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About Me

Welcome to Mrs. Tracey's 4th Grade page! Formally known as Miss Hutton (I've been married for a year! So fun!) 
I am looking forward to working with you and your child this upcoming school year. My teaching style is very creative, innovative, hands-on and collaborative.
I graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. This will be my 8th year teaching. I have taught 1st grade for three years and this will be my fifth year teaching 4th! This is my 4th year working at STEM School Highlands Ranch and there is no place I'd rather be teaching. I feel very blessed to work here and be a part of the future of education. 
I was born in Nebraska and grew up in Wyoming as well as Colorado. When I was younger, I spent countless hours helping my mom in her 1st grade classroom. I loved it and thus it became a fitting career. 
I am passionate about travel. I have been to 27 different countries through volunteering, and teaching. My most fond experience was teaching in an elephant village in India. In my free time I also like to spend time with my husband, my family, hike, run, go to concerts, sing and dance. 
I have a feeling this is going to be the BEST year yet! ;)
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at


Our House Shirts came in!
Our house shirts came in and we love them!! Thank you @customink for helping make my dream an easy reality! Students are going to wear their shirts every Friday for House Challenges and collaboration! Inspired by @ronclarkacademy , @heyhopeking @heywadeking
A big thanks to my husband who helped design them @tjmtracey and
@doinkapps for green screen love!

Tracey Tales from 4th Grade- 9/14 Weekly Update

We had a wonderful assembly this morning! Ms. Burkhardt talked about the formula for character and gave out awards to the Spartan of the Month. Please congratulate our class Spartan of the month....Geenara! As a school we are also starting Spartan Tickets.These are handed out to students that are following the formula for character and at the end of the month Ms. Burkhardt will have a raffle and those students will win prizes.

Here was our focus this week:

Science: The students created and gave a presentation aboutenvironments.


Tracey: Module 1 Lesson 3- Name numbers within millions bybuilding understanding of the place value chart and placement ofcommas for naming bade thousand units.

Jacobson: Module 1, Lesson 17 and 18. Solve multi-step wordproblems modeled with tape diagrams and assess thereasonableness of answers using rounding.

Gasser: Use exponents to denote powers of 10 with application tometric conversions.

Social Studies: We read Chapter 1, Lesson 3: People and the Land.We will have a Social Studies Quiz on Tuesday 9/18 about chapter1. I will send home a study guide on Monday. Also, state projectsare due next Thursday 9/20.

Language Arts: We continued our read aloud, “The Wild Robot.”We finished capitalization on No Red Ink and will have a quiz nextweek. The students were busy writing the intro, middle and end oftheir narrative pieces. We also looked at theme.


*4th Grade teachers are preparing for Glow Games on 9/20!Please have your student wear a white or neon shirt that day!

*I am in need of a couple volunteers to set up my classroom forGlow Games on 9/19. Please comment if you can help decoratefrom 2:30-3. Thank you!

*Spelling Link for next week

*There is no school next Friday! 9/21

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kind Regards,

Mrs. Tracey

Cliff Dwelling Field Trip
Check out the photos from our field trip last week! Ask your child what they did and 3 things about what they learned!