Immersion and Exploration

Our topic (Camden, Logan, Daniel, Matthew) is electricity, we chose electricity because we want to learn more about how it impacts our world. During the Immerse stage, we skimmed some

Guided Inquiry and the Curious Crew of 5th graders.

We are an energetic, and enthusiastic 5th-grade class from Virginia Beach, VA. When I first heard of this challenge, I decided to bring it to my students as I knew

“Get Your Fresh Popcorn!”

“Get Your Fresh Popcorn!” When my colleague, Jenn, and I attended the CISSL workshop a couple of summers ago, we went there knowing there were steps missing in our research/inquiry

Teacher’s Need to “Play”

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” -George Bernard Shaw How important is it for children to engage in play? Childhood play

It all begins with a team

  A few weeks ago, my dear friend and partner in crime, Jennifer Danner, beautifully crafted our Guided Inquiry journey. We are a small district about 20 minutes outside Columbus,