Elementary Enrichment


Scroll through this page for math, language arts, and STEM challenges.

Language Arts Challenges

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Create a Caption

Take a look at the picture. Create a caption to help others understand the photograph. Click below to enter your response.

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Last Month's Responses

See what students wrote in the Slides below.

April 2020 Create a Caption

April's Create a Caption Picture



Try one or more of these writing prompts!

STEM Challenges

A Really Long Straw

Activity from Sabine De Brabandere, PhD, Science Buddies - Visit the website below for this and other activities.


Have you ever used a crazy straw? Some spiral their way up. Others have fancy colors or decorations. Some are thin and others are wide. But just about all of them leave you sipping your drink from about the same distance. Why? Wouldn't it be fun to poke your head out of an upstairs window and secretly take a sip from a drink way below? Would it even be possible? With this activity, you'll see if you can set your own record for the longest working straw!


  • A package of plastic straws (at least one dozen), preferably those with a bendable part
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Drinking glass
  • Water
  • Level surface that can get wet (or if not, something to protect it)


  1. Have an adult help you slit the ends of a straw so that you can connect them end to end.
  2. Wrap the connection with tape so that you have a tight seal.
  3. Test your straw.
  4. Continue to connect straws end to end and test until you can no longer have water reach your mouth.


  1. Does it get harder to suck the water through the straw the taller the straw gets?
  2. Try to put different angles in your straw. Does it work the same?
  3. How many straws were you able to connect?

Math Challenges

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K-2 Printable Math Games

Mentally Adding and Subtracting 10.pdf
Mentally Adding and Subtracting 10 and 100.pdf

Enrichment Specialists

Ms. Dana Petrie (Lafayette, Pines Lake, Theunis Dey) dpetrie@wayneschools.com

Mrs. Sabrina Bialkin (APT, James Fallon, Ryerson) sbialkin@wayneschools.com

Mrs. Linda Gallipoli (JFK, Packanack, Randall Carter) lindagallipoli@wayneschools.com