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Kindergarten inquiry

Ignite a love for learning in your kindergarten classroom with engaging inquiry activities. Explore top ideas to foster curiosity and critical thinking skills in young learners.
Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten: October 2019 Insects Theme Preschool, Insects Kindergarten, Preschool Classroom Decor, Reggio Classroom, Insect Activities, Classroom Setup, Preschool Ideas, Inquiry Learning Kindergarten, Inquiry Based Learning

I have learned that if the class is truly interested in something, they will use reading, writing, and math skills as they explore their interests naturally. I observe and listen closely to discover what they are interested in. Sometimes a book or story will spark an interest. Sometimes an interest is sparked by something a friend shared with the class. Sometimes I notice interests by listening to their stories and their play. Our last large group interest was sparked when one of our friends…

Maria RO
Ideas, Anchor Charts, Pre K, Preschool Schedule, Kindergarten Year Plan, Kindergarten Prep, Kindergarten Lesson Plans, Inquiry Based Learning Kindergarten, Kindergarten Inquiry

Are you having trouble finalizing your schedule? Too many things to cram in to every day? I hear you! Every year this is probably one of the hardest things for me to figure out, so I want to share how I fit everything I need to teach into every day. Here is a peek at what my weekly schedule looked like my last year in the classroom: Now let me break that down for you just a little bit... AM Routines/WTW Sort The first thing my kiddos do every day is pretty typical. They hang up their things…

Maria Ragy
Community Activities in Kindergarten | Creative Kindergarten Project Based Learning Kindergarten, Community Helpers Kindergarten, Kindergarten Inquiry, Community Helpers Preschool, Kindergarten Projects, Community Activities, Kindergarten Lesson Plans, School Community, Kindergarten Centers

This past week we have been discussing what belonging to a community means, what communities we belong to (families, class/school, neighbourhoods, sports teams), and the people and places within these communities. We began by discussing the different places we would find in our community and why they are important. Then students had a chance to …

Quinn Duvall
Science Inquiry, Inquiry Learning, Play Based Learning, Teaching Science, Science Activities, Early Learning, Wonder Activities, Science Signs, Preschool Themes

A few weeks ago, a few students started to be very curious about the rocks found in our playground. During our time outside, they were constantly searching for rocks, getting great pleasure out of noting their various attributes and characteristics. They started to bring the rocks into class and share the stories with their classmates. We had many recyclable containers in class, and soon they were using them outside for their rock collecting. This created a bit of a rock frenzy, and many…

Kristin Donovan
Kale, Humour, Pre K, Inquiry Based Learning Activities, Inquiry Based Learning Kindergarten, Inquiry Based Learning, Inquiry Learning, Teaching Strategies, Activity Based Learning

If you are getting started with inquiry, you may wonder where to start and how to prepare for something that is student-led. Although using an inquiry approach removes you, the teacher, from the absolute power position; you still have plenty to do to prepare yourself to get ready for inquiry. I wanted to share

Magda Trojanowska