Reflection: Trust and Respect Learning to Ask Questions - Section 4: Elaborate


  For many of your students, attending kindergarten may be their first experience with formal education.  Therefore, learning to trust and respect others outside of their families may be difficult.  This is why creating a classroom culture that is safe in all respects will allow students to freely speak, voice their opinions, and ask questions.  Students are never to be belittled for the questions they ask and in kindergarten there are no "dumb" questions.  Young children learn by asking questions and if we as educators make them feel inadequate for doing so, they may go into shells and never come out.  Finally, as the leader in the classroom, we must never allow other students to make anyone feel alone and ridiculed.  If we approach our class as a "school family" the students will understand the need to protect each other, to learn collectively, and converse with one another in a positive manner.  The concept of having a school brother or a school sister will foster a respect in the classroom that will allow students to generate hundreds of questions.

  Teaching kindergarten students to ask questions.
  Trust and Respect: Teaching kindergarten students to ask questions.
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Learning to Ask Questions

Unit 1: What is science?
Lesson 8 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to use science vocabulary to pose a scientific question.

Big Idea: The primary function of a scientist is to ask questions and seek answers therefore, kindergarten students must also know how to ask a scientific question.

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