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Start off the new school year with these 6 community building activities. This pack includes: * Classmate Scavenger Hunt (Primary and Intermedia...
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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 1st grade. This “suitcase” will house man...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY: This activity IS ALREADY INCLUDED with other great Back-To-School activities in my "Getting to Know You Activit...
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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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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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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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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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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 mega-download contains fun and exciting materials for you to teach about the "Power of Silent E", or the CVCe pattern. This file includes...
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Joanne F. re: 3D Shapes Flip Book
I do not know how to assemble this flip book. Could you please advise?
Joanne Faler
April 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Sure Joanne, run all the flip book pages through your copier set on 1-2 sided copies. Each book will be made from four double sided pages. Just fold on the dotted lines and layer. Let me know if you need any further clarification.
April 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Nora G  (TpT Seller)
Is there a way I can get a cover page for the "Packing Up the Year" download to say "Packing up Pre-K"? I plan to buy it, but I wanted to see if you could make one for that. Thanks! :)
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Certainly Nora,

Just email me using the address in the back of your download, and I can email that to you.

Nicole
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Sherin A.
Good morning! I purchased your parts of speech flipbook and was wondering if there way anyway you could send me a template to include a definition and example for the various types of nouns. Each students is making a flipbook and I am displaying the part of speech, with its definition and the example on a bulletin board.

Thank you!
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Sherin, if you tell me what pages you need, I would be happy to send them to you. If you need them, chances are, someone else would like them too. Let me know.
March 26, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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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
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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

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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
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
At this time I do not have any blends flip books created. Back to work! :)
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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
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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
September 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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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
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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

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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
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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
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Tina's Teaching Treasures  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for including Canadian Spellings :) You rock for thinking of us Northerners ;)
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Tina! Just trying to spread the love. :)
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Buyer 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
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Cindy! You are so sweet. I am so happy you are finding my resources effective.

Nicole
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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
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
I hadn't thought about doing one for 4th. I will look into it. Thank you for the suggestion.

Nicole
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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
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Aww...Thanks, Sheila! You made me smile today.
April 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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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
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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
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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
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Nicole Rios  (TpT Seller)
Mildred,

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

Nicole
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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
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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 :)
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Buyer re: Back to School: Getting to Know You 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
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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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

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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
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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 18 years. I have taught 4th and 5th grade. I am now teaching 1st and 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 and meaningful.

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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!