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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 abstr...
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Do you need a lesson plan that is easy to use, and yet is acceptable to turn into your principal or supervisor? This handout includes three le...
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This is one of my TOP Selling Items on TPT! Tired of always talking about grades at parent/teacher conferences? Tired of feeling like nothing ...
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Bug Ya has proven to be one of my best selling items on TPT. It is also the most popular game with my students. It provides motivation for the l...
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Number Tiles is a 25 page booklet containing 15 different math problem solving activities for the grades 5-8 which are CCSS aligned. The activiti...
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Updated Terms Used in this Handout! Are you tired of trying to figure out which level of Bloom's is which? Is it possible to do a better job of ...
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Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions is something every student should learn, but often numerous students are left behind in ...
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Roll and Calculate is a math game designed to practice the addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers. Two players take turns roll...
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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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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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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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A critical and often overlooked part of any math program is the use of proper mathematical language. Did you know that by 5th grade there are 53 ...
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"Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink." Do students really understand how true this statement might be? This 22 slide power point talk...
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The questions on this four page test over the water cycle highlight all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy: knowledge, comprehension, application, analys...
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Should I regroup? Should I not regroup? These two questions often bounce around students' heads when they are introduced to this new concept. He...
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Number Tiles is a 24 page booklet containing 17 different math problem solving activities for the primary grades which is CCSS aligned. The activ...
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Research has shown that a well run first few days of school can in fact trigger higher levels of student achievement. But no matter how much we p...
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Spiders! These creatures are always something that students want to learn about. This is a ten page short mini reading/science unit in which the ...
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TiePlay
TiePlay  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I just became your newest follower! I would love it if your could check out my store and share some advice,tips or any comments that you might have.
Thanks a bunch,
~TiePlay
July 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Two Creative Teachers
Two Creative Teachers  (TpT Seller)
Hi!

Found you through the TPT Seller Forum. Just became your latest follower and wanted to wish you all the best on your TPT journey!

Would love it if you could spare a minute to check out our store and let us know what you think or share some tips/advice. A quick question from some of the advice you've been giving to other sellers..How do I put the copyright symbol on my products if they are made in PowerPoint?
Thanks heaps and good luck!
Two Creative Teachers
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I use the footer, insert the copyright symbol with my name. The date is automatically there as you work on the product.

To make the copyright symbol, use the insert and go to the right. You should see symbols there. Insert the copyright symbol, your name and date. It should look something like this: © V. Rauch (Scipi), 2014 I first put it in a word document then copy and paste as I don't know how to directly do it. Oh well, I'm still learning. I'll look at your store sometime this week and give you some feedback.
July 16, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

The Enlightened Elephant
The Enlightened Elephant  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I'm looking for this file... Common Core Math: Free Back-to-School eBook for Grades 6-12
I clicked a link that brought me here, but I don't see this. Is it not available anymore? Thanks so much for your help!
Melissa
July 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
No, it has been deleted as a new one will be coming out in about a month! It will be featured in the newsletter; so, be on the lookout!
July 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Vermont Teacher
Vermont Teacher   (TpT Seller)
ear Scipi, You wrote to me yesterday about protecting my work. My question is whether I should put the footers in before I start work on the pages or after. I practiced how to do that today. Your directions were excellent. Thank you again for your support. Vermont Teacher (Lydia)
July 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I always do that after I make the cover page. You may want to put something like this on the cover page as well as the last page:

The original purchaser of this document is granted permission to copy for teaching 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 at (put your e-mail here) if you wish to be granted special permission.
July 10, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Alina Kyshkar
Alina Kyshkar  (TpT Seller)
Dear Scipi! I'm a teacher of math. I live in Donetsk, Ukraine. I'll teach children math in English since next school year. My pupils are 10 years old. I like to work with children very much and I like math. But I haven't got an experence of teaching in English. I have looked your products. They are great! I need a teacher book. How do you think what I need?
June 11, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Alina - I am not sure what kind of book you want. Are you looking for a teacher's edition? You might check on Amazon.com for used books. Saxon would work well for your students.
June 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

SamizdatMath
SamizdatMath  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi - I checked out your blog - very nicely done! - and was wondering if you received my comment about your post on subitizing versus conservation when handling addition facts. best, Robert
June 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
I did, and I e-mailed you yesterday. Our district has always used "conserving set" and that is what I learned in college. I had never heard of "subitizing" until your post. (I also had never heard of vinculum until I read your thread.) I did a little research, and plan to do some more when I have time. Thanks for teaching me something new!!!!
June 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

PerfettoWritingRoom
PerfettoWritingRoom  (TpT Seller)
Scipi, thank you for visiting our thread ". . . the dollar club" you always have such wisdom and I love your products. I am your newest follower. come back in whenever you want to share your own personal ideas or stories, and to hear others. I wish you the best of luck, and have a great day, Sincerely, Gina @ the PerfettoWritingRoom
April 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Gina - Thanks for the very sweet and kind words. I needed them today.
April 3, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Lendahand's Printables
Lendahand's Printables  (TpT Seller)
I read your profile...I am going to tell my teacher girlfriend about your TPT store. I know her third grade classroom can definitely benefit from some of the resources you are selling.

Wow, is all I can say. What an amazing career you have. So much experience; very impressive.

Michelle:)
November 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
What a sweet response. Thank you so much Michelle for your encouraging words.
November 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Ruth Edge
Ruth Edge  (TpT Seller)
Thanks so much for your help today. I just edited my Number Rhymes Freebie file and made it more user friendly. I also started following your store. Have a great evening.
September 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Ruth - I am so glad that I could be of help. Feel free to contact me anytime when and if you need help. When I was new, many sellers helped me; so, now it is my turn to pass it on.
September 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Lessons In History
Lessons In History  (TpT Seller)
Scipi, I've picked up in the forums that you are very good with store critiques/advice/etc and was wondering if you had time to answer a question I posted in the "selling tips" section. The question is titled "A little help with pricing, please?" I am sure you are busy and I hope it isn't a bother that I have left this here in your questions section. I would really value your honest feedback when and if you get a chance to read my post. Thank you SO much for all you've done for other sellers on TpT! :-)
August 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Download Really Rachel's FREE pricing charts here on TPT. They make a good starting point when pricing a product. I still use them when I am unsure. Here is the URL:

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-TpT-Pricing-Charts-for-Sellers

I will try to get over to the Forum sometime this week to read your post.
August 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Workaholic Fifth Grade Teacher
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

I am  Bullyproof Music
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

Ms-Lies
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Kim - Thanks for taking the time to send me some kind and encouraging words!
December 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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

Art Lesson Launchpad
Art Lesson Launchpad  (TpT Seller)
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for your kind words.
December 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Victoria  Leon
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
You have me given me something a dentisit would charge big bucks for - a gleaming smile. :>)
December 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Faith Wheeler
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Faith - What a very nice posting. Thank you so much for your encouraging words.
November 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Mrs Balius
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

Tonya Davis
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
Tonya- Such a sweet note, and I really needed that encouragement today!
October 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Pamela Kranz
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

Laura's Lessons
Laura's Lessons  (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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

Nicole Shelby
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment

Althea Young
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 Report inappropriate comment
Scipi
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 Report inappropriate comment
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

AWARDS 2014 Outstanding Instructor of Math - from the community college where I teach 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

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

RECENT PRESENTATIONS Rauch, V. (2013) A Potpourri of Teaching Ideas. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2011). Teacher Tips You Won't Forget. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2011). Effective Strategies for Teaching Math. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS.(2 hour workshop for instructors) Rauch, V. (2010). Lesson Plans: Going From the Concrete to the Abstract. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS.(2 hour workshop) Rauch, V. (2008). Curriculum Instruction for Stem Academy Teachers. Butler Community College, El Dorado, KS. (two day training session) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2006). Math and Reading for All Seasons for Grades PreK-2. Newman University, Wichita, KS. (two day workshop for college credit) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2006). Smorgasbord of Middle School Mathematics. Newman University, Wichita, KS. (two day workshop for college credit) McDowell, K., Rauch, V., & Wells, C. (2006). Threads of Literacy in the Content Areas: Applications of the Big Five. Kansas Reading Association State Conference, Topeka, KS. Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2005). Middle School Mathematics for Teachers of Grades 6-8. Newman University, Wichita, KS. (two day workshop for college credit) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2005). Creating a Family Math Tool Kit. Workshop for teachers of grades K-5. Greenbush, KS. (one day workshop for college credit) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2005). Reading, ‘Riting and ‘Rithmetic for the Preschool Child. Workshop for teachers of PreK-2. Kansas Association for Education of Young Children Conference, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. (2 hour workshop) Purkey, J. & Rauch, V. (2004). Kansas day activities. Workshop of engaging classroom math activities that meet the Kansas Mathematics Standards, Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics State Conference, Topeka, KS.