The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE

The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
The Clubhouse - Deep Creativity, Design, STEAM, Critical Thinking, and GATE
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Because we are evil teachers with evil, cackling laughs, we will entice and engage students like the witch in Hansel and Gretel with a metaphorical candy house. Oh, this looks like all fun and games, but that’s not how we evil teachers do things!

You know that STEM activity going around where you have a certain amount of time to build a tower out of notecards? This activity takes the notecard tower activity to about level 44. At Portable Gifted and Talented, we love to build stuff, and we love playing around . . . but we always, always, always take STEM across the curriculum and to higher levels of critical thinking.

Shhhhh! Don’t tell the kids! This activity is higher order thinking, STEM, speaking and listening, metaphor creation and analysis, literacy, and creativity wrapped into what will seems like a game! Oh, yes . . . we are just that evil!

Because students will respond at a variety of ability and skill levels—this activity is appropriate for gifted and talented but also for a whole class enrichment.

Can you build a clubhouse a following the requirements? Can you improvise an appropriate story? Can you share a secret item within? Who are these club members anyway? Let’s characterize them! What will you do when you run out of ideas?!

Level: 1st grade -- All the Way to Adult In-services

Materials: 10 notecards per student, plus optional bonus craft and “junk drawer items,” tape, scissors

Time: 2 hours and more optional

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16 pages
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