Several years ago our school decided we wanted to get better at asking questions. It was our “project” for the year. We spent some time during our planning visiting other classrooms to tally the questions the teacher was asking. I know, I know…you don’t want anyone to listen to you when you are trying to ask questions much less tally them! But, really it wasn’t like that AT ALL! We had picked the project, we ALL knew we needed to improve. Then, we went to work. We posted Bloom’s Taxonomy where we could all see it—more for us than for the kids. We made flip books, dice, spinners, rings…. Then, at the end of the year we visited those same classrooms! WOW! What a difference!
Here’s what I took away from that experience---
- First, I did get better at asking questions.
- Second, when you have a focus you can see improvement.
- Thirdly, you need a plan.
- But, most importantly….it is okay not to know! It’s just not ok to not do anything about the fact that you don’t know.
Questions for Reading Books
You can download the reading questions by clicking on the page of questions to the left.
Questions for Math
Then, we made a flip book for our Math Questions. You can download these by clicking on the first page.
Questions for Centers
Here’s a peek at Kristie’s week:
Reading the glyph to make our dogs.
Here are the resources I used to plan this week.
Be sure and hop over to Deedee’s blog to see what others are doing this week.