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    POSTED AT 12:41 PM

    In our second divergent thinking lesson, the students have been creating unique drawings from simple markings, or "creativity stems".  The goal is to think of something different, something unexpected, or to represent something usual in an unusual way.  Here are some samples of their work: 



    POSTED AT 09:54 AM

    WKU is hosting enrichment classes at the Louisville Science Center for four Saturdays, beginning on January 28. The classes run from 9:30-12 and the fee is $80.  The description of the classes follows:

    Grades 1 and 2: Up and Away: From floating to soaring, become a master pilot as we fine tune the physics of flying! Create rockets, manage space missions and develop life-saving parachutes in this aviation expedition.

    Grade 3 Chem-artistry: Dive into the art of Chemistry as we investigate what goes into the materials that make our everyday life so colorful! You'll learn to mix, fizz, and measure your favorite chemical creations!

    This is an excellent opportunity for our Primary Talent Pool students.  Click here to download the application:  Super-Saturdays-2012.pdf


    POSTED AT 11:30 AM

    Divergent thinking activities encourage students to brainstorm many ideas and to be fluent in their thinking. First grade students are working alone or with a partner to brainstorm ways to “undo a gnu” who is stuck in a canoe.  Second and third grade students are using originality,flexibility, elaboration and sense of humor to write riddles about animals.

    Here are some of the riddles that the students have come up with:

    What do you call a lizard who is good at tennis?  A smallstar! -Brent

    When a cat goes to the store what does it get?  Bitems! -Chad

    What do you call it when a bat gets angry?  He's fangry! -Luke

    What do the lions do when people at the zoo look at them?  They bignore them! -Murad and Mrs. J

    What does a caterpillar drink at Christmas?  Leggnog! -Grace

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    Where does an elephant hide in the Arctic?  In a bigloo! -Tommy

    How does a unicorn feel when it gets its mane wet?  Mane-gry! -Allison

    What does a cat use when he needs to cut something?  A cute-ility knife! -Matthew

    What did the mommy unicorn say to the daddy unicorn on their date?  This restaurant is very hornate! -Elle

    What did the fish say to the doctor?  "Doc, I have a gillness!"  -Kaela

    What did the gazelle see when he slid into home base?  The jumpire! -Maggie

    What does an alligator say when it sees a flying saucer?  Tailiens! -Ben

    What does a dolphin send out when he is having a party?  A swimvitation! -Jessi

    Who is the fish's best friend in outer space?  A scalien! -Andrew and JT

    What are leopards afraid of?  Fasteroids! -Jack

    What do you call a peregine falcon going to the moon?  A fastronaut! -Lexie

    What is a monkey's favorite language?  -Swinglish! -Virginia

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    What did the caterpillar's mom say to him when he came inside?  What is crawllover you? -

    What happened to the skunk when he caught a fairy?  He was stenchanted!  -Lauren

    What is it called when the cardinal says something that is not true?  A flie! -Dylan F.

    What do you call a turtle that has good manners?  Slowld-fashioned!  -Cooper

    How does the parrot feel when he gets embarrassed?  Talkward!  -David

    What makes a tiger function?   His roargans!  -Dylan

    Where do turtles go to school?  Slow Shellementary!  -Mya

    What did the mommy unicorn say to her child when he wasn't cooperating?  You're really being hornery!          -Eloise

    What did mommy bear say to baby bear when he was bad?  You really firk me!  -Reece

    What did the tiger have to take when he ate poison berries?  Syrup of
    Stripecac!  -Campbell

    What will the elephant never eat when he makes eggs?  Leggshells! -Caleb and Jordan C.

    The flying saucer splashed in the water.  What did the fish say?  Taliens!  -

    What do you call it when a dragon has the flu?  A scalement!  -Maddie

    Where does a monkey want to go for vacation?  Swingland!  -Renee

    What is a cheetah called when he goes up in a spaceship?  A fastronaut!  -Lindsey

    What does a dragon go on vacation?  Fireland!  -Bobby

    What is a decoration for Christmas for elephants?  Hornaments!  -Sebastian

    What did the dinosaur say when he saw a weird thing in the sky/  Scaliens are coming!  -Ben

    What crafts do lions do for fun?  Roarigami!  -Dane

    What virus did the doctor say that the spider had?  Webola!  -Zachary

    Where do pigs speak?  Pinklish!  -Elijah and Will

    Why did the mouse dance?  Because he was smallways a dancer! -Tessa

    Where does a hamster get braces?  A shorthodontist!  -Ashley and Jordan R.

    What do you call this statement:  Giraffes Just Jump Jets?  Talliteration!  -Sahil and Drew

    Why did the fish jump off the cliff?  Because he bragged that it wasn't swimpossible!  -Adam

    Why is the cub afraid to tell his dad something?  Because his dad is too mane-gry!  -Brianna

    What do you call a rude camel from Italy?  Spitalian! -Robbie

    What did the cop say when he saw a platypus driving a car?  That's billegal! -Stevie

    What does a pirhana use to fill his car?  Teethanol!  -Annie

    What did the mouse say when he saw the eagle?  Beeeeek!  -Austin O.

    What do you call a beaver that gets called to see the president?  Swimportant!  -Ben

    What did the fish say when he could not swim up the waterfall?  This is swimpossible! -Liam

    What does the lion like to play?  The roargan!  -Emily  and Natalie

    Where does the momma jackrabbit take the baby jackrabbit who is sick?  To get a hoperation! -Austin  S.

    When a tiger went outside what did he see?  A fasteroid!  -Kaleb and Jonathan

    What was the stolen from the cheetahs?  The spotomobile, because they left the keys in it! -Will

    What did the lion say to the cat when he dared him to jump off of the cliff?  I main't going to do that, I say!  -Luke

    How many times does a kitten have to drink milk?  Soften!  -Ayla

    What did the ladybug do to her writing piece on the computer?  Redited it! -Jacqueline

    What is the cheetah's favorite thing to study in school?  Fastronomy! -Keegan

    What do horses fight in?  The Farmy! -Clara


    Where does a dragon live?  Fireland! -Lilly

    What do you call a mutated cetus?  A whalien.  -James

    What did the unicorn want to be when he grew up?  A hornithologist! -Molly C.

    What did one pegasus say to the other when he lied?  You flier!  -Molly G.

    What did the chicken say when his dad was dancing?  That's clawkward! -Clay

    What do you call the way that a bear moves when his cave catches on fire?  Furgently  -Jesus

    What do you call it when a snake interrupts you?  A skintrusion!  -Emilee

    Where does the falcon want to visit? 
    Clawstin, Texas!  -Simon

    What does the dog like to eat?  Beggplant!  -Emily R.

    Why didn't the snake go up the tree?  He hissssn't old enough!  -Drew

    What is an otter called when it comes to this country?  A swimmigrant!  -Lilly and Emma

    What do you call a baby lion that lives alone?  -A roarphan!  -Joby


    What is a tiger's favorite soft drink?  Ginger Tale!  -Ryan

    What did the fox say when he felt bad?  I have a tailment! -Brayden

    If a cheetah spots a rock in the sky what does he say?  Ahhh, a fasteroid! -

    What would you call it if an alligator ate something that was bugging you?  Jawsome! -Leah

    What do you call a hamster spy?  A cagent!  -Alex

    What do you call a fox who goes to the moon?  A fastronaut! -Ryan

    What does the baby buffalo say to her mom when they camoflauge her in a rock?  Are you a biguana now? -Lilee

    What do you call a cheetah that is bad at gymnastics?  Runskillful!  -Cameron and Michael

    The seats were taken up when the baby zebra came.  What did the teacher do?  She grassigned a seat for him!  -Veena and Aditi

    Who is the elephant's favorite relative? His truncle! -Owen, Darren and Jackson


    What would you call a snake’s tail if it was an alien? A Tail-ien! Collin

    What does a giraffe drive? A Spotmobile! Will

    Why did the giraffe’s friend need to listen? It was furgent! Will

    What did the elephant say to his friend? That girl is fattractive! Aidan

    Where does an elephant live in the Arctic Circle? In a Bigloo! Aidan and Mrs. Jones

    What would you call a black and white rabbit? Ahopposite! Karolena

    What do you call a rabbit that looks like an orangutan? Afurrangutan! Karolena

    What do you call a dog that’s outstanding? Pawsome! Robbie

    What do you call it when a dog has an emergency? Furgent! Robbie

    What did the cow say to the fuzzy cat? You arecudderlycudorable! Reese and Mrs. Jones

    What do you call a big group of cows? Moodlesof cows! Reese and Mrs. Jones

    What did the bear say when he saw pirates? Fur-gggh! Molly

    Where do dogs go when they get bored? The Barkade! Emma and Josie

    Where do dogs sleep in the winter? Adigloo! Josie

    What is a snake afraid of? Scaliens! Josie

    What does a bird say when it is guessing? I’m nestimating! Brooklyn

    What would be a good career for a dog? Barkitect! Emma and Mrs. Jones

    What does a bird say when something is cool? That’s clawsome! Tommy

    What do you call a dog that can start a fire? Adigniter! Kenton

    What do you call an old dog? Barchaic! Kenton and Mrs. Jones

    Where does a dog go to play video games? TheBarkade! Kenton


    What do you hang on a bull? Hornaments! -Raegan

    What’s a bull’s favorite thing to learn about when he is mad? Madjectives! -Raegan

    What do spiders have for breakfast? Leggs! -Mia

    What is a spider’s favorite drink? Leggnog! -Mitchell

    Why do humans hate Black Widows? Because they are Venemies! -Mitchell

    What is a dragon’s favorite country? Fireland! -Isaiah

    What’s a monkey’s favorite hobby? Smartchery! -Haley

    What do monkeys like to read? Smarticles! -Haley

    How does a giraffe get better at playing guitar? Neckperience! -Olivia

    What did the police hook the bald eagle up to when theythought he was lying? A fly-detector! -Lily

    How could the fly get around? He had a flycense!–Lily

    What do eagles put in sockets? Flightbulbs!–Kaden

    How does a dragon check the date? His scalendar! -Madelyn

    What does a flamingo write with? A pinkpen! -Gigi

    How did the polar bear feel when one of the zookeepers called him fat? Clawful! -Ava

    What is a polar bear’s favorite ocean? The Fatlantic! -Ava

    How did the tiger feel about himself? “I’m clawsome!” -Madeline S.

    How did the giraffe feel when all of the people in the zoo looked at him? Like a Tall-Star! –Avary

    Where does the camel want to go? Spitaly!–Jack

    Where do seals live? The Barktic! -Hannah

    What is a lion’s favorite fruit? A roarange!–Kaitlyn

    How did the tiger feel when the zoo visitors took his picture? Clawsome! -Chelsey

    How did the tiger feel after he was mean to another tiger? Clawful! -Chelsey

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    Why did the hippopotamus throw atantrum? He wanted fattention! -Hunter and Cassidy

    What do you call a mother elephant’s brother? A truncle! –Olivia

    Why didn’t the goat have horns? Because he was using them on his tree as hornaments!–Jack

    Which movie had a tiger instead of a lion? The Wizard of Claws! –Connor

    How do the giraffes take turns eating? They tallternate! –Kayley

    When do giraffes need to use the restroom?Tallways! –Grace and Kayley

    Where do cats go to listen to music? A clawpera! –Liam and Jacob

    What is a lion’s favorite flower? A roarchid! –Lucas and Trent

    What type of food does a lion eat? Roarganic food! -Katie

    What is a snake’s favorite place to visit? Hissrael! –Jake

    What do parrots get in their feathers that itch? Flice! –Allie

    What is a centipede’s favorite meal? Leggs and bacon! –Jenna

    Why did the platypus scream in the night? Because he saw a tailien! –Maia

    Where did the seal go to play pingpong? The barkade! –Tamm

    What does a spotted lizard say when he has to leave? I spought to be leavingnow! –Olivia

    How do giraffes go out the door at the same time? -They tallternate!-Madison


    Why didn’t the rabbit eat the asparagus? Because it was quicky! -David

    What happens when you cross a horse and an ape? You get a haype! -Cullen andLogan

    What does the bird watch on TV? American Flydol! -Lyra and Mrs. Jones

    What country did the snake slither to? Hissrael! -Kaeli and Kristina

    Why did the bee use itch cream? -He had poison hivy! -Kortnee

    What do you call a fly who doesn’t pay attention in class? -Flignorant!-Tyler