|Building Background Knowledge|
We began the day by introducing the topic of "Welcome to our Community." We showed short video clips from Learn 360, read a text about "Community Helpers," we recorded new words and new learning on a chart together.
Students were put into 4 groups of 5, and they were given post-it notes and a basket of books to do their own research. They had to record questions and new learning, then they presented their findings to the class. This strategy helps to build the background knowledge necessary when beginning an inquiry.
|Why do firefighters work out?|
|We found out a lot about our Community Helpers!|
|Sharing our findings!|
|Smart Board Centre|
|Storytelling using Felt Board App & Explain Everything App|
|Plasticine Community Helpers and Tools|
|Building a Community|
The day went by quickly and these grade one students were asking us to come back. Their teacher was impressed with her students' level of engagement throughout the day.
Providing authentic hands-on learning to teachers and their students about the inquiry approach to teaching and learning is inspiring. We learn so much from each other!
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