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1.
Compare/Contrast Arctic/Antarctic using a Venn Diagram
2.
Write a 5 day journal as if YOU were living in the Arctic
Read the novel North by Donna Jo Napoli
3.
Memorize & be able to name 15 major world cities-List their times on a chart compared to our time
4.
Exchange 5 emails/letters with a foreign Penpal and put together in a book to share with us!
*parent email and supervision needed,
5.
Create a map and Name 15 South American and Central American countries
6.
Create a map of Europe and Name 15 Countries
7.
Recreate a WWII Europe map coloring in the alliances. On a separate sheet, draw a tank that would have been used during that time to go with at least two different countries or write about what it might have been like to be living in a neutral country in between two countries at war.


 8.
Create a map and Name 15 countries in Africa
9.
Create a map and Name 15 countries in Asia
10.
Name 10 major bodies of water. Make a Venn Diagram with Oceans, Seas, and Lakes
11.
Name 10 major world rivers. Pick two of the rivers and compare them to each other for things like length, depth, and any other interesting facts you can find.
12.
Name 10 large deserts of the world
13.
Name 10 large lakes in North America
14.
Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges. Pick 3 or more and build a scaled model showing their height comparison.
15.
Name the 50 states on a map
16.
Name the state capitals on a map

17.
Name the 13 colonies and color the original flag
18.
Name 10 Native American tribes. Create a Native American Craft.
19.
Learn about 3 notable Nebraskans and present your information in any format that you want~
 
20.
Compare two explorers in a chart format.
21.
Name all of the presidents in order
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22.
Name 15 kinds of fish- Make a poster about the fish
23.
Name 15 marine creatures- draw an ocean scene
24.
Name 15 mammals- create a comparison chart
25.
Name 15 vertebrate animals- draw pictures of each
26.
Name 15 desert animals or wildlife-draw a desert scene
27
Name 10 amphibians- Make a book about them
28.
Name 10 reptiles- Make a book about them
29.
Name 10 dinosaurs- create a comparison chart
30.
Name 10 types of birds- create a comparison chart
31.
Name 10 rain forest birds or mammals- using colored pencils, draw a detailed picture depicting the rainforest habitat
32.
Name 10 deciduous trees- collect leaves from as many different trees as possible and disply on construction paper with labels
33.
Name 10 rocks or minerals- create a comparison chart
34.
Name 10 constellations- using gold stars stickers and black paper, recreate them in a book
35.
Name 10 organs in the human body- Draw an outline of your body and color print pictures if the organs (ask teacher for butcher paper if needed)
Usa book from the library to find them
36.
Name 5 types of clouds- compare/contrast them in a chart
37.
Name 5 inventors and their inventions- Write a paragraph about each one
38.
Name 5 human body systems- make a comparison chart
39.
Name the stages of the water cycle- color a picture
40.
Name in order the colors of the rainbow- Paint a picture using all of them
41.
Label the major bones of the human skeleton-Using a black sheet of paper as a background- Cut and glue white bones to form a skeleton
42.
Name in order the planets in our solar system- create a model
43.
Compare the lifecycle stages of a butterfly and a meal worm using a chart or in a paper -
44.
Name 15 breeds of horses- create a chart
45.
Name 15 breeds of dogs-create a chart
46.
Give 5 facts about a desert tortoise and tell why it's endangered
47
(grades 4 and younger) Create a science fair project for Wheeler’s science Day (Watch Friday folders for info)
 
48.
Use sign language to sign the alphabet
49
Complete a Reflections writing piece “Diversity means…: See complete rules. No adult help
50
Read all 10 Golden Sowers and if you are in grades 4 or 5, fill out the form found in the library.
51
Write a creative story with pictures and share it with your class. (not a class assignment)
52
Write a book of poems (not a class assignment)
53
Write a letter to the editor about a news topic that is important to you.
54
Enter a writing contest.
 
55.
How many problems can you do in a minute?? Complete every day for a week. Record your times and check for improvement!
56.
Make a chart comparing 8 famous mathematicians
 
57.
How many places for pi (3.14..) can you memorize? Memorize 15 numbers in order to earn a star. We will have a pi record holder on the stars board for most numbers memorized. 
58.
Learn about roman numerals and teach your class at least 8 symbols

59
Create a picture using 8 different geometric shapes. Use a black outline to show the shape clearly and develop the shapes into objects. For example, a triangle may be a pine tree in a winter scene.
60
Pick 5 objects (house price, gas price, milk, car, shoes,...)and a date 20 or more years ago. Create a 3 column chart comparing the prices and showing the percent increase or decrease. Learn how to figure the percent difference with a parent if needed.
 
 
 
 
61.
Name one career for each letter of the alphabet
62.
Name 5 different modes of transportation and tell 3 advantages and 3 disadvantages of each.

63.
Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events-
64.
Name 10 large U.S. corporations- create a chart using their products and write about which stock you think has the most potential and why
65.
Name 10 musical instruments- create a garage band song on a mac computer or write your own song.
66
Name 10 football teams and their cities
67.
Name 10 basketball teams and their cities
68.
69.
Name 10 baseball teams and their cities
Name 10 hockey teams and their cities
70.
Name 5 U.S. Olympians and their events- write a list
71
Greatest sports moments: Find two famous under-dog sports teams that won and write a paragraph about each one telling why they weren’t expected to win and how they won. What do you think the two teams had in common?
72
Complete a Magic of the Moment piece in photography, fine arts, dance, movie, music (or literature- see above) Magic of the Moment….. Follow rules. No parent help. Deadline beginning of January.
73
Don’t watch tv or play video games for 1 week. Create a list of cool activities that you did insteadJ
Mrs Hough’s Favorite Star!!
74
Play 3 different board games with your family. Create an advertisement for your favorite one and tell us about or show us pictures of the other games.
Mrs Hough’s other favorite Star!
 75
Create Your own Stars Project!
Another Favorite!!
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ABOUT STARS
Stars are opportunities for students who go "above and beyond" the normal expectations!!
You can become a 1 star member all the way to 75 stars.
I would love to see everyone at Wheeler complete Stars number 73 and 74!! 
Any star can be modified to meet the needs of a learner by extending, reducing, or selecting a different way to present learning. 

To gain a star, complete a project and present it to Mrs. Hough. The first project earns you a star with your name to be displayed on the bulletin board at the front of the school near the lounge. Each additional project earns a star sticker to be placed on your star.
 All projects should be shared with your class and then given to Mrs Hough to be displayed on the board for a month (if possible).  
"Mastery Club Challenges" Courtesy of Mrs. Heather Renz and adapted by Mrs.Pratt and Mrs. Strain into Stars Club by Mrs Hough
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