This playful book has so many student-friendly options. But if you’re thinking about a guided inquiry about spiders, launching with this book might just lead you and your students down a long journey of learning (made super fun!).
Several picture books are featured in this inquiry into words through playful creativity.
Children are encouraged to think creatively, play games and create some of their own as they launch into all the fun that words have to offer!
Books to inspire outdoor learning:
We have new outdoor kits at the LRC for you to check out, and more on their way! But if you can’t get this popular kit, most of these books are available at your school’s library!
The SD 71 kit for this inquiry is launched with a large model of teeth, but your dentist might have something to intrique learners. If not, there are books, images, video clips and activities to engage learners in this quick inquiry about teeth!
Several birds’ nests became the launch for this inquiry. Students observed, they asked questions and we analysed what they were curious about. They were more interested in the egg bits in the nest than the nest! This led us to some research about the embryonic development of chicks!
A group of educators from the Comox Valley School District were pleased to partner with the Comox Strathcona Regional Dsitrict to look at waste management. Our new, $20 million landfill may only last 15 years, so an inquiry called, “Where Does it Go?” seemed only natural.
Earth Day Every Day for Kindergarten – Grade 3
Thank You Comox Valley Class Book
With many thanks to the students in Mrs. Young and Mrs. Fullerton’s, grade 3 clas at Arden Elementary for this amazing sample!
Starting the school year off with an inquiry about personal identity makes a lot of sense. As students explore the stories of their names through a variety of picture books, classroom community is created. And teachers get to know students. But don’t worry if you’ve missed this work at the beginning of the year. It’s perfect anytime!
Why do some people knit? Answers might include a variety of reasons and words like, sweater, toque, mittens, scarves, socks or dishcloths, but did you know there’s a large body of research that connects knitting to personal, social, and emotional wellness? The teacher guide for this inquiry project might just make you brave enough to try knitting with your students! If you thought only the girls in your class might show an interest in textile arts, think again! And you might be glad you did!
An Inquiry into knitting ~ Did you know that there’s a strong correlation between knitting and personal well-being? Well there is! So please enlist helpers and get your students knitting!
With thanks to Margot Janz for all her wisdom!
We are very fortunate to have been lent the sacred, Project of Heart Canoe. It is on loan to us from Surrey school district. Curriculum Support Teachers and Aboriginal Resource Teachers of SD 71 met during the first week of January, 2018 to create a series of lessons in preparation for students and teachers visiting this display.
We wanted to get students noticing, thinking and wondering using images and picture books. Many students were able to tap into their background knowledge and make connections to their understanding of residential schools.
These lessons have been well received. Even if you don’t have access to this exhibit, we hope these lessons are helpful as you lead students toward truth and reconciliation