5W Personal Inquiry time – what is YOUR child interested in?

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The 5W ‘PROCESS’ can be seen HERE

Genius Hour / Personal Inquiry Tim – Where interest and curiosity comes alive

Each week we have approximately an hour dedicated for student personal inquiry through Genius Hour. Personal Inquiry time is time given during the school day to allow students to follow their passions and learn about topics that interest them concluding with a presentation of their learning. Sometime action!

Our first step was to identify a range of ideas / topics that we might be personally interested in.

Our second step was to develop a range of questions. Ones that can’t be answered simply with a ‘yes’ or ‘no.’

Please ask your child what his or her ideas included and check out your child’s comment in the comment box below.

Of course the question is just the starting point. Sometimes as the kids get into their inquiry they realise that it might not have been the best question. Sometimes they begin and their inquiry takes them in a whole new direction.

The first inquiry has been absolute free choice. Any passion, any project, any curiosity, any interest!

The inquiries for the remainder of the year will be varied. They need to be creative, thought through and followed up. Hopefully the students will be excited about inquiring into an area of personal interest. This is going to be great practice leading up to our Exhibition in April 2017.

19 thoughts on “5W Personal Inquiry time – what is YOUR child interested in?

  1. 5W students – please add a comment like this:

    I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Kanji
    2. Whale oil
    3. Gold

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into whale oil

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about GOLD at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2cLwvkX

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  2. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with about 15 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Black Holes
    2. Money
    3. Diamond

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into Black Holes!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about Black Holes at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2djUdGr

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  3. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Cookies
    2. Wolves
    3. Nerf painting

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into Cookies!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about Cookies at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2dD6Ur9

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  4. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favorite 3 were:

    1. Grilled Cheese
    2. Droids/Robots
    3. Schnauzer

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into grilled cheese.

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about GOLD at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2dxf1s2

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

    • I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

      1. Barcelona soccer team
      2. Gravity
      3. Fingerprints

      I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into BARCELONA!!!

      Then I wrote lots of questions and categorized them into different types of question. You can see my questions about BARCELONA at the following bit.ly link: http://bit.ly/2dQEbPS

      Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  5. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favorite 3 were:

    1. BLACK HOLE
    2. BEAGLE
    3. MARS

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into BLACK HOLE.

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about BLACK HOLE at the following bitly link:
    http://bit.ly/2dHvxlL
    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  6. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Pencil
    2. Stars
    3. Diamonds

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into Pencil!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about PENCIL at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2cRu77q

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  7. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Sloths
    2. Olympics swimming
    3.animal shelters

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into sloths!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about sloths at the following bitly link:
    http://bit.ly/2dHxaQj

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  8. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Programming/Code
    2. Earth
    3. Colour

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into PROGRAMMING!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about PROGRAMMING at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2cQV7bP

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class.

  9. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favorite 3 were:

    1. Zoos
    2. Udon
    3. Basketball

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into ZOOS!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorized them into different types of question. You can see my questions about ZOOS at the following bitly link:
    http://bit.ly/2cQVNOq

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  10. I started a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 13 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favorite 3 were:
    1. Graphic Designing
    2. Red-heads + Freckles
    3. Raccoons
    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into GRAPHIC DESIGNING!
    then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of groups. You can see my questions about GRAPHIC DESIGNING at the following bitly link:
    http://bit.ly/2dI59ZG
    Now I need to keep getting answers to my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!)

  11. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Emojis
    2. Wengie
    3. Music

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into MUSIC!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about GOLD at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2dPFWAO

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  12. 5W students – please add a comment like this:

    I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Dance
    2. gymnastics
    3. brigadeiro

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into DANCE!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about GOLD at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2dpZNqy

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  13. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Dance
    2. gymnastics
    3. brigadeiro

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into DANCE!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about GOLD at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2dpZNqy

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  14. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Music
    2. Space
    3. Thunder

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into Space!
    http://bit.ly/2cRw43I

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about GOLD at the following bitly link: http://bit.ly/2dA9cpY

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

  15. I started by making a ‘telling frame’ in my sketchbook with 10 ~ 20 ideas for what I might be interested in inquiring into. My favourite 3 were:

    1. Planets
    2. Animation
    3. Diamond

    I chose to do my personal inquiry this time into planets!

    Then I wrote lots of questions and categorised them into different types of question. You can see my questions about Planets at the following bitly link:
    http://bit.ly/2dHwxGq

    Now I need to get going answering my questions using all the different resources we have talked about in class (you can see them in the ‘process’ link at the top of this blog post!

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