My inquiry group is called the Strategizer Bunnies, and we are focusing our learning on the thinking strategies. Our beautiful question is: How do we encourage kids to naturally use the thinking strategy vocabulary throughout all content areas?
I brought my students map inquiry folders to PLC on Friday. Last week we were in the thick of researching our map questions and facts. The students were having guided groups with me around their own inquiry questions. While they were not meeting with me, the students were discovering their own facts about maps (these did not have to revolve around their question) or marking any questions or wonderings they were having (using sticky notes in books). At the end of the morning we would share something new we learned and share questions we had and an expert in the classroom (sometimes me and sometimes another student) try to answer the questions. Today we are in the final product stage/going public. The students are creating wonder bubbles to share their learning. The students will then present them to small peer groups.