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Start off the new school year with these ice breakers and community building activities. This pack includes: * Classmate Scavenger Hunt (Primary...
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This memory book is a fun way to have your students reflect on the special time they have spent in Kindergarten. This “suitcase” will house ...
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This memory book is a fun way to have your students reflect on the special time they have spent in 1st grade. This “suitcase” will house man...
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This ready-made, easy-to-assemble, 3D shapes flip book covers sphere, cylinder, cone, pyramid, cube, and rectangular prism. It also presents ill...
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This memory book is a fun way to have your students reflect on the special time they have spent in 2nd grade. This “suitcase” will house man...
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Updated 7/31/13 with student friendly font! (Font is different from what is shown in previews.) This journal will provide you with a lot of impo...
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These cards were designed to provide direct intervention to students who are struggling with phonemic awareness. These cards address short vowel...
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UPDATED 5/25/13: Now aligned to Common Core! Original version provided as well, with this download. This journal will provide you with importa...
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This Writing Tools Flip Book is a great resource for your young writers. This booklet includes: Powerful Words (vs. Tired Words) cover page, and...
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This sweet packet includes materials for 3 activities. The first activity has the students create a puzzle about things that are dear to them. ...
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Updated 3/22/14: This file now has updated fonts, 3 whole class posters, and now the message on each card is EDITABLE. This will allow you grea...
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I have used some type of behavior management chart for as long as I have been teaching 2nd grade (which is over 9 years). They are a tried and t...
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Big Update 3/11/14: New graphics, font, and expanded content! These posters and response sheets have been created to assist students in thinkin...
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This journal will provide you with a lot of valuable information about your new students. The journal has two parts: 1) Skills review - 10 days...
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No matter where you are in your countdown to summer, this journal will keep your students thinking and writing to the very last day of school. Th...
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Updated 3/23/14! Expanded content, and now contains 20 word problems aligned with Common Core for 2nd grade! This download is full of systemat...
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NOTE: This CVC set is already included in my Short Vowel "I Have, Who Has" Bundle Set. This I Have, Who Has...Segmenting and Blending CVC word...
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Your students will love this kinesthetic review of beginning multiplication. Students will be asked to write the multiplication number sentence f...
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This new version of my popular Parts of Speech flip book boasts a standard font, larger work space (finished product is 8 1/2 x 11), easier assem...
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This mega-download contains fun and exciting materials for you to teach about the "Power of Silent E", or the CVCe pattern. (Learn more about th...
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dhelmholz
Buyer re: Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack
What format is the file in? Microsoft word?
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
This is a zipped file - all files inside are PDF's

Nicole :)
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

meFox
Buyer re: Differentiated Behavior Cards- Apples and Green Polka Dots Theme
I wanted to know if you could make these differentiation behavior card into bright colors. I have lime green walls and lots of color in my Pre-K class room and it would be fun to have these match.

Mary
June 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Could you give me a little more information about the color and design you are looking for? My email is mrsriosteaches@gmail.com
June 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Bess Thompson
Bess T.
Nicole,
If you get the "Look Who's in Third" updated for the end of the year, can you please let me know?
Thanks!
Bess - thompsonb@mcusd185.org
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Bess - of course.
May 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Angelina Etter
Angelina Etter  (TpT Seller) re: End of the Year - Packing Up My Year in Second Grade Memory Book and Craftivity
What are the differences between 1st and 2nd grade. I teach a combination class and I am trying to decide which one to purchase? Thanks!
May 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Angelina - There is really very little content difference. It is just that each packet makes reference to the specific grade level on the cover, passport, and some of the writing pages. Also the first grade packet has primary lines, and the second grade packet has both primary and intermediate lines.
May 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Bess Thompson
Bess T.
Nicole,
I purchased your "Look Who's in Third Grade". I would like to do a similar activity at the end of the year so my students can see their progress. Could you alter the packet or send me a version that I can edit. You have my promise and guarantee that I will not sell the product or pass it off as my own.
Thanks!
Bess
May 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Bess, Thanks you so much for your question. I am so sorry, but I am unable to meet your request to send you an editable version of this packet. I love your idea of an end of the year progress check, and will definitely put that on my "to do" list. Thanks again ;)
May 17, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Elisheva Rabinowitz
Elisheva Rabinowitz  (TpT Seller) re: Parts of Speech Flipbook
I love your parts of speech flipbook, but I wish there was a sheet on adverbs too. I'd love if you could add one.
May 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
I do have an adverb page in my full sized pos flipbbook :)

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parts-of-Speech-Flipbook-Full-Size-732288
May 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Judi Poulter
Judi P.
Nicole: I was wondering if you could also have a copy of your 'packing up 1st grade' with the spelling of favorite (this way) instead of "favourite", which is used in England and parts of Canada? Thanks
May 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Judi, my Packing Up 1st grade includes both spellings.

Nicole :)
May 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

ruthvm
Buyer re: Parts of Speech Flipbook
Hi Nicole

I'm a Belgium school teacher.
I love your worksheets on teacherspayteachers.com, they are really amazing.
The backgrounds are so beautiful with all the dots in happy colours, the lovely forms, the cool shapes.
But I can't use them because they are in English.
I would like to make my own sheets, but I can't make them as beautiful as you do.
Do you have special programs to make them?
Or where can I find the backgrounds?
Can you help me?

Kind regards
Ruth
April 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Ruth, thank you so much for all your kind words. I make all my resources using Powerpoint. I have found most of my backgrounds, fonts, and graphics right here on TPT. Powerpoint is very user friendly, in my opinion, and I am sure with some time and practice you will be making your own worksheets in no time. Good luck!

Nicole
April 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Wendy Beatty
Wendy B.
I love your packing up the year craftivity. I am finishing my last yr in 3rd and moving to 2nd next year. If I purchase the 3rd grade one to use this year would it be possible to upgrade to the 2nd grade one after this year?
Thanks,
Wendy
April 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Wendy, thanks so much for your question. Each end of the year memory book is sold separately. The books obviously have different titles, but are also formatted differently, based on grade level. So, if you decide to purchase the 3rd grade book, and enjoy it this year, I would recommend looking out for one of Tpt's site wide sales, so you can purchase the 2nd grade one at a discount. Hope that helps.

Nicole
April 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Angela Moore
Angela M. re: End of the Year - Packing Up My Year in Second Grade Memory Book and Craftivity
Can this bundle be modified to say 3rd grade?
April 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Angela, here is the new listing url.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/End-of-the-Year-Packing-Up-My-Year-in-Third-Grade-Memory-Book-and-Craftivity-1223321

Nicole
April 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Aurora Hill
Aurora H.
Great booklet on parts of speech! Does the book tell children specifically what a linking verb does. I don't think so
October 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
My free version does not have a linking verb page. My full-size, for purchase, parts of speech book does, however. Here is the link should you care to take a look.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parts-of-Speech-Flipbook-Full-Size-732288
October 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

BINSPIRED
Buyer
I am wondering if you have made a bends flip book??? I will be teaching s-blends and l-blends soon and since my students loved the short vowel flip books so much I wanted to continue using them. Please let me know thanks so much :)
October 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
At this time I do not have any blends flip books created. Back to work! :)
October 6, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Gertrude Rossouw
Gertrude R.
I downloaded your apples and polkadot differentiated behavior tool (which is a really great idea! super cool!) and have just one question. What additional motivation do you give when a learner has completed any number of these cards? A certificate perhaps or something other than that? How do you keep them motivated for 10 months? What are they working towards, in other words? Thank you again for a super innovative idea!!
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your question. The majority of my students work for recognition and small rewards from my Treasure Jar (candy, stickers, privilege coupons, and other trinkets). This sustains those students for the entire year. However, in the past, I have had students that required individual motivators. I.E. - A child on the spectrum who worked for 10 minutes of computer time if she filled her chart daily (she used a 5 box chart in the beginning of the year, and later graduated to a 10 box.) For these students the differentiation must go beyond the behavior card they use, but also the enticement used to motivate them. That can only be done by getting to know that student/s and finding out what motivates them. I hope that helps!

Nicole
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Cbeichner
Buyer re: Parts of Speech Flipbook
I love your flip book. I teach 4th grade and would need to include being verb in the verb section and ideas (such as democracy) in the noun section. Any chance of adding that?
August 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your question. I have another version of this flip book (for purchase) that includes in its definition of NOUNS: places, people, things, and ideas. As far as VERBS, it does contain linking verbs. The link is below should you want to take a look.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Parts-of-Speech-Flipbook-Full-Size-732288

Nicole :)
August 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Teachersrule
Teachersrule  (TpT Seller) re: Differentiated Behavior Cards- Apples and Green Polka Dots Theme
Can you explain your 5-colored behavior plan?

I see that you have it for sale. I will purchase. Thank you.
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your question. I am thinking you are talking about the Behavior Clip Charts I have for sale, or maybe just the behavior cards. Either way, it works like most clip charts except that I only use 5 colors instead of 7. Everyday, all children start in the middle of the chart on green (Ready to Learn). Children either move their clips up or down depending on their behavior. I have two colors above green, and two colors below. Children who end on green or either of the two colors above that, get their behavior card punched/stamped or signed. I hope that was the information you were looking for. If not, feel free to message me again.

Nicole
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Tina's Teaching Treasures
Tina's Teaching Treasures  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for including Canadian Spellings :) You rock for thinking of us Northerners ;)
June 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Tina! Just trying to spread the love. :)
June 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Cindy Snider
Cindy S. re: Writing Tools Flip Book
Nicole I love your stuff. Great hands on stuff that makes the kids really work at center time. I tried to give feedback on this writing tools book but it won't provide me with the right screen. Just wanted you to know I was pleased with the product and tried to give feedback . Thanks Cindy
May 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Cindy! You are so sweet. I am so happy you are finding my resources effective.

Nicole
May 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Amy Hayden
Amy H. re: Back to School - 3rd Grade Activity Journal
This looks great! Any chance you'll do one for 4th grade?
May 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
I hadn't thought about doing one for 4th. I will look into it. Thank you for the suggestion.

Nicole
May 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Sheila Flanagan
Sheila F. re: The Power of Silent E - Flip Books and Word Work Bundle
Hello Nicole!
I am so excited to see your stuff! I am buying your beginners multiplication booklet! I am so excited to see cute work pages that are not saturated in color. While color is lovely, it comes out of my own pocket for color copies. Thanks for thinking of us, the teacher! ") sheila
April 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Aww...Thanks, Sheila! You made me smile today.
April 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

j5rice
Buyer re: Parts of Speech Flipbook
Hi Nicole,

I teach 5th grade. I was wondering if you have blank pages for the Parts of Speech Flipbook that I could advance it for my 5th graders to make as a fun way to review all 8 parts of speech NVP AA PIC (noun, verb, pronoun, adjective, adverb, preposition, interjection, and conjunction.)

I LOVE your polka dots on the flipbook, too! I have polka dots in my classroom with a polka dot theme running here and there throughout my classroom.

Thanks for anything that you could do.

Have a great day.
Judy Rice
5th Grade Teacher in Cincinnati
April 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your question, Judy. Right now I do not have those pages (prepositions, interjections, and conjunctions) available for fifth grade. I do have some ideas floating around for future products. I will definitely keep your needs, and suggestions, in mind. Thanks, again.

Nicole
April 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

mildred cordoba
mildred cordoba  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nicole,
Have you thought of making a Sentences flip book (with statements, commands, exclamatory and interrogative sentences) similar to your Parts of Speech one?

Let me know. Thanks for your wonderful work.
April 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Mildred,

Thanks for the great idea! Now to find the time.... :)

Nicole
April 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Liz DeLyon
Liz DeLyon  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nicole,
I think your materials are complete - fun- and exciting. I would make a suggestion to add the standards that the skill covers so that it becomes more teacher friendly and quick to check off the list. Please let me know if you make that minor adjustment, as I love your materials! Other than that, keep on creating!
Liz
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Liz,

Thank you so much for this idea. I have been working on updating, revising, and improving my products and will most definitely go back and add the standards. Thanks again, for your kind suggestion, and for helping make my products more teacher-friendly.

Nicole :)
April 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

wtaylor49
Buyer re: Back to School: Beginning of the Year Activities Pack
I am in my first year as a Kindergarten teacher. Classroom management is tough. You me? I have downloaded several of your making good choices card sets, but as you say, it's not the whole of classroom management. What is the lights system about? How does it work?

wendy taylor
February 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Hi Wendy, In my classroom everyone starts on a Green card(Ready to Learn). I just laminated and cut pieces of construction paper. They have the opportunity to move up to Yellow (Super Star). Or, move down. The first time I have to remind a student about following the rules, they change their card to Orange (Think About It!). It is just a warning. The second time, they change their card to red (Teacher's Choice). Here, I choose the consequence that seems most appropriate for the "crime". Usually, it is time in Study Hall, missed recesses, and/or a phone call home. The last color is Blue (Parent Conference). The consequences for this card are pretty obvious, but also include sending students to the Office. Finally, only students remaining on a Green or Yellow card get their behavior card punched/stamped.

There are similar systems with more colors, but 5 is easy to manage for me. I adapted this system from Rick Morris. He has a great website! You can google it.

I hope that my explanation is helpful. Let me know if I can be of further help, and best wishes for a great year.

Nicole
February 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Kyanna23
Buyer re: Counting Coins Made Easy with Magic Money Mega Flipchart
Nicole,

Thanks for responding! When I tried to download the ActivInspire software it is saying that windows can not open this product. I have tried everything and it is not opening for me.
January 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Kyanna,

Oh, thats not good. So you were not able to even download ActivInspire using the link?

I am sending you a link below that is a bit more specific.

http://support.prometheanplanet.com/server.php?show=nav.29751&changeCountry=United+States

(First, you will need to register with Promethean). Then, you need to pick Windows, and the free Personal Edition. It will take you through the rest.

If that does not work...

1) You can apply to TPT for a refund. Here is the url to do that:

https://support.teacherspayteachers.com/

or

2) I would be willing to email you the printable PDF materials file instead. The url to preview the materials is below:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Counting-Coins-Made-Easy-with-Differentiated-Materials

Note that these are printables and cannot be used on an interactive whiteboard. You will need to email me if you select this option at mrsriosteaches@gmail.com.

If neither of these options are good for you, if you have any ideas as to how we can remedy this and have you walk away happy, I am open to hearing them.

I'm so sorry you are having trouble. Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Nicole
January 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

First and Second Loop Troop
First and Second Loop Troop  (TpT Seller) re: Parts of Speech Flipbook With Adverbs
Thank you for your many freebies and other products. Re: one of the sentences on the adverb page: "We sleep upstairs." Wouldn't the "upstairs" be a noun rather than an adverb?
December 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the question. I had to go back and think about my logic on that one. I am going to speak with one of my teaching partners, who is a grammar expert. However, I do believe that because the word "upstairs" qualifies the verb by answering where the action happened, that it is an adverb. If I am mistaken, I will fix it and reload right away. Thanks again.
December 28, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Katherine Frazier
Katherine Frazier  (TpT Seller) re: Short A Activity Flip Book
Help! I do not understand how you assembled your book. It is probably very simple and I just don't get it!!!!
September 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
No problem, Katherine.

First, make your copies. Pages should be in order and then copied back-to-back. Then, fold each page so when each page is folded, all the text (from front and back) are on the same side. Then, layer the book in order (which I believe is also biggest to smallest).

If you need any more help, let me know. Sometimes I wish I had my own hotline.

Nicole
September 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

A Shep
A Shep  (TpT Seller) re: Counting Coins Made Easy: Differentiated Materials and Word Problems
Nicole,
I now see it and I know I scrolled down many times and it was not there. After I wrote my second comment, it showed up.

I liked your statement about 7 and 8 year olds not always being developmentally ready(traditionally). First graders don't do money and our grade is expected to teach and have the students master money. I know what a hard task this is.

I think what you said makes sense. I appreciate you taking the time to explain. Thanks, Ann
April 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
I thought it was odd that I couldn't see my response on the screen. I'm glad you were able to find it.
Where do you teach? In California, our first graders do practice coin recognition, some basic counting, and coin combinations.
Nicole
April 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

A Shep
A Shep  (TpT Seller) re: Counting Coins Made Easy: Differentiated Materials and Word Problems
I am on my IPad so please forgive me if you addressed this(scrolling was harder with the download) but when do you eventually move your students on to no dots/touch points? I am just curious because this sounds like an interesting way of teaching counting coins and that is coming up soon in the curriculum. Thanks for the information.
March 31, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Nicole Rios
Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
A.Shep,

Originally, I used to save touchpoints for only those students who could not count coins in the traditional way. However, the last couple of years, I have introduced my whole class to counting coins with touchpoints first. I find that touchpoints really helps solidify the value and recognition of each coin.

Some students in second grade will use touchpoints the whole year. However, without fail, my math whizzes will convert themselves over to traditional counting (they soon find the touchpoint method laborious and inefficient). It is the "middle of the road" student that would need to be nudged into traditional counting.
In my download, I mentioned that while we are learning to count coins, we are always practicing skip counting by 5, 10, 25, and 50 and making amounts using different coin combinations. These subskills really help move kids move themselves over. However, I must say that I do not feel any urgency to move kids over. I see it happening "naturally" as one of those teachable moments kind of things. Students just begin to "chunk" larger values together on their own. So, instead of counting the touchpoints for two quarters, they will just start with"50" and continue counting.
In short, my personal philosophy is that is a developmental thing..and not all students are going to be ready to count coins traditionally by 7-8 years old. This is a long, and perhaps, unsatisfactory answer to your question..so I apologize. I would say, if you are concerned about it, then stick to traditional counting with your whole class and save touchpoints for the students who seem to be struggling.
I really do appreciate your question, and I would be interested in any thoughts you have about my reply.

Nicole
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 19 years. I have taught 1st, 4th, and 5th grade. I will be starting my 11th year teaching 2nd graders, and truly love this age group and curriculum.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love trying to find ways to reach all of the learners I teach. I want learning to be fun, authentic, and meaningful.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Two-time Teacher of the Year Award recipient

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my B.A. in Ethnic Studies/Sociology and Multiple Subjects/Bilingual/Cross-Cultural teaching credential from the University of California, Riverside.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I am a proud mom of two phenomenal children. I love to cook, bake, camp, hike, and read!