Important Update
With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, the timeline for gifted identification has been affected. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committees will meet to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility as soon as possible when PWCS reopens. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.

PWCS Gifted Education has challenged it's student's to break away from the products and focus on the box. Click on the Cardboard Challenge Below to take part in the County Wide Activity. 
Cardboard Challenge

Weekly Assignments (April 27 - June 8)
Each week  choose one of the assignments below and complete it. When you have finished send me an email (sheparje@pwcs.edu), if you want, detailing the assignment you completed. I will respond and comment on any work you've completed. You can also simply visit a site or have some fun looking around. 

 Building Your Imagination

Lego

Choose a Lego idea to create from
the menu. Scroll down to see ways
you can extend your ideas through
a variety of formats.
 
Egg-Cenllent Education

Egg Adventure

Go on an egg hunt for letters
or numbers. Then put your
pieces together to make words
(ala Boggle) or equations
Animal Expeditions

Smithsonian Kids

Live Animal Webcams

Meet and research an animal
from the Smithsonian's National
Zoo & Conservation Biology
Institute! Draw a picture or
create a Google Slide show to
inform others about this animal.
Reading Quest 

Scholastic Learn at Home

When you’ve finished your
journeys, you’re ready for the daily
reading quest!


Share with me what you chose
to do on your quest!
Inquiring Minds 

Inquiry- Ask questions, discover,
and investigate topics on the links
below...and show what you learn.
3/5 Inquiry

Check out the Wonder List! What
are kids like you wondering
about? Explore the World of
Wonders!
Wonderopolis: Where the Wonders
of Learning Never Cease


Select a category on the map to
discover many topics!
Wonder Map

Boat Bonanza 

Engineering Challenge

Make a boat that can really
float. How can you modify
your design so that it can hold
more weight? How many
pennies does it hold?

Take a picture or video of your
creation and share it with me!
 Marvelous Math

Noetic Problem of the Week (Math)

Solve this problem of the week
involving patterns

*Note: solution given on page 2 of
the doc!
Let Your Creativity Shine 

The Creativity Project Prompt
of the Week


Respond to various children’s
author prompts in ANY WAY!
Send it my way!
Travel Passport
 

"Travel" to on of the places listed below

Visit the San Diego Zoo and check
out some animals

Tour London and see the sites

See Paris from your living room

Choose a National Park to visit
and discover

Find a destination of your choice
that you would like to visit from your 
living room!

After you have visited your place, 
 open up this presentation and
duplicate Slide 2 (go to Slide and
select Duplicate) and fill in the
information in the new slide or you can
Download a pdf of the form,
complete it and save it. Send it to me
when you have it finished, if you want! 
I'd love to learn about your trip.

Have a wonderful Trip!






Enrichment Ideas!

Bored? Looking to challenge yourself? Looking for some fun ways to learn and practice your logic skills? Try these:

Hooda Math Games

Cool Math Games

Virtual Museum Tours


TED Riddles

Fun with Neal

Wondery For Kids

CNN10 Student News

Breakout Boxes


Worried you are missing our Cow Eyeball Dissection? Watch it here!

Cow Eye Dissection

As always, feel free to email me if you have questions or if there is anything you need.

For Rising 4th and 5th graders!!  Is your student interested in some enriching mathematical challenges.  Check out the first ever Math Enrichment Academy brought to you by Gifted Education and the Summer School programs!

Summer Math Enrichment Program

image of flyer for summer program