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Challenge Lessons and Links
Week:  January 17-21, 2017

GRADE LEVELS
 
 
https://sites.google.com/a/stcmo.org/challenge/home/daily-lessons#grade2
 
 
https://sites.google.com/a/stcmo.org/challenge/home/daily-lessons
 
https://sites.google.com/a/stcmo.org/challenge/home/daily-lessons#grade5
 
https://sites.google.com/a/stcmo.org/challenge/home/daily-lessons#grade6
 
https://sites.google.com/a/stcmo.org/challenge/home/daily-lessons#grade6
 
https://sites.google.com/a/stcmo.org/challenge/home/daily-lessons#grade8
                                                                              
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                                        Grades K-2
 Brain Warm-Ups
We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:
  • Create an Idea
  • Mystery Pictures
  • Rebus Puzzles/Frame Games/Plexers
  • Word Ladders
  • Logic Puzzles
  • Fluency Activities
  • Creative Writing Prompts
  • Shape Puzzles
  • Board Games
  • Noodlers
  • Pattern Blocks/Tangrams
  • Online Logic Games
Online Logic Games:

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Team Building

1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time

2.  Team Building:  
 
Instant Challenge:  Cardiac Improv./Props

 

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Unit of Study

Science Fair: We will be participating in the Mastodon Science Fair this spring.  



Choose your topic:

Quinton and Cora:  What color light is ideal for growing a Lima Bean plant?
Kyle, Elliot, and Logan:  Hotwheels-How does the weight of a Hot Wheels car affect the distance the car travels?

Choose title for the experiment.
Plan the procedure if the experiment.  
Set up the experiment.  








 Grade 3

 
 Brain Warm-Ups
We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:
  • Create an Idea
  • Mystery Pictures
  • Rebus Puzzles/Frame Games/Plexers
  • Word Ladders
  • Logic Puzzles
  • Fluency Activities
  • Shape Puzzles
  • Board Games
  • Creative Writing Prompts
  • Noodlers
  • Pattern Blocks/Tangrams
  • Online Logic Games
Online Logic Games:

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Team Building

1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time

2.  Team Building:  

Instant Challenge:  
Improv.:  Cardiac Improv./Props


 

Global Collaboration
Sign up for Belouga:  
Code: 58c4427c85ec3




 
Grade 4

  Brain Warm-Ups

We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:
  • Create an Idea
  • Mystery Pictures
  • Rebus Puzzles/Frame Games/Plexers
  • Word Ladders
  • Logic Puzzles
  • Fluency Activities
  • On this Day
  • Today's Front Pages
  • Debate
  • Shape Puzzles
  • Board Games
  • Noodlers
  • Pattern Blocks/Tangrams
  • Online Logic Games
Online Logic Games:

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Team Building

1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time

2.  Team Building Challenges:    
   
  • Instant Challenge: Mini-Public Spaces
  • Improv. Cardiac


Global Collaboration

Sign up for Belouga
Code: 
58c4422c5270b

Sign up for World Vuse:  b54d8e83



Competition:
  • Write scripts.
  • Work on props and costumes.


The Maker Expo is a diverse showcase of enthusiasts, crafters, hobbyists, engineers, artists and organizations who create amazing things in celebration of the DIY spirit.  Makers have to submit proposals in order to enter their idea into the expo.  That's where you come in.  You will submit your proposal to a panel of judges.
Examples from our MakerSpace:
  • Robotics
  • Makey Makey
  • Building/Structures
  • Electricity/Circuits
  • Art
  • Technology/Coding
  • Sphero
  • Minecraft
  • Legos
  • Roller Coaster Wall


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 Grade 5

  Brain Warm-Ups
We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:Online Logic Games:

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Team Building

1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time
 
2.  Team Building:

  • Instant Challenge: Mini Public Spaces
  • Cardiac Improv.
 

Unit of Study:
Get a Life:  Pretest
Week 2:  Research job/career and complete job application and/or resume.



The Maker Expo is a diverse showcase of enthusiasts, crafters, hobbyists, engineers, artists and organizations who create amazing things in celebration of the DIY spirit.  Makers have to submit proposals in order to enter their idea into the expo.  That's where you come in.  You will submit your proposal to a panel of judges.
Examples from our MakerSpace:
  • Robotics
  • Makey Makey
  • Building/Structures
  • Electricity/Circuits
  • Art
  • Technology/Coding
  • Sphero
  • Minecraft
  • Legos
  • Roller Coaster Wall


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Grade 6
  Brain Warm-Ups
We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:Online Logic Games:

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Team Building

1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time

2.  Team Building:  

  • Instant Challenge: 
  • Improv. Cardiac

  



Global Collaboration
Sign up for Belouga:
Code: 58b5c53062bae
Sign up for World Vuse:
Code: 68074baf





Competition

National History Day

      
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Genius Hour
 Objective: Students will be able to use critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity to solve inquiry based questions. Students can use this time learn about their interests, desires, or just things they wonder about. 

Rationale: May gifted students demonstrate a sense of general "inquiry" as well as a passion for learning about topics of interest. Inquiry is a process used to build an understanding of the natural world, and although young students rarely discover knowledge that is new to humankind, current research indicates that students engaged in inquiry build knowledge new to themselves. In this unit, students are offered the opportunity to identify a personal area of interest, and provided the class time to research that interest to build new knowledge for themselves. The concept behind the Genius Hour class is twofold: 1) provides an environment for respecting curiosity, supporting independence, fostering creativity, and balancing action and reflection, and 2) meets the needs of gifted students who benefit from opportunities to independently identify and focus on passion areas yet work at their own achievement level.

Core Curriculum:


    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2a Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2b Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
  • .ELA-Literacy.W.5.2c Link ideas within and across categories of information using words, phrases, and clauses (e.g., in contrast, especially).
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2d Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards above.)
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.5 With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 5 here.)
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.6 With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of two pages in a single sitting.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7 Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.8 Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; summarize or paraphrase information in notes and finished work, and provide a list of sources.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.


Measurable Learner Objectives:
  • gather, organize, and analyze data relevant to an independently chosen research project.
  • develop questions and ideas to initiate and refine research conduct research to
  • answer questions and evaluate information and idea
  • use technological tools and other resources to locate, select and organize information
  • plan and make a written, oral and visual presentation for a variety of purposes and audiences.
  • Review and revise communications to improve accuracy and clarity


First Quarter:Students will create "I Wonder" questions and post them on the "I Wonder Bulletin Board." They will answer the questions that can be easily solved by searching the Internet. All other questions will be placed in the "Research Project" spot on the board. 

Second Quarter: Students will choose a topic to research and create a product/presentation.





Product Possibilities:
  • Exhibit Board
  • "How To" Video
  • Webpage
  • Blog
  • Prezi/Google Presentation/Glog
  • Demonstration
  • Play/Skit
  • Oral Presentation

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Grade 7
  Brain Warm-Ups
We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:
Online Logic Games:

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1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time

 
2.  Team Building: 
 
  
Instant Challenge:  


Global Collaboration
Sign up for Belouga:  
Code: 
58ca9bfedb5b5



Sign up for World Vuse:
Code: 9b72483b


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Units of Study/Competition
PSA-Through a Teen Lens
Create a public service announcement that addresses problems teens face today.  


ACT Prep
We will choose one practice test a week.  

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8th Grade

Grade 8 Brain Warm-Ups

We'll begin our day with logic problems, flexible thinking, and brain games:

Create an Idea
Mystery Pictures
Rebus Puzzles/Frame Games/Plexers
Word Ladders
Logic Puzzles
Fluency Activities
Online Logic GamesOnline Logic Games:





Team Building/Instant Challenges: 
1.  The Art of Conversation and Compliment Time

2.  Team Building: 
 

Instant Challenge: 


Global Collaboration

Belouga:

Code:
58cada615db7c

Sign up for World Vuse:
Code: 05d8c8c0


Units of Study Choices
GET A LIFE II:  Week 2
  • Research potential careers and choose the career of your choice.
  • Research colleges for your career, then choose a college of your choice.
  • Choose a random location to build your life.  Use "MY MAP" to record information about your chosen city.

ACT Prep
We will choose one practice test a week.                                                                                                                 
       



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