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Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year and the Featherstone Gifted Center! 

A picture of the teacher, Ms. Katherine E. Street.

Ms. Katherine Street currently serves as the K-5 Gifted Resource teacher for Potomac View and Featherstone Elementary Schools.  She provides push-in enrichment opportunities in grades K-3, as well as direct (pull-out) services for eligible students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email her anytime at streetke@pwcs.edu.

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Weekly Brain Challenges
Here are some fun challenges for your brain this week!

We were super excited in my house to watch NASA and SpaceX team up to launch two American astronauts into space from the U.S. for the first time in almost 10 years.  It was also cool to watch them dock and board the ISS!  To celebrate and grow your mind, check out all the cool things NASA has for kids

Visual Brainteasers
 Check out "10 Visual Brainteasers Kids will Love" and exercise your brain.  

Challenge your mind with fun picture puzzles. 
There are NEW puzzles each day!

Hidden Picture Puzzles from Highlights Magazine

Spot the Difference Puzzles from Smithsonian Magazine

Try some Word Ladders.  Begin with one word.  Follow the rules to get to the final word.  If you don't have a printer, just use a sheet of paper to complete the challenges.c
Hink Pinks are rhyming word riddles.  Check out the free puzzles offered on thinkablepuzzles.com.  No need to print; just grab some paper and try them!

Check out the Poetry Machine on the Creative Communication webpage.  Select a new form or poetry or try out one of your favorites!  I'd love to create a poetry gallery!  Send YOURS to me at streetke@pwcs.edu.

Links from past Weekly Brain Challenges:

Enjoy some family fun with BreakOutEDU Fun@Home digital break outs.  These FREE challenges require you to work through different types of puzzles to unlock the locks and "break out". Choose from different levels and objectives.  These are fun for the whole family! 

Learn how to play Set.  Check out this online tutorial.  Try the Daily virtual Set puzzle online.  There's a new puzzle each day!
 An image of the Set game box 

Important Update on Gifted Identification
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 the gifted resource teacher at your child's school.

Ms. Street's Weekly Schedule

During this period of virtual/distance learning, I am available online,
during contract hours:
8:40 am -3:40  pm. 
Please feel free to contact me via email. 
I am "here" to help!

Should specific dates/times for activities come up, I will post them on this web page.

three students watching a chemical reaction

For more information about Gifted  
Education in Prince William County, please feel free to contact Ms. Street or visit the county
Gifted Education page.

Follow Ms. Street's adventures
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Enrichment Links

Check out the challenges and join the fun!
K-3 Students
4/5 Signet Students

Signet students have access to learning activities in Teams.

How to Access Signet in Teams

ALL K-5th grade students have access to either the K-3 or the Signet ClassNotebook.  There are resources, activities and links to cool sites. 
Sign in using Clever or 
PWCS Office 365.

If you are having difficulty accessing our optional learning resources, please email me or send me a message via TEAMS for assistance.