Become a Game Critic just like the judges for the Mensa Select® game competition! Students test and review several games while seeking quality and critical thinking. What makes a quality game? Teach your students how to check on their own. Guaranteed to instill a little excitement to play and exercise those brain cells!!
Here’s an easy to way to provide GATE differentiation and enrichment to your classroom or routine
A complete 2.5 to 3 Hour Enrichment Workshop for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans
This workshop has a fun extension idea for playing the 2005 Mensa Select Award Winning Game, LOOT
The Logic and Games Workshop meets the requirements for the CA Dept. of Education’s Gifted Program Standards
This workshop is suggested for grades 4-6.
This workshop includes everything you need for a complete interactive unit which exercises student’s Creative and Critical Thinking Skills. Just like a talented pianist needs coaching and time to practice their musical skills and techniques, so do gifted learners. Here’s a workshop that gives gifted students a chance to understand and utilize the characteristics that make up a creative problem solver while having fun in the meantime.
As a GATE Teacher, I created this workshop as part of a monthly GATE Enrichment Pullout Program. It’s tested and approved by over 100 gifted learners.
Several brain friendly strategies are in place as well, such as: flow, laughter, art, movement and chunking
Please see the preview file for the Teacher Notes for a detailed synopsis of what your students will be doing and the materials you will need. Here's a quick breakdown:
Teacher Notes with directions and suggestions for leading activities
A schedule with number of minutes to allot for each activity
Student activity pages
California GATE Program Standards (synopsis)
All you have to do is print the workshop pages and make student copies.
The following materials are needed to complete all activities:
1 Mensa Select game per group of 5-7 students (Suggestions include: Qwirkle, Quiddler, Sleeping Queens and Dragonwood
Extension Activity: LOOT: The Card Game 3-6 players