Every child is gifted; they just unwrap their packages at different times or may have different contents.
OPINION WRITING: This is great to teach kids how to cite evidence and give reasons in opinion writing in a really fun way! "I have evidence that my dad is an alien" is an Audi commercial that can lead to a great discussion about observations.
Pinner says "Each classroom decides on a theme and then the students create poetry about the theme. These make an adorable display for April (it is poetry month, I think). To go hand in hand with the project, we compile all of the student poems into a school-wide anthology and give a copy of the anthology to each child! They LOVE it! They read those anthologies cover to cover!"
DIY greenhouses with clear plastic cups