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Pam Aursland  (TpT Seller) re: Healthy Testing Treat Labels
I cannot print these pages only the first two print?? Any reason why?
April 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
HI Pam,
Sorry to hear that you have having difficulty. They should print without problem, I made them for our testing a couple of weeks ago, so you may need to ask TpT for assistance.

Go to "My Purchases" and click on the "See tips for printing and viewing files" under the purchased file. If those tips don't resolve the problem click on the "Need Help? Download Difficulty" link in the top righthand corner of the "My Purchases" page and TpT can help!
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Nancy C. re: Read and Respond Booklet
I am very interested in your Read and Respond Daily Journal. Is there a way I could get a closer look at it? It is just too small to see what is actually on the page.

Thank You
March 9, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Hi Nancy,
I'm sorry that the thumbnail is difficult to read and I don't have a preview at this time.

The student page includes:
* directions for completing the read and respond
* an example of a well written entry
* prompts for fiction reading
* prompts for nonfiction reading

The rubric is for both the response and conventions, and details the qualities for each score.
I hope this helps. Please let me know if you need further details. Thanks.
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what exploreres doe this cover?
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
You can use this with any explorer, some of the 35 I suggested include:

William Clark
Christopher Columbus
Francisco Coronado
Hernando Cortes
Estevanico
Vasco de Gama
Leif Erickson
Ferdinand Magellan
Juan Ponce de Leon
Sacagawea
Jacques Cartier
John Cabot
Amerigo Vespucci
And more!
November 16, 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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Buyer re: Science Fair Project Planner
I utilized your packet this quarter for my kids to do their own science fair projects. Thank you for your resource. A couple of things I discovered during the process - in the "Design Your Experiment" section, the definitions for the variables are switched. The dependent variable shoud be the variable that is measured as a result of the independent variable and the controlled variables should be the ones you keep the same throughout the experiment. Everything else went pretty well. Thanks!
October 22, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

MissWilliams
MissWilliams  (TpT Seller)
My students love your math circles.
I just started on TPT and would love any feedback or comments on ideas that I should work on.
My strengths are menus for enrichment/compacting language arts or math related to Common Core Standards.

Thanks for the great products!
October 16, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Beth W.
Hi, I love your personal narrative graphic organizer. Would you happen to sell a graphic organizer for expository writing? I hope so!
September 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Can you make me a wheel of math common core standards for 9th grade math (algebra 1)

I teach 8th grade math, but I have a group of honors kids and I would really like to do the same thing with them!

Please let me know! Thanks! my email is mkuhl38@gmail.com or mackenzie.kuhl@fusdaz.org

thanks!!!
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Buyer re: Calendar Math for Upper Grades - 1st Semester
I wanted to know if I could edit the documents if at all possible??? Thanks :)
June 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Please email me nasreenwahid at Gmail dot com.
June 11, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

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Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah Designs  (TpT Seller) re: Fortune Cookie Question Cards for Non-fiction Reading Grades 4-8
Too cuteee! :)
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Joel B. re: Wheel of 5th Grade Math Common Core Standards
What font is used for the wheel? I'm coordinating some of my classroom materials with the use of the wheel and would like them to match. Thanks!
April 30, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
I used Oh {Photo} Shoot from Kevin & Amanda:
http://www.kevinandamanda.com/fonts/freescrapbookfonts/oh-photo-shoot/
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2peasandadog  (TpT Seller) re: Science Fair Project Planner
Hello I have featured you on my blog today for this product.
http://2peasandadog.blogspot.ca/2013/04/wild-wednesday-freebies-linky-science.html
Thanks for sharing.
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Buyer re: Wheel of 1st Grade Math Common Core Standards
Hi Upper Grades,
I would like to purchase the 1st Grade Math Common Core Wheel and coordinate colored file folders to match. Is it possible to change the colors on the wheel to primary colors (red, blue, green, yellow)? That way I can buy the multi-colored box of files that come in those colors. Thank you!
March 19, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
If you save the black and white copy as a JPEG, or take a screenshot of it, you can open it in Paint (or similar program) and make it any colors you like!
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Buyer re: Calendar Math for Upper Grades - 1st Semester
This looks a lot like the product that Teaching in Room 6 first introduced. Are you working with her?
January 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
No, I am not working with Stephanie. She has developed an excellent and involved calendar math program. There are many calendar math items on TpT that look similar, but vary in the intensiveness and concepts covered.
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Tracy M. re: Science Fair Project Planner
Is there any chance you would be willing to sell a word document of the Science Fair Project Planning Packet? I think it's great but I'd love to fix a couple of typos and add some differentiation as I teach three grades.
January 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
I'd love to improve this item! Would you mind emailing me suggestions at nasreenwahid at gmail dot com?
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Courtney J. re: Calendar Math for Upper Grades - 1st Semester
Is there a 2nd semester version?
September 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
There will be, I will be working on it in the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned!
September 24, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

mojo
mojo  (TpT Seller)
Hello!
I read your blog and saw that you made a Behavior Reflection Form.
Is there a way I could purchase that document from you?
Thanks!
September 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for the interest! The one I created for my class is specific to the rules that they created. What modifications would you like to see?
September 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Kelly Shetler  (TpT Seller) re: Wheel of 8th Grade Math Common Core Standards
Do you know if there i one of these for 4th grade?
August 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Yup, I have them for K-8. Here is the 4th grade item:
http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Wheel-of-4th-Grade-Math-Common-Core-Standards
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E L. re: Wheel of 4th Grade Math Common Core Standards
Hi, Is it possible to get the Word version? I would like to have a bit more info about each standard on it so helps students and parents see what each standard is about.

Thanks!
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Jill Waldrep  (TpT Seller)
Hi,
I just purchased your common core standards to display in the classroom, but after I color copied and laminated them, I see that some of the standards have been left out. Am I missing something? Please let me know how I can get the missing standards such as NF.3 and NF.4.

Thanks
August 6, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for catching this! I have updated the product with both missing standards. Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks again for noticing and letting me know!
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Viola W. re: Wheel of 4th Grade Math Common Core Standards
When I try to print page 3, the student copy, there is a vertical line at the top where the name goes and a black box (2x4) appears at the bottom of the page. Is it possible for you to send me a clearer copy? I printed the page twice thinking maybe the first time was a fluke. I definitely would like to use the student page this year. You may contact me at violawilsonnm@gmail.com
August 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry to hear that you are having trouble printing. If you go to your purchase page there is a "download difficulties" link and a staff member can assist you with getting it fixed.
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Buyer re: 5th Grade Math & ELA Common Core Posters/Cards for Display
Do you have this for fourth grade?
July 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Sorry, I don't, and I'm not sure when I'd be able to get one made. It is on my to-do list though!
July 23, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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dan taff  (TpT Seller) re: Wheel of 2nd Grade Math Common Core Standards
Did ypu have this for Reading and other subjects as well/ for second??? Thanks
July 22, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
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Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
No, I don't have them for other subjects at the moment, sorry.
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Julia C. re: Wheel of 5th Grade Math Common Core Standards
I love your common core math wheel! Have you thought about including the standard in kid friendly words in each section? I think that would be beneficial for my students. Thanks for your hard work.
July 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
That's a great idea! Thanks for the suggestion!
July 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: 5th Grade Math & ELA Common Core Posters/Cards for Display
I have bought the posters but cannot download anything but the sample - what am I doing wrong?
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Did you use the "Download Now" button (as opposed to the "Download Preview" button? Try deleting the preview download from your computer and then re-downloading the full file. Also, the full file is a zip file that you will need to unzip first to use.

I did double check the file, so it should work. Please let me know if you are still having issues!
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

The Maen Teacher
The Maen Teacher  (TpT Seller) re: Wheel of 4th Grade Math Common Core Standards
This is such a fun idea! Will you be creating onea for 3rd grade & younger?
July 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
I will be adding K-3 and 6-8!

They are up now!
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Buyer re: Wheel of 5th Grade Math Common Core Standards
Will you be making the common core wheels for k-3? Hope so! ;)
July 4, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
K-3 is now available :D
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

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Hi there,
I love your wheel for 5th grade common core standards! Are you planning to make one for 4th frade? Thanks so much!
July 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
It's available!
July 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller) re: Science Fair Project Planner
I saw your store on the Forum page of Teachers Pay Teachers; so, I thought I would look at your freebie. I left you a rating. Well done! Since you are just starting out, here are a few suggestions that might help you to better market your products.

Add some clipart to add color or just color some of your font. (I do even on high school math tests!) For some reason buyers like color on the original even though they may copy your product in black and white. Also, create a cover page for each of your products which can then be used as an attractive thumbnail to entice buyers. You might also add a second page which is a directions or suggestions page for the teacher. (How do use this? When? Etc.) List several ways you use this product in your classroom. Never assume that a buyer knows how, why, or when to use your product.

Use the footer to put the copyright symbol, your name and date of creation on EVERY page. Items, especially free ones, have been "stolen" from TPT and posted on other sites to be sold. You have to protect all of your creations. Also number your pages. Finally, unless you want your products revised (I do for my tests) save everything in a PDF format as it is harder to change.

It is important that we see what others are doing to gather ideas; so, feel free to look at any or all of my freebies listed below. If you care to, a rating or any feedback you might have would be great.

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Number-Tiles-FREE-Problem-Solving-Math-Activities-for-Grades-5-8

http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Dots-Fun-for-Everyone-FREE-Activities-Game-that-Uses-Dominoes

I am now your 2nd follower, and if you would like, you are welcome to follow my store as well: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/SciPi/Products

Keep checking the Sellers Forum under Communication for loads of great ideas and helpful suggestions given by TPT veterans. The best of luck as you sell on TPT! It is quite addictive!
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Upper Grades Are Awesome
Upper Grades Are Awesome  (TpT Seller)
Thanks Scipi, your advice is much appreciated! Heading over to your store now :D
June 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I just completed my 8th year of teaching and have taught grades 3, 5, and 6.

MY TEACHING STYLE

In my classroom students work collaboratively to complete meaningful and engaging activities and projects.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Chandler Unified School District Apple Achievement Award

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor's of Arts in Education from Arizona State University Master's of Educational Technology from Northern Arizona University

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Teaching is something I love to, and I enjoy trying new things with my students, especially when it comes to technology. My students have created podcasts, websites, videos, and more! I'm looking forward to sharing many of the materials I have created over the years.

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