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Rebecca Cpin
Gifted Education


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Please see below for the optional learning activities for this week.  There is one board for START and one board for SIGNET, but students can do activities from either board.  If you have any questions, you can reach me at

Also check our twitter @rcpin_mwes for more activity ideas.

PDF START Summer Choice board

IMAGE START Summer Choice Board

PDF SIGNET Summer Choice board
Image SIGNET Summer Choice Board

PDF START Author's Study Choice board

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PDF SIGNET Author Study Choice board

Image SIGNET Author Study Choice Board

START Travel Choice board PDF

START Travel Choice Board PDF

SIGNET Travel Choice board PDF

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START Sports Choice board PDF

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SIGNET Sports Choice board PDF

PDF of SIGNET Sports Choice Board

START Fun with Food Choice board
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SIGNET Fun with Food Choice board
Image of SIGNET Fun with Food Choice Board

Cardboard Challenge
Cardboard Challenge

START Superhero Choice board

START Superheroes Choice Board

SIGNET Superheroes Choice board
SIGNET Superheroes Choice Board

START Kids Can Choice Board

Image of START Kids Can Choice Board

SIGNET Kids Can Choice board
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START Gaming Choice board
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SIGNET Gaming Choice board
Link to SIGNET Gaming choice board
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Things to check out for the week of April 13th

***Please note that all learning activities are optional and strictly for enrichment***


Creative Writing
Write a story and draw a picture for one of the following “What ifs”:

    • What if it rained gold?
    • What if it rained candy bars?
    • What if it rained feathers?
    • What if it rained orange juice?
    • Create your own “What if it rained . . .?

Coding with Scratch 
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language and online community for kids. Create interactive stories, games, and animation while learning to code.  On a piece of paper, tell me about what you did while you were on Scratch, what went well, and what challenged you.


Creative Writing
The Vessel - 
On a piece of paper, draw a detailed picture of a vessel taking you away to somewhere different from where you are now.  

Now, write a story about the journey. Where are you going? Why are you leaving? What do you see along the way to your destination?

To continue the amusement park theme  I would like for you to take a look at Khan Academy's Imagineering Course
.  This is a partnership between Disney and Khan Academy that teaches how theme parks are developed.  This week I want you to try to complete Lesson 1, exercises 1-5.  Here is an overview:
Lesson 1: Build your own world

This lesson addresses the question: where do you want to go? It introduces the idea of experiential storytelling and the difference between an amusement park and a theme park. We’ll explore how storytelling and theme impact every decision made in the design of a land and how they engage all senses.  You'll walk out of this lesson with a theme and high concept for a land of your own design along with a mood board and map that conveys the land.  Material requirements: All activities can be done with physical materials found at home.

Things to check out for the week of March 30th
***Please note that all learning activities are optional and strictly for enrichment***

PWCS Home Learning Page -  Online academic resources, suggested free apps, offline activity ideas, optional daily schedules, and parent tips 

Wonderopolis - explore answers to fascinating questions and curiosities.  Explore the "Wonder of the Day"
Complete the following reflection and send it to me.  I'd love to see what you learned!

KrazyDad - thousands of puzzles and games to play online or print
Complete the following reflection and send it to me.  I'd love to see what you learned!

Wow in the World -NPR podcast that guides curious kids and their grown ups on a journey into the wonders of the world around them
Complete the following reflection and send it to me.  I'd love to see what you learned!

Jarrett Lerner you will find blank comics strips to create your own comic, a collection of comics that are incomplete and you get to finish them, and drawing prompt activity pages 

Set Game
The following 2 links provide daily SET games students can play.  Enjoy!

***Remember all activities are optional.  If you do complete them, send me your work.  I would love to see what you are working on and learning about***

Instructional objectives of the Gifted Program
Our goals are to develop skills incritical thinking
,creative thinking,conceptual thinking,communicationandcollaborationin order to encourage and enable students to becomeself-directed learners

Gifted Identification Update- March 25, 2020

With the closure of Prince William County Schools due to COVID-19, the timeline for gifted identification has been affected. The division-level Gifted Identification/Placement Committees will meet to review cases and make decisions regarding eligibility as soon as possible when PWCS reopens. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation evolves. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at

Math Enrichment Academy
Open to all rising 4th and 5th grade students who... love math, enjoy challenge, and demonstrate advanced math proficiency. Explore hands-on problem solving, critical thinking, and algebra during this three-week summer enrichment program!  For more information visit: