~happenings at the intersection of reader and story~
"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
You're my Wonder Wall
Today the kindergarten students pursued their interests by finding books along our Wonder Wall that could answer their wondering questions from last week. (Last week was a long time ago in kindergarten years, so thankfully they had drawn their wonderings and I had kept them.) After reinforcing the idea behind our Wonder Wall or nonfiction neighborhood -- the place to go to find answers to those who, what, when, where, why, and how questions -, I compared the organization of this neighborhood with our picture book neighborhood and talked through the process of finding the subject area and then exploring those shelves for the right book. The students then found their art/question and set off for the Wonder Wall.
It was a bit chaotic helping twenty-four kindergarten students get to the right shelves, but by the end of the class most every child had found a book to help answer their question.
Here's a look at some of the questions and the books we found: