Saturday, August 17, 2013

New Course Guide

So I have a syllabus that I've used pretty much every year for the past seven years.  The information has of course changed on it as I've moved schools and taught different classes but overall my life was easy because I just modified it as needed.

Since things were nice and easy naturally I got the bright idea to start from scratch and make something brand new.  That's normal right?  I was inspired by Jessie Hester's post on her parent handout.  It's no secret that I like graphic design which is why I really like this.  I think it's a lot easier to read and just easier to look at.  I like the way the information is chunked and I also took out a ton of information that I suspect no one really ever looked at twice.

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What it'll look like in in the notebook, no shrinking required:

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Want one for yourself? I uploaded an editable version below with all of my information taken out for anyone that would like one.  It won't look the same without the fonts though, so you may need to download the fonts that I used.  Also, the "Classroom Rules" section I took from another file that I had created so it is an image and therefore not editable.  The entire rest is able to be edited though.

The fonts I used are: Covered By Your Grace and Universal College.

Download Here

127 comments:

  1. Love Love Love this!! I have already stolen and adapted to meet my needs - I have also forwarded to all of the new teachers in my building along with a link to your blog so they can tap into your creativity. Thank you so much for sharing!
    Lisa

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  2. Love it! I've been pinning different course guide ideas and this is definitely my favorite! Thanks so much for sharing! I've already started adjusting it for my 6th grade math class!

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  3. Ahhhhh! I can't believe I inspired THE Sarah Rubin! So glad you liked it. :)

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  4. Thank you so much for posting this!! This is exactly what I need to start ISNs for my 7th grade math class!

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  5. I stumbled across your blog courtesy of Pinterest last Tuesday (the DAY before school started). I have been racking my brain for ideas to keep my 7th grade Reading class more organized, and I am so happy I found my way here. We will be using the ISN this year (thanks to your awesome posts and detailed descriptions). I have shared your ideas with my husband (a high school Math teacher) and all my other middle school co-workers. Thank you so much-- being a 5th year teacher with a toddler at home I needed this inspiration to kick it back into high gear this year. I feel the creative juices flowing, and I've actually been excited to do my lesson planning and organization this weekend. Good luck with the start to your new school year!

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  6. Thank you for all of your wonderful ideas and sharing your resources. I am teaching 7th grade Pre-Algebra for the second year now and have just discovered all these wonderful blogs. Your the best!

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  7. I absolutely love this format. The graphic design is awesome and the information is perfectly organized and concise. I love the way you incorporated the flap with the student/parent signatures so that the entire thing can be included in the student's ISN in one piece. Thanks so much for sharing this...I'm creating my own tonight! And thanks to Jessie Hester for her idea! Sweet!

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  8. HI Sarah. Love, love, LOVE your blog and all your wonderful ideas. I couldn't find the download for this template...did you ever open up a TeacherspayTeachers account? Cheers!

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  9. Hi Sarah,

    I too love this design! What application did you use to build it?

    Thanks, Amy

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    1. Nothing fancy..just powerpoint. If you download the editable version you can check out how it's all put together.

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    2. can I get a copy of the editable version I would really love to use this for my classroom I have tried to recreate but I am having issues with it could I please have you send this to me? My email is paigeprimero@gmail.com

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    3. The editable version has been removed from your dropbox. I, too, would like to have a copy sent to me. michelle_jagodzinski@amherstk12.org

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    4. Is there anyway you could send me the file. The one linked above no longer works. Thank you. sarah.katsbulas@gmail.com

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    5. I would love a copy too. This is wonderful. kristina_moyer@roundrockisd.org

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    6. I would love a copy as well. bryan_jenna@hcde.org

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    7. Oh my gosh! Love this! Can I get a copy of this? Teseckfam5@yahoo.com
      Please and Thank you!!

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    8. I'd love a copy too :) stephanie.bates@nkcschools.org
      Thank you SO much :)

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    9. Can I have a copy too? Zsazi@aol.com

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    10. Can I get a copy too? alstechs@gmail.com
      Thank so much for all the great ideas!

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    11. can I get a copy too? This is so great! mire3@optonline.net

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    12. I was wondering if you could send me a copy as well! slyoung@ccscards.org

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    13. Hi Sarah! I am also looking for a copy because the link above no longer works for me. Thank you so much! sarahlallison@gmail.com

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    14. Hi I would also love one too!! This would be PERFECT for my math class!! My email is jprovide.jp@gmail.com. Thank you so much!

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    15. I would love this too!! It's amazing! Courtneyleith.moore@gmail.com

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    16. Can you send me the editable template as well? kparker22492@gmail.com

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    17. I love this! I would love a copy as well, the link does not work anymore herra.khan@gmail.com

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  10. love this - stole this - altered it - printed it - will use it next week! thank you for all your great ideas and your generosity in sharing them with us. 'becca

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  11. Hi Sarah! I found your website while looking for ideas on interactive notebooks, and I just love it! I have so many ideas that you've shared that I'm incorporating into my 7th Grade World History class. Great syllabus template! Thank you so much for all your advice!

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  12. This is awesome! I will definitely keep this in mind while I create my syllabus this week! :)

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  13. I love that you are making this available to us. Thank you so much!

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  14. where on your site page can I download the template?

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    1. Hi Math BK person!! I taught in BK for two years! Currently I am in Hawai'i and school starts in a week. Can you please send me the template? ms.romero12@gmail.com. Super appreciate it

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    2. Would you be able to send it to me too if you have the editable version? I used it last year and now have a new computer and I need to make changes but don't have the editable template anymore. mills_tina@svvsd.org. Thanks!

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  15. Amazing! I wish I saw this before school started for us! Have a great year Sarah

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  16. This will totally happen next year! Thank you so much!!
    --Lana (Layna)

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  17. Absolutely love this course guide! My kids hate reading over the long syllabus.... but this is amazing!

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  18. This course guide was wonderful! I used it last year and will definitely use it again this year! I'm trying out this blogging thing, and I referred to your course guide here: http://rmankel.wordpress.com/2014/07/06/isn-introduction-pages/

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  19. I seriously love this and wish I had someone like you to plan with!! Thanks for sharing and inspiring teachers to think outside the box!

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  20. I love this! I had been working on one after reading about Jessie Hester's, but yours in MUCH MUCH BETTER that what I had. Awesome graphic design! I have stolen and altered it to fit each of my classes for the coming year. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  21. This is an awesome template! I can't seem download it though! :(

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    1. i too can not download, can you send it to me at aventrone17@yahoo.com?
      Thanks so much!

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  22. I love this template, however I can't download the editable copy!

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  23. Can you make this template downloadable, please? I love it:)

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  24. Hi--love this, but the template won't download. It keeps saying something is full. How did you make those textboxes with different lines? Thanks!

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    1. It should work now. They are clipart

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  25. I love this. I included it in my blog today, too, with creds to you. Thank you for sharing!!

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  26. Unfortunately I am still unable to download :-(

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  27. I also can't download this :( Can you email it to me at bawagemann@nrms.k12.nc.us? I would love to use this for open house on Monday.

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  28. I can't download this either. I can open it from your link on this page, I can print it, but nothing happens when I click on the download link. Is there a way you could send it to me? This would be perfect for my sped students! Thanks for any help.

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  29. For anyone looking for the link, it should be fixed now. The website that I share files from (box.com) places a limit on how much can be downloaded in a month and lately the limit has been getting reached very quickly. The link now is a new one.

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  30. Love this! I was going to do something like this, too, but if you've made it so easy for me now to start quickly! :)

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  31. This is perfect timing just found out we need a hand-out this year. Love how visual it is. Short and to the point. Editing it for my class now. Thank you, thank you.

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  32. I'm having a hard time downloading the editable file. :(

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  33. I cannot download either. :( can you email me? jill.bowman2010@gmail.com thank you so much!!!

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  34. Very sorry to anyone trying to download these. More people than usual have been downloading things lately so unfortunately I'm out of bandwidth until next month starts. Short of paying monthly there's unfortunately no way I can get more.

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  35. Wow! Thanks so much for sharing your great idea with everyone!!

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  36. I'm unable to download the file. Can you email it to me, elimsym@gmail.com. Thanks! I love the template.

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  37. Hi, could you email me a copy of the download file? I had it, now I can't find it and I'm unable to download it. bailjennlynn@gmail.com

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  38. I am trying to download this file, but am unable. Is it possible for you to email it to me at susan.edison@sdhc.k12.fl.us I would be quite appreciative as this is my first year teaching Algebra. This is a great resource. Thank you

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  39. Could you email me the file as well - I would love to download. twilliams@gcbe.org
    Thanks so much! I love this!

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  40. Can you please email me the template too? cwilsonflipped@gmail.com
    Thanks! I love the template and your blog!

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  41. If you don't mind, could you please email me the template? I tried to make one, but it looks horrible compared to yours. Great blog! jamie.m.casteel@gmail.com

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  42. This looks amazing, but I can't get it to download. Would you mind emailing it to me? jlkelley14@gmail.com. I love your blog!

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  43. Still can't get this to download

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  44. Since I am having difficulty downloading, it says error, file not found, can you please send it to me at dsedison@verizon.net. This is a wonderful resource

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  45. I am having the same difficulty as Susan Edison. Would you please send it to me also octoberhunt1@hotmail.com. Thanks so much!

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  46. Could you please send me this? mmcquese@rcs.rome.ga.us Thanks!

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  47. Could you please send me this? mmcquese@rcs.rome.ga.us Thanks!

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  48. Love! As the download link isn't working, would you mind emailing me a copy? Mracz671@cox.net

    Thank you.

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  49. Love! As the download link isn't working, would you mind emailing me a copy? Mracz671@cox.net

    Thank you.

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  51. Hello! I absolutely love this syllabus <3 The link no longer works, and I have tried to recreate it, but it is taking forever. Is it possible for the electronic editable version to be sent to me? msromero12@gmail.com. Many Thanks!!

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  52. Think link says it is no longer available. I'd love it if you could email it to me.
    gsmorris1991@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  53. LOVE THIS template. Unfortunately, I can't get it to download. Could you email it to me at laurendsmith@gmail.com ? Thank you!

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  54. I just found this blog and subscribed. I am returning to teaching after a 5 year break and your ideas are a true gem. I would love a copy of your syllabus if possible. Can it be emailed to ms7math@yahoo.com. Please and thank you

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  55. I love your syllabus. Look so much more fun than my regular one. I tried to download it but no luck. If you could email it to me i'd greatly appreciate it. Lruda1@aol.com

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  56. I love your syllabus. Look so much more fun than my regular one. I tried to download it but no luck. If you could email it to me I'd greatly appreciate it. paigeprimero@gmail.com

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  57. Wow! You created an amazing document. Please consider sharing it to: mjcohen2008@gmail.com THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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  58. I would love a copy of this! Can you please email it to me at brandy3302@yahoo.com? THANK YOU, IT'S AMAZING!!!

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  59. This is awesome! If you're still up for sharing, could you email it to me at rubyslipperz1014@gmail.com? Thank you!!!
    PS I love your blog!

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  60. This is amazing! Are you emailing it? I would like to receive it at abookhoarder@gmail.com.
    Thank you!

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  61. Love your idea - amazing work! Would it be possible to share it? I tried downloading it and it didn't work. Please e-mail to dk6spencer@gmail.com.
    Thanks!
    Krissy

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  62. I would love a copy of the syllabus template. ljholland0220@gmail.com
    Thanks,
    Lindsey

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  63. Sarah, would you be able to email me a copy of your template? I tried downloading it, and get an error message saying file is no longer available. My email is omason73@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!!!

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  64. LOVE! Could you email me the template? Thanks! allisonpayne5@gmail.com

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  65. Can we still get the template?? If so could you email it to emily.blackman@lyon.kyschools.us
    Thank you!

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  66. Is there anyway I can get this sent to me? The document doesn't come up =( I would love to use it this year! llanesjosefina@gmail.com

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    1. Have you been able to receive a copy emailed to you? I love it, but wanted to know if anyone had received an emailed copy before I put in a request for one.

      Thanks!

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    2. Have you been able to receive a copy emailed to you? I love it, but wanted to know if anyone had received an emailed copy before I put in a request for one.

      Thanks!

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  67. I absolutely LOVE this!! It's so perfect and easy to read. I can't seem to get the document though:( Would you be able to email it to me? hah@wcsrams.org Thank you sooo much!

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  68. I absolutely LOVE this!! It's so perfect and easy to read. I can't seem to get the document though:( Would you be able to email it to me? hah@wcsrams.org Thank you sooo much!

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  69. This template is awesome! Could I please get a copy sent to my email? jfitzer@sd162.org I would so greatly appreciate it!

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  70. Please help! I used this last year and loved it, but I can't find where I saved it on my computer last year and our daily schedules have changed, so I can't just make a copy from my hard copy! However, when I click the download link, it tells me the file is no longer available! :( is there anyway I can get it still? If so, my email is danielle.ortega@region16.net Thank you!

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    1. Is she sending them? I would love it too! CorizziD@mapleton.us

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  71. Could you please send it to me as well!
    Fran.hollingsworth@aliefisd.net
    Thank you, this is a great resource for secondary teachers.

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  72. Could you please send it to me as well!
    Fran.hollingsworth@aliefisd.net
    Thank you, this is a great resource for secondary teachers.

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  73. Could you send me one? mills_tina@svvsd.org Thank you!

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  74. Me too! lstehle@forsythr3.k12.mo.us

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  75. I would love to have this! Pnmeador@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  76. I would love to have this! Pnmeador@yahoo.com
    Thanks!

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  77. Can you please send me the link for your editable syllabus? I used it last year and can't find my saved version to update!! The above link doesn't work.... amy.novar@gocruisers.org Thanks!!!

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  78. All you have to do is copy the image, then size it in word and put text boxes over the sections! Worked fine for me!

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  79. Are you still giving this out? Exactly what I'm looking for. Connie.schroeder@warrenisd.net

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  80. Would like a copy please, perla.rodriguez@gmail.com

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  81. I would like it also. andrea.mullican@gccisd.net

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  82. Love it! Can you please email the editable version? danorris@dallasisd.org
    Thanks!

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  83. Love it! Can you please email the editable version? danorris@dallasisd.org
    Thanks!

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  84. I'd love the editable version as well Jennunez@yahoo.com

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  85. For those who can't download this, there is a template that is similar and editable on Teachers Pay Teachers for $2. I used it and really liked it - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fully-Editable-Fun-Syllabus-1372438

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  86. For those who can't download this, there is a template that is similar and editable on Teachers Pay Teachers for $2. I used it and really liked it - https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Fully-Editable-Fun-Syllabus-1372438

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  87. i would love this template as well if you could email it to donnekel@gmail.com.

    Thank You!

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  88. I really want a copy of the course syllabus. The link isn't working. Please email to kim.collins@fairfieldisd.org

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  89. I'd like a copy also. I clicked on the link and it is said it is delted.

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  90. I'd like a copy also. I clicked on the link and it is said it is delted.

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  91. Hello!

    Your template is BEAUTIFUL!!! I would definitely love to use it too if you don't mind emailing it to me! I am a math teacher in Baltimore city! If you have time could you email it to jprovide.jp@gmail.com? Thank you sooo much!!

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  92. I absolutely love your blog! I use it all the time for my ISNs when I am stuck. Can you send me a copy of this template? It is awesome!
    jenniferalipari@gmail.com

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  93. I also would love a copy! This is amazing. Could you email it to me? mbarbaretti@gmail.com

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  94. This is wonderful! I would also love a copy! natalie_hardy@ccpsnet.net

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  95. Love this! Could I have a copy? dmmccabe@munster.us

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  96. I would love to use this for our meet the teacher this week. Do you think you could email an editable version of your syllabus? angel.fuller@southsideisd.org Thank you so very much

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  97. If you are still sharing could you please, pretty please send it to me?
    lianabritt@gmail.com
    thanks<3

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