Smart Chick

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By Smart Chick
This coding unplugged activity is one of many that I am creating to use in my STEM classroom! We do these coding challenges about once a week. They are great for teaching sequencing and logical reasoning to students. There is a chart of the
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Prefixes and suffixes can be tough to learn. To start I print the information about prefixes and the different prefix cards onto one color of paper and the suffixes on another color of paper. Students can also make the interactive notebook pages for
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, ELA Test Prep
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Posters, Interactive Notebooks
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smart Chick
This STEM Escape Room Challenge is a set of five tasks for students to complete. There are a lot of different ways you can complete these five tasks. We do all five tasks over the course of a Friday afternoon in our classroom, or over a span of
Subjects:
Reading, Graphing, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, GATE
$3.50
4 ratings
4.0
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By Smart Chick
Welcome to a new “spin” on STEM! You will need to have a paper clip for each group in order to use the spinners as well as the basic supplies needed: index cards cardboard tubes straws tennis ball masking tape glue
Subjects:
Math, Science, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Printables
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Use these nets in your classroom to help your students identify each of the 3D shapes and count the number of faces, edges, and vertices. We use these to make informational posters in groups. Students include other items that can be found in those
Subjects:
Math, Geometry
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Math Centers
$3.00
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love hands-on STEM with science topics? Mine sure do! This pack includes 3 STEM challenges, a background informational poster about constellations, and a set of 30 constellation cards.This is a pack of 3 STEM Engineering Challenges
Subjects:
Astronomy, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Smart Chick
Can your classroom teams complete these 3 challenges with pool noodles (and some easy to find materials)? Time to get your students up and moving with STEM Gym! These challenges are a great way to get your kids communicating with one another!Warm
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
2 ratings
4.0
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By Smart Chick
Can your classroom teams complete these 3 challenges with jump ropes (and some easy to find materials)? Time to get your students up and moving with STEM Gym! These challenges are a great way to get your kids communicating with one another!Warm Up
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smart Chick
Can your classroom teams complete these 3 challenges with beach balls (and some easy to find materials)? Time to get your students up and moving with STEM Gym! These challenges are a great way to get your kids communicating with one another!Warm Up
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Oral Communication, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Fun Stuff, Cooperative Learning
$5.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smart Chick
This coding unplugged activity is one of many that I am creating to use in my STEM classroom! We do these coding challenges about once a week. They are great for teaching sequencing and logical reasoning to students. There are no right or wrong
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.00
3 ratings
4.0
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By Smart Chick
This coding unplugged activity is one of many that I am creating to use in my STEM classroom! We do these coding challenges about once a week. They are great for teaching sequencing and logical reasoning to students. There are no right or wrong
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.00
not yet rated
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By Smart Chick
This coding unplugged activity is one of many that I am creating to use in my STEM classroom! We do these coding challenges about once a week. They are great for teaching sequencing and logical reasoning to students. There are no right or wrong
Subjects:
Science, Gifted and Talented, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$3.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love reading picture books? Mine sure do! This is a set of 2 STEM engineering challenges to go with the picture book, Potato Pants, by Laurie Keller. This is a hysterical book that kids absolutely love!Can you create your own potato
Subjects:
Arts, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$3.00
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love working on hands-on science activities? Mine sure do! Can your team create a set of primary, secondary, and tertiary colors?Materials Needed: (per team of students)- 12 clear plastic cups- 2-3 tablets each of yellow, red and
Subjects:
Science, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
This set of task cards is perfect for 3rd and 4th grade math! Students need to define and draw points, lines, rays, and the different types of lines. An answer key is included.My students really like to practice math skills using task cards. I
Subjects:
Math, Geometry, Math Test Prep
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Task Cards
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love hands-on STEM with social studies? Mine sure do! This is a pack of 5 STEM Engineering Challenges all about VIKINGS!1. Viking Shield2. Viking Helmet3. Viking Animal Pen4. Viking Longship5. Viking CatapultCan your team create a
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$7.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love working on hands-on history activities? Mine sure do! Can you design and build a Viking catapult primarily using sticks you find outside?Materials Needed: (per student team)- sticks (collected from outside)- thick rubber bands-
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love working on hands-on history activities? Mine sure do! Can your team create a Viking longship that is as accurate as possible?Materials Needed: (per team of students)- large brown paper grocery bags- craft sticks- paper- metal
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love working on hands-on history activities? Mine sure do! Can you create an animal pen that can hold all of the animals of the Vikings?Materials Needed: (per team of students)- 9 x 12 sheet of cardboard- pack of straws- craft sticks-
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Do your kids love working on hands-on history activities? Mine sure do! Can you design and build a replica of a Viking helmet that fits your head?Materials Needed: (per student)- cardboard strips (old boxes work well)- toilet paper or paper towel
Subjects:
Social Studies - History, Arts, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Cooperative Learning
$2.00
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have taught for 23 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 4th and 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!

GRADES

PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff

SUBJECTS

English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Fractions, Geometry, Graphing, Measurement, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Computer Science - Technology, Health, Other (Specialty), Curriculum & Instruction, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Geography, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Word Problems, Study Skills, General Science, Physical Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, ESL / ELL / EFL, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Decimals, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Place Value, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, Engineering, Close Reading, Classroom Community

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