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Enrichment

"Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think." - Albert Einstein

Sacred Heart's Enrichment Program provides support and resources for teachers, students and parents in order to best meet the needs of high ability students. Paula Fusco, Enrichment Coordinator, works with teachers to differentiate classroom curriculum/materials and challenge students at every level of learning.

Enrichment Resources

Use the drop-down menus below to explore additional resources.

Online challenges, games and mindbenders

Knowledge Master – Question of the Day
Sign up for free to receive daily questions that cover a variety of subjects – math, history, science, geography, literature and more.

7 Little Words – a fun and challenging word game for older kids and adults

National Gallery of Art – NGAkids Art Zone
NGAkids interactive offer an entertaining and informative introduction to art and art history.

Kidz Clix – the premier play and learn website just for kids
Explore games and activities about a variety of topics such as Build It, Chess Club, Math Mania, Imagine This, Kidz Kitchen, Sudoku and many more.

Apps

7 Little Words for Kids – a fun and challenging word game to boost vocabulary

Bedtime Math – make math part of your daily routine with these fun challenge activities

Flow Free – an engaging and colorful strategy puzzle

Finger Physics – a game of physics in action and science experimentation all rolled into one

Materials for purchase

Scientifics Direct – trusted, inspired, educational and fun!
The source of gifts, gadgets and toys for all the science-enthusiasts in your life. From preschoolers to professors and from novices to specialists, the ‘go-to’ destination for anyone looking to have serious fun with serious science.

Fat Brain Toys – thousands of quality, open-ended toys, games and gifts that entertain AND educate
Find puzzles, games, interactive toys and more for everyone in the family – babies-adults! Topics include but are not limited to math, mazes, outdoor adventures, dragons, cooking, dancing, science, pets, history, photography, magic, robots, construction, fishing and so much more.

Mindware – brainy toys for kids of all ages
Explore a variety of topics such as anatomy, food science, planet exploration, fashion design, and architecture through games, hands on projects and models, workbooks, science labs and more.

Programs and classes

For a complete guide to programs and classes in the Chicago-land, visit the Chicago Area Mensa Gifted Children’s Resources.

Questions? Please contact Paula Fusco, Enrichment Coordinator, at (773) 681-8483.

Carol Dweck, author of Mindset:  The power of believing that you can improve

In this TED Talk video, Carol Dweck researches "growth mindset" — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that's slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it ... or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field. Watch here.

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Mr. Kennedy-Farrell incorporates enrichment into his science curriculum!

Mr. Kennedy-Farrell's 6th grade science students worked with partners to complete an enrichment challenge at the North Park Nature Center, where they searched for and photographed organisms that represented as many kingdoms, phyla and classes that we have studied this year. They documented their evidence later with a Google Slides presentation, matching the pictures that they took with the correct kingdom, phylum or class.

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