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4 Apr
Puzzle Geocaching (Higher Level Thinking)

This activity was used with a gifted summer session.  The students were rising 2nd-4th graders.  The basic idea was that students moved in small groups through 8 different caches.  At each cache, they solved a puzzle that gave them one single digit number.  Once they had all 8  numbers, they went to a final cache.  This cache had two locks on it, each with 4 digits.  They used the 8 numbers they had discovered at the other caches to open the locks and get the “treasure.”  I used... » Read more

28 Feb
Pirate Math

This cache is based on a Pirate theme.  Students find and solve various types of Pirate math problems (fact families, time, money, measurement, and so on).  Cache Questions Pictures of Cache Contents Directions This activity was created by Tina Coffey with helps from Joani Sotherden, Kathy Smith and Diane Rose and is described in more detail: Pirate Geocachin’ with Second Grade Sprogs–ARRR!  Read More →

28 Feb
Native Americans in the United States

Students read clues and use pictures to identify Native American Groups at each geocache. Pictures Cards and Clues Answer Sheet This activity was created by Courtney Jones and Nikki Sowers.  Read More →

28 Feb
Parts of Speech

Version 1:  At each cache, students search through words to find one that matches the correct part of speech indicated on the box.  Cache Suggestions Cache 1:  Action Verbs Cache 2: Nouns Cache 3: Adjectives Cache 4: Proper Nouns Cache 5:  Linking Verbs Cache Cards Version 2: Students are given a baggie of different words (each group’s cards are a different color).  Caches have the names of a part of speech on them.  Groups carry the baggies of words and place them in the correct cache. ... » Read more