Mrs. Enderle's "Extra Mile Club"
I am trying something new this year based on a blog I found from another 4th grade teacher. Heather Renz created this program based on one she participated when she was in 5th grade in Oregon. My goal is the same as Mrs. Renz's, take learning "above and beyond" the classroom. I am also hoping it helps fill that question, "I am done, what can I do now?!?" It is completely voluntary, but I will track each student's progress and have an Extra Mile Club Hall of Fame where top achievers will be tracked through the years.
How to participate: Students will choose a challenge 1-86, in any order or subject area, and do what is necessary to research and MEMORIZE the answer.  As you can see below, websites have been included to assist in their research. This can be done with "free time" during school or at home. Most research will probably have to be completed at home, but students are free to study or have friends quiz them at school.  When they are ready for the "test", they will come to me and tell me their challenge out loud. I will record their answers and check them. Testing can take place before/after school, during lunch, or recess. The student either passes or not. If they do not pass they can test the next school day. They can test as many times as necessary to pass the challenge. I will then keep record of their achievement on a master list.

SOCIAL STUDIES

Here's a Web Site to Assist You in Your Research.......

1.

Name the 7 continents.

More About the Continents 

Awesome Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

2.

Name 15 world countries.

Country Maps

3.

Name 15 major world cities.

World Cities

Great Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

4.

Name 15 types of dwellings.

Types of dwellings

5.

Name 10 South American and Central American countries.

South America Country Map  Central America Map

6.

Name 10 countries bordering the Pacific Ocean.

Country Maps

7.

Name 10 countries in Europe.

European Countries Quiz Yourself

Click on the correct European country game

8.

Name 10 countries in Africa.

African countries  Quiz Yourself

9.

Name 10 major bodies of water.

Oceans and Seas Awesome Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

Major Bodies of Water List

10.

Name 10 major world rivers.

Principal Rivers of the World  River Systems of the World

Awesome Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

11.

Name 10 large deserts of the world.

Fact Monster deserts of the world  Desert maps

Awesome Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

12.

Name 10 large lakes.

Lakes of the World  U.S. Lakes.com

Awesome Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

13.

Name 10 major mountains or mountain ranges.

Highest Peaks  Awesome Lists for Social Studies MC Questions

14.

Name the 50 states.

50 States List 50 States Quiz

15.

Write the names of the 50 states on a map.

Explore the States U.S. Map to Label

16.

Name the state capitals.

State Capitals - Homework Spot

17.

Name the 13 Colonies.

13 Colonies List 13 Colonies Quiz & Map

18.

Name 10 Native American tribes.

Native American Nations

19

Name 10 Oregon Trail landmarks.

Historic Sites Along the Oregon Trail

20.

Label 10 Oregon counties on the map.

Oregon Blue Book Counties Home Page

21.

Name the state symbols of Oregon.

Oregon Symbols 1 Oregon Symbols 2 Oregon Symbols 3

22.

Name 8 explorers.

Zoom Explorers

23.

Name 8 Civil War battles

Civil War Battlefields & Information  Civil War Battlefields A to Z

24.

Name the 1st - 10th presidents in order.

Info Please Almanac Presidents

25.

Name the 11th� - 20th presidents in order.

Info Please Almanac Presidents

26.

Name the 21st - 30th presidents in order.

Info Please Almanac Presidents

27.

Name the 31st - current presidents.

Info Please Almanac Presidents

 

SCIENCE

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28.

Name 15 kinds of fish.

Kinds of Fish  Interesting Fish Facts

29.

Name 15 marine creatures.

Marine Creatures

30.

Name 15 mammals.

All About Mammals

31.

Name 15 vertebrate animals.

List of vertebrate animals Vertebrate animals & photos

32.

Name 15 desert animals or wildlife.

Loads of desert animal information

33.

Name 10 amphibians.

Amphibians

34.

Name 10 reptiles.

Reptile Database

35.

Name 10 dinosaurs.

Dinosaur Pictures All About Dinosaurs

36.

Name 10 types of birds.

Birds of the 50 States  List of State Birds

37.

Name 10 rainforest birds or mammals.

Rainforest Wildlife Zoobooks -  Crossword Puzzle

38.

Name 10 deciduous trees.

What Tree Is It?

39.

Name 10 rocks or minerals.

Mineral Gallery - photos  How Rocks are Formed   Rocks & Minerals

40.

Name 10 chemicals and their chemical symbols.

Periodic Table for Kids Game - Periodic Table

Great video/song to learn the elements

41.

Name 10 constellations.

Choose a constellation then "constellation lines"  Constellations

42.

Name 10 organs in the human body.

Human Body Organs

43.

Name 8 types of clouds.

More about clouds

44.

Name 5 inventors and their inventions.

National Inventors Hall of Fame

45.

Name 5 human body systems

Virtual Body  Body Systems  Body System Game

46.

Name the stages of the water cycle.

Water Cycle

47.

Name the order of the colors in the rainbow.

About Rainbows

48.

Label the major bones of the skeleton.

Human Skeleton - Enchanted Learning  Mr. Bones Assembly Activity

49.

Name the order of the planets in the solar system.

Introduction to the Nine Planets

 

LANGUAGE ARTS & LINGUISTICS

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50.

Name 20 verbs.

What is a Verb? Play the "Nouns or Verbs? game

51

Name 15 adjectives.

Adjective Information

52.

Name 15 adverbs.

Adverbs

53.

Name 15 prepositions.

List of Prepositions

54.

Name 10 common nouns & 10 proper nouns.

Nouns

55.

Name 10 famous authors.

Children's Authors KidsKonnect.com - Authors

56.

Give 2 examples each of alliteration, personification, simile, metaphor, and onomatopoeia.

Simile, metaphor, personification Onomatopoeia

57.

Count to 20 in Spanish.

Count in Spanish

58.

Count to 20 in French.

Click "Ecoutons" (listen) to listen to the numbers & then click "Repetons" and finally, "Praticons" to play a game

59.

Use sign language to "sign" the alphabet.

Sign Language Game

60.

Score 100% on the grade-level 100-word spelling test.

4th Grade 100-word list

 

MATH

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61.

Draw the lines of symmetry for the capital alphabet.

Symmetry of Capital Letters

62.

Compute area of squares, rectangles, circles, and triangles.

Math.com - Area Formulas

63.

Name the perfect square numbers up to 225.

Learn Your Square Numbers

64.

Write in Roman numerals up to 100.

Roman numerals Know your Roman numerals Roman Numerals Quiz

65.

Name 5 famous mathematicians.

Greatest Mathematicians  Long list of mathematicians

66.

Earn 100% on the area & perimeter of rectangles quiz.

Area of rectangles Play "Shape Surveyor" to practice both

67.

Earn 100% on the square roots test.

Learn about square roots Square roots flashcard game

68.

Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the addition basic facts test. 

Arithmattack

69.

Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the subtraction basic facts test.

Arithmattack

70.

Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the multiplication basic facts test.

Arithmattack

71.

Earn 100% in 4 minutes on the division basic facts test.

Arithmattack

 

MISCELLANEOUS

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72.

Name one career for each letter of the alphabet.

A HUGE list of careers

73.

Name the birthstones for each month.

Birthstones

74.

Name 20 different modes of transportation.

Modes of Transportation

75.

Name 15 breeds of horses.

Horse Breeds of the World

76.

Name 15 breeds of dogs.

Dog Breeds - American Kennel Club

77.

Name 12 winter or summer Olympic events.

Olympic Events

78

Name 10 large U.S. corporations.

Corporate Clients

79.

Name 10 instruments in a marching band.

Instrument Encyclopedia

80.

Name 10 instruments in a symphony orchestra.

Sounds from the Orchestra

81.

Name 10 football teams and their cities.

National Football League

82.

Name 10 basketball teams and their cities.

National Basketball Association

83.

Name 10 baseball teams and their cities.

Major League Baseball

84.

Name 10 hockey teams and their cities. 

National Hockey League.com

85.

Name 10 National Parks

National Parks Website

86.

Name 10 colleges and their states

Colleges Website College Directory

 

 

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