This week, we had our publishing party, a celebration of the hard work students had done during our fiction writing unit. In preparation, they each chose the fiction piece they were most proud of and fixed it up to be published. During the event, students rotated around and read each story. We then had treats while some students read their stories to the class. Students beamed with pride as they shared their stories, encouraged each other, and cheered each other on. It was a great way to celebrate their hard work - and each other as authors and illustrators!
We kicked off our final science inquiry this week. It all started with a discussion and demonstration of day and night. After that, we charted the amount of daylight in Anchorage by month. This week, we will use that data to create infographics comparing the seasons. As always, the students' enthusiasm and eagerness to continue our study reaffirmed the power of inquiry-based learning for me. Inquiry-based learning is so engaging for our students. It encourages them to stay curious and inspires a love of learning. There is so much in our world to discover, and I am thankful to help your students discover some of it.
Ms. Tuomi has over five years experience in ASD, where she taught first and fifth grade classrooms. An avid skier, Ms. Tuomi is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Alaska Pacific University’s Bachelor of Arts in K-8 Education.