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The Groovy Grandma
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"Please visit my blog at sandbergsmartyarties.blogspot.com".
 
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Common Core Standard:W.2.3. Write narratives in which they recount a well-elaborated event or short sequence of events, include details to descri...
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Onomatopoeia cards that illustrate words like boing, ahhhhh, and drip. 4 poem posters and 4 worksheets to go with the poems. My class loved using...
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Sixteen idiom cards that have the literal image of the idiom and then the real meaning to match. A worksheet to write and illustrate idioms and s...
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16 pages of 32 Similes and 1 title page
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Take any story and use this graphic organizer to help your kiddos learn to summarize a fiction book.
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The shapes included in the matrix are: cones, spheres, triangular prisms, rectangular prisms, cylinders, hexagonal prisms, and cubes. This matrix...
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Have some fun with onomatopoeia words, synonyms,Common Core aligned Narrative, Fiction, Compare and contrast, Friendly Letter, and ELL Writing! ...
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This is a great monthly activity for building fluency. Children choose from 5 authors, Chris Van Allsburg, Cynthia Rylant, Mercer Mayer, Dr. Seus...
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Eileen Pearson  (TpT Seller)
I am interested in this packet that you have created. My question to you is this packet editable as my school district uses Journeys Reading Series and I am really looking to changing the way I do my homework for next year?
April 21, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Trista M. re: Focus Wall Texas Treasures Unit 1 Second Grade
I am interested in these but I can't tell what stories are included in the units.
March 28, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
They are for Texas Treasures, which is different from Florida Treasures and California Treasures. Which do you have? They are organized by Units and Weeks.
March 31, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Heather Himmelberg  (TpT Seller)
I bought the 3D Shapes Riddles and it wont let me print any of the pages. It downloads as a bunch of picture files. Can you email as a PDF? My email is heatherh@fisd.org
March 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Thank you for bringing this to my attention I have emailed you the PDF version and fixed it on my site thanks again
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DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER OPINION "CRITICAL QUESTIONS" LIKE YOUR HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREATING PACKAGE?
February 23, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
No, sorry.
February 27, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
Hi Groovy Grandma. I love your products and have most of the items you have posted. Your classroom is absolutely awesome! I am in the process of using the fruity dots package and noticed that the word "comprehend" is missing the "h" on the I Pick poster. Would it be possible to fix that?
I also would like to make different labels for schedule and drawer labels. Do you have this in a word format? Thanks for your great products. They are brightening up my dark dungeon (no windows) room. :-)
January 20, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I fixed that word on the poster. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Email me at jerisandberg@hotmail.com and I will send you a file you can edit. Thank you for your purchases!
January 22, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
I do love her clipart. However, she says that those are not her designs. Any idea where else they could have come from? Thanks!
December 7, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
The anchor charts I draw, I make up or copy from someone else. Sorry.
December 10, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer
oh thank you , do I need to search for a certain package?
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
You'll love all her clipart!
December 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Grammar Anchor Charts and Task Cards
Hi ~ I LOVE your awesome anchor charts. I was wondering if the graphics/clip art for the Questioning one is available to purchase? Thank you!
December 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
It is free at mycutegraphics.com.
December 4, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Ginger B. re: Homework for all six units of Texas Treasures
On unit 3 week 3 the high frequency words are not showing up. Is there a way to fix this?
November 28, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I will fix it today. Sorry about the inconvenience.
November 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Ginger B.
For the homework pages on Unit 3 Week 3 the High Frequency words are not making sense. Is this something that I can fix on my end or do you need to do it?
November 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
No I will fix it , so sorry
November 26, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Laura M.
On your blog, I saw some great anchor charts for grammar. Where is the grammar pack, or what name is it listed under?
November 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I just renamed it Grammar Anchor Charts, thanks.
November 9, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Maestra Carreira  (TpT Seller) re: Opinion Writing for Halloween
Hi! I love this product and really am interested in purchasing it, but I teach in a Spanish Immersion classroom and need it in spanish. Is it possible to buy the word document form so I can translate? Thanks!
October 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
If you email me, I will send it to you. jerisandberg@hotmail.com
October 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Narrative Writing Made Easy!
Hi. I would like to know what other narrative topics are included in this 34 page packet besides the first day of school. Thanks.
October 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I didn't really put other topics. What it has is a four square prewrite and publishing page that can be used with any personal narrative. It also contains a bunch of time order words that kids can use when telling their stories. I use it all year with the Treasures Language Arts Program.
October 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Spunky Sprogs  (TpT Seller) re: Homework for all six units of Texas Treasures
What format are these done in? PDF?
September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Yes
September 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Word Posters
Is each poster a full page?
August 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Yes and then I hook another piece of colored paper to the bottom so that we could put examples on post-it's.
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Sara B.
i found the noun and proper noun posters on pinterest (and i love them!), but i can't seem to find where to buy them. can you help?
August 17, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Common core grammar task cards and anchor charts :)
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Michael P.
Would you be willing to custom make a few schedule cards for me? (The Dr. Seuss ones )
THANKS!
Becky
August 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Yes, email me at jerisandberg@hotmail,com
August 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Portable Word Wall Book for Tables
This looks great! Last year I tried a hanging word wall to save on space but it was still too much traffic during our writing time. Your design seems like it will be the perfect solution. Could you tell me how you assemble them? Are they meant to be glued to notecards, file folders, or as a stapled booklet? Thanks for any tips you can share.
August 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I laminated each page. I made the covers with card stock paper to make them more sturdy. Then I used one of those curly binder machines. They are still like new this year. Our district has a machine. Ask around and I'll bet you can find one at an elementary or high school. Good luck and thanks for giving it a try.
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Buyer re: Sweet Candy Theme Pack For Back to School!
Hi groovy grandma! I've just downloaded 4 of your products (hebedee) one of which was the candy pack. I'd bought it in particular for the mini candy circles to attach to tongue depressors. It's not in the download and was wondering if you could send me that one!! My e mail is hebedee73@hotmail.co.uk
Ps I love your stuff and loved looking through the pictures of your classroom!
August 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I just added it to the file, you should be able to download it again and get it. It is at the very end. Check your email though, I sent you some other stuff :) Thanks!
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Buyer re: Opinion Writing for Halloween
Did you happen to work on anything similar this summer?
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Not yet:(
July 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Seuss inspired schedule cards
Do you customize cards?
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
If you email me at jerisandberg@hotmail.com I can but it may take me a couple of days to get to it!
July 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Karen G. re: Focus wall labels and dividers for Treasures Reading Program
Could you help me with something? I downloaded the focus wall zip file and I am unable to print the focus wall labels. It may have been something I did, but am not sure. It opens as a jpeg but won't give me the option to print.
July 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Yes, I just changed it to PDF, it should work now. Sorry about the inconvenience. I made it a long time ago. If there is anything else I can help you with let me know. Thanks so much!
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Karen G. re: Focus wall labels and dividers for Treasures Reading Program
Could you help me with something? I downloaded the focus wall zip file and I am unable to print the focus wall labels. It may have been something I did, but am not sure. It opens as a jpeg but won't give me the option to print.
July 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
Fixed it thanks!
July 18, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Fruity Dots Classroom Organization Mega-Pack!
Hi I ordered your fruity dots classroom mega pack so I could make new drawer labels. The labels are fantastic but i din't realise they would be as a PDF and cannot type names onto them. Do you do a word version that is editable?
July 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I am not sure how to do that on here. Send me an email and I will send it to you as an attachment . jerisandberg@hotmail.com
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Buyer re: Idiom cards and writing page/ websites that help
The idiom cards on your blog spot say $1.50, but on TPT it says $5.50.
July 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I am sorry about that. I didn't know much about pricing when I first got started . I am going to have a sale right before school starts. I' ll be sure and have that be part of it. Thanks.
July 12, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Brigitte Fryan  (TpT Seller)
Where can I find the "Read like a Star" Fluency Reminder card?
June 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
It is part of my store. It is under common core fluency star. Hope this helps.
June 23, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Maria M. re: Onomatopoeia visual cards, poem, worksheet
How many cards are in this pack?
May 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
There should be 12
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Buyer re: Opinion Writing for Halloween
i love this unit! Do you have anything similar ? I want to do a debate with my class.
April 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
The Groovy Grandma
The Groovy Grandma  (TpT Seller)
I don't, but I enjoyed it too. I will work on something like it this summer if I get time. Thanks so much.
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 22 years. 15 years first grade, 2 years Reading Recovery, and five years second grade. I LOVE second grade!!!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to incorporate art, writing, and reading.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Every cute note my students write to me!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.A. Elementary Education minors - Reading and Art Masters Degree - Elementary Education Reading Recovery Trained ESL Endorsement

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I live in Southern Utah and love to run, hike, and teach!