Elementary Enrichment

K-2


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

Problem of the Week ~ Math Challenges

Complete the problems below on paper and share with your homeroom teacher.

  • Try to show your answer two 2 ways. Write a number sentence, draw a picture, draw a number line, use a 100's chart, or some other way.
  • Use this calendar to solve the problems.

Problem of the Week: November 1

The sum of 3 consecutive odd numbers is 21.

Find the 3 numbers.


Problem of the Week: November 5

Rick has some marbles.

He gave 8 marbles to Tom and bought another 12 more marbles.

Now, he has a total of 35 marbles. How many marbles did Rick have at first?

Problem of the Week: November 12

A dress cost $28.

It cost $18 more than a blouse.

What is the total cost of the dress and the blouse?


Problem of the Week: November 19

Larry has three 10 dollar bills.

He bought 4 cupcakes at a coffee shop.

Each cupcake cost $5.

How much change did he get from the cashier?

Problem of the Week: November 26

There are 4 bags of oranges.

Each bag has 9 oranges.

There are 3 bags of mangoes.

Each bag has 6 mangoes.

How many pieces of fruit altogether?


Language Arts Challenges

Please share your work with your homeroom teacher.

Take a look at the picture. What do you think is happening? What might the character be thinking or saying. Write a sentence to help someone understand the picture.


Write your caption on a sheet of paper. Be sure to write your name, grade, and teacher.

Example: Jane Smith, 2B

Last Month's Responses

K-2 October’s Responses

Scholastic Contests

Try one of the Scholastic contests below. Be sure to turn in your work to your Enrichment Specialist by the due date. She will mail your work to Scholastic.

All entries must include:

  • student name
  • age
  • grade
  • teacher name
  • school name
  • school address
  • school phone number

Art Contest

Star Wars™ Reads Art Contest

Grades K–2

Entries must be in your Enrichment Specialist's mailbox by November 9, 2018.

How to Enter: Imagine you are exploring a newly discovered galaxy and meet a new friend. Draw a portrait and include the name of your new friend!

BE SURE YOUR ENTRY HAS YOUR NAME, AGE, GRADE TEACHER, SCHOOL NAME, SCHOOL ADDRESS, AND SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER ON THE BACK

Art Contest

My Beautiful Planet Art Contest

Grades K–2

Entries must be in your Enrichment Specialist's mailbox by November 9, 2018.

How to Enter: Take care of our home! Draw a picture of yourself doing something to help the planet.

BE SURE YOUR ENTRY HAS YOUR NAME, AGE, GRADE TEACHER, SCHOOL NAME, SCHOOL ADDRESS, AND SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER ON THE BACK

STEM Challenges

Paper Plate and Paper Tube Roller Coaster Challenge

You may be familiar with Mouse Trap, a popular maze game, so why not try to make your own game? Using paper plates and cardboard tubes, you can create a roller coaster for marbles. Gather the supplies from below and get started. Be sure to send a picture of your roller coaster to school so that your enrichment specialist can put it on the bulletin board.

Use paper plates and cardboard tubes to create a roller coaster for a marble.

Materials:

  • paper plates
  • cardboard tubes (bathroom tissue or paper towel tubes)
  • scissors
  • tape or stapler
  • marble

Directions:

  • Design your roller coaster to carry a marble from beginning to end.
  • Plan how to build your roller coaster.
  • Use the permitted materials to build your roller coaster.

Think about the following...

  • How will you create and connect the channels so that your marble doesn't fall off the track?
  • How many plates and tubes will you use?

When you finish...

  • Time how long it takes for your marble to make it from the beginning to the end of the roller coaster.

Answer the following questions and bring your answers to your enrichment specialist.

  • How long did it take for your marble to reach the end of the roller coaster? Write your answer in seconds.
  • How many paper plates did you use?
  • How many cardboard tubes did you use?
  • What was the most challenging part of this challenge?

Take a picture of you and your roller coaster and bring it to school to share with your enrichment specialist.

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