Smart Chick

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By Smart Chick
Can your classroom teams complete these 3 challenges with hula hoops (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
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By Smart Chick
Genius Hour is a great way to get kids to engage in their own learning. They choose a topic, they do their own research, and they plan a project to present to the class. It takes just one hour a week to do Genius Hour and then projects can be
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas
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By Smart Chick
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
1 rating
4.0
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By Smart Chick
What teacher doesn't love to use themes in the classroom?As a STEM coordinator, I am always looking for creative ways for teachers to integrate STEM engineering and design challenges into their classroom activities. I decided to work on creating
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Engineering
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
This is the BUNDLE of Weekly Reading Passages for the month of JANUARY! They can be purchased separately, too! The bundle saves you money, each set is $2 individually.It includes 4 passages with questions:1. National Spaghetti Day (January 4th)2.
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep
$8.00
$5.00
1 rating
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By Smart Chick
My students do not want to read back through a reading passage. We do these weekly reading passages as a way to get students to get into the habit of rereading parts of a passage on a reading test, as well as learning to skim passages for the
Subjects:
Reading Strategies, Informational Text, Close Reading
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Test Prep
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Can you design and build a gingerbread house that the gingerbread man cut-out can fit inside?Materials: (per group or individual)-School milk carton-Graham crackers-White icing-Assorted candies (gumdrops, candy canes, etc.)-Aluminum foil-Gingerbread
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Can your group create the tallest ornament tower by alternating paper rings and plastic ornaments?Materials: (per group or pair)-24 plastic round ornaments (check the dollar store)-Paper strips (form them into rings)-Scissors and tape-Tape measure
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Can you create a sleigh that will travel the farthest distance down a ramp while keeping Santa safely inside?Materials: (per group or pair)-Candy canes (keep the wrappers on)-Cardboard and/or paper scraps-Scissors, tape and glue-Santa cut-out (copy
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Can you create a free-standing Christmas tree from recycled paper in various sizes?Materials: (per group or individual)-Variety of paper scraps and sheets (sizes, colors)-Cardboard paper towel tube (or multiple toilet paper rolls taped
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Can you build a reindeer from a variety of sticks that you collect from the outside?Materials: (per group or individual)-Variety of sticks found outside (you may want to collect them early and then let them dry of they are wet)-Brown yarn-Brown duct
Subjects:
Problem Solving, Engineering
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, Homeschool
Types:
Projects, Activities, Laboratory
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Why not bring STEM to your Native American Unit in social studies?Build a Wickiup - Can you create an accurate model of a wickiup using found natural materials?Materials: (per group)-Found natural materials (sticks, leaves, grass, small rocks,
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Why not bring STEM to your Native American Unit in social studies?Build a Igloo - Can you create an accurate model of an igloo in as close to half an hour as possible?Materials: (per group)-Sugar cubes-Paper Bowl-Cardboard base-Liquid glue-Tape and
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Why not bring STEM to your Native American Unit in social studies?Build a Chickee - Can you create an accurate model of a chickee using the materials provided?Materials: (per group)-Craft sticks and/or real sticks-Misc. supplies from
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Why not bring STEM to your Native American Unit in social studies?Build a Plank House - Can you design and build an accurate model of a plank house?Materials: (per group)-Large popsicle sticks (wide)-Brown paint-Cardboard base-Mulch pieces-Sticks
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$2.00
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By Smart Chick
Why not bring STEM to your Native American Unit in social studies?Build a Hogan - Can you design and build an accurate model of an earthen home called a hogan?Materials: (per group)-Popsicle sticks-Paper or plastic bowl-Cardboard base-Dirt (we got
Subjects:
Science, Social Studies - History, Engineering
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Laboratory, Science Centers
$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, 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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