Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Teacher Feature - Smart Chick

Welcome to a new monthly feature:  Teacher Feature.  Each month I will showcase a teacher that I believe has great information, freebies and/or products for you to check out.  April's teacher is the lovely Tracey from Smart Chick Teaching Resources.  Check out her blog:  Smart Chick Teaching Resources.

She is a 5th grade teacher in central Ohio who has taught for 17 years in four different schools. She spent seven years teaching gifted students in a self-contained unit and is now back to teaching regular fifth grade, and she LOVES it!

She has always wanted to be a teacher, as evidenced by the school she set up in her basement for her poor younger brothers to attend (with grades and everything)! She loves everything about school, especially the kiddos! They are so much fun and she always believes she has a fantastic class!
Here is a great science FREEBIE.  Click here (or on the picture) for the link!  This packet is always a huge hit with her students. There are student directions, graphic organizers, and sample pictures included in the pack! Enjoy!

Identifying New Insect Species1

Identifying New Insect Species2

One of her most popular paid items right now is this resource about mealworms. Click here (or on the picture) for the link!  Tracey loves using critters in her classroom.  Her fifth graders love taking care of a lot of different animals. If you are going to be working on mealworms, check it out!



  1. I love this idea! What a nice way to honor other blogs! I would love to have you join my linky--it's all about the dollar. Things you buy, sell, love, make, or find that are only a dollar. So come by see the wonderful creations and link up!


  2. I agree! Fabulous way to celebrate other teachers' successes! :) Very cool!
    Creating Lifelong Learners

    1. I wish I could take credit for the idea, but it originates with Wise Guys of Wise Guys Teaching Resources (http://wiseguystpt.blogspot.com/) and Creativity in the Common Core Classroom (http://www.creativecommoncoreclassroom.com/).

  3. I wish I could follow you by email-would you be able to add an email subscription button? I also teach in a rural school. K-12 with 420 students. :)

    I Run Read Teach

    1. Under the Connect with Me section in the sidebar (orange buttons), click on the button with an envelope. That will take you through the process of subscribing my email.



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