Amazing Holiday Challenges

December 2016

Dear Amazing GT Students,

Because we are moving toward a paperless district, instead of the usual Amazing Holiday Challenges booklet, my gift to you this year is a digital booklet, full of websites and activities to keep your brain engaged, and your dendrites growing. Enjoy!
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Some of my favorite sites for fun and brain!

More Fun or Educational Websites

Of course if they are educational, you probably think they're fun!


Cartoon Animations:

http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm


Try it out for free - Animoto:

https://animoto.com/


Learn a new language:

https://www.duolingo.com/

Now, if you're looking for apps, here are a few free ones...

Animoto (iPad)

BrainPOP Featured Movie (iPad)

BrainPOP Jr. Movie of the Week (iPad)

ChatterPix (iPad)

Flow Free 9 (iPad, Android)

Google Earth (iPad and Android)

NASA (iPad and Android)

Presidents vs. Aliens Lite (iPad)

Rush Hour (iPad, Android, PC)

Spy Hunt! (iPad Trivia Game)

Where’s My Water? Free (iPad, Android)

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Picture this!

A caption is a few words or sentence that makes a statement about a photo. For example, at one of my campuses I have a drawing of a cat with a caption which reads "Worlds Best Dog". Be creative! You could also write a story about the photo. If you do, I would love to read it!

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Holiday Hink Pinks

Remember, a Hink Pink is a riddle with a rhyming answer.

Here's an example:

- Clue: Holiday carol that goes on and on

- Solution: Long Song

Hinky Pinky answers are two syllable words which rhyme.

Hinkity Pinkity solutions are three syllable words which rhyme.

Ready, set, SOLVE!

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See you next year!!

Gayle Barron

GT Specialist, Keller ISD Advanced Academics

Keller-Harvel Elementary & Woodland Springs Elementary

gayle.barron@kellerisd.net

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