Documentation Panel

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We went to the farm on a trip, and upon our return I decided to ask the students to think outside the box. Reflecting upon and recounting on the experience, was what I would have traditionally done, so instead I asked them, "how might the animals have felt with visitors at their farm?" and "how might they have felt when we took pumpkins home from their farm?" Their responses were really interesting, and well thought out. This made us realize how important it is to land on the right question. In Reggio Emilia, they stated that the best questions are those that we truly don't know the answer to.

10 comments:

  1. What materials are used for their names?

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  2. We used natural materials that they found during one of our nature walks (e.g., leaves, grass, twigs, etc.)

    Thank you for visiting the site!

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    1. Did you do the bubble letters for them and then they glued them on?

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  3. Hi,

    Yes I made the bubble letter on my computer, and the students glued on materials from our nature walk.

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  4. What kind of responses did you get to your questions?

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  5. I have the documentation panel at school, but I do remember some children saying that they thought the animals would be upset that we would be taking the pumpkins home from the farm.

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  6. I enjoy your blog and have many questions on how you keep yourself organized. Like the previous writers in other sections I would love to see a template for the inquiry binders and your daily schedule. What program did you use to make bubble letters? Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Hi Brigit,

      What is your email address so that I can email you the template? Maybe I should consider uploading it online, so that more visitors have access to it!!!

      I used Microsoft Publisher for the bubble letters.

      :)

      Joanne

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    2. I totally agree with Birgit and would also love to see those items as well :-
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    3. Hi,

      I have added them in this month's posts. You can also find them in the "Educator Resources" section of the blog.

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