It has been a long summer and an even longer start to the school year. This week was our first week in the library and we are really excited to announce our theme for the 2017-2018 school year.
Yep, that is it! I WONDER!
It is my goal this year to help students become more critical thinkers. When students question the world around them it takes learning to new levels. I have heard a lot of funny wonders this week.
I wonder why we have hair?
I wonder what I am going to have for dinner?
I wonder why the moon turned red?
I wonder what was used before toilet paper?
I wonder why cats are born with their eyes closed?
I wonder how the water get's into the hose outside?
These are all things, that as adults we might laugh at. But think of a child who is exploring science or math or reading for the first time. Questions take learning one step further. It is my hope that by encouraging students to search for answers to their questions they will become more critical thinkers, and in turn lifelong learners,
Next week we will be reading
We Are All Wonders