Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching

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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM Challenge Activities will keep your kids engaged in brain-busting work disguised as fun during an otherwise distracting holiday!The basic premise: Students work in partners or groups against criteria & constraints lists to design
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$19.90
$9.98
1,068
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
The Bone Bridge® Halloween STEM Activity is collaborative, brain-busting work disguised as fun! This challenge goes beyond Halloween. Connect it to the skeletal system, bridges/transportation, and/or forces (specific ideas provided in the resource).
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.98
1,128
Digital Download ZIP (34.91 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These Back to School STEM / STEAM challenges are a great way to build community, establish procedures, and get to know how your kids tick! Plus, they’re a great intro to forces and interactions and Newton’s three laws of motion.You want to start
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$17.00
$8.98
236
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for fun Christmas or winter activities that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and/or math? Christmas-Winter STEM / STEAM Challenges sure to engage with brain-busting work disguised as fun!Christmas and Winter STEM Challenge
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$19.90
$9.98
517
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This Winter STEM Activity is a favorite every year and the perfect way to keep your kids engaged in brain-busting work disguised as fun right up until winter vacation!Snowman Stretch Christmas - Winter STEM Challenge Activity Overview: Working
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.98
449
Digital Download ZIP (48.48 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This activity helps teach/review basic graphing skills: tally marks, bar graphs, pictographs, line plots and answering questions based on data. I usually use Skittles (because they don't melt) or M&Ms, but any candies of different colors will
Subjects:
Graphing, Halloween, Valentine's Day
Grades:
2nd
Types:
Activities
CCSS:
2.MD.D.10
$3.50
429
Digital Download PDF (23.44 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM activities keep your kids engaged & learning! Not doing Halloween activities this year? No problem! Just add this to a unit on bats, life science, or as a supplement to Stellaluna.Basic Premise:In this Halloween STEM Challenge,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.98
531
Digital Download ZIP (29.74 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Super-charge your STEM class with 52 high-engagement, critical thinking, problem-solving, NGSS-aligned challenges to take you through the entire year! Modifications are included to make these activities engaging and challenging for students in
Subjects:
Other (Math), Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$196.83
$99.00
163
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This summer STEM activity is the perfect end of year STEM Challenge to keep your students engaged through the very last day of school!The basic premise: In partners/groups, students will design and build a water slide built for speed, thrills, and
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities
$3.98
357
Digital Download ZIP (26.21 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Christmas STEM Activities are perfect to engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun this winter!Candy Cane Calamity Christmas STEM Challenge Activity Premise: Working against a criteria/constraints list individually or in partners,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.98
289
Digital Download ZIP (27.40 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
These Thanksgiving STEM activities will keep your students engaged right up until the break as they design and build devices to help the Wampanoag and/or Pilgrims meet their needs for transportation, shelter, food, and more. Modification suggestions
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$19.90
$9.98
525
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Teach students the elements of persuasive writing and help them breeze through their next persuasive essay! This unit breaks everything down about persuasive essays into easy steps and provides practice at each step. Your students will understand
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Writing, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Worksheets, Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.4, W.4.5, W.4.10, W.5.1, W.5.1a, W.5.1b, W.5.1c, W.5.1d, W.5.4, W.5.5...
$19.94
$15.95
365
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for the perfect Halloween or Thanksgiving STEM activity to keep your kids engaged? The Pumpkin Picker STEM Challenge is the perfect fit for all your fall activities!The basic premise: Individually, or in partners/groups, students will design
Subjects:
Thanksgiving, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.98
200
Digital Download ZIP (49.57 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
It’s the end of the school year, so your end-of-year activities need to be on-point to keep kids engaged! This boat building STEM / STEAM Challenges is perfect for summer – or any time of the year! It brings the joy back to your classroom with
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Other (Science)
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, Activities
$8.96
$5.98
306
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Summer STEM for the End of the Year!These summer STEM activities are the perfect end of the year STEM Challenges to keep your students engaged with STEM, through the very last day of school!Reinvigorate students with STEM! Are your students tired
Subjects:
Summer, End of Year, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities
$19.90
$9.98
285
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM activities are collaborative, brain-busting work disguised as fun! While spider web designs definitely come to mind, there are many ways to catch a creature. Let your students' imagination and creativity shine by leaving the challenge
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.98
302
Digital Download ZIP (32.39 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This Thanksgiving STEM activity will keep your kids engaged!The basic premise: Individually or in partners/groups, students will design and build a shelter to protect one or more Pilgrims or Wampanoag people from wind, rain, and snow. Note: Pilgrim
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.98
498
Digital Download ZIP (13.98 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This back-to-school STEM Challenge brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)! This apple STEM challenge is also great for any time of year, but especially in the fall when learning
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.50
$1.00
150
Digital Download ZIP (25.93 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This back-to-school STEM / STEAM Challenge brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)! Of course, this challenge is also great for any time in the fall when learning about apples and
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.50
69
Digital Download ZIP (32.74 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Winter STEM activities keep your kids engaged in brain-busting work disguised as fun through all the craziness leading up to winter vacation!Frozen Fortress Winter STEM Challenge Activity Overview: Working against a criteria/constraints list in
Subjects:
Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.98
146
Digital Download ZIP (14.30 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hi! I'm the developer of Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges, and I pride myself on designing lessons for feel-good teaching moments. Please don't misunderstand me; this doesn't always mean "fun" teaching. (More about this in my "Teaching Style" section below.)

I was a classroom teacher for 10 years, and spent most of that time in Pasadena, California. My master's degree is in Design-Based Learning, which heavily informs my approach to STEM challenges. I've spent the last several years focused almost solely on developing multi-grade level/differentiated STEM challenges with supporting videos and PD because I've seen first-hand how dramatic using these types of cross-curricular, hands-on methods to deliver content can be in the classroom!

I'm pretty addicted to the power of STEM challenges at this point, but there are plenty of ways to engage students in higher-level thinking, and I'm all about any lesson that helps students become engaged, resilient, capable problem-solvers!

MY TEACHING STYLE

An effective classroom engages students in critical thinking and problem solving while stimulating creativity and curiosity. I teach using a hands-on, multi-sensory approach that nurtures and develops students' various talents and links content standards to meaningful experiences.

I believe in an academically rigorous, well-rounded, child-centered curriculum that fosters growth with high expectations and positive reinforcement.

Those moments when the students are fully engaged in rigorous content and actually enjoying it ... those are the feel-good teaching moments that make it easy to remember why you wanted to become a teacher in the first place. My aim is to fill my TpT store with resources that give teachers more of those moments and help reconnect you to your calling!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

- Teacher of Excellence Award (2010) Pasadena Rotary Club (One of five teachers selected in the Pasadena Unified School District)

- Altadena NAACP Teacher of the Year for San Rafael Elementary (2007)

- Pasadena Math Pipeline teacher; co-led district summer math trainings

- Successful grant writer
Pasadena Educational Foundation Grants
- 2004: Art Integration
- 2005: United Streaming Technology Infusion
- 2006: Digital Storytelling
- 2007: Math Magic
- LACOE Digital Voice Project Grant 2006

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction: Design-Based Learning

B.S. in Elementary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Connect with me:
www.stemchallenge.com
www.feelgoodteaching.com
YouTube
Instagram
Facebook

Contact me directly: kerry@feelgoodteaching.com

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