Have you experienced one of those incredible moments where an inquiry project is born? They’re amazing!
We were just reading our morning poem, and I asked a question about the picture that sparked about 15 minutes worth of conversation. It took about that long before I actually read the poem. Our Christmas Tree, a poem in the book It’s Christmas by Jack Prelutsky, got us thinking about all sorts of things related to Christmas Trees.
After we read the poem, we recorded some of out thinking, then took a picture of it. The plan was to come back to this topic the next day, and start a ThingLink for the project. I used Canva.com to make the background image.
Our excitement and interest just mushroomed from there. We recorded information in our journals, discussed what / how ask Google, found videos, recorded our thinking with audioBoom, drew pictures, wrote poems, and so much more. We even created a survey and a thank you for those that took it. We analyzed the data and made a Haiku Deck about it.
Each step of the way we were adding to our ThingLink. It was the perfect tool to compile all our work and create a project portfolio. We are so excited to share our learning about Christmas trees using the ThingLink we created with families and first grade friends.
We highly recommend this process!
The other class of first graders at our school is working on a similar project. They’re using Pic Collage and Book Creator to share information, then adding all of their finished products to a ThingLink! The app smash possibilities for this type of inquiry project are huge!
I can’t say enough good things about audioBoom and ThingLink together in our first grade classroom!
Wishing you a holiday season full of authentic learning and inquiry!