I have the best job ever! I teach 5th Grade Gifted and Talented students. They are thoughtful, inquisitive problem-solvers that love to learn about the world. Many of these kids have been in class together for several years and I love to watch their friendships continue to grow and develop. 5th Grade is the age where they are truly starting to figure out who they are and I love that I get to be a part of their discovery.
My students LOVE a challenge!
I try to incorporate as many real-life problems into our day as I can, in hopes that one day they will look back on 5th grade and say, "Miss Planinsek taught me this!"
My students are part of the gifted program and I am constantly trying to find ways to engage their brain in different ways. These STEM Learning Labs will provide eight separate challenges for my students to explore in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math.
They can build a rollercoaster, design a robotic hand, or even invent a way to alarm their pencil box!
Each project-based lab includes step-by-step activities that students complete in order—culminating in an in-depth engineering activity that really brings concepts to life. Students simply work through each activity with partners or in groups…and build the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills they’ll need for success in the future! Each lab has all the materials students need.
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