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A comprehensive set of printables to use with ANY novel, poem, or other text in order to cover the 5th grade Common Core Standards for Literature...
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STEM Engineering Challenge Projects Included in this TEN PACK: Geodesic Domes Bird Nests Straw Rockets House of Cards Marshmallow Catapults Pape...
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A complete literature unit on the 2013 Newbery Medal winning book, "The One and Only Ivan", by Katherine Applegate. This book is based on the li...
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We send these S.T.E.M. Home Challenges home with all of the students in our school building once a month. I created them with easy to find items...
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A great partner activity to use in math! Students must work with a partner in order to answer the following question: What is the largest area ...
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We create interactive science notebooks every year and they are definitely a work in progress! These are one of the first entries in our science...
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A great packet to use when working on making inferences with students. The packet contains the following: What is an Inference? Sheet Definitio...
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We create interactive science notebooks every year and they are definitely a work in progress! These are one of the first entries in our science...
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What teacher doesn't love fairy tales? As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering a...
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STEM Engineering Challenge Projects Included in this TEN PACK: Marshmallow Shooters Aluminum Foil Boats Plastic Cup Tower Marshmallow Structures...
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A 4 page hands-on lab that gives students to learn about prepositions (words that indicate locations) by using paper airplanes. Wherever the pla...
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NEWLY REVISED!!! TONS of new resources have been added to this unit, please re-download if you have already purchased it! A literature unit for...
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This is a jam-packed, 45 page, Literature Packet for the book, "Frindle", by Andrew Clements. This is a great book any time of the year, especia...
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Most elementary and middle school students are crazy about Minecraft, so I have decided to create a STEM challenge pack based on this popular gam...
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Engineering Challenge: Can you create a popsicle stick catapult that launches a marshmallow the farthest distance? Materials: (per classroom) ...
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A HUGE 79 page Literature Unit for the book, "Chasing Lincoln's Killer", by James L. Swanson. This unit contains everything you need to use this...
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A set of two labs that can be used in order to get students to understand the difference between weathering and erosion, includes a page of teach...
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NEWLY UPDATED! Please re-download if you already own it! Looking for an engaging way to teach (or review) those science process skills? A set ...
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A set of 12 project challenges for the book, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. These challenges require students to create a variety of crea...
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A sort activity using the four types of fossils (mold, cast, trace, and true form). Students must cut out the boxes and then place them in the r...
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 18 years in a large, urban, public school district (I have taught in four different schools) and I LOVE it! I taught a self-contained, multi-aged gifted class for seven years. Prior to this assignment, I taught regular ed 4th and 5th grades. I am now in a wonderful STEM school teaching 5th grade! I love the STEM philosophy and it is really making my students problem solvers and critical thinkers! I am so lucky to have such great students, past and present!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I have a progressive and eclectic, a "whatever works" approach to teaching. I always want to keep kids engaged and interested in what we are doing. I do a lot of hands-on, project-based activities in all subject areas. I believe in always teaching at a high level with high expectations for both myself and my students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Received a First Year Teacher Award in 1997 Nominated for the Disney Teacher of the Year three times WalMart Teacher of the Year 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor Of Science in Education 1996 Masters of the Art in Education 2004 Gifted/Talented Certification 2005

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Check me out on Facebook: Smart Chick Teaching Resources OR on my recently created blog: http://smartchickteacher.wordpress.com/ http://growingastemclassroom.blogspot.com/ Higher level materials in all subject areas designed to increase student engagement and achievement. I have been a teacher of diverse student groups, like gifted students, for many years and have designed and used these items in my own classroom with much success! I also believe that any child will benefit from highly engaging and interesting activities and projects. It is so important to make learning as authentic as possible for all learners, irregardless of their level. All students have gifts and talents and it is important that we, as teachers, find and recognize these in every child. These materials give students the opportunity to increase skills they will need in the real world, not just skills they will need to do well on tests!