First Grade - Inquiry


Students delight in questioning and discovery - building connections to prior learning and experiences while they develop as independent learners. Questions not only drive learning but also are outcomes of learning as well.

Create many rich and varied opportunities for students to make observations, ask questions, seek answers, and design solutions to personal, community, and global issues. Support students in making their thinking visible so they can build on their own learning and that of others in their community. The thinking and questioning of students are the focal points in an inquiry-driven classroom.

Reflection Questions

  1. How can inquiry develop academic ownership and honor students' experiences?
  2. What does inquiry currently look like in your practice? What is working well for students? How do you know? 
  3. What are the implications for your own practice? What will you do first?

This page was last updated on May 17, 2023