5th grade g/t THINK-a-thon held at tejeda
Eighty fifth grade G/T students from six different elementary schools recently gathered at Tejeda Middle School for an academic competition called THINK-A-THON.
The event included both indoor (pencil-and-paper) challenges and outdoor academic races to solve various puzzles and problems. This first Think-a-Thon was a great success and students referred to it as a “phenomenal” experience.
The morning began in the Tejeda cafeteria, where teams from each school competed in timed activities, rotating every six minutes. The activities included Vocabulary and Word Puzzles, Math Problem Solving, Analogies, and Picture/Phrase Puzzles.
After the indoor events, the students were assigned to mixed teams (each member from a different school) and given some time to find commonalities and bond as a team. Then the teams headed up to History Hill, where they participated in three 20-minute outdoor challenges.
The outdoor stations included: Crack the Code- advanced problem solving with a physical challenge thrown in; Memory Relay/ Group Puzzle- a race to find and memorize clues, then work together to solve a logic problem; and Building Blocks- a puzzle that required team members to build a structure based on clues, each student holding one clue.
The fifth grade G/T teachers involved were extremely grateful to the parent volunteers who donated their time and talents to make this event a success, and to Tejeda Principal Brenda Shelton who allowed us to hold the event in Timberwolf Territory!
Posted on May 17, 2013