Resources for Parents

Helpful Links with information and resources on Gifted Education:

NAGC
VAG

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Resources for Continuity of Learning 
K-5 Supports and Resources

To support continuity of learning for gifted students in elementary school, the Prince William County Gifted Education Department suggests the following enrichment resources for students.

Websites:

Wonderopolis
Explore answers to fascinating questions and curiosities. Check out the "Wonder of the Day".

The Kids Should See This 
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages.

Wow in the World 
A podcast that guides curious kids and their grown-ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them. Emphasis is on science and technology.

Time for Kids

Current events in a kid-friendly format. Choose articles by grade level (K-1, 2, 3-4, or 5-6)

Krazy Dad 

Thousands of free printable Sudoku, logic puzzles, mazes, and more.

Scratch
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community for kids. Create interactive stories, games, and animation while learning to code.

Byrdseed
Differentiated lessons, videos, and challenges to get "kids' brains sweating".

Mensa for Kids
Lesson plans, games, and resources for gifted kids from the Mensa Foundation.

NASA
STEM lessons and "stuff to make, do, play, or print" for students in grades K-4.

Suggested Resources for Enrichment, Extensions, and Home Learning:

Daily SET Puzzles
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 Daily SET Game Puzzles & Tutorial

KrazyDad Interactive Puzzles: Sudoku, Bridges, Slitherlink, Battleship, etc.

Analogy Practice Activities:

Spelling City - Analogies
Learning Game for Kids Analogies
IXL Analogies
Fact Monster - Daily Analogy Puzzle

Great Math Resources:
Khan Academy

Resources for Further Exploration Related to Unit Topics

Engineering & Physics Activities
Engineering is Elementary Resources

Science Kids Bridge Building Video
PBS Building Big Bridges 
Cool Math Games - Build the Bridge Game
Physics Games - Construction

Simple Machines Resources
Rube Goldberg
PBS Kids - Zoom - Rube Goldberg Activities
Fossweb Rube Goldberg Burglar Catcher
Simple Machines Game

Mysteries & Criminal Science Activities
Kid's Zone - CIA
Mysteries for Kids

Computer Programming
Kodable
Code.org
Code Academy
Scratch 

Math Games
Area & Perimeter Math Games 
Dicey Perimeter, Dicey Area Math Game from NRICH