I have finally completed my Wizard Challenge! I have to admit that this was a challenge even for ME! I had to look up a ton of science stuff and then I had to determine which questions should fit into each level and THEN I had to make sure I knew the answers to my own Challenge Questions!! Ha!!
I mentioned this Wizard Challenge in previous post. This Challenge was adopted and adapted from Mrs. Heather Renz - a teacher in Oregon who implements a "Mastery Club" in her classroom. I love the idea of this and wanted to use it in my science classroom
for those students that find themselves wanting more of a challenge. Our
Wizard Challenge is a collection of questions that are categorized into
three labels: Junior Wizard • Wizard • Senior Wizard. Each level has 25
questions, all of which get progressively more difficult. Students that
wish to participate in the Wizard Challenge will be allowed to do so on their own time.
Students will be quizzed either at recess or lunch, or any time that
the class is not involved in other projects or instruction.
I plan on allowing students to decide whether or not they want to participate in the Challenge. There will not be a grade for this, but it is a great tool to use for those students that finish early and announce "I'm Done!" I will have this along with other options (which I will post about as the year moves on) to cure the "I'm Done" epidemic in my classroom.
So without further adieu, here are the Challenge questions! I hope this may provide some inspiration for you!
Ohh! One more thing. I started my very first Wiki. Check it out here! It will soon be moving to my school system's domain, but hopefully, you can still get some good ideas from it while it's floating around in public land for now.