Monday Made it, a GIVEAWAY, and a freebie:)

Monday Made with Tara over at 4th Grade Frolics always helps me start my week off right! I really enjoy seeing everyone's crafts and creations! But in all honesty...I don't know how many more"cute" crafts I can come up with! I am in mid summer and I told myself I wanted at least the first 9 weeks of lessons done! So...probably after this week, my Monday made it's will be more lesson plan related! It may be a game or some kind of activity you can do with a specific lesson. But I seriously need to get on it....bad! 

So these NO NAME clothes pin creations have been all over Pinterest! I knew I had to make one since I always have no name papers. My kids usually know that if you don't put a name on it, it is going in the trash! 

Well, I really didn't want something to hang in the room, so I did my own spin on the NO NAME clothespin idea.

Remember this question mark I bought at A.C. Moore??? Well it is part of my NO NAME Project!

I painted it with purple dots first

Then I used my super fun neon green sharpie paint pen and went around each dot!

Remember that sparkly green bucket I bought from Michaels and that purple neon sharpie paint pen??? Well, with a little bit of hot glue and some writing...this is what I came up with:)

I really love the idea of a no name bucket! I will empty it out on Fridays if papers are not claimed!

On another note...I am seriously at 300 followers already? I just can't believe it! Just last week I was at 200! Now 300! I had no time to ask other bloggy friends if they wanted to help in a giveaway...so I just had to do something on my own! Next time friends, I will ask:)

SO....here is my current giveaway! 3 people have a chance to win! Good luck:)

*new addition to the giveaway! Terri from The First Grade Princess has donated a $5.00 Starbucks Hawaii collectible gift card. How cool! You can still use it to get your coffee...just don't let them keep it:) I will add it to the first place winner!*


a Rafflecopter giveaway  


Last night, I also made a smaller version of the 3rd grade ELA common core standards. This will fit nicely in the front pocket of my lesson plan book, in the literacy tab! I hope some of you can find this useful! Click HERE to get it for free:)


Oh...here is the Math one! I just finished it! Click HERE:)
 
Enjoy the rest of your Monday:)

95 comments:

  1. Love your no name bucket. I'm having a 500 follower giveaway. Want to join?
    Michele

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    1. Sure:) Just send me an email and we can figure something out:)
      Tonya

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  2. I'd love to have a teacher's assistant and a hearall assessment recorder. I think it would be great to help build fluency.
    Michele

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  3. I'd really like to have a color printer in my room! I'm getting tired of spending mega bucks on ink for my printer at home - we have one color printer at school but you have to go through the secretary to print anything.

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  4. oOo, I'd love an Elmo. I think it would be great in showing the kids how to do things and fits well into lessons!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  5. Your no name bucket came out fantastic! If $$ wasn't an issue, I would love a Smartboard. I feel like everyone else out there has one but me. :) Congrats on 300 followers! You have an amazing blog!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  6. Definitely a smartboard! Congrats on your 300+ followers!

    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com

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  7. I'd love a printer with tons of cartridges, so I can print everything that I have bought so far without feeling guilty ;)

    Lili
    itsalwaysapicnicinfourthgrade.blogspot.com

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  8. I'd love to have a class set of iPads! Oh the possibilities! :)

    Stephanie
    Maestra Bilingue

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  9. A xerox machine with enough cartridges and paper to get through the year

    Terri
    thefirstgradeprincess.blospot.com

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  10. I'd love to have my document camera mounted to the ceiling instead of on a cart in the middle of my room. I'd also love to have a smartboard. :)

    Christina
    prec0ci0us@bellsouth.net

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  11. Congrats! I would want a smartboard if there wasn't one in the classroom!

    Linda

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    1. I forgot to say why: Why? because there is so much you can do, interactive activities and the kids love it and are more interested in the lesson. They all want to take part!

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  12. Hmmm...I'd like iPads for all the kids in my room :) And a decorated room with all of the really cute stuff that I didn't have to make or buy would be grand also!

    Thanks!
    Fourth Grade Fanatics

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  13. I would definitely want a Smartboard because there are so many fun ways to get kids excited about learning using the Smartboard!
    tjulch@mpsomaha.org

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  14. Hey Tonya! Just checking out your blog while I am trying to figure out how to blog. I am jovic from PT who posted pics of my 31 bag for you a few days ago. I love your blog...:) Please check mine out...I am just getting started, but hope to catch on quickly! www.staycalmandimagine.blogspot.com ~Vicky

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  15. Congrats on 300!! I would have a class set of iPads!!! Wouldn't that be fabulous!!

    Ali

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  16. Congratulations. I would have a class set of iPads or some type of tablet. I would also have a much bigger room that was so warm and inviting=)

    Tiffany
    tamiller@lf.k12.de.us

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  17. I think I would want iPads to use for reading/listening centers and playing math games. Or my own personal laminator, complete with a person to cut everything out :)

    Liz
    Come check out my new blog Teaching in Valley

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  18. Congrats on the big 3-0-0!
    Our high school is getting iPads for every single student, and frankly, I think many teachers are scared to death of what to do with them....so I would like a bigger room. My room is so small and has very little storage... So please wave your magic wand and grant me a bigger room!
    Patty
    Prutenba@sturgisps.org

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  19. Congratulations on reaching 300!!!!!! Wow that did happen fast!
    If I could have one thing for my room it would be ... hmm that is hard to narrow down: HearAll Assesment Recorder or laptops ... hmmm probably a laptop, because they could record their voices AND they'd be able to do so much more.
    Amy
    Where Seconds Count 2nd grade blog

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  20. Congrats on 300

    If I could have anything I would have a couple of extra computers and a smartboard

    pocketofkinders@gmail.com

    Pocket Full of Kinders

    Shuna P

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  21. Congrats on the followers :) I would buy a smartboard for sure!!

    Kimberly
    The Learning Tree

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  22. I'd love to have an IPad. We could do amazing things! I see teachers at my school who use their own and I would love to do what they're doing!

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  23. Congrats on 300! If I could have anything in my classrom it would be another full time adult. When I've been lucky enough to have a student teacher, or another teacher joins us for Class Within a Class, I feel like we can both cover so much more ground:-)
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  24. I would love to have a reading corner with beanbag chairs, child camp chairs, and other comfy seating so the students would have a place to go to enjoy reading away from their desks.

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  25. I am loving all the responses! I too would LOVE another teacher, I would LOVE more classroom books, I would LOVE an elmo, I would LOVE IPads:) Ugh...we can only dream!

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  26. I love your no name bucket! I might be using this idea for my room! If I could get one thing for my room (without worrying about money) it would be a laptop that actually works and isn't outdated!! I have 3 computers in my room, but they are old, old macs that are outdated, one is missing a few keys on the keyboard! I'll keep dreaming though!

    Mary
    Teaching Special Kids

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  27. My room is tiny, but I would like a full size interactive white board.

    Andrea
    Reading Toward the Stars

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  28. I would love a class set of Ipads! That would be so wonderful:)

    turbyto@aol.com

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  29. I would love a class set of iPads or net books....more technology!

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  30. If we are making wishes, I want a smarboard and projector hung up... oh wait... maybe iPads for each student... or maybe... laptops per child... or ugh... I can't choose! For next year I could really use a classroom rug! I will start small :)

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  31. I would wish for an iPad or two or three!
    lraines78@gmail.com

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  32. I would want a colored copier machine:)

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  33. Oooh! The color copy machine with all the ink and paper I need or a whole set of leveled books for each child to take home so they could have books at home.

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  34. I would want a huge classroom library that the kids could use for their book boxes. I do have a pretty large selection after 22 years but many of mine are closed to retirement! My school does have a library to borrow from but I have to check them out and return them within two weeks. I'd like to be able to have any book the kids want at their fingertips. Oh and while we are dreaming...at least 6 copies of each so I could use them for reading groups too!!! haha! BTW...I had to run to target today because of your post from yesterday AND...YOUR GUNNA LOVE THIS...there was a frog section!!! I posted a picture on my post for today. You need to stop by and check them out. I know you'll love them!!

    rene'
    A Passion For Primary

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  35. I would love to have an Elmo in my classroom. I can only imagine the activities we could do with this piece of technology. :)

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  36. I would love a smartboard. Congrats on 300 followers!
    Tracey
    Third Grade All Stars

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  37. I would love to have some sort of technology that the whole class could enjoy and use at the same time... a Smartboard or a class set of iPads or laptops.

    Claire
    Live, Laugh, Love, Teach
    livelaughloveteachblog@gmail.com

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  38. Your no name basket is super cute! Love the question mark.

    Jessica

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  39. Last year at this time I was dreaming of an Epson projector... and then I got one! So, I better make this good just in case my luck comes through for me again! I would love my own personal laminator so that I wouldn't have to wait until "lamination day" only to find out that the roll ran out right as my items were half way through the machine.
    Brynne
    brynne.zachow@gmail.com

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  40. Love your spin on the No Name idea:) So cute and that question mark just makes it!! Thanks for linking up and congrats on your followers:)

    4th Grade Frolics

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  41. I think that iPads would be awesome!

    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  42. I love the no name bin! I have been seeing cute no name signs with little clothes pins that hold the work, but I was thinking that I would need to make a HUGE sign! This is a better option, I may have to make one too! I also love the idea of the Sharpie Marker/paint pen.


    Thanks for sharing!
    I am your newest follower! I am a new blogger and love connecting with other upper grade teachers!
    Layla

    Fancy Free in Fourth

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  43. I really like your idea of having the papers in a bucket (especially a cute green glittery one!!). I understand what you mean about the planning. I PROMISED myself I would spend most of the summer on planning. Congrats on 300+ :)

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  44. I'd love that hearall recorder thingy. I think it would be easy and fun and valuable for helping kids build fluency.
    Super congratulations on reaching 300!!!

    Megan

    I Teach. What's Your Super Power?

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  45. If money was no object, I would have an iPad for every student!!


    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  46. If money were no issue & I could only pick 1 item, I would pick 6 iPads for my students. Of course, I can always spend a gazillion on books.
    :)
    Tamera
    http://myheartbelongsinfirst.blogspot.com
    Kaizactan2001@yahoo.com

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  47. I would love a teacher assistant! :) Or a class set of iPads.


    Amanda
    Teaching Maddeness
    Come join my linky party!

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  48. I would want a class set of iPads!

    Allie
    The Gypsy Teacher

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  49. Ipads is definitely what I would want in my classroom!!

    HootHootHooray

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  50. Definitely a class set of Ipads!

    Mindy

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  51. Your no name basket is such a cute twist on the clip chart.

    EmilyK

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  52. Congrats on your milestone!!
    If money was no issue, I would LOVE to have more square footage in my room, with lots of storage cabinets all the way to the ceiling! and to think, when we moved into our new building in 2002, I shared my room with another teacher- tooooo small.

    Shar W
    jandcangelscents@sbcglobal.net

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  53. Congrats! I just found your blog. You are super creative!
    If money was no issue I will get Ipads and a huge cabinet to store all my art supplies.

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  55. Oh, duh...forgot to answer the question! If money was not object...I think I'd like laptops for all my kids. That. Would. Be. Great!

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  56. Hi! I'm your newest follower! :) Thank you for these Common Core cheat sheets. They are so helpful! If money was no object, like most people, I would like a class set of ipads! We are soooo lucky that our school fundraiser raised enough money for a mobile ipad cart that we will get to rotate from class to class. We are excited to start this!

    I'm new to blogging and need some followers. Stop by and say hi!

    Grade Three is the Place For Me

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  57. Thank you everyone so much for all the kind words! I love reading everyone's comments! I wish I had a magic stick to wave and have everyone's dreams come true!

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  58. Congrats! I would love a class set of ipads to help differentiate learning and save paper!

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  59. Space! and storage! I am a HUGE fan of centers and would love to have the space to designated areas for them.

    Cute idea for the no names!
    Kristin :)

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  60. Does a class set of laptops or ipads count as one item? I'd like to move into the 21st century in my room!


    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  61. One item? Wowza! It's a toss up really- I'd either go for the class set of ipads, or if it really had to be truly ONE item, I'd want a stage. I'm super into retelling and drama.
    ~Heather
    http://themeekmoose.blogspot.com

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  62. just to let you know I did mention your giveaway in my blog...did you get the message about all the cute frog stuff in the Target $ spot? Better hurry!!! ;)

    rene'
    A Passion For Primary

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    1. I just looked at it:) Thanks so much! I didn't see any frog stuff in my Target:( Oh well:( and btw...I need to make that "what can I use" chart...so clever!

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  63. I would LOVE iPads for my entire class...it would be so much fun!!!! I'm BRAND new to blogging and I love your site!!!
    -Abby
    saunderslovelies.blogspot.com

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  64. I would love an Ipad or a class set would be nice too lol. I would love for the school to supply color ink. I would love a Smartboard. I am so thankful for anything though...I get excited when they are the ones to purchase handwriting paper.

    kimberlycollatos@comcast.net

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  65. Oh man I would LOVE a class set of iPads. A girl can dream... :)

    jrutan@mail.usf.edu

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  66. Wow what a hard decision - is it the Smart Board or the unlimited amount of color ink? That's a tough one so maybe the ink would win out :)

    Elizabeth
    Mrs. Polston's Kindergarten

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  67. My own color laser printer AND my own laminating machine!!! I wish!

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  68. I would love to have a personal secretary to take care of all my paperwork so I could just teach. :)

    Cindy
    CL14Mentor@oh.rr.com

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  69. I like nay love the no name bucket. Thanks for sharing.

    Jill
    Bubbalulu.blogspot.com

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  70. I definitely want a smart board! I've had one in my past 2 classrooms, but I'm moving to a new room again....And this will be my 4th year teaching!

    Jackie

    Third Grade's A Charm

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  71. Well, since I already have an EA and I'm getting a Smart Board, I'd definitely go for an unlimited supply of colour ink. It's crazy how much I go through! Or a bigger room. It's tough to jam my whole class in the one I have now... Congratulations on 300!
    - Amanda
    Inspired in Second

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  72. And I blogged about your giveaway! You can see it here: http://teachinginthevalley.blogspot.com/
    Liz
    Come check out my new blog Teaching in Valley

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  73. If money wasnt an issue, I would buy ink to get all of the wonderful blog things into my classroom! I recently started following you and was excited to see that you're from Durham-I'm really close to Greensboro, so not too far!

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    1. Yes you are:) I live in Morrisville but teach in Durham! We need to have an NC meet up:)

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  74. I just found your blog and I'm so glad I did! I will be a first year 2nd grade teacher (also in NC)! I love your No Name tote. I just made a NO Name clip sign, but I love yours! You're not far from me -- I live in Winston Salem!

    Ashley
    That's So Second Grade

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    1. So cool! We should have an NC meet up! I am so jealous of all the other ones out there that get to meet other bloggers!

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  75. If money was growing on a tree outside my classroom, every student would have an iPad with unlimited funds from amazon to download books, and we would have an enormous outside learning center with a greenhouse, chicken coop, a tortoise area, and tables, etc for an outside classroom. :)

    Penny

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  76. I blogged about your giveaway here: http://successinsecondgrade.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-fun-and-giveaways.html

    Brandi
    Success in Second Grade

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  77. Congrats! If money was not an issue, I'd want a full-time aide. The possibilities would be endless!

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  78. I LOVE the idea of a No Name Bucket! :) I'm your newest follower!

    Erin
    Elementary Adventure

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    1. Also, if I could have anything in my classroom it would be to have iPads for every student! :)

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  79. Love your ideas. I am glad I found your blog again.

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  80. Awesome Ideas! Have you seen the pin that suggests that kids highlight their name before they turn in their work? I'm going to try that next year!

    Diane
    Teaching with Moxie

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  81. I would love, love, L-O-V-E to have a SMARTBoard!!! There are a billion and one things I would like to do with it and our school had 0 technology so we are definitely not meeting their needs! A SMARTBoard would really help!

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  82. LOVE the no name bin! Super cute.

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  83. I would like to have IPads for my students.
    Carolyn

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  84. Document camera! An ELMO would be terrific :)

    Jenny
    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

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  85. Hi Tonya! New to your blog and I love your No Name basket but I was wondering about your CC sheets - I teach 4th and was wondering if I could somehow get your template to modify for 4th or you would know of someone who already has done 4th? My search came up nothing... My email is g8rtchr@hotmail.com, would love any advice on making this valuable resource! Thank you - All your ideas are keeping me very busy, lol

    Roberta

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