Kindergarten inquiry

Ignite a love for learning in your kindergarten classroom with engaging inquiry activities. Explore top ideas to foster curiosity and critical thinking skills in young learners.
Inquiring Minds: Mrs. Myers' Kindergarten: The Autumn Season: Exploring Trees and Leaves and the Colors of Fall! Pre K, Organisation, Writing Center, Childhood Education, Inquiry Project, Inquiry Learning, Inquiry Based Learning, Science Inquiry, Inquiry

The kids have started noticing signs of fall! They had started bringing me leaves, so I knew it was time to start investigating Fall! I started out by asking what they wondered about Fall. They came up with some very good questions! We posted the questions on our inquiry wall. This wall will grow as they wonder new things and answer the questions! I set out some provacations about Fall to see what they would notice. On our look closer table, I set out fall leaves and colored water to see…

Darla Myers
Pre K, Home Schooling, Eyfs Classroom, Reggio Inspired Classrooms, Daycare Activities, Homeschooling, Preschool Art, Classroom Activities, Insect Unit

I have learned that if the class is truly interested in something, they will use reading, writing, and math skills as they explore their interests naturally. I observe and listen closely to discover what they are interested in. Sometimes a book or story will spark an interest. Sometimes an interest is sparked by something a friend shared with the class. Sometimes I notice interests by listening to their stories and their play. Our last large group interest was sparked when one of our friends…

Jennifer Tonges
Pre K, Amigurumi Patterns, Reggio Emilia, Inquiry Based Learning Kindergarten, Inquiry Learning, Inquiry Based Learning Activities, Inquiry Activities, Inquiry Based Learning, Kindergarten Inquiry

As you browse you are invited to be inspired and come learn alongside me, one of my goals for teaching mathematics in kindergarten this year was create opportunities for children to represent their…

Rainbows, Activities For Kids, Pre K, Montessori, Weather Theme, Rainbow Activities, Weather Activities Preschool, Preschool Weather, Spring Preschool

In the last couple weeks of school, we decided to do an inquiry about the sky. Our Driving Questions were, "What do we see in the daytime sky? What do we see in the nighttime sky?" The sun, moon and stars are in Ohio's science standards, but the students always end up being fascinated. The things they said they see were the pretty colors of the sky, clouds, rainbows, the sun, stars and moon. After we listed these, they started telling me things they noticed that happens in the sky, and then…

Emily MacLellan
Anchor Charts, Pre K, Monthly Themes For Elementary School, Kindergarten Lesson Plans, Kindergarten Prep, Homeschool Schedule, Homeschool Kindergarten, Kindergarten Inquiry, Kindergarten Homeschool Schedule

Are you having trouble finalizing your schedule? Too many things to cram in to every day? I hear you! Every year this is probably one of the hardest things for me to figure out, so I want to share how I fit everything I need to teach into every day. Here is a peek at what my weekly schedule looked like my last year in the classroom: Now let me break that down for you just a little bit... AM Routines/WTW Sort The first thing my kiddos do every day is pretty typical. They hang up their things…

Maria Ragy
Montessori, Pre K, Kindergarten Literacy, Kindergarten Inquiry, Play Based Learning, Kindergarten Classroom, Eyfs Classroom, Preschool Kindergarten, Teaching Science

A few weeks ago, a few students started to be very curious about the rocks found in our playground. During our time outside, they were constantly searching for rocks, getting great pleasure out of noting their various attributes and characteristics. They started to bring the rocks into class and share the stories with their classmates. We had many recyclable containers in class, and soon they were using them outside for their rock collecting. This created a bit of a rock frenzy, and many…

Kristin Donovan