. I'll notify you here when the sets are both re-uploaded.
2:10 pm PST: Try it now!
July 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sarah  Young
Sarah Y. re: Mastery Club – Challenge & Differentiate for All Learners & Fast Finishers
I see that several teachers use this program for 1st and 2nd grade-is it an already differentiated program or is itable to be differentiated as I teach 3-5 gifted...? Thank you!
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sarah. :) I built this to challenge my fourth, fifth and sixth graders. The program has been used by teachers in grades 1-8 with great success. The challenge questions are the same. The way you can differentiate is by changing the amount of responses needed or changing the number of challenges needed to achieve Hall of Fame status. Go to my MC webpage to see the basic questions: http://www.mrsrenz.net/masteryclub-mc.htm Feel free to email me if I can help you with your decision. mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com ~Heather
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Saba Ansari
Saba Ansari  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

I absolutely love your packet and I realized I made a mistake because I teach kindergarten and this will be no help to me! I think I just got very excited just glancing through it. May you please issue me a return? I just bought it!

Thank you,

Saba
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Saba. I totally understand. No problem! Please use the "FAQs & Help" link in the upper right corner to contact TpT for a refund. Ask them to look at my reply as an "ok" to do the refund. :)
Have a great day!
Heather
July 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

wgamage
Buyer re: Word Stems and Roots Year-Long Word Study Vocabulary Program Gr. 4-8
I guess after reading through all the comments I've answered my questions. Sorry to take up your time.
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
:) No worries! Glad to help.
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

wgamage
Buyer re: Word Stems and Roots Year-Long Word Study Vocabulary Program Gr. 4-8
I purchased this product last year and didn't get a chance to use it. I have a very high fourth grade group this year and would really like to try it. Much of the vocabulary looks extremely challenging for fourth graders, it is recommended for grades 4-8. Do you think its effective for grade four or is it more appropriate for upper level?
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes it is perfect! I created it to fit the needs of my fourth graders and it was really successful in helping teach word stems so students could "unlock" more difficult words using the knowledge they gained with Word Masters. :)
July 15, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kristi Vincent
Kristi Vincent  (TpT Seller)
It's the Ultimate Fully Editable Teacher Binder 14-15.

Thank you
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes, it's fully editable. You can add more rows, shrink the font, whatever you need to adjust it to fit your needs. If you have any questions email me and I will help you make it work for you! Thanks!
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kristi Vincent
Kristi Vincent  (TpT Seller)
I have a question for you.....I am going to have 38 student this year (I know, lucky me), are the forms editable in the fact that I can add two more students on the forms??? or no?

Thank you
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hey Kristi. What set are you looking at? Email me and I can definitely help you. :) mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com
July 12, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

MrsMort
Buyer
I teach 8 th grade language arts. I am looking for year long vocab journal lessons. Any suggestions on any of your product focused more on older grades?? Thanks!
July 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi there. Are you thinking of the Word Masters program? https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Word-Stems-and-Roots-Year-Long-Word-Study-Vocabulary-Program-Gr-4-8-288685 It can easily be used by 8th graders but you might want to condense it to teach one set of words per week and possibly do some practice activities that meet the needs of your students. Feel free to email me and I would love to help you customize this program to best fit your needs of your 8th graders. :) ~Heather
July 4, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Dee Anna Pier
Dee Anna P. re: Teacher Binder 2014-2015 & 2015-2016 {EDITABLE} with 25+ Plan Book Forms 337 pgs
Love this teacher binder! Could you also include a monthly calendar that is spread across two pages instead of using just one page? It would give me more room to write. Thanks for such a terrific product!
June 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Dee Anna. I'm SO glad you love the binder! I had a ton of fun making it. :) Thanks for the suggestion of adding a 2-page calendar. I will work on adding that option this summer. Be looking for it before school begins. Feel free to email me to stay in touch so I can have it ready before you head back to school. ~Heather mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com
June 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

brittany  cobern
Brittany C.
Hi! I love your Bio unit! I am a teacher in Birmingham, AL. and I'm trying to get a postcard exchange going. This is one of the places I'm trying to spread the word. Would you mind spreading the word to any teachers you think may be interested in doing this?

This is a postcard exchange for elementary classrooms! Your class will be responsible for sending out 49 postcards from your state to the other state classrooms in the group and in turn your class will receive 49 postcards (1 from each state). This is an amazing way to integrate maps and globes! Please share with any teachers from other states that you might know that would be interested!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4ba4a923a0fe3-postcard
June 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brittany. Thanks for your message and for the kind words! I'm glad you love the biography unit!

I would be happy to add your message to my biography unit. :) I'll work to incorporate it into the unit this summer. (My to-do list is LONG!)
June 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sara Hesemann
Sara H.
Hello! I love your 3rd Grade Math Vocabulary Posters (in fact, I just bought them!)!! However, I wondered if you have a poster (or would be willing to add a poster) for the term "tape diagram"? I have to teach that to my third graders and a poster in your style would be fantastic! Thanks SO MUCH for your great work! My students will be thrilled and will definitely benefit! :)
Sara Hesemann :)
June 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Sara. Thanks for the kind feedback and great suggestion! Yes! I'll make a poster for "tape diagram" tonight. Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com and you'll be the first to get the poster. :) I'll also notify purchasers and upload it to the set.
June 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Hannah Louderback
Hannah Louderback  (TpT Seller)
Hello! I teach 4th grade and have been using your Word Master's materials as part of our weekly routine this past year. Every Thursday we do Word Master's as our ELA block, and since I teach at an Arts Integrated school, I have added onto the word master's lessons I teach with creating murals for our word parts. Then the groups have to look at one another's murals and try and decode which word part that group had, based on their understanding of the word parts. I am presenting at a conference (CREATE 2014 in Knoxville, TN) and will be presenting on how to "hook" students through the arts. I plan to discuss my weekly ELA lessons that are arts integrated, and Word Master's is one of them. I was wondering if it would be okay to link the audience to your TpT site so they know where they can access the word master's materials? Let me know if you are okay with being acknowledged at the conference in my presentation!

Thanks,
Hannah
June 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Hannah. Wow, your presentation sounds awesome! Yes, that's great to share my store info. I'm thinking I can put WordMasters on sale for a few days during your presentation. Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com and I'd be happy to do that. How exciting!
June 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

doolie
Buyer
Can you make a editable monster calendar set?
May 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Oooh. Good idea! That would be cute! I can try to work on it this summer. When are you needing it? Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com and we can chat! :)

Are you wanting a calendar like this set?
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/12-Month-EDITABLE-Owl-Theme-Calendars-You-Personalize-with-without-holidays-698437
May 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Kristin Bernstein
Kristin B.
I bought the classroom economy and followed your class in Oregon for years. Love your ideas......did you add your tax forms to this unit? If you did not.....could you please send me your tax form so I can add it to my unit???? Thanks so much.....
May 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
No, sorry! The tax forms aren't mine. :) They were created by the talented Mr. Coley. Here's the link: http://www.mrcoley.com/taxes.htm Enjoy!
May 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Rodelyn  Miner
Rodelyn M. re: Classroom Economy, Banking Activities, Checking Writing Unit ~ Year-Long Project
Hi Mrs. Renz, I just bought this and am wondering if you have your students start out with a specified amount of money? Thanks for any help!
May 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hey Rodelyn. First of all, thanks for your purchase! Yes, I like to give students money right away to get them excited about earning and saving! On the first day of school, you can decide what you want to do but i like to give students their money envelope with one of each of these bills: one, five, ten, twenty, and a fifty. The bottom line is... whatever you decide to give them, if they all get the same amount, the playing field is leveled. :) Your prices can adjust accordingly. Feel free to email me anytime with questions. mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com
May 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

JPHILLIPS13
Buyer
I was wanting to purchase your 5th grade vocabulary words. I was wondering if there is any where that I could get just the words and not the student dictionary things?
May 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Do you mean you want just the vocab posters and nothing else? If so, I can see if I can break the set apart and make a new product to offer that. Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com to stay in touch!
May 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Sarah Martinez
Sarah M. re: Math Vocabulary Posters & Slideshow {3rd Grade} CCSS-M All Year 5 Domains 595 pg
Would I be able to purchase and download to my laptop but used parts on my desktop computer (such as powerpoint slideshow)? I hope this makes sense.
Thanks!
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes! I would recommend downloading the files to your laptop and use a jump stick to save a backup copy. You can use the jump stick to save a copy on your desktop machine. Then you have your files where you need them. Sound good? :)
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ssateacher
Buyer re: Colonial Writing Paper Set - Hornbook, Scroll, Torn Edge & Portrait 16 pages
Hi,
Could the colonial papers set be used in TpT seller products (with credit of course)? If so, would you be able to provide a jpeg or png? Thanks for your consideration!
Debbi
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Debbi. I haven't thought about commercial use or converting the set. Let me think on that! :) Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com and let's talk.
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

KIm O'Neal
KIm O.
I love the Mastery Club, but I am a gifted resource teacher for two elementary schools. I serve 1st -4th grades. Could this work for my type of classroom? Thank you
May 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kim. Absolutely! MANY first grade classes are using Mastery Club to challenge their students. :) You can modify the challenges if you like, for example, instead of naming 15 world countries, you could make it 10 countries. There are editable versions to use for modification if you decide. :)
May 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Teresa Scully
Teresa S.
I think your Mastery Club is brilliant! I have many students who finish quickly and need a challenge. This is perfect! I just bought it and, although the year is almost over, I am going to start it in a limited way this year just to get the feel of it and iron out any kinks. I was wondering how the Avery labels are used.
May 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Teresa! I know your students (and you!) are going to LOVE Mastery Club! It's been a staple in my classroom for years and years! I organize the challenge answer sheets into file folders and put them into the MC crate. The labels are for the file folders. :) When students are ready to tackle a challenge they simply get the sheet from the file. Let me know how else I can help!
May 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

megan chaney
Megan C.
Hi, I just purchased your 5th grade memory book but the dates are from last year. I need to get an updated version, please. Thanks!
May 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Megan. Please download the set again from your TpT "My Purchases" area. You will see book covers dated for 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016 PLUS there's an editable PDF that you can type your own dates into. Please email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com if you are having trouble getting the updated version. :) Thanks!
May 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

athena lodge
athena lodge  (TpT Seller)
Heather,
I discovered your website my first year teaching and have gradually been implementing different activities from your site. Currently, I am trying to incorporate more artists/art as we lack that at school. You used to have links to the artists and the kids art samples from various artists. Do you have this available somewhere for art inspired projects? Thanks.
Athena Lodge
April 8, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Athena. You're referring to the art program that my mom (a retired teacher) taught with our fourth graders. Right now the links aren't active on my website. I'm in the process of doing a major overhaul on my website. If you want to email me, I'd be happy to give you some ideas and help. ~Heather :) mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com
April 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

julesf28
Buyer
I really like your owl themed 12 month calendar. I was wondering if you have one for the 2014-2015 school year?
April 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! I have the new set uploaded here:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/12-Month-EDITABLE-Owl-Theme-Calendars-You-Personalize-with-without-holidays-698437 It is super cool in that you can now use the holidays version OR the without holidays version. You can now type your own information into any cell to personalize your calendars! Email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com if you need help. :)
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JLynn1347
Buyer re: Oregon Trail Simulation with Wagons Powered by Student Cooperation & Teamwork
I am looking at teaching this to a group of 4-6th grade homeschoolers once a week with some at home work as well. Do you think this would lend itself to that? Thanks! It looks amazing!
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Oh yes! Your students will LOVE it! You can adapt it to fit your needs but it would be great for homeschoolers!
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Tamara Campbell
Tamara C. re: Oregon Trail Simulation with Wagons Powered by Student Cooperation & Teamwork
Hello... I was wondering if this product would still work without a smart board. I only have a document camera and a projector . Thank you. Tamara
February 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes, the simulation can be used by teachers without access to a SMART Board as well. I created a non-SmartBoard format of the materials and it is included in the simulation. :)
February 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Twyla Baggarley
Twyla B. re: Oregon Trail Story Book Writing Project with Story Character Creation Activity
I am so excited to teach this! I do have a question regarding the writing project that you have the kids do. I believe that you have the kids writing about their journey as they pass through the various landmarks. Are you teaching the students about each landmark before they write about it? What are you using to do this?
February 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes! Students use the website links in the set. I made a web page for each Oregon Trail landmark. Feel free to email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com if you need more tips and clarification.
P.S. Thanks for your purchase! Enjoy traveling the trail west!
February 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Brett Stonebrink
Brett Stonebrink  (TpT Seller)
Dear Mrs. Renz,

I noticed two errors on your math posters so far. On the "Decimal" poster there is no hundredths place - it says thousandths instead. Also, on "Volume" the dimensions of the cube don't match the picture - 3x3x3 instead of 3x3x2. Please let me know if you can make the corrections so I can re-download.

Thank you for all of the great work you have done for so many years (way before TpT.)

Brett Stonebrink stonebrink_brett@salkeiz.k12.or.us
Kalapuya Elem.
Salem, Oregon
January 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Brett. Thanks for the kind words! Thank you so much for letting me know about the edits. The posters are revised and have been re-uploaded. ~Heather
January 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Fifth Grade Movin Up
Fifth Grade Movin Up  (TpT Seller)
My kids love the mastery club : ) I don't know if I'm the only one with this issue, but the hyperlinks for the answer keys are not clickable. The cursor doesn't change to a pointer, it just stays a hand. On page one though, the hyperlink to your website works fine.
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
I'm glad your students are loving Mastery Club! I'm fixing the links right now. I'll notify you and other purchasers when I've uploaded the revised set. Thanks for letting me know. ~Heather

Update! The answer keys are updated and website links have all been re-checked, too! Go to the TpT My Purchases area and download the revised set. :)
January 6, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Ponca
Buyer
Hi



I love your website. I bought your Poetry Unit with the frog on it. I love it but I can not find it on my computer. Is there any way that I could get the power points of Types of Poetry and The 5 Elements of Poetry? I have copies but wanted to show on my promethean board.



Thanks again



Mrs. Marilyn Nash

5th Grade Teacher

Trout Elementary School

Ponca City, OK 74604
December 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Marilyn. Thanks for the kind words! Try to do a computer search for these titles: "Types of Poetry You'll Be Writing Posters.pdf" and "Elements of Poetry Slideshow posters.pdf." Those files can be shown full screen from your projection unit. Try to download the files from your TpT "My Purchases" area.
~Heather :D
December 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Andrea Framstad
Andrea Framstad  (TpT Seller)
Hi Mrs. Renz! I bought your math vocabulary posters for 4th grade and I love them! Would you think of adding the word "variable" to the OA standards? Thank you!
November 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your purchase and great suggestion. Absolutely, I will add the new word to the OA set. Give me a few days. I'm on vacation and will add it to your set as soon as I get back. ~Heather
November 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Mary Rummel
Mary R.
I am considering purchasing your 'daily dose' math vocab pp. I had a question I was hoping you could answer beforehand however. Being a fairly new teacher I haven't used a math vocab or ABC journal as of yet and was wondering how to use the word a day that includes an example and sketch when I haven't taught it yet? Of course they could finish the following day but I was hoping to use this as an entry/self guided task and wasn't sure how to address the word a day pace especially with a 99% 2nd language population. Any insights would sure be appreciated.
November 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
The Daily Dose is designed so you get to decide what word to focus on each day. It is a perfect morning starter to get students ready to learn more about the word (or review a word you've just learned). The choice is up to you but once students get the pattern of how it works, it will be a great way to begin the day and students will enjoy the predictability of the program. Learning the vocabulary is super important, especially for second language learners. Directly teaching the words will help so much! Remember, YOU decide the pace. I included a PPT slide that says, "Today's Word Is..." so you don't have to use it every day if you want. Having the visual posters will also really help to reinforce the words for your students. I'd suggest getting one slide show and trying it. I think you'll like the program. :)
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Elizabeth Miller
Elizabeth M. re: “If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon” Oregon Trail Worksheets & Keys
We noticed on the answer key for #1 you had Montana listed twice. I didn't think anything about it and obviously knew the correct answer. I recently read a blog post by another teacher mentioning she had sold a unit for years and was just told of a mistake she had made. She was wishing she would have been told earlier. I thought I should let you know after reading her post. Thanks!
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Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Thank you SO much for letting me know so I can fix it! I strive for perfection and really appreciate your help. :) I'll fix the answer key and upload the corrected worksheet tonight. Thank you again! If you would email me at mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com I would like to give you a little thank you. :D. ~Heather
11 pm: The answer key question #1 now lists Wyoming! :) Download the revised set from your TpT My Purchases area.
October 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Gmar T
Gmar T. re: Math Vocabulary Posters {4th Grade} Math Word Wall: All CCSS-M words 522 pgs
Hi! I've got it! Thanks so much for your help!!! :-)
October 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Awesome! Enjoy your math vocab posters!
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Gmar T
Gmar T. re: Math Vocabulary Posters {4th Grade} Math Word Wall: All CCSS-M words 522 pgs
Hi Mrs. Renz! I am having trouble seeing all of the posters lined up so you can see them all without scrolling through each one. I used to be able to view them like the preview. Also, I'm having some trouble finding the multiplicative comarison one as well. Please help when you can! Thanks :-)
October 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi there! Thanks for your purchase. You can view the entire slide set using the "slide sorter view." Click "File" and then "slide sorter." The multiplicative comparison poster is a newly added poster so it's in the file titled, "***NEW UPDATES to 4th math vocab posters 9-13-13.pdf". If you previously purchased the set, go to your TpT "My Purchases" area and download the newest version! I added lots of new posters on 9/13/13. :)
October 20, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Gaye Mertz
Gaye M. re: Math Vocabulary Posters & Slideshow {4th Grade} CCSS-M OA + NBT Part 1
I just purchased 4th Grade Daily Math Vocabulary Slideshow Year Long Bundled Set Part 1: OA + NBT. Great resource.
October 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi and thanks for your purchase. :)
October 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Gauvin
Julie G. re: Mastery Club – Challenge & Differentiate for All Learners & Fast Finishers
Re: Indian Nation Link
Ah, I never even thought of that! Duh!
As a substitute, I put in this link - http://www.nativeculturelinks.com/nations.html
What do you think?
October 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Julie,
Yes, that is the other link for Mastery Club #18 in the set. http://www.mrsrenz.net/masteryclub.htm Let's all hope the government is back to work and the websites are back in operation soon. :)
October 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Music in the Middle with Mr D
Hello! I love your products!

I joined TPT in August, and I am writing to see if you might be willing to join my new middle school board called "Great Ideas for Middle School" and post your products on it. You can post as many as you like.

I would greatly appreciate your support.

If you decide to do so, please follow the board and send me your email address. I will add you!

Thank you very much for your consideration!

http://www.pinterest.com/inthemiddlewith/great-ideas-for-middle-school-teachers/

Dale Duncan
Music in the Middle with Mr D
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Dale. Feel free to add any of my TpT products to your Pinterest page. :)
Heather
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

mattford84
Buyer re: Oregon Trail Simulation with Wagons Powered by Student Cooperation & Teamwork
hello. I may have missed it, but do the students keep a supply order/list? Also, is there a possibility that I can see an example of a fate card? Just curious how one works :-)
October 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
There is not a supply list as part of the set but you could add one to the simulation. Download and look at pages 2 & 3 of the product preview to see an example fate card. :)
October 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Sarah Kennedy
Sarah Kennedy  (TpT Seller) re: Mastery Club – Challenge & Differentiate for All Learners & Fast Finishers
I am very interested in purchasing the Mastery Club packet but wanted to know if you thought it would be appropriate for my 2nd graders? Thanks!
September 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes, I've had lots of first grade teachers use Mastery Club to challenge their students! If you want, you can modify the number of challenges needed for mastery, too.
September 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Esther  Singer
Esther S. re: Word Stems and Roots Year-Long Word Study Vocabulary Program Gr. 4-8
I'm thrilled with my purchase- thank you so much for sharing your great products.
I was wondering if this program can double as a spelling program. Based on your experience, do you think it can work for that purpose, too? If so, what are your recommendations for making it work successfully?
Also, does this program require a significant amount of time each day for practice? Or will a few minutes a day suffice? (I'm asking because my Literacy/ Language Arts block is very short.)
Thanks again for your help and for your fantastic products! I really enjoy using them in my classroom.
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi there. I'm glad you like my teaching materials. :) I have used the Word Masters (WM) words as challenge words for my regular spelling program (Sitton). The Sitton program that focuses on spelling correctly in everyday writing so the WM words were for challenge/enrichment for all students if they could use the words in their writing. You can have students practice for whatever length of time you feel they need. You'll be able to judge that once you've given a few tests. You can also have students practice the word stems as part of their weekly homework. It's pretty flexible and you are in control of how it runs. :)
September 24, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kristi Ferber
Kristi F. re: Math Vocabulary Posters {4th Grade} Math Word Wall: All CCSS-M words 522 pgs
Thank you for your reply. No, I was using the version that I purchased in August. Can I just purchase the additional ones or is that not an option? Thanks!
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
The new posters I just added to the set are yours FREE for previous purchasers! Go to your "My Purchases" area and just download the updated set that with all the new posters in it! :)
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kristi Ferber
Kristi F. re: Math Vocabulary Posters {4th Grade} Math Word Wall: All CCSS-M words 522 pgs
Hello! Thank you for this amazing set of vocabulary posters. I am currently using them as an excellent resource. I do have one question. I noticed that you added 25 more words - perfect timing because we are in our geometry unit right now and I'd like to use your recently added words. How do I get them? I looked for them in the set I previously purchased, but didn't see them. Maybe I just need better glasses! :)
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Kristi. I'm glad you love the posters! The file I uploaded last night includes the updates & new posters in a file called: "***NEW UPDATES to 4th math vocab poster 9-13-13" Did you download the new set from your TpT My Purchases this morning? Write me back and let you know you found it. :D
September 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

esmith2109
Buyer re: Checkbook Checks for Classroom Banking or Classroom Economy Programs *Editable*
Can each student personalize the top left of the check with their name and address?
September 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Yes! The checks are also in an editable PDF version to allow you (or your students) to personalize the checks and the print custom checks. :) Super cool!
September 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Wendy Arnold
Wendy A. re: Math Vocabulary Posters {4th Grade} Math Word Wall: All CCSS-M words 522 pgs
I just bought and downloaded the 4th grade Vocab Poster Set plus book project. I am wondering if anywhere in this product there is a master list of what words are under each standard??? For example, do I have to scroll through all the posters to find all the terms for algebraic thinking?
September 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
There are two documents that list the words alphabetically and with standard numbers. One is on a matrix with all words, all domains listed. There is another one I made that is by domain so you can print just the pages you need. Standard numbers are listed next to each of the CCSS-M words on both sets. :) I tried to make the set VERY user friendly. Enjoy!
September 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Stephanie Burke
Stephanie Burke  (TpT Seller) re: Math Vocabulary Posters {5th Grade} All CCSS-M Math Word Wall Words: 597 pgs
I bought the 4th grade version, and I think that it is great! However, is there a way to get a few more geometry posters? I have to teach the following vocabulary": 3-D figure, net, 2-D figure, face, edge, vertex, polygon, triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexgaon, sides, rectangle, square, rhombus, parallelogram, trapezoid, sphere, cube, cylinder, retanglular prism, triangluar prism, square pyramid, cone, triangular pyramid, scalene triangle, isoceles triangle, obtuse triangle, acute triangle, equilateral triangle...Thank you!!!!
September 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Stephanie. I'm glad you like the posters. Yes, I'll add the posters to the fourth grade set as "extras" but please give me a week or so to re-work the product and preview. Please email me if you need them sooner and I'll try to help. mrsrenzteaches@gmail.com

9/13 Stephanie, the new posters have been added to the set! Thanks for your great suggestion. Download them from your TpT My Purchases area! :)
September 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Tiffany Molin
Tiffany M.
Re: Complete Grade Book Forms: Owl Themed
I have a class with 38 kids! (I teach music, so don't panic!), but I'd like to use the Class list pages for all of my classes and my largest is 38. Could I have an editable PDF of the Class List page or a template with 38 student spaces? I read your response to ssaraf and see that you intend to repost with more editable files. That excites me, but I would love if you could add this or email it to me.

Thanks!
September 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tiffany. 38 is still a lot of students! :) I will work tomorrow to add a class list with space for 40 students (just in case you get a few new ones yikes) and I'll add it to the set. I'm working on the set right now! I hope to have the revised set with your request posted by tomorrow night. :) My email is mrsrenzteaches@mail.com if you want to email me. ~Heather
September 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

donk426
Buyer
I have purchased the Mastery Club. However, I do not see the actual forms (information sheets) the students fill out to do the challenges. Maybe I haven't looked at everything or just missed it. What folder is this under? Thanks.
September 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Are you looking for the recording sheets that students use to write their answers? Look for this file name: mc-student-recording-worksheets.pdf :)
September 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lisa Crawford
Lisa Crawford  (TpT Seller) re: Math Vocabulary Posters & Slideshow {4th Grade} MEASUREMENT & DATA CCSS-M
Do you have a Daily Math dose for Geometry?
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lisa. Yes, all 5 math domains are now on TpT!
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kelley Bain
Kelley B. re: Calendars: 12-Month EDITABLE Owl Theme 2014-2015 with & without holidays
These would be great to use for my volunteer calendar. Are these editable? Can I type in the day boxes or would I have to print out and write on?
August 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Mrs Renz Class
Mrs Renz Class  (TpT Seller)
9/7/13 Update! I'm happy to say I just uploaded the calendar set in EDITABLE Pdf format so YES, you can now type into the boxes and print the cute calendar pages! I also added a "Year at a Glance" calendar to the set. Download the product preview to see how it works! It's pretty cool.
August 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I just recently retired from 34 years of teaching primarily 4th, 5th and middle school math. I am a Disney Teacher Honoree, the first Microsoft Worldwide Innovative Teacher, Intel Innovative Teacher, JASON Project Teacher Argonaut, to name a few awards. I most recently served as an Academic Achievement Specialist for my district, assisting teachers with implementation of Common Core Math. I've mostly taught fourth grade but over the course of my career, I've also taught fifth and sixth grades, first grade, middle school math, at-risk high schoolers, journalism and computers. I love creating teaching materials and have shared with other teachers for the past 13 years through my classroom website. Peek at my website or my blog, Mrs. Renz' Fourth Grade Class, to see my work. www.mrsrenz.net www.mrsrenzclass.blogspot.com

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a projects-based kind of teacher and connect standards to students' lives so they gain deeper understanding and enjoy learning. I LOVE teaching math and my goal is to integrate technology as much as possible. Using technology helps me differentiate for my students and meet the standards at the same time. In the classroom, I use my SMART board all day long and strive to connect each lesson with everyday life. I teach all students as if they are talented and gifted and challenge them to think critically. I LOVE my job!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

* Disney Teacher Award Honoree, 2006 * Microsoft's First Worldwide Innovative Teacher. One of 12 teachers selected to represent the USA at Microsoft Headquarters. * Intel Innovative Teacher * JASON Project Teacher Argonaut, Panama Expedition. One of eight teachers selected internationally for Dr. Robert Ballard's expedition team. * Mount Vernon Teachers Institute Recipient from Oregon * Mount Vernon Lesson Plan of the Year Recipient * OnPoint Credit Union Excellence in Education Award * Featured in book, One-On-One with America's Most Inspiring Teachers * Featured in book, Teaching with the Internet K-12: New Literacies for New Times * Redmond Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

* Master of Arts in Teaching, Lewis and Clark College. * Bachelor of Arts Elementary Education, Oregon State University. * Oregon Standard Elementary Teaching Certificate. * Mathematics Endorsement (through Algebra One) * Reading Endorsement

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I've had a classroom website for 14 years and have have now begun a blog where I will be sharing hints, tips and teaching ideas. Come on in! :) Blog: http://mrsrenzclass.blogspot.com Website: www.mrsrenz.net