So Much to Do, So Little Time!

Summer has been busy around our house, and I’m already well aware of the fact that we are not going to accomplish half of what I had planned for these couple of months before the new school year envelops us.  Despite that, I am always finding new things to add to the list – usually more than what I have crossed off the list so far!

I’m always on the lookout for what might interest the GT families of our community.  Here are a few resources I’ve collected in the past week that you might want to try:

Summer is in Full Swing!

Well, one week later, I am trying to keep my promise of posting once a week!  So far, so good!  I hope that all of you are enjoying your summer.

One link that you may want to check out is My 5th graders used this as a resource to find interesting projects for Genius Hour this year, but parents might want to think about actually registering your children with this site.  If you are looking for a way to fuse on-line and off-line learning, this is the site for doing that.  It includes instructions for lots of projects to make, and really showcases creativity.  You don’t have to join to benefit from the site.  It’s easy and fun to browse through projects.  One advantage of joining the site, though, is the opportunity to earn virtual badges.

Another favorite resource for my 5th graders was Wonderopolis.  I was just checking it out, and noticed that they are offering a “Camp What-A-Wonder” this summer!  I have never participated, so I am not sure exactly what it entails, but it looks like it is free and can be done whenever you like.  I know, for sure, that my 2nd graders should check this out – because look at the themes for the first two weeks:

  • June 17 – 21: Ant Farms, Spider Webs, & Underwater Coves — Dig Into the Wild Kingdom!
  • June 24 – 28: Buildings, Bricks, & Bulldozers – Scout Out Some Superstructures!

This totally goes with what we studied this year!  I hope some of you get the chance to participate.  I’m going to sign up, too!