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7 Apr
Figurative Language

Caches contain cards with examples of different types of figurative language.  Students read the example, decide which type of figurative language it represents.   They match the example to the definition on their page, and write their own example. Cache Cards Answer Sheet  Read More →

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
Hunting for the Sound of G

Students will sort through pictures and objects at each cache to find something that starts with the sound of g. Examples Cache Pictures This activity was created by Meg Swecker.  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

27 Feb
Homophones

Each team draws five words before going geocaching.  Teams then search through caches of word cards to find their homonym matches.  After finding their homonyms, they return to the classroom and define each homonym using pictures or sentences. Activity Word Cards Group Recording Sheet Individual Recording Sheet  Read More →