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May ResourcesPosted by Lori White on 5/1/2020
Wouldn't it be cool to plant a garden? I found this neat resource on the Disney Blog:)
Here is a link to create a butterfly garden:) This whole site is GREAT!! You can choose activites by age level, season, etc.
I had a few students request for Chemisty experiments and experiments with candy! Why not combine them for some Candy Chromatography!
Wouldn't it be fun to make ice cream in a bag? It's Chemistry too! Here's a link to do just that!Here is the science behind making ice cream in a bag, plus another how to link:)Looking for a challege this month? Here is a Lego Challenge Calendar you can download:)Still interested in learing about spending, saving, budgeting and how to write a check? "Check" out these interesting activites!!!Ready for a movie day? Inside Out is a wonderful movie that really gets kids talking about their emotions. Here is a great resource for parents.Here are some FREE activites from Teacher Pay Teacher that you can download to go along with the movie Inside Out :)https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Browse/Price-Range/Free/Search:inside%20out%20movie%20activities
April 23rd Resources:)Posted by Lori White on 4/23/2020 5:00:00 PM
I hope everyone is continuing to do well!
Have you enjoyed playing chess? Mrs. Hembree, Pate's Mom suggested Mancala:) It is a fun game that requires strategy. Check out this site to play!
Mrs. Bosar, Levi's mom told me he was working on a toothpick bridge! How cool! Check out this activity:)
Do you like history? This is an awesome site where you can search for activites by grade level, historical era and thinking skill. Let me know if you want to turn in an answer:) I set up an account and you can email your answer to me.
Mrs. Baird, Ann Elise's Mom suggested this site:) Lots of fun engineering projects you could do! They especially liked the coding with Legos:)
Mrs. Dunham that works with us on Thursdays shared this site of virtual field trips for gifted students:)
Mrs. LaFoy another GATE teacher in our county shared this resource with me! It's a 28 Day calendar with fun activites you could do each day:)
April 15th ResourcesPosted by Lori White on 4/15/2020Here are some more things to do if you are interested!This site was submitted by Traci Hill, Scarlett's Mom! Thanks Traci!"Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look at how to animate a bouncing ball, build a swarm of robots and make virtual firewords explode! The subjects you learn in school- math, science, computer science and humanities- are used every day to create amazing movies at Pixar!"
These are logic grid puzzles like we have been working on in class! Mrs Dunham sent these to me:) Thanks Mrs. Dunham!
Earlier in the year we talked about the trait of Caring as one of the five things that makes students sucessful! Here is a way to show caring by sending a gratitude letter:) This one is for younger students, but you could totally create your own!*Side note: This is provided by Kids Made Modern and they have an awesome site with lots of other free printables, kits for purchase, etc. Check them out!I had some students say they would like to learn more about learning how to play Chess! This is a great site that tells all about the basics. There is also a free Chess for Kids app you can download:)I've had lots of request for fun outdoor activites! These scavenger hunts are GREAT! I just pull them up on my phone and screen shot them for my daughter.The Tuscaloosa County 4-H page has got some good things too. They have recently released their Virtual Progam Schedule!This has LOTS of great things, but I really liked the Financial Literacy for Kids! We didn't get a chance to do our Money unit this year, but if you are still interested, this is a great resource!
March 26 Gifted Links:)Posted by Lori White on 4/15/2020
I hope everyone is doing ok out there! I miss all of my students SO much! I will be updating our GATE resources several times during the next few weeks. I want to be sure you have access to what I've shared so far.
On Thursday March 26th, I sent these links through email to parents who requested it. If we would have gone back to school, these are the things we would have been working on that following week.Balance Lesson: Ecosystems/BiomesYou can log into BrainPop and watch the movie/do the quiz on Ecosystems, plus a TON of other activities that we don't usually get to do in the classroom. There is free access to Brainpop during school closings. YAY! The kids know Mrs. White LOVES some Brainpop! You will have to make a family account, but it's easy:)Biomes:If worksheets are your thing and you just want to go nuts, here are some ideas divided by different Biomes:)https://worksheetplace.com/index.php?function=DisplayCategory&showCategory=Y&links=2&id=454&link1=241&link2=454Book Club Lesson: CourageWatch this really cute video on Courage!The activity that we were going to do in class with this involved getting up in front of the class and giving a 1 minute speech! Some classes had already started with this lesson.Interest Unit: CSIThere are a MILLION things to do on here! It says it's for middle school, but GATE activities are often several grade levels above. Please be sure that you scroll past the Google Ads and find the start of the page that says "Forensic Science Starters".Logic Time:If you are looking for some logic puzzles, I suggest getting on Teacher Pay Teacher and search for logic puzzles or brain teasers by grade level and free. The search options are on the left hand side of the screen. It can be a little bit overwhelming, but I usually just put a check by the specific grade level that I want, then scroll down and choose "free" under price and search. Lots of things will come up!
Gifted ResourcesPosted by Carol Zeanah on 4/3/2020
Please see the links below for enrichment opportunities for gifted students. If you have any questions or need further resources, please contact Lori White at firstname.lastname@example.orgWe also have a GATE Remind account. If you haven't already signed up, just text @gateclas to 81010. Thanks!