Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching

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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
$3.50
146
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Quick Build STEM Activities are the perfect addition to any elementary or middle school classroom. Teachers who are limited on STEM time will love using these simple STEM activities in centers, makerspaces, choice boards, simple STEM sub plans and
Subjects:
Math, Critical Thinking, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$19.98
17
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This two-week study on Middle School Life Science Standard MS.LS1.1 gives students opportunities to explore, think critically, discuss/debate, and research to work with the content in a meaningful way.Standard: MS-LS1-1: Conduct an investigation to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Biology
Grades:
8th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Lesson, Activities, PowerPoint Presentations
$5.00
98
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
If you’re looking to apply learning in adaptations, habitats, food chains and food webs, life cycles, genetics & heredity, evolution, and/or human body systems, this STEM or STEAM challenge is a perfectly engaging way to get the job done
Subjects:
General Science, Halloween, Spring
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.98
113
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Christmas and Winter STEM activities are the perfect way to engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun when they've got those winter crazies! This STEM Challenge works for in-class and distance learning. The materials are incredibly
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.50
179
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
The Mini Mayflower / Mini Mishoon Thanksgiving STEM Challenge will engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as fun as they design water transportation for the Wampanoag or Pilgrims!The basic premise: Working against a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Thanksgiving, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.50
456
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Halloween STEM Challenges are collaborative, brain-busting work disguised as fun! Treat Toss is a catapult challenge from Bone Bridge® STEM Challenges!The basic premise: In partners or groups, students work against a criteria and constraints list to
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Halloween, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.50
121
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Tired of hearing your students say they don't know what to write about? These quick write visual writing prompts are going to make your teacher heart happy! The high-interest images and variety of prompts will have your students begging for more
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
CCRA.W.10
$21.94
$10.98
83
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Give your students hands-on experience modeling the complex process of photosynthesis! It took me several years to find an easy way to teach my 4th - 7th grade students to really understand what was happening during photosynthesis. They needed a
Subjects:
Science
Grades:
8th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Scaffolded Notes, Lesson, Activities
$4.50
146
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
If you’re looking to apply learning in weather, climate, natural disasters, natural resources & more, this STEM / STEAM challenge is a perfectly engaging way to get the job done joyfully!The basic premise: Students work individually or in
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Spring, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.98
68
Digital Download ZIP (43.81 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
151
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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 of year, but especially in the fall when
Subjects:
Back to School, Autumn, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE, Centers
$3.50
135
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This activity is a great to tool to practice oral and written communication skills as well as reinforce math vocabulary, estimation, and measurement skills. It's perfect for reinforcing following directions, sub day plans, center activities and
Subjects:
Geometry, Writing, Oral Communication
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Task Cards, Centers
CCSS:
3.G.A.1, 3.G.A.2, 4.G.A.1, 4.G.A.2, 4.G.A.3
$3.50
68
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By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Use these editable STEM Challenge templates with any STEM activity!There are four editable template types provided: Lesson PlansCriteria & Constraints ListStudent Record & ReflectAssessment Rubrics There are four STEM assessment options
Subjects:
Science, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Assessment, Printables, Rubrics
$4.98
45
Digital Download PDF (22.73 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Teach students to write outstanding persuasive and expository essays with this lesson bundle.The bundle includes the following two units:Persuasive/Argument Writing UnitExpository/Informative/Explanatory Writing
Subjects:
Writing-Expository, Writing-Essays
Grades:
8th, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Unit Plans, Lesson, PowerPoint Presentations
CCSS:
W.4.1, W.4.2, W.5.1, W.5.2, W.6.1, W.6.2, W.7.1, W.7.2, W.8.1, W.8.2
$47.88
$28.98
58
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for a fun Christmas or winter activity that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and/or math? Christmas-Winter STEM / STEAM Challenges are the perfect activities because they engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Winter, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.50
176
Digital Download ZIP (27.12 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for a fun Christmas or winter STEM activity that incorporates science, technology, engineering, and/or math? Christmas - Winter STEM Challenges are the perfect activities because they engage your students in brain-busting work disguised as
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.50
140
Digital Download ZIP (13.76 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for Valentine’s Day STEM activities that your students will love but are more than just a craft or activity to pass the time? The "Heavy" Hearts Valentine’s STEM Challenge (or STEAM Challenge) will keep your students engaged in brain-busting
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Valentine's Day, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Centers
$3.50
164
Digital Download ZIP (31.78 MB)
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
This tower building STEM / STEAM Challenges is perfect for summer – or any time of the year! It brings the joy back to your classroom with collaborative, hands-on, brain-busting work (disguised as fun)!If you have spare index cards, at least 30
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, End of Year, Engineering
Grades:
8th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Centers, GATE
$8.96
$5.98
74
Bundle
By Kerry Tracy Feel-Good Teaching
Looking for St. Patrick’s Day STEM activities that your students will love but are more than just crafts to pass the time? These St. Patrick’s STEM Challenges (or STEAM Challenges) will keep your students engaged in brain-busting work disguised as
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, St. Patrick's Day, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, GATE
$17.50
$8.98
62
Bundle
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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
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Contact me directly: kerry@feelgoodteaching.com

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