Who couldn't use a better lunchbox? Here’s an easy to way to provide GATE differentiation and enrichment to your classroom or routine
A complete 2.5 Hour Enrichment Workshop for a GATE pullout program, Monthly Gifted Curriculum, Parent-led enrichment, Grade-level rotation, Homeschool, After-school or Sub Plans
The Lunchbox Challenge 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 on Creative Thinking Characteristics. Just like a star soccer player needs coaching and time to practice their soccer 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.
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:
Colored pencils or markers
Colorful 12x18 construction paper (1 per student, light colors work best)
Colorful scrap paper