Lakeview Guided Inquiry Update
Kindergarten: How Can I Take Care of the World?
Focus Topic: Taking care of the world
Expected Student Choices: Environmental/Science and Community/Humanities
Each student has an inquiry journal, which we are using in every phase of our unit.
We also went on a picture walk of various photographs around the world. We discussed whether they showed the world being taken care of or not, then we had students sort those pictures into the two categories (as seen above).
We've included some pictures of the students work below. It was so interesting that some students already knew how to take care of the world, while others weren't quite sure what that meant.
We made sure to invite a variety of speakers that represented the environmental science as well as the community aspect of helping the world. Here are some of the speakers who have come:
- Weather Man
- Food Bank Worker
- Small Business Owner
- Local Artist
- Conversation Officer
- Wild Care
- Sanitation Worker
Small Business Owner
"A business man takes care of the world by making a place for people to meet."
Food Bank Worker
"A food bank helper takes care of the world by sharing food."
"A weatherman takes care of the world by warning people of bad weather."
Explore- Inquiry logs with Kinder??? Yes!
Identify- Organizing books and thoughts using mind maps!Gather- Reading and taking notes in small groups. THEN hands-on learning centers!