Results of the Cardboard Challenge:
PWCS students was absolutely amazing!  Winners were announced on Twitter this morning, but I also wanted to share them with you here.

Each entry was rated by a panel of judges on a scale from ONE to FIVE stars. Judges looked for creative ideas, clever use of materials, realistic design, teamwork, size, and problem solving potential. The entries with the top 6 scores are listed below. Each student or team will receive a certificate and prize - I'll be delivering them over the weekend. 😉
  1. House - Daniela Escobar, Bel Air ES  https://drive.google.com/file/d/18nUjHP2ylK4EASOxaMk5YCpj6JIvqJN0/view?ts=5eb31d49
  2. Musical Instrument - Robert Arroyos, Montclair ES   https://twitter.com/heekyeongarr/status/1255573252623273989
  3. Star Gazer 2000 - Subhaan Malik, Swans Creek ES   https://twitter.com/MalikZobia/status/1260430185658298368
  4. Marble Roller Coaster - Grace and Jacob Casaverde, Chris Yung ES   https://twitter.com/CYESSTEAM/status/1260740123546791938
  5. Gumball Obstacle Course - Charlie Berger, Pennington Traditional   https://twitter.com/CaraBerger12/status/1262069463823908865
  6. Sewing Machine - Daniel Nanthavongsa, Marumsco Hills ES   https://twitter.com/Fantastic2113/status/1257788257439531008

Thank you to everyone who promoted the challenge!  And, thank you to Kelcie for helping to upload all the videos/photos onto Twitter and for creating the judging scorecards (287 questions with links over 3 different forms!). 

See you soon!
Brenda
Brenda Bailey
Supervisor of Gifted Education
Office of Student Learning
Prince William County Public Schools
baileybs@pwcs.edu




Websites for enrichment

https://www.byrdseed.tv/open/ 

http://wonderopolis.org/ 

https://thekidshouldseethis.com/ 

https://www.khanacademy.org/ 

www.brainpop.com 

www.brainpopjr.com 

http://www.cnn.com/studentnews/ 

www.ted.com/talks 

https://ed.ted.com/lessons?content_type=animations&direction=desc&sort=publish-date&user_by_click=student 

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/ 

https://www.giftedkids.ie/writing.html 

Games and Puzzles: 

https://solveme.edc.org/Mobiles.html 

https://www.braingle.com/ 

http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sudoku-for-kids 

https://www.setgame.com/set/puzzle 

https://padlet.com/blueizkp/5jot0g70ukmr 

http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/hoagies_kids.htm 

http://illuminations.nctm.org/BrainTeasers.aspx 

http://www.mathsisfun.com/games/place-it.html 

https://navajomathcircles.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/24_Game_Cards.pdf 

http://www.archimedes-lab.org/mastermind.html 

https://www.websudoku.com/ 

https://krazydad.com 

https://www.mensaforkids.org/play/games/ 

http://www.weatherwizkids.com/ 

https://www.gregtangmath.com/ 

https://logic.puzzlebaron.com/ 

https://www.agame.com/game/rush_hour_2 

https://guest.portaportal.com/mrslamont 

STEAM Learning and Projects: 

https://scratch.mit.edu/ 

https://www.lookwerelearning.com/easy-stem-activities/ 

http://dailystem.com/resources/ 

https://code.org/learn 

https://www.curiositymachine.org/ 

https://tinkercast.com/shows/wow-in-the-world/ 

http://bedtimemath.org 

http://childrensengineering.org/design-briefs/ 

https://www.rdcrs.ca/math/activities 

https://mathforlove.com/ 

https://mysteryscience.com/school-closure-planning?fbclid=IwAR3XocvSsMWKsrCN5I_PO_feE5KI-M1-YB2xqvfUwqyr6_dDETjohCgFMBM 

 


                This year classes will be held in room 214.  I will be picking students up from their classes and returning them to their class for encore, lunch and recess.  The fifth grade students will be with their classes for strings.   I know that missing any of these scheduled school events was often a concern for students, parents, and teachers.  I believe our schedule will be good for everyone.

                I hope to greet many of you at our START/SIGNET Parent information night in October.  If you are in the building before then, please feel free to come to visit us in our classroom.

Sincerely,

Mrs. Beth Sullivan

Gifted Resource Teacher

The  Gifted Identification Process

In Prince William County Schools, students are found eligible for gifted services in Specific Intellectual Aptitude (Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and/or History and Social Sciences). The Identification and Placement process in Prince William County uses multiple criteria. The identification process begins either through general screening procedures or through the referral of a student by a parent, teacher, school staff member, or a community member. Students may also refer themselves. Referral forms may be obtained from the gifted education resource teacher.

A Division Identification and Placement meeting will be held within 90 school days from the date that written parent permission is received to determine eligibility. The criteria evaluated in gifted education identification process include the following:
·Assessment of student products or portfolios classroom performance
·Parent observations
·Teacher evaluation and observations
·Aptitude and achievement test scores

Because identification criteria and services vary greatly among localities, transfer students who have been receiving gifted education services in other school divisions do not automatically receive services in Prince William County. The Gifted Education Resource Teacher will review the student’s files, and Prince William County’s formal identification process will be initiated. In appropriate cases, data required for identification will be collected and combined with data from the student’s previous school. When enrolling, please notify the school of the student’s identification for services in another locality.

Source: http://www.pwcs.edu/academics___programs/gifted_education_program/the_identification_process/