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ERIC Number: ED330193
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Project EAGLE (Early Academic Gifted Learning Experience): A Program for Gifted and Talented Students (Grades K-3)--Kindergarten Activity Booklets: Xanthus; Zhack; and Activity Pages H-Z.
Merkoski, Kay
Three activity booklets are presented for implementing Project EAGLE, an enrichment program for gifted and talented kindergarten children. The first activity booklet contains a poem by J. D. Evans titled "In Search of the Xanthus," which describes the search for an imaginary beast that leaves an "X" on the spot where it used to be. The second activity booklet also contains a poem by J. D. Evans, titled "Close Encounters of the Zhack Kind," which tells the story of a creature from outer space who rearranges its shape to take on the form of a sliding board and tries to make friends with the sliding board. The booklets are printed in large-sized type with large line drawings on each page suitable for tracing or coloring. The third booklet, titled "Kindergarten Activity Pages H-Z," provides enrichment concepts, activities, and student handouts for weekly thematic projects. (The activity pages begin with the letter H because the activities are coordinated with the kindergarten curriculum and students are not identified for Project EAGLE until the regular curriculum has already completed the study of several letters.) The thematic concepts for H-Z include: hexagons, optical illusions, jellyfish, kaleidoscopes, looking closer with magnifiers, magnets, news, ocean environment, prints made from sunlight, quilts, roots of plants, starfish, touch, unidentified flying objects, verse, whales, xanthus (an imaginary beast), yeast, and Zhack (a space creature.) (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Somers Point Public Schools, NJ.
Note: For related documents, see EC 300 164-168.