Ms Haynes Stretching Brains

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Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
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My favorite thing to tell students: "Use your talents and gifts to do something notable not to achieve notoriety for you have the potential for great things!"
 
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique challenge task cards that require only 20 KEVA planks, which allows more students to be able to use the cards without needed a huge number of planks.Tasks are perfect for when students finish early, for morning work, during indoor recess,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
3 sets of challenge task cards--Keva Planks, K'NEX, and LEGO--bundled together for an almost 30% savings! All three of these challenges sets are all written to require only 20 planks, pieces, or bricks, which allows more students to be able to use
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$9.00
$6.50
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique challenge task cards that require only 20 LEGO bricks, which allows more students to be able to use the cards without needed a huge number of bricks.Tasks are perfect for when students finish early, for morning work, during indoor recess,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
KEVA 20 Plank Challenge Task Cards PLUS KEVA Plank Math Challenge Task Cards! Each of these sets includes 20 unique challenges for a total of 40 different ideas for KEVA Plank creations (both sets use the same design so they are easier to use
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$6.00
$4.50
6
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
10 different STEM challenges for a makerspace, morning work, indoor recess, stations, Destination Imagination practice, or any other time you are looking for a great creativity, problem solving, or critical thinking challenge. These challenges
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$4.00
3
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique challenge task cards that require only 20 K'NEX pieces, which allows more students to be able to use the cards without needed a huge number of pieces.Tasks are perfect for when students finish early, for morning work, during indoor recess,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
4
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
25 unique challenge task cards that are written to be generic to work with multiple building or construction toys such as LEGO, K'NEX, Keva Planks, Magnetix, Magformers, Magna Tiles, Pattern Blocks, PlusPlus, Qubits, Brain Flakes, Tinker Toys,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique challenge task cards using Qubits Construction Toys.Tasks are perfect for when students finish early, for morning work, during indoor recess, at a center, in a makerspace, or other times you want students to have a fun, building, creative,
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (12.17 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
100 challenges & answers covering multiple subjects areas with a variety of difficulty levels. These challenges would be appropriate for 3rd-8th grade classrooms (advanced 1st & 2nd graders could also be successful) or an all school
Subjects:
Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.50
Digital Download PDF (1.83 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
A collection of 100 prompts perfect for elementary level morning work, writing time, centers, transitions, or anytime you want to stretch students’ creative thinking! These prompts focus on the 5 Creative & Productive Thinking Skills--Fluency,
Subjects:
Creative Writing, Critical Thinking, Writing
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Literacy Center Ideas, Task Cards
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (1.86 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique challenge task cards to use with pattern blocks!Tasks are perfect for when students finish early, for morning work, during indoor recess, at a center, in a makerspace, or other times you want students to have a fun, building, creative, or
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (11.25 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique challenge task cards that are written to work with PlusPlus building toys! Tasks are perfect for when students finish early, for morning work, during indoor recess, at a center, in a makerspace, or other times you want students to have a
Subjects:
Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
2
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
A collection of 100 inspiring quotes--approximately 3 years worth if used weekly!Quotes focus on four areas:KindnessGrowth Mindset & AttitudeCreativity & CuriosityLeadershipQuotes are organized by topic with 25 quotes in each category.
Subjects:
For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Classroom Community
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas, Posters
$3.50
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
15 unique and open ended challenges to inspire students' creative use of Stikbots and work with stop motion video production. These challenges would be a great addition to a makerspace or for morning work, early finishers or indoor recess. The
Subjects:
Visual Arts, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
Lesson plan and materials to introduce students to identifying, decoding, and writing spoonerisms with the goal of exposing students to creative use of language and demonstrating how language can be manipulated for the sake of creativity and
Subjects:
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Gifted and Talented
Grades:
2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th
Types:
Lesson Plans (Individual), Activities, GATE
$2.50
Digital Download PDF (0.39 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
A year long classroom math challenge celebrating a book turning 50 by using the digits in the year of its publication.  This collection contains challenges ready to use through the 2029-30 school year. The goal: by using only the digits in the year
Subjects:
Order of Operations, Gifted and Talented, Problem Solving
Grades:
3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th
Types:
Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Math Centers
$3.00
Digital Download PDF (0.43 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
20 unique MATH challenge task cards that are written to work with KEVA Planks!Tasks are perfect for when students finish early (especially during math work time!), for morning work, during indoor recess, at a center, in a makerspace, or other times
Subjects:
Math, Problem Solving, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Task Cards
$3.00
1
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
Glyph blackline, project instructions, and differentiated follow up activities to support the Multiple Intelligence work you do with students! This activity is designed to be a follow up after an initial introduction to Multiple Intelligences and
Subjects:
Life Skills, Character Education, For All Subjects
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$2.00
1
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By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
100 challenges & answers covering cities all over the world with relatively equal representation from each continent. Each challenge has students try to identify the city given the clues of latitude/longitude and 2-4 facts about that city.
Subjects:
Geography, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas
Grades:
Not Grade Specific
Types:
Activities, Printables, Bulletin Board Ideas
$6.00
Digital Download PDF (6.46 MB)
By Ms Haynes Stretching Brains
A great tool using all levels of Bloom's Taxonomy to engage students in their reading and deepen their understanding of characters. This student workbook could be used to support advanced readers/writers in Kindergarten-1st Grade (either
Subjects:
Reading, Literature, Writing
Grades:
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Types:
Workbooks, Activities, Literacy Center Ideas
$1.50
Digital Download PDF (0.68 MB)
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for over 15 years, with most of my experience coming in the field of Gifted and Talented Education. In this field I have worked to provide identification and instruction to above average and gifted students, but I have also provided school wide enrichment services to encourage, develop, and challenge all students--especially in the area of creativity.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I love to get students to wonder! My goal is to provide the deep questions, challenges, or just a seed of information to get students to think and take their own learning to the next level!

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Recently awarded a District Foundation Grant to fund the beginnings of a Makerspace/Challenge group at the elementary school where I teach.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Graduate of University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN with a Bachlor's degree in Elementary Education

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

In addition to studying education, I also studied Theater! I have worked throughout the Twin Cities area of MN both on an off the stage until I decided to shelve that role for a while to be able to spend more time filling the role of "Boymom"! I have two young, busy, dirt-loving boys that have brought me all kinds of new learning opportunities! Connect with me on social media! FACEBOOK: @mshaynesstretchingbrains TWITTER: @MsHaynesMN INSTAGRAM: @haynesstretchingbrains

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