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This is a HUGE unit to help teach rocks and minerals. Please look at the preview to see the variety of activities. Table of Contents Introductio...
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This unit is designed to practice informative writing while learning about animals and their habitats. Common Core aligned for grades 1-3. There...
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Do your students need extra help with story problems? These 32 task cards are a great way for students to practice 2 step word problems using ad...
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Do your students need extra help with story problems? This bundle includes 32 task cards for 1 step word problems and 32 cards for 2 step word p...
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This HUGE Solar System Unit is 322 pages. It focuses on the planets, Earth's moon, and the constellations. This unit includes: 58 posters (Plane...
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This unit includes... ** Common Core Alignment for grades 1-3 ** Graphic Organizers to help students organize their opinion and reason(s). There ...
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Do your students need extra help with story problems? These 32 task cards are a great way for students to practice 1 step word problems using ad...
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This set has 27 blends and digraphs! Each blend or digraph has two posters and a page with 5 words (with pictures). There is also a chart that ha...
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Forms for Open House Parent Instructions Parent Sign-In Volunteer Sign-up Email Sign-up I printed several copies of each sign u...
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Cute labels for writing, math, reading, science, and social studies notebooks/ journals. Labels fit Avery shipping labels #8164. Each label has t...
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This unit is designed to have students write how-to paragraphs about how to take care of pets. 10 animals are included (and blank pages to add yo...
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This packet has what you need for a fun Valentine's Day party for your class. It has 11 stations to choose from, so you can customize it for your...
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Here's a great alphabet line to post in your room! Each letter has an 8.5 x 11 page that has the letter and a picture with the letter sound. Lett...
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This BUNDLE includes my Alphabet Line and Chart set and m...
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This pack includes 10 fonts. You may use fonts for personal or commercial use. If used commercially please give credit to Simply Second. http://...
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Recently updated... now editable (so you can type in your own subjects)!! You will need to know how to open a zip file. These are pages to send...
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This set has 30 vowel sounds (short and long) and 5 r-controlled vowels! Each vowel has a poster and a word strip. There is also a chart that has...
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This BUNDLE includes my Alphabet Line and Chart set, my
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Here is a resource to make a behavior book for those students who need more behavioral support. There are three cover options and a behavior page...
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I've recently purchased your AnimalHabitats packet. One of the main reasons I wanted it was for the list of recommended reading you list in the description as on page 161. There is no list, instead there is a 'picture page', which I find completely useless. I would much rather have the recommended reading list (what I paid for). Please honor your advertisement and include that list in the packet. I would appreciate you sending that list to me as well.
Regards
April 13, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I've updated the file, you can re-download it to get the recommended book lists.
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Claire H.
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Claire H.
Good Morning! My name is Claire Hundley. I purchased the rock and mineral unit from you 2 weeks ago, however I can't get it to print. I have tried several different computers and printer combinations. Has anyone else had any problems? Do you have any suggestions? I tried to convert it into a word document but was not successful. maybe you could e-mail it do me in a different format? If not i will need a refund. clairencody@comcast.net
Thanks for your time,
Claire
April 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Here's a really good blog post that gives solutions to common printing problems:
http://2ndgradestuff.blogspot.com/2013/04/help-i-cant-save-or-print-my-tpt-file.html
I am not able to give refunds, those are given directly from Teachers Pay Teachers.
April 7, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller)
I just wanted to let you know that I just updated my 'Rainbow Popsicle Clipart Set' to include b/w outline graphics. So be sure to go re-download it to get the new graphics. Hope you like it! Thank you so much for the support!!! :)

Take Care,
Zippy

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Rainbow-Popsicle-Sticks-Clipart-Over-20-Graphics-427006
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Amanda Nuscis  (TpT Seller) re: Blast Off! A Solar System Unit
I bought this pack and have been using it. I noticed that Saturn's moon are not correct on the poster and also would you consider rotating Uranus in the book and on the poster to help the students understand it turns on its side?
March 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I will work on the changes and let you know when it's finished.
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JULIA N.
Hi,

I just bought one of your bundles. The description said it would include digraphs, blends and bossy r. I bought it for the bossy r however, the bossy r is not in the download. I would appreciate it if you could refund my money for this.

Thank you,
Julie
March 25, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
There are two bundles that include the Bossy R pages and I just downloaded them both and they are there. The Bossy R pages are with the Vowel pages (the file in the zip file is called Vowels Update Secured). They are towards the end of the file. Let me know if you need more help finding it.
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Buyer re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
I still can not print this file I have tried every thing. I can sometimes print one page at a time. Help!!!
March 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Here's a really good blog post that gives solutions to common printing problems:
http://2ndgradestuff.blogspot.com/2013/04/help-i-cant-save-or-print-my-tpt-file.html
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Mary P. re: Blends & Digraphs Posters, Word Strips, & Chart
Are the posters full page size? If so, would it be possible to have them made 1/2 size, so that I would need less space to display them? Thanks.
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
They are full size, but most printers allow you to print two to a page if you change the settings. That will make it so each page is half sized when it prints.
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Lillian Chang  (TpT Seller)
Has anyone had trouble printing the 2-step word problem task cards? I've tried from different computers, to different printers. Each time it will only print pages 1-4 and then it is stuck. I tried printing page 5 by itself, and it doesn't print. Thanks!
February 1, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
No one else has had that problem that I'm aware of, but here's a really good blog post that gives solutions to common printing problems:
http://2ndgradestuff.blogspot.com/2013/04/help-i-cant-save-or-print-my-tpt-file.html
February 2, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Itty Bitty Wonders
Itty Bitty Wonders   (TpT Seller)
I am trying to give credit for a font and cannot remember where I got it from...I remember at the time the creator of this font said you did not have to give credit, but I would like to...did you created Simply Blocked Filled?

Thanks for your time.
January 29, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Yep, that one is mine!
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Mrs McFarland's Jungle  (TpT Seller) re: FREE Spelling Homework Ideas
How do you ensure they do one spelling activity each night?
January 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I have parents sign their spelling list that they completed at least one activity each night.
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Buyer
I'm having a really hard time with my Rocks and Minerals unit being such a big file. It is loading the images terribly slow. I've never had a problem with a pdf before. Any suggestions? Thanks so much! Great product!
January 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
If you give me your email I can email you the unit in smaller files zipped together.
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Mrs McFarland's Jungle  (TpT Seller) re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
Is the assessment in your preview the only Q & A assessment included?
January 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Yes
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Kristin O.
Hi again,
Just checking in again about the cute blend/digraph posters. I was wondering if you would be making any vowel blend posters to match. I would like to have a matching set, so before purchasing I wanted to checkin with you. Thanks! :)
January 14, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I just uploaded a vowel sound and bossy r set! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Vowel-Sounds-Bossy-R-Posters-Word-Strips-Chart-1068234
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Kristin O.
Hi, I really like your digraph/blend posters with the words for the students to reference. I'm curious if you have posters for the vowel blends/digraphs? ex: ai, ay, oa, ee, ing, oi, oy, oo, etc. I've seen others, but nothing I like as much as your set of posters. I would love to have the sets of sounds match. Thanks!
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Mastering the Middle
Mastering the Middle  (TpT Seller)
Hello Simply Second! I am also from Utah, and a middle school teacher. I love your clipart and colorful front pages of your units and lessons. Would you mind telling me what software program you use? Thanks so much!

Pamela
December 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! I use PowerPoint. :-)
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Ms. J
Ms. J  (TpT Seller) re: TASK CARDS - 2 Step Word Problems
On task card 22 the word made needs to be changed to make. On task card 30 the / needs to be deleted and replaced with a period (.). Please let me know when you have updated this product.

Thanks!
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Teresa S.
I just purchased your two step word problem task cards and love them. I put them on a ring and hang them up for students to use. Would it be possible to make a cover card with the title in the same style as the cards?
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Kimberly F. re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
What an awesome unit!!! When I opened the file, there are certain parts that do not show up. For example there are letters missing on some of the posters and there are no numbers on the station pages. Is there a way yo fix this?
November 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
It is a very large file, so your computer may have trouble loading it. Email me at caitlin.hynst@gmail.com and I can email you the product split into smaller files.
November 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Michelle Dupuis
Michelle Dupuis  (TpT Seller)
Hi
I just became a follower, I would appreciate a follow back at Michelle Dupuis. Good luck on TPT, it is lots of fun!
Thanks
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Ashley D.
I just purchased your Rocks and Minerals unit and am so excited to use it with my class. However, random black boxes are printing all over my pages when I print. Can you help me with this?
October 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Here's a really good blog post that gives solutions to common printing problems:
http://2ndgradestuff.blogspot.com/2013/04/help-i-cant-save-or-print-my-tpt-file.html

If none of that works, please email me at caitlin.hynst@gmail.com.
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Buyer re: Animal Habitats & Informative Writing Unit
I love your habitat unit. I am excited to use it when I teach informative writing. The product description said it included a recommended book list. I didn't see one and wondered if you would add it to the unit.
September 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I will work on that. I had made one, but it used book covers so I had to take those pages out because I don't have the right to those covers. I will start working on a page that is a list of books.
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Jacqueline Mendoza  (TpT Seller) re: Simply Fonts Pack 1
How can I install these fonts to my macbook pro? I was able to download and open. However, I opened a blank word document and checked at the fonts to find them but there were not there.
August 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I have a Macbook Pro and they work for me. After you download them make sure you install them and they are in your font book. Then try restarting your computer.
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Buyer re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
This is quite a fabulous package. Great job! I am having difficulty viewing and printing some of the pages. The document loads, What but some of the images/letters/numbers don't show up on the screen, nor do they print. For example, when viewing and printing the number signs for the Rock Stations, numbers 5 and 7 appear, but none of the others do (even after reloading). This also happens elsewhere in the document. Is there a fix?
August 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
It is a very large file and some computers have a hard time with the size. If you give me your email address I can send you a zip file with the unit split into different files to make it easier on your computer.
August 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Sabrina S. re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
I just purchased this - it looks great, but I'm having the WORST time trying to print. Can I get it in sections as well?
ssilva@sisnet.ssku.k12.ca.us
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Crystal S. re: Labels for Notebooks and Journals
I love the labels that I just purchased however, the way they are laid out in adobe is not printing correctly on the Avery labels. The bottom two are printing too high and off the label. How can this be correct? I cannot convert PDF to word.

Thanks Crystal Smith
August 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller)
You are too kind! You basically bought my entire shop during the BTS sale!!! :)

Thank you so much for your support!

Best Wishes,
Zippy
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Tanya Coach  (TpT Seller) re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
Hi! Could I also have it through an email.....made some friends mad taking up printer time.
Thank you and I love it!
Tanya
tcoach@center.k12.mo.us
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Buyer re: Blends & Digraphs Posters, Word Strips, & Chart
I bought this wonderful looking set, but I can't open it on a mac. Is it a zip file?
August 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
It is a pdf. Make sure you open it with the latest version of Adobe Reader. I have a mac and it should be compatible. You are welcome to email me at caitlin.hynst@gmail.com if it's still not opening and I can help.
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Buyer re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
Do your units come in French?
July 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
No, English only.
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Buyer
Hi- not sure what your response was to my question.
Thanks
July 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I just finished the bundle!

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/BUNDLE-Alphabet-Blends-Digraphs-752083
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Buyer re: Blends & Digraphs Posters, Word Strips, & Chart
Hi- can you bundle this with your alphabet chart? Thanks so much,
Yvonnee
July 1, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Yes, I'm working on it. It should be up tonight!
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Sarah G.
Thank you for breaking it down! My email is skgarnick@gmail.com.
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Sarah G. re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
I just purchased the unit and am having a really hard time viewing it (I believe due to my old, slow, school-provided laptop). When I scroll down to the next page, it takes 10 - 15 seconds to load that page. Is there any way to get this broken down into 2 or 3 files so that it doesn't overwhelm the computer? Thanks!
June 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
I'm working on breaking it down. Can I have your email address to send the files to you?
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Buyer re: Animal Habitats & Informative Writing Unit
I loved your habitat unit. I was wondering if you consider adding the Wetlands to your unit. I would love to at least buy a Wetlands habitat poster if nothing else.
May 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Yes, I will start working on it!
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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs
Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your support during the sale!!! And I'm ohhh sooo happy that you liked the life cycle sets! I just wanted to let you know that I have another 14 on my to-do-list then I will have posted by the big Back To School Sale in August!! So keep your eyes out for them! :)

Thanks Again,
Beth
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Kelsey Bennett  (TpT Seller) re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
Your designs are super cute! Do you have a software that does this? I have tried to find something that does this sort of thing and I am at a loss. I absolutely LOVE the unit!!
May 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Thanks! I bought the graphics (the credit page has all the awesome clip art artists) and designed the unit in Word. I now use PowerPoint to make my units because it is a little more friendly with positioning graphics.
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Kathy H. re: Rocks & Minerals Unit
I have tried and tried to print this booklet , but it will not print. I am sure it is because its so large. Do you have any suggestions?
February 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Make sure you opened it with Adobe Reader. My printer at home does fine with large print jobs, but my school printer struggles when I send it a large print job, and I end up having to print it in smaller sections. I guess it just depends on the printer. Try printing just a section at a time and see if that works. Let me know if there are any other issues.

Caitlin Hynst
caitlin.hynst@gmail.com
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Christine B. re: Accelerated Reader Pre-Test
Hi Caitlin,
Do you have this document as a Word document (rather than as a PDF?)
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Simply Second
Simply Second  (TpT Seller)
Yes. I just added a word doc version. Thanks for your interest!
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught 2nd grade for 5 years and am now teaching 1st grade!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I try to teach students as if they were my own children.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Voted Teacher of the Year at our school (2012)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education. I also have my ESL endorsement.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I love computers, Pinterest, books, crafting, my Silhouette machine, and board games.