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Scipi
United States - Kansas - Bel Aire
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"Autograph All of Your Work With Excellence! Visit my math blog at: http://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/".

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Please Note: This is one of my top selling items! Angles - they are everywhere! But how do we introduce them to students without being so abs...
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Word problems seem to cause many students to go to pieces! However, beginning with words and phrases, students can be taught how to make sense of...
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Big Number is my students' all time favorite game! It provides motivation for the learner to practice place value by positioning random numbers o...
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This is a 29 page resource that uses dominoes as a manipulative. Some of the domino activities use games while the other activities extend, enhan...
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Bug Mania provides motivation for the learner to practice addition, subtraction, and multiplication using positive and negative numbers. It is a ...
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This is a fun activity for Groundhog's Day-everyone's favorite February holiday (just kidding). This glyph instructs the children to color or put...
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Are fractions a bore? Do you need something besides a "drill and kill" activity? In this five page handout, specific words are given. The student...
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Time to practice those math facts again and you hear your students groaning, but then you say, "Let's play Beat the Teach". Beat the Teach i...
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Do you need something besides a "drill and kill" activity to practice fractions? This five page handout is a fun and engaging way to practice fra...
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This is a fun assignment for any math class that is studying geometry. My college students even enjoy the activity. The four page handout include...
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Are your students tired of practice pages where they reduce fractions again and again? Then try some Halloween Fraction Riddles. In this six page...
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This is an excellent activity for the beginning of school that requires following directions. This glyph has the children coloring or putting di...
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This is a spelling game that your whole class can play. Spell Down allows every child to participate, and each child has a fair chance of winning...
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Here is a fun way to spend some time if it is snowing outside. The glyph has the children putting different items on a snowman according to how t...
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This place value game uses the problem solving strategy of logic, and is appropriate for grades 2-8. In this game, one student thinks of a nu...
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The Rounding Pocket Chart is used to introduce the rounding of whole numbers and/or rational numbers, specifically decimals. It can be custom des...
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Think Tank Questions may be used to make constructive use of short instructional minutes. They also are an excellent journal activity. Not only d...
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Are you feeling like there is no original way to practice fractions? This five page handout targets identifying fractional parts using words. In...
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This puzzle is designed so that the student will practice and use geometric vocabulary. It is a free form crossword puzzle that features 25 diffe...
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Linda Jennifer  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi
I read a comment you left on another seller's "Ask a Question" bar - here you spoke of putting a copyright sign on all of your work - bottom corner I believe you suggested. I notice you use word docs not pdfs; So my question to you is, do you think it is a level of protection even though someone could delete the copyright logo? I like to provide both pdfs and word so that the buyer can cut and paste if they want to. I'm just wondering what your thoughts are as I notice that some buyers only sell pdfs.
LJ
March 27, 2013
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I sell only PDF's except for my tests which I feel teachers should be allowed to edit to meet their needs. Just put the copyright on your work, then save as a PDF. As for my tests, I ask the buyer to leave the copyright info on the document, but I can't guarantee that they will.
March 28, 2013

I can not believe how helpful you are! Thank you! I put some new items in and discovered someone had already bought two of my things. I will get in and change the others. Thank you so much for your suggestions.
March 3, 2013
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
If there is anything else I can do to help you, let me know. I was new once myself, and it is hard getting into the TPT "groove".
March 4, 2013

Hey Scipi,
I sold something else!!! I can't believe it and I have not updated my page yet. Been really busy but I can see how this can be very profitable. I must manage my time and update. Thanks for the support and inspiration!!
February 20, 2013
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
You are very welcome. Get those cover pages done, and your sales should boost some more. Congratualtions on your sales. Isn't TPT fun?
February 20, 2013

I am Bullyproof Music  (TpT Seller)
Scipi-- You don't have to answer this. I just wanted to leave you a thank you for the warm comments you leave on the forum. You are so maternal and it's lovely to soak in. Everyone basks in your glow :-) You rock.
February 7, 2013
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
How very kind and gracious of you. I needed that bit of encouragement since my e-mail was hacked yesterday and I lost all of my contacts. Starting over won't be easy.
February 7, 2013

Ms-Lies  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi! Not a question for you, but a congrats! Exciting to see a Kansas teacher on here! Thanks for all of your help when I was setting up a blog earlier this year! Love, Kim
December 16, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Kim - Thanks for taking the time to send me some kind and encouraging words!
December 16, 2012

Dana Designs  (TpT Seller)
Congrats on being the featured teacher in this week's newsletter!
December 16, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the encouraging words!
December 16, 2012

Scipi, I feel like we are friends, because I see you on the forum all the time. I was so thrilled to open the newsletter this morning and see that you are the featured teacher!!!!! Congratulations!

Carol
December 16, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your kind words.
December 16, 2012

Victoria Leon  (TpT Seller)
Scipi,
Congratulations on being the featured teacher-author in this week's TpT newsletter! You have so many great lessons...
-Vicky
December 16, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
You have me given me something a dentisit would charge big bucks for - a gleaming smile. :>)
December 16, 2012

Faith Wheeler  (TpT Seller)
I don't have a question, but I wanted to thank you for all the advice you leave on other people's walls. I saw it early on and feel like it gave me a jump on understanding this new world. Your feedback is so well-written and for someone starting out, it has been extremely helpful. Hope you will check me out sometime :). Have a great weekend!
November 4, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Faith - What a very nice posting. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.
November 4, 2012

Mrs Balius  (TpT Seller)
Scipi,

I don't have a question, but want to thank you for all of your kind sharing of your knowledge about TPT. I have learned so much from you. You present yourself in such a kind non-threatening way. I bet you are a GREAT teacher!

Thank you again,
Mrs Balius
October 30, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Mrs. Balius - Your words are a real encouragment to me today. It's a sad day for me as a 15 year old with cancer passed away. Her mom works with my husband. Thanks for putting a smile on my face.
October 31, 2012

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller)
I don't have a question for you but I do have a comment... your items are so stinkin' cute!!! That is all! lol :)

Take Care and Best of Luck to You!!! :)

-Beth B / Zippy
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Zip-a-dee-doo-dah-Designs
October 28, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Wow! You made my day on a day when I am quite discouraged. Thank you so-o-o much!
October 30, 2012

TheWriteStuff  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi,

Your products look great. I am just getting started on TPT I wanted to thank you for the advice I found here. I love teaching writing to my Grade twos and teaching others how to teach writing. It's such a personal thing and compliments what I focus on in social learning as well. I am following you now. Pop in to my site and take a look if you have time! Shelley (TheWriteStuff)
October 20, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I will be glad to take a look since I believe writing should be done across the curriculum. Than you for the invitation.
October 22, 2012

Tonya Davis  (TpT Seller)
Scipi,

I want to begin by thanking you for all of the advice you gave me on my products/stor. I love the way you "bundled" this product and how you have the copyright information (like you recommended) at the end of each page. I am learning so much from you. I think I'm going to call you my TpT mentor. :)
October 17, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Tonya- Such a sweet note, and I really needed that encouragement today!
October 18, 2012

Pamela Kranz  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi,
I've been reading the discussions about copyrighting our products and I'm still never sure about the creative commons insert-I think it allows more than I'd like to allow. It could just be me not understanding. I really like the way you've worded your copyright on each of your products and wondered if I could use your wording on my products, as it states clearly what I want to say?

BTW, your blog is amazing! How do you find the time to keep up with the marketing aspects and teach. I'm retired and doing after-school enrichment, and still find it difficult to keep up with all the marketing avenues available. Joining the discussion boards is about as far into the water as I've ventured. I've decided you're my role model!

If you'd prefer, my email is p.kranz@me.com
Thanks!
Pam
September 19, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Pam - Feel free to use the copyright statement as you want. Everyone is welcomed to it. I am retired as well, but teach six hours at the local community college - math. I also babysit three of my grandchildren one day of week. I love everything I do; so, somehow I manage to keep up. It is fairly easy when you enjoy it....but as for ironing, well....it does get done, but not ASAP! My husband also teaches, but he is a great help and supporter. I couldn't do it without him. :>)
September 19, 2012

Laura Bogush  (TpT Seller) re: Number Tiles: FREE Problem Solving Math Activities for Grades 5-8
Hi Scipi!

Thanks again for providing me with feedback on my freebie and being my very first follower. I've only been on TpT for a week now, but I'm learning a lot and making progress!

I just looked around your store and reviewed some of your free items. Your products really do have the "wow factor"! It helps to look at such terrific examples. I loved teaching math when I was in first grade and followed a constructivist "hands-on" philosophy by using lots of manipulatives. Your activities are right up my alley!

I also looked around your blog. It's terrific too! I put a link to your blog my website that I use when teaching teachers about technology. It would be a helpful resource to many teachers, and I'll be sure to mention your blog to math teachers who take my classes.

Thank you so much for all of your help and encouragement. Slowly but surely, I'm getting my store stocked with my own creations. This is a great outlet for me. I might be retired, but I'll never stop being a teacher at heart.

Hope that you are enjoying a great day!

Laura
July 12, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Laura, I am "retired" as well. After I left the public school system, I went to the college level which I just love! I just can't give up teaching, YET!
July 12, 2012

Constance McMorris  (TpT Seller)
Hey Scipi. I love your store. Even though I teach Science, I love the Math games. I've started revising my products with the suggestions that you gave me, but I can't seem to figure out how to get how to add the copyright info? I thought it was on TpT somewhere, but I can't seem to find it.
June 26, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Constannce, Thanks for the wonderful feedback. Go to insert and to the right you will see the symbol for copyright. Insert a footer and place the symbol, your name & date of creation like this:

As for the statement to put at the beginning and end of your product, use something like this:

The original purchaser of this document is granted permission to copy forteaching purposes only. If you are NOT the original purchaser, please download the item from my store before making any copies. Redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item or any part thereof on the Internet are strictly prohibited without first
gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital millennium Copyright Act. Please contact me if you wish to be granted special permission.

If you need any more help, just let me know.
June 26, 2012

Nicole Shelby  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi,

Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my materials. I am working on my freebies right now. :) I will be honest, I don't put as much effort into my freebies as I do the materials that I actually sell. But I definitely can see why it's important since that gives teachers an idea of the quality of my materials.

You work is fabulous! Love your stuff! I look forward to working with you more and learning more from you as we go along.

Thanks again and Happy Easter!

~Nicole
April 7, 2012
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Nicole, I didn't put much effort into freebies either until I started looking at some of the top sellers' stores. I've learned the hard way that freebies are one of the tools to use to get people interested in your products. One thing about TPT, we are always learning new things!
April 8, 2012

Althea Young  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Numbers for Show Me Boards
Do you teach Elementary Math at the college level? I love your Math Word Wall and have it in use. We are not Common Core yet in Louisiana but I am moving in that direction because the next school year is when we start I am told. Do you have any sites that are geared to Common Core that I could reference for my work? Also, thanks for that 4.0 on my RICE free product. I am following you and currently doing the 2nd grade math work for my school. I have a few posted on here but no sales yet and I am not sure why. Perhaps because it is Smart Notebook and I travel across the strands. I will learn but you are an inspiration to me. Thanks, Althea Young
September 10, 2011
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
It seems like I teach elementary math to my college students. They were unable to pass the test to take College Algebra. In fact, most of their math skills are terrible. We start at the beginning, and it is suprising how quickly they learn when I use manipulatives. Most have had horrible math experiences; so, one of the major things to overcome is their test anxiety level. I just love my job!!!! My husband's school is looking at Common Core, but I really know little about it since I am teach at a college. If he comes across any worthwhile sites, I'll let you know. Yes, Smart Notebook is something that not too many teachers have, including me. I just got an Elmo, and it is 100% better than any overhead.
September 10, 2011
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching since "the earth cooled". My husband is a teacher as well, and together we have over 75 years of teaching in the elementary, middle school, high school and college areas. My focus is mathematics while my husband's is science. We never want to do anything else because we love it! My teaching style is hands-on and energetic while using diverse teaching strategies. I try to teach ordinary things in extraordinary ways.

MY TEACHING STYLE

For the last five years I have taught at the college level working with "mathphobics" and elementary teachers to-be as well as with teachers who are in the Transition to Teaching program. I have taught Math Methods, Science Methods, Developmental Math, and Algebraic Concepts as well as supervising student teachers and being a peer coach. I just began teaching a new class called "Math Study Skills" which is a one hour course on how to study math. Students are always surprised that studying math is so different than studying for other subjects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

PUBLICATIONS McDowell, K., & Rauch, V. Teacher work samples: What are we really measuring? Accepted for publication in The Advocate (Fall 2005).

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

1997-2005 Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. 95521. Workshops presented locally by Creative Mathematics. 8 hours of graduate work in teaching mathematics, grades K-8. 1983-94 Wichita, State University, Wichita, Kansas 67208. Masters in Elementary Education with an emphasis in math and technology. Have ten additional graduate hours not counted towards the degree. 1969-71 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210. 27 graduate hours 1964-67 Ohio University, Athens, Ohio 45701. Graduated with honors, BSed. Major: Elementary Education Minor: Mathematics