In Depth Update #2

The past few weeks I have been researching textiles and finding different projects with a variety of difficulty within them. This week, I updated my schedule. After some research I saw the similarities between knitting and crocheting, realized how little time I had given myself for each skill, and learned that my mentor isn’t familiar with […]

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ZIP Final DOL

What is your inquiry question? What initially drew you to this question? Did your question stay the same, or did it change overtime? Why? My Inquiry question is: What makes an impactful inquiry question. I chose this question because I would like to work with children in the future and understanding their way of reading will help me further […]

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In Depth 2019: Textiles

This year for in depth, I am going to be learning about textiles. I will divide my textile work into four categories: Sewing, knitting, crocheting, and cross stitching. I will take time for each genre, learning the basic and intermediate skills represented with individual projects. Through these projects, my goal is to incorporate them all […]

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ZIP Evidence of Learning #4

What is a specific source of information that you have found valuable in answering your inquiry question? How has it proved valuable? Explain.  https://www.writersbureau.com/writing/Why-are-stories-important-for-children.htm  At first glance, this website looks banal, yet after spending a few minutes reading the blocks of text, I realized it would be the most helpful website I would use through my researching process. It clearly describes the ways books […]

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ZIP Evidence of Learning #3

Describe the ups and down you have encountered to date on your inquiry. Specifically, when were you frustrated or struggling in your inquiry, what did you do to address the situation?  The most significant struggle I have experienced while working was writing a story that I didn’t like. It was really frustrating to change my […]

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ZIP Evidence of Learning #2

Record a journal entry of how you used one of our in-class focus blocks. What did you accomplish during this time? What did you struggle with? What might be your next step in your next focus block? Set a goal.  Yesterday in class, I used my focus block to write plot ideas for my children’s story. I found it very […]

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ZIP Proposal: What Makes an Impactful Children’s Book?

What Makes an Impactful Children’s Book?  What would you like to learn to do/ What question would you like to pursue in your inquiry? Why did you choose this skill/question? What motivates or excites you in pursuing this line of inquiry?  I would like to learn how to write a progressive children’s book that sparks imagination, lets children safely experience […]

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