Today my learning partner and I had a day of time to work on starting our inquiry project sponsored by our SPS central office. We decided on our area of study which will be English Language Arts and Social Studies. We found some really good links between our student work and our own professional work on literacy. We are feeling good about the alignment of our goals. We are needing to work on what the details will look like as we move forward and are concerned that we not pick off too much at once.
We think our inquiry question will be: How can I make my non-fiction writing exciting? We will be able to use the question throughout the year and move forward with both ELA curriculum outcomes as well as fold the question into our other areas of study.
We will be exploring using blogs and photography to develop our voice and our writing skill.
We are wondering, how we will best collaborate and divide up the work load.