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Mrs. Lenahan

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

Summer Enrichment Opportunities

June2

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!!

February24

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

January11

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

January2

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

October21

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

August30

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 […]

JOURNEYS

August30

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

March10

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 […]

Save the Date!

March3

Our second annual ELANCO Elementary Gifted Expo will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Brecknock Elementary.  We will gather from 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  Students will share their projects/findings from the independent research.  Don’t miss it!

Phenomenal Learning

September9

My students have phenomenal ideas!  During our first classes in the past two weeks, they’ve shared what they would like to learn about this year.  Here is a list of some of their learning topics: Stonehenge Machu Picchu Altitude Sickness/Reactions Albert Einstein The making of Robots The Ancient Pyramids Famous Chefs Human Growth Germany’s involvement […]

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