The Greenbrook Go-Getters Challenge is a club designed for students who are interested in exploring and learning more about our world. The club is for students wishing to go above and beyond the ...more
1) Complete *6 challenges.
-3 challenges must be different categories.
-1 challenge can be a self-selected topic.
2)Turn in your portfolio by Nov. 4th.
3) Receive your Bronze Award.
*If you complete more than 10 challenges, your Bronze Award will state"Highest Honors" on it.
1) After reading the book, Bridge to Terabithia in class, watch themovie, Bridge to Terabithia and write a compare and contrast essay.Click Here to learn how to write a compare and contrast essay.
2) Inspired by the imaginary world of Terabithia? Well, write a sequel chapter after we finish reading the book in class.
3) Create an online Character Scrapbook using a character from a class book or your own!
4) Creative writing using the interactive Story Starters! Generate a creative writing prompt and pick one of four formats to print your finished story .
5) Something in the Time For Kids magazine peek your interest? If so, research it more and write a summary, report, or maybe it's an experiment!
6) Get your poetry juices flowing with the Poetry Idea Engine. First choose what type of poem to write: haikus, free verse, limericks, or cinquain, then create a online poem. Be sure to print for your portfolio!
SCIENCE & MATH
1) Report on a famous scientist. Choose your presentation style: Flip video (you can borrow mine) PowerPoint, Essay, Glogster, paper poster, magazine style, or some other creative idea.
2) The Nobel Prizes: Write a biography about Alfred Nobel , "The man behind the prize." Also include at least two achievement areas (physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, economics,) you found interesting. Presentation style: Written essay or magazine format.
Study an scientist and share his/her biography with class via video, powerpoint, or creative presentation.
4) IXL Math: Log a minimum of 100 minutes of practice or advanced skills.
5) Visit the Hiller Aviation & Museum either virtually or as family fun day out. Share what you learned, discovered, and found fascinating. Presentation style can be a written essay, magazine style, video presentation, or PowerPoint.
1) Geography Dictionary Extension: Make a Physical Geography Magazine (be creative) using the following 15 terms:
- Atmosphere - The layer of gases and water vapor that surround the earth.
- Barometer- An instrument that measures the pressure of the atmosphere.
- Core - The center of the earth.
- Crust - The outer layer of the earth.
- Erosion: The wearing away of rock and soil.
- Fault - A break in the earth’s crust.
- Fossil - Part or traces of ancient life found in sedimentary rock.
- Igneous rock - A type of rock that forms when melted rock hardens.
- Global warming - The rise in the earth’s temperature caused by excess carbon dioxide.
- Greenhouse effect - This happens when the atmosphere traps heat from the sun and that in turn warms the earth.
- Mantle - The second layer of rock in the earth.
- Metamorphic rock - Rock that was changed by heat or pressure but did not completely melt.
- Pangea - A super-continent which contained all of earth’s land mass that existed about 225 million years ago.
- Sedimentary rock - Rock formed by pressure on layers of sediment.
- Volcano - a mountain formed by lava and ash that can erupt.
3) 13 Colonies Scavenger Hunt click the link and complete the worksheet.
4) Explorer Report using a shoe box!
- One decorated treasure chest the size of a shoebox.
- One explorer fact page.
- A map of the route of exploration.
- A hand drawn or computer photo of the explorer.
- And a model or picture of the mode of transportation used by the explorer.
- Any artifacts to represent what the explorer found or was searching for. (feel free to make items from modeling clay)
- All the above requirements should be neatly attached to the box or placed inside.
5) America's Story Discover the inventors, politicians, performers, activists and other everyday people who made this country what it is today. Choose your presentation style: Flip video (you can borrow mine) PowerPoint, Essay, Glogster, paper poster, magazine style, or some other creative idea.
6) DAY IN HISTORY Check out the yearly calendar to learn about an event in history. Write/type a summary and explain why you found the event interesting. Requirements: 3 - 5 events. Minimum 1 page.
VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
1) Attend (with an adult) a local Theatre Performance and write a summary of the show, include illustrations (optional)
Danville Village Theatre, A local high school production, Theatre Bay Area , Cal State East Bay, Alameda Children's Musical Theatre, SF Children's Musical Theater, or elsewhere, talk to your parents about it, perhaps it can be a family fun night out!
2) Research an ARTIST and write a brief biography and include photos of his/her work.
3) Visit the Arts & Culture page on the Smithsonian and read interesting articles on art, music, and performing arts topics. Select an article that your found interesting and create a visual poster with captions describing the illustration.
4) A. Pintura Art Detective - Follow A. Pintura on an art history adventure. Write a brief summary of your experience through this interesting mystery.
5) Perform and record a skit on a Second Step/character development topic, which could be shared with others.
2) Create a Glogster, PowerPoint, or Podcast on a topic of choice. The topic must be approved by Mrs. V.
3) Visit the THE TECH MUSEUM in San Jose or the Online Exhibits. Share what you learned, discovered, and found fascinating. Presentation style can be a written essay, magazine style, video presentation, or PowerPoint.