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Full Talent Pool Unit: Ferris Wheels—both a teacher and kid favorite, primary sources for study, loads of STEM activities as students build a desk-top Ferris wheel.
Book Study: “Wonderstruck” by Brian Selznik—full of hands-on literacy activities for this wonderful book.
GATE Social Emotional: Open in Case of Emergency—students make backpack tags as they learn about perfectionism in a non-threatening way.
Literacy: Lois Lowry’s “Crow Call”—primary sources, literary analysis, metaphors, graphic design, and a cool and poetic pop-up
Literacy: Cats, Cats, Cats Across the Curriculum—purrrfect for GATE, a combination of non-fiction studies and STEM, students make a “falling” cat
STEM: Tops—math calculations and physical science design as we make our own spinning toys, physics, probability, color combinations
Math Challenges: Penny Tile Flooring—DIY-made math in the classroom!
Primary Groups: William Steig’s “Brave Irene”—physical representations, metaphors, and clothing design for our younger students, vocabulary study in context and critical thinking questions
This collection is Common Core and/or Next Generation Science referenced where appropriate and contains a table of contents as well as pagination.