Resources for Enrichment
CONSERVE WILDLIFE NJ - SPECIES ON THE EDGE ART AND ESSAY CONTEST
Contest ends Jan. 31, 2020
This empowers 5th grade students to advocate for an endangered or threatened species from New Jersey through a well-researched, creative essay and original art piece.
Heroes Academy, located in New Brunswick, NJ, has programs on Sat. and Sun. for high ability, motivated students. Students must take a qualifying exam in order to participate. Please check out their offerings with this link:
Of course, a great way to help your child practice these skills is to play chess with your child the "old-fashioned" way! If you don't already own one, get a chess set and play.
Mathematics, Logic, Writing
A fun, interactive website for math enrichment is:
Help your child search for his/her grade level, or choose a type of math enrichment, such as Logic or Word Problems. Some of the problems are accompanied by a video explanation of how to solve.
There are several high quality catalogs that sell games and learning materials that you won't find at most toy stores. Among these are:
Students who want enrichment or encouragement in their writing and/or math skills can find an abundance of websites that are great. A few of these are listed here. I encourage you to show these to your child, and encourage him/her to use some of the activities included. For the reluctant writer or mathematician, the interactive nature of these computer web-based tools can engage and excite students! The websites are also good for those who love to write and practice their math skills.