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Mrs. Lenahan

I am thrilled to be the elementary gifted support teacher at Brecknock, Blue Ball, and New Holland.

End of MP #1 Update


Hello families – As we wrap up the first marking period of the 2017-2018 school year, let’s take a moment to recap what has been happening during our gifted “pull-out” time.  Remember parents – students are participating in a class with other gifted peers once per five day cycle for 40 minutes.  This occurs during […]

Welcome Back Friends!


“True teachers use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross; then, having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own.”       ~Nikos Kazantzakis I love this quote.  Each year, I like to capture students’ attention and guide our instruction and time together for pull-out by […]

Summer Enrichment Opportunities


Summer is a great time for students to continue to engage in activities and programs that spark their individual interests and help them grow in new and unexpected ways.  Lancaster County is full of opportunities that provide summer enrichment for students.  See the links and information below for some activities that might spark interest: IU […]

Gifted Expo is Coming — May 16, 2017!!


This week students were introduced to the 7 Steps of Investigative Research and we began Step #1, Topic Selection.  Once again, students will have the opportunity to take some ownership in their learning and select an area of interest/strength to research.  This hard work of researching and finding new information and making it your own […]

Project Gutenberg


Many of the books on our “Excellence in Reading” list are now considered public domain.  Public domain refers to intellectual property or works (pieces of literature, music, art, text) whose copyright rights have expired — making it now available to the public as a whole.  Project Gutenberg is a free, online e-book resource that provides […]

Excellence in Reading


from Pixabay The New Year is always a great time for a fresh start… and often a time for new beginnings.  Why not challenge yourself in the New Year with a goal to read some classic literature?  The Mensa for Kids Excellence in Reading program does just that.  Students may choose books for their reading […]

3rd & 4th Grade Vokis


3rd & 4th graders recently made great little online characters of themselves.  These characters are called vokis.  As we examined the lives of successful people who journey, we also discovered traits that we possess that will also help us on our learning journeys.  Check us out below! Blue Ball Students: Summer’s Voki Luke’s Voki Kate’s […]

My Summer Journey


On our first day of gifted support time this year, we will talk about different kinds of journeys, what characteristics/qualities one needs to go on a journey, and where your journey has taken you so far.  I also want to know what you did over your summer journey!  Take a quick look at my summer […]



Welcome to another learning journey — the new school year!  This year we’ll explore what it takes to step out on a journey, different types of journeys, and track your own learning journey as the year goes on.  I can’t wait to get started with you…  

Elementary STEM Bowl Competition 2016


On March 9, 2016, four of our elementary gifted students represented ELANCO at the 2nd annual IU13 STEM Bowl Competition. Lilly Burger (grade 4) and Danya Rose (grade 5) from New Holland and Sarah Davis (grade 4) and Tanner Laukhuff (grade 5) from Blue Ball competed as a team in a series of six Quiz […]

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