“Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Estrada
If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn“
If you think back to your time in school, I’d bet the activities and lessons that stand out in your mind are the special ones. Not the math worksheets and spelling tests, but those fun and engaging lessons that challenged you, harnessed your interest and made real-world connections for you beyond the classroom.
As a young student, you didn’t know it at the time, but your teachers were likely to use enrichment resources for those lessons. Now that you’re a teacher yourself, you know how hard it is to find just the right enrichment resources for our students. We want to be sure our activities are engaging and worthwhile, and that they meet the individual interests and abilities of everyone.
That’s where we come in! Planerium specializes in enrichment resources for Kindergarten and primary classrooms. We offer several solutions for the classroom without creating extra work for already overworked educators out there.
Planerium’s enrichment activities connect to prior knowledge, expand the depth of current topics, and promote soft skills like teamwork, independence, and cooperation. The goal is to foster intrinsic curiosity and a love for lifelong learning.
Before we dive into specifics, let’s define what we mean by “enrichment.” In education, it typically refers to anything that occurs beyond the standards framework. Planerium’s enrichment resources are designed for advanced students as well as for the struggling ones.
We help challenge advanced students who complete their work quickly and get bored easily.
We also help support the learning of our struggling students with activities that are so fun, they will feel empowered and capable in their academics.
No matter what their level is, students will be so busy with our creative resources, they won’t have time to get disruptive or off-task!
Here are some of our favorite ways to add enrichment activities into your daily and weekly lessons:
- Give students some extra puzzles to help them recognize colors, like this Pumpkin matching game.
- Complete activity pages to learn about holidays around the world, like these Hanukkah Worksheets.
- Engage in a craft activity like the craft activity Know me Chain to motivate and inspire students to share about themselves in a unique way.
All of our activities are designed around themes that are engaging for this age group and can be used to complement your school curriculum. Our resources give students new and interesting ways to develop their language and skills. They also widen students’ perspectives about learning and the world around them in motivating and enjoyable ways.
Planerium enrichment resources include themes surrounding:
Christian, Jewish. Our holiday activities are designed to teach students about important cultural holidays. We have resources in English and Hebrew. In addition to Christian and Jewish holiday activities, we also have several themed products for Halloween and Valentine’s Day.
Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. Keep classroom decorations fresh, updated, and interesting with our seasonal products. You’ll find several activities, games, and decorations to use in your classroom. Learn more about decorating your classroom for success. Check them here.
Growth mindset, greetings/get-to-know-you, awards & certificates. We offer several high-quality products designed to boost motivation and student confidence in the classroom. From award certificates to birthday crafts to growth mindset activities, our products help you create a positive learning environment for your students. Read more about boosting motivation in the classroom: 4 Tips to Boost study Motivation in the Classroom
Puzzles, memory games, activity pages. Students love playing games in the classroom! When you have the right games and puzzles, these can be wonderful and highly effective additions to your curriculum. When motivation is high, learning takes off! Read more about how and why to use games and puzzles in the classroom: 12 Reasons why to use Games in Classroom and The Surprising Benefits to Using Puzzles in Classroom
Activities, coloring sheets, booklets, class decoration. These products are designed to promote creativity and self-expression. They are packed with high-quality learning activities and are especially great for visual learners. Read more about our booklets Here.
Resources for teachers.
In addition to the learning resources for students, we also have several products designed specifically to make your life easier! When you are creating your own classroom materials, you can save tons of time using templates, editable PowerPoints, and clipart. Learn how we use templates in the classroom to quickly and easily modify lessons or create new ones, without reinventing the wheel.
Our mission at Planerium is to help busy teachers like you add meaningful and creative teaching materials to their classrooms without adding more time, stress, or frustration. We keep our materials affordable, packed with value, and easy to use. Plus, our materials have already passed the most important test of all: the student test! These tried and true resources have been used in hundreds of classrooms before yours, so you can rest assured that your students will find these materials to be fun and engaging.