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Patty Rutenbar
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Patty Rutenbar
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It's hard to know if you spell a word with the letters ou or ow. . . This activity will help your child practice looking at pictures and deciding...
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If I do this, what will happen? Your students can find out the answer to that question by practicing with these pictures and phrases.They will ...
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Those pesky vowel teams are tough to learn! I'm hoping this game will produce better readers and quick thinkers when it comes to this skill. Th...
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Those funky controlled r words can be difficult to spell. Is it ir? er? or ur? Sometimes kids just need the practice to LOOK at the word to see i...
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This set of mulitiplication task cards contains both color and added black and white copies for those who can't copy in color. The clip art and ...
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This activity will help your child practice switching pronouns for the words they stand for. It's similar to my Halloween and Thanksgiving pronou...
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Students need to know what a pronoun is and how to match it to the noun that means the same thing. This activity is made with DJ Inkers clipart a...
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Words in Context is a quick activity that can be used in centers, small groups, or even as a Scoot game with your whole class. Each card has a se...
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This activity centers on reading passages and deciding if they are a fact or an opinion. Each card has a picture that helps them focus on the top...
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Who doesn't love these cute little monsters? Just in time for Halloween! They can help your child enjoy finding the words that match the values o...
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This pronoun activity is very similar to my Halloween Pronoun activity. It's just a different holiday. In this set you'll find 21 different cards...
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This Halloween activity is great for your kids to learn more about expanded notation. The numbers and their values are mixed up so they have to t...
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Thanks for stopping by! I know you'll love this fact and opinion activity because it is filled with CUTE DJ Inkers clip art © www.djinkers.com....
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Learning how to write contractions can be tough. I know my 2nd graders struggle with it, so I can imagine that some 3rd and 4th graders also have...
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This activity has 24 cards with sentences on each one. Your students must find the pronoun that matches the underlined words in the sentence. If ...
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If your students take the NWEA or MAPS test, these practice cards just may help them prepare for it. Each card shows a chart or a graph with a qu...
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There are 30 apples with addition problems on them. There are 30 apples with the answers on them. Students will need to think about the tens and ...
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Second graders can handle separating fact and opinion. This activity is especially fun because it is centered around one of their favorite holida...
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We work so hard to get our kids to know the contractions, but it's harder to know how to spell them. Which letters are taken out? Where does that...
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My 2nd graders need lots of practice with subtracting numbers from each other. They aren't always sure when to regroup and when not to. It's just...
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Carol S.
I can't find the Christmas fact and opinion!!! Help!!!
December 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Oh my! I have sold it to DJ Inkers. . . Why do you need it? Did you buy it from me earlier? If so, Let me know and I'll help you with what ever you need.
Email me at pjrbar@charter.net
December 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Pumpkin Nonsense Words - FREE!
love it, but you have a typo in your directions:
The can be mixed and matched over... I assume it should be "The pumpkins, or The onsets and rimes...?"
Important because I often send these activities home as homework for parents to do.
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for gently telling me. I had others who also caught that. If you download again, you'll have a perfect copy.
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Pumpkin Nonsense Words - FREE!
Something weird happened on the comments and ratings page. Loved the activity, but I think there is a spelling error on the directions page. :The can be used... as opposed to They can be used...

Thanks,
Jayne
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Thanks Jayne ( the exact way I spelled my daughters middle name....Mackenzie Jayne!) I have fixed that typo. If you download it again, it will be perfect.
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Khrys Bosland  (TpT Seller)
Hello Patty!
When you get a moment would you mind emailing me at Kool.in.Kinderland@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

Khrys
October 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Mike's Math Market
Mike's Math Market  (TpT Seller) re: Back To School Pronouns
I'm a teacher in Livonia. I just had a student graduate high school with the last name Rutenbar. Any relation?
August 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
More than likely. My husband's family is from the Detroit area. I am not aware or close to any with the last name of Rutenbar. But I'm sure we are related. There are many on this side of the state (south of Kalamazoo) and some in the U.P. thanks for searching this and asking me.
August 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Anna Wojcik  (TpT Seller) re: Take Home Journal Writing Prompts
There are 13 prompts, how do you ensure each child gets one?
July 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
You could do a couple things. First it doesn't have to be that each child takes one home each night. You could use a rotating system so that every other night or every couple nights someone takes it home. That kind of keeps the novelty of taking one home important instead of "Oh no, we have to do this again!" Second you could make two copies of each and make enough books for everyone in your class. Third, you could make up more of your own. Since this is a freebie, I didn't want to give away a complete class set, but just part of it. I hope your kids love it and that it helps your parents see what they help their child write is important. Thanks for asking a question. If you have any other questions, I'm open to answering them.
Patty
July 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

FirstGradeFunTimes
FirstGradeFunTimes  (TpT Seller) re: Springy Pronouns
# 3 and # 6 should both have "the" underlined...I love them though...your stuff is so cute! my email is missingva1@aol.com
I appreciate it!
June 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Great! I caught the one on #3, and now I will fix #6. My computer is off for tonight. I hope it will be ok if I get it to you tomorrow after school. If I find some extra time in the morning, maybe I can get it to you then. I appreciate your helpfulness. Patty
June 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

FirstGradeFunTimes
FirstGradeFunTimes  (TpT Seller) re: Springy Pronouns
I have a strange question...was this part of one of the OK fundraisers? I have this and am not sure if I got it from the Ashley Benoit fundraiser or one of the 2 bundles I bought through TPT.
Anyway, we did it today and there were a couple of typos...I want to download the updated version, but how do I get it?...thanks!
June 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
No this was just a freebie I posted for a few days. I too found one typo. Can you tell what typo you found and I'm happy to send you an updated copy. Email me at pjrbar@charter.net
Patty
June 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller) re: Vowel Teams Sweep!
Too cute!! :)
May 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
well thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment!
Patty
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Stephanie Condon  (TpT Seller)
Hi Patty
I just had to shoot you a message. I live in Easton, PA on the border of PA/NJ. I was scrolling through the website to find some fun activities for multiplication and division when I came across your page. I was so excited to see you were from Sturgis. That is where I grew up and went to school k-12. My entire family still lives there. So fun to see a familiar name and of course the pride in it being my hometown.

Just wanted to say a hello! What building do you work in? I attended Wenzel and had Mrs. Thomasma/Lindeman in 2nd then went to Fawn River for 4th and 5th. I am a proud Sturgis Trojan!!!

Stephanie Condon (Ware)
March 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Wow! What a great thing to read on a Friday night! Hi Stephanie! I teach at Wenzel and Mrs. Thomasma is still teaching right across the hall from me. She was just filling me in on all your aunts that I know! Plus your sister in law Kim comes to work with my kids a few times as a volunteer from Ayres Insurance! What grade are you teaching? Sounds like you are working with older than 2nd if you're looking for multiplication/division stuff. I would be happy to send you my multiplication activity for free if you think it would help your kids. It's a pretty easy format and really helps those kids who visually need to see how multiplication problems. Just send me your email and I'll get that out to you. I have a blog called 2ndinline.blogspot.com if you're interested in checking that out too.
Thanks for contacting me. .
By the way, Mrs. Thomasma said she believes you are probably a a really good teacher! And I'm sure she meant REALLY!
Have a great weekend!
Patty
March 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Cindy T. re: Love Bug Valentine Facts and Opinions
Could you correct the Love Bugs title page with the correct spelling of opinion? I love it and want to use it on the front of the game envelope. Thanks
January 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Absolutely! Thank you so much for alerting me before rating me! It is fixed and you can pick up the updated page now.
Thanks!
Patty
January 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Susanne A.
Patty,

I found it! It was stuck to another piece of cardstock. I was looking for it to be at the beginning of the activity instead of the end. Thanks!

Susan Arthur
October 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Oh good! I'm glad that you found it. Thanks for letting me know!
You're a peach!
Patty
October 7, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Susanne A. re: 1 Verb and 2 Friends
I found your game: 1 Verb 2 Friends (love it!). The cover page does not show up when I printed this activity out. Is there someway to get that to print with the rest of the cards?

Thank you,

Susan Arthur
October 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
Susan, Thanks for buying this and asking me a question. I certainly want to help you. Tell me this. . . could you print off the answer key? That page came after the title page. If you send me your email address. ..I will send you the title page and the answer key if you didn't receive that.
October 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

DJ Inkers
DJ Inkers  (TpT Seller) re: Multiplication Cards
We are so excited to see you creating such fun projects with our clip art and fonts! Just a friendly reminder though, please make sure you are noting DJ Inkers copyright in your product descriptions AND on the project itself. Just a simple note saying: "Made using DJ Inkers clip art & fonts. © www.djinkers.com" is all you need. (If you are selling projects, be sure you include your commercial license number in the product description too.) Thanks so much. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Smiles to YOU!
October 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Patty Rutenbar
Patty Rutenbar  (TpT Seller)
I thought I had all of these taken care of. . but I will have to go back and check. I know that my license number is on each project and at the bottom is the words copy written by DJ Inkers and the website link. I've been in touch a lot with Alix Spears who has been helping me with this. Thanks for checking in and I will look over my things and be sure that everything is in order.
October 2, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have 35 years in 2nd grade

MY TEACHING STYLE

I like to teach in small groups while my students are either doing seat work or centers. We do whole group lessons once in a while.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

I was honored to be named Teacher of the Year in my district.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University in 1978 Master of Elementary Education from Western Michigan University in 1983.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I'm a mom to two who are also teachers, and who married teachers.