It's about time, teachers . . . for a St. Patrick's Day FREEBIE. Luck o' the Irish is a creative activity I designed for my G/T students. It challenges 2 of the 4 traits of gifted children: fluency and flexibility. [The 4 traits are: fluency, flexibility, elaboration & originality.] Despite developing this activity for GATE, I have used it very successfully with 1st graders in a heterogeneous classroom, and with 2nd - 5th grades in enrichment pull-out classes. The results of this activity always amaze me.
Following is the assignment sheet that I send home, giving my students 1 week to complete it.
I encourage my students to enlist the help of their families. It creates a wonderful home-school connection, giving
overly zealous parents a constructive focus for interacting with their gifted children. (If you've ever taught G/T, you know what I'm talking about!) Projects like this are terrific for helping shy children speak before an audience. Similarly, it prompts children who have oral communication deficits to practice their communication skills.
When the children present their projects the following week, reward them with a participation certificate.
Sure, and you'll love this project. You can find it in my TpT Store or my Teachers Notebook Shop. Did I mention that it's FREE?
This product is part of a larger product, Destination Imagination.