3rd Grade Math Enrichment Projects for the Entire Year! I have bundled all of my best selling 3rd grade math enrichment projects that are directly tied to the 3rd grade Common Core math standards but suitable to most 3rd grade math curriculum. The nine projects included with this product are excell
Money-saving bundle of all 4 morphology units for 5th-6th grade + free extras!
Growing Vocabulary Roots is a comprehensive vocabulary program for grades 5-6! Students will learn common morphemes (root words, prefixes, and suffixes) and practice using them to decode unfamiliar words. Download the pre
Need a fast and easy way to create a differentiated lesson for your students? This handy one page "cheat sheet" or reference guide is all you need to create a lesson to meet the needs of your GATE students.
This idea was developed by Sandra Kaplan who has worked in the field of Gifted Education
Shark Tank! Classroom or school invention competition! It's never too early to encourage your young entrepreneurs. I've included everything you need with this resource to have a "Shark Tank" inspired classroom competition in your own classroom. Students will use innovative math, social studies and
Poetry Writing Unit. Your students will learn how to write six different types of poems in this unit! Examples of poems are included.
This Poetry zipped file contains:
-A 5-page document that contains six different types of poetry (Haiku, Tanka, Cinquain, Sparkling Diamond, Biopoem, and Free Verse)
"Estimating and Rounding" Math Enrichment Projects! This resource will add a new twist to teaching rounding and estimating in your classroom! The students will complete fun creative differentiated math projects that include anything from counting and estimating calories, integrating estimation wi
UPDATED FALL 2016! MythBusters is a very popular American television show. Each episode focuses on two or more common myths or beliefs and tries to scientifically determine if the myth is true or false. If it is false then the myth is "busted." The idea of testing and busting myths can easily be app
A comprehensive vocabulary program for grades 3-4!
Students will learn common morphemes (root words, prefixes, and suffixes) and practice using them to decode unfamiliar words. Download the preview for one free week, and to see all of the morphemes included in each unit.
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This form is excellent for starting students off in analyzing poetry. My video also gives some tips on a few poems to begin with and how I instruct students in the beginning to analyze poetry.
This resource is also available in the bonus section of my book, "Basic Sentences to Essays: A Quick &am
This is a thorough "Texas European Exploration" Unit correlated to the Texas 4th Grade TEKS 4.2A,B,C,D,and F. With this unit, I have included a background lesson on European exploration as well as thorough timeline and timeline activity. Also included is a set of writing research projects with a t
5th Grade Reading Enrichment Research Projects for the Entire Year! Thirty-two weekly non-fiction reading enrichment projects in which students research topics and then answer the follow-up questions. The questions, not only check for comprehension of the topic researched, but review common reading
No-prep, 2nd Grade Money Enrichment Projects Nine fun projects that range from the kid who would never stop counting money, to posters and even the best candy deal! Students love these projects that are perfect for early finishers, advanced learners or whole class fun! Common Core aligned, but suit
No-prep, ratios and proportions math enrichment projects! From using ratios to take a long journey across a state, making a proportioned sundae to measuring proportioned land mammals, your students will love taking part in these projects. Perfect real-life math situations to use as an authentic ass
With this resource you will find a rigorous 4th grade daily math review aligned to the 4th Grade STAAR TEKS.The students will be given a daily number and complete five different exercises that are directly connected to the 4th grade math standards using the digits in the number. A fun, challenging
I have bundled seven Texas History products for one great price. Great "print and go" Texas History projects, lessons, writing activities, puzzles and more! Covers all 4th Grade Texas History Standards!
All products are sold separately.
Whereas the resources are aligned to the 4th G
Here’s an applied engineering challenge in which—just like in the real world of engineering—a poor design means limited success or even failure.
In the Iditarod Sled Challenge, students apply their background knowledge of physical science and use logic and imagination to construct a miniature sled
Daily Work Bundle for Entire School Year. This bundled resource is designed for students to be engaged every day Monday-Friday for the entire school year (36 weeks). Monday has a writing activity, Tuesday has trivia, Wednesday includes famous quotes, Thursday contains thinking and logic puzzles, and
No-prep reading "point of view" skills enrichment writing projects that students love! The projects range from writing a interesting return letter, authoring a animal perspective blog to creating a "point of view" themed mystery script and much more! Challenge even your most advanced readers with th
Are you new to Depth and Complexity Icons? Not sure how to begin teaching your students about the prompts of Depth and Complexity?
This product has a day-by-day lesson plan that shares the most simplest way I would teach Depth and Complexity Icons starting on the *first day of school by applying
No-prep, "Number Sense" projects for upper elementary students.
Fun math and writing enrichment projects that cover basic concepts such as multiples, factors, prime, and composite numbers, rules of divisibility and even beginning exponents (explained)!
The students will choose from five projects
Personal finance enrichment project for 4th and 5th graders! Students become financial planners for a famous person! They will use the templates provided to create budgets, investment plans and even a replica paycheck with deductions for their client. In a step-by-step guide, they will be walked th
Want to take your multiplication unit to a higher level? Use this multiplication exploration to encourage your students to think critically and communicate their math understanding.
This math exploration focuses on Multiplying Whole Numbers and the place value concepts that are embedded in multipl
Solar system project menu! Nine excellent Solar System writing and science integrated engaging projects that will motivate your students to learn a multitude of facts about our Solar System. From creating recycled models, to writing riddles and a story about being displaced on another planet, your
No-Prep, challenging math enrichment projects for 5th and 6th graders. The enrichment writing and research projects cover a multitude of math topics. Set #1 topics range from metric and standard measurement, the profession on engineering to the world's longest bridge. Each set includes a project th
Challenge your students with these deductive reasoning logic activities.
Your students will have fun helping the babies find their favorite toy, determining the 4 day forecast, making a garden grid and more by sequencing and problem solving.
Analytic logic activities help children develop criti
Garden clubs and classroom teachers alike enjoy this three-lesson unit! Teach your students about the science behind the first Thanksgiving harvest.
Learn what the Wampanoag taught the pilgrims about the Three Sisters planting method--prevalent throughout North America in pre-Columbian times and fe
No-prep, 2nd Grade Telling Time Enrichment Projects Nine fun projects that range from a cool design analog clock to determining why some times of the day are more important to others. Students love these projects that are perfect for early finishers, advanced learners or whole class fun! Common Cor
No-prep, excellent volume and capacity math enrichment projects students love. Nine fun projects that range from writing a humorous "capacity" book to creating an artistic "volume" drawing or even writing to your old "capacity" enemy and so much more! An authentic way to assess your students knowle
A thorough unit on Albert Einstein! All students should learn the background of this amazing scientist with this fun unit that includes a: biography, a fun fact sheet,a note taking template, Einstein poetry projects; and a creative, fun and rigorous enrichment project menu! An excellent unit for yo
No-Prep, creative vocabulary projects to use with any vocabulary list! 27 writing projects to use with any science, history, spelling list or any list of words you assign. From creating funny hyperbole, a computer blog, a list of analogies or even creating a word shopping list, your students will l
So where does our conversation begin with a group of newly identified gifted learners? In this activity, students create a 3D metaphor which serves as a vehicle for opening important conversations about giftedness.
We all know that addressing the social-emotional needs of gifted learners is an i
This math exploration focuses on Factors and Prime Factorization.
The higher level thinking of this exploration focuses on using prime factorization to manipulate prime factors to come up with all of the factors of a given number. Through group discussion and independent perseverance, students dev
Let’s have some fun along with the Pigeon and expand DOK along the way! This lesson will lead your primary GATE students through four challenging activities, culminating in an artistic response showing why they “never get to do anything!” either.
Gifted and talented learners carry similar characte
Students do better when they have more choice about what and how they learn! Use this choice board to give students some flexibility about researching and making products about the branches of government. When you put students in charge of their own learning, they thrive!
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On the very first day, your students will have created a personal metaphor, completed a cool 3D visual art nameplate which can be used as an effective classroom management strategy throughout the year, completed a public speaking opportunity straight from the Common Core Standards, and will have pro
Have some fun with Cinderella folklore and parody! Kids (and teachers) of all ages will enjoy comparing and contrasting a variety of Cinderella stories, looking for common elements, and more.
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. Click the
Percents, Percentage Personal Finance Project With this resource your students will be challenged to calculate gross and net incomes, federal tax withholding, create a paycheck and much more. The resource includes a background on payroll and federal taxes as well as gross and net pay and finally, d
Students choose a history topic and complete their own Webquest with this step-by-step guide! Step-by-step directions for students to create their own United States history WebQuest for their classmates. While creating the WebQuest, your students will inadvertently learn new knowledge about the his
A great resource in exploring the history of quilting and how quilts were used to symbolize secret escape routes on the Underground Railroad. This resource is designed to be a companion to our "Underground Railroad Stations" project as part of the quilt making station. The activity at the end of t
SELTY TNOOA UTVSB DSEPC Say what? That’s right. Students love to spy! And students love communicating using secret codes and ciphers. Encoding and decoding secret messages requires the use of critical thinking and problem solving skills. Studying espionage, a high interest, real
No-prep, area and perimeter "Dream Apartment" enrichment project, challenging and fun! With this enrichment project, "First Dream Apartment", students will be given a brief review of area and perimeter and how it is calculated in square footage. Then they will have hands-on practice calculating t
You get everything you need for the price of less than one novel. My lesson plans are very detailed. They expose students to many literary terms and devices, used to make a story come to life (i.e. Theme, Conflict, Characterization, Similes, Foreshadowing, etc.). Common Core Standards for reading (l
Engage students with this colorful power point to teach students to identify similes and metaphors and to write them. Students will follow along with a gradual release teaching method to finally respond to a writing prompt.
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This presentation is designed to aid students in their overall understanding of idioms. The following idioms are illustrated both literally and idiomatically on
15 colorful slides:
It's raining cats and dogs.
Shake a leg.
I'm all ears.
It's like finding a needle in a haystack.
It's time to face t
NO-PREP! March themed math problem solving projects and problems for upper elementary students! Challenging fun math projects and problems about famous March dates, birthdays and holidays! Excellent for homework, individual assignments or group work! Nine engaging critical thinking math problems wi
If you are teaching Growth Mindset to your class, you need this Freebie. Flip That Flop is a fun activity that teaches students mistakes are a good thing and how to learn from mistakes and turn them into learning opportunities.
There are three adaptations of the activity in this freebie – two ve
No-prep reading "plot" skills enrichment writing projects that students love! The projects range from writing about a natural disaster vacation plot twist to becoming a super picky movie critic to plotting the climax of a student's life and much more! Challenge even your most advanced readers with t
Close Reading Frames with the Icons of Depth and Complexity with a Constructed Response Template
Constructed Response ppt template
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Gifted Education Toothpick Bridge Unit
This exciting project is "Common Core Aligned" for Math and ELA. This unit takes an intriguing look at bridges. Students become classroom engineers! They will be involved with a WebQuest, research, building a model, measurement of angles and finding the area o
Drawing with beginners is a directed drawing lesson I use with my kindergartners. I have found this particular lesson helps the children who have very little drawing experience or who may be uncomfortable with drawing. This lesson contains:
Page 1 A vocabulary list
Page 2 A supply list
Page 3 An in
Another Friday Math lesson for hands-on learning across several Common Core Standards . . . at least 22 standards from 2nd to 6th grade: multiplication, division, decimals, area, geometry arrays, expressing ratios, public speaking and listening, and more!
In this lesson, students apply math skil
My students loved this novel so much that we ended up ordering copies of the 2nd and 3rd novels in the series (and now there is a 4th book). The librarian can't keep it in the library. It flies off the shelves!
You get everything you need for the price of less than one novel. My lesson plans are ve