When asking the Excellence class where they believed we were on the inquiry cycle, they all answered with a definite GOING FURTHER!
We tuned into journeys by discussing “what is a journey?”. We decided that a journey involves starting at one point and moving onto another. Journeys can be long, they can be short and they can even be in our own imaginations.
Last week we had the amazing opportunity of going on our own “long” trip to the Science Museum. Excellence students were able to help with the planning process by informing us of what we needed in order to arrive to our destination safely. Once our trip was complete, we were then able to reflect on our journey and describe how the journey impacted our lives. As most of you can imagine, their reflections remained very positive due to the fact that riding in a van is very exciting!
Bringing us back to our lesson today: We first had to reflect on our unit before placing our arrow on the current position of the inquiry cycle. Here are a list of their responses:
- Journeys go somewhere.
- The Science Museum was a long journey.
- We can go on short journeys and long journeys.
- James went on a journey in the giant peach! (From James and the Giant Peach)
- Maps show us countries and were we can go.
- Compass Rose Directions: North, South, East and West.
- Journeys happen inside our body.
From this point forward, we as a class are looking forward to continuing to create and understand maps, look into our own life journeys as well as the journey that our food takes in our bodies after we eat.
Stay tuned for more exciting experiences!