Learning how to ask good questions in kindergarten can be challenging. At this age, developmentally, kindergartners enjoy sharing information about themselves and telling stories. Knowing how to engage in a conversation, and expressing interest in what our peers have to say, must be modeled and practiced. In our early weeks together, we have focused on the difference between a making a comment or connection, and asking a question in seeking more information.
In class discussions and Share Chair, students discovered that good (praised) questions were patterned. BIG questions begin with Who, What, Why, Where, When, and How.
Today, we practiced our new questioning skills by exploring the school campus and generating BIG questions. I then selected a few questions that would engage students and encourage deeper thinking and investigation.
One such question was, "Where does electricity come from? How does power get into our school?"
WOW! What an awesome BIG question!
In response, I shared the following video with our class later in the day.
CHECK IT OUT!
How Power Gets To Your House (Presented by EPCOR)
Keep exploring and never stop asking questions!
:) Mrs. Davis