I have done a lot of reading of blog posts over the past few weeks and am completely inspired to change my kindergarten program to an inquiry based environment. Engaging students in their own learning will be exciting to watch and foster over the remaining school months.
We have two focus points that have come to light over the last week or so. During one of our morning sign ins we realized that many of the children have never had a pet - therefore I am in search of a fish to bring into the classroom following March Break. This will hopefully inspire learning about animal life cycles, how to care for living things around us, and encourage different artist pieces and stories.
Another area of interest is dinosaurs. The students already know several names and types of dinosaurs -so we are going to build upon their schema and see how fossils are created and where the dinosaurs lived and possibly the environmental changes that led to their extinction.
I will keep you posted as to how the inquiries come along. We are also striving to continue our photo documentation of all learning.