As a kid, I remember having so many random thoughts. Things like “I wonder what my teacher’s pajamas look like,” or “I wonder what fish do all night.” Most of the time I made up an answer, but sometimes I would try to find the real one. I started “I Wonder Wednesday” with my class to reinforce creativity and inference skills.
Every Wednesday, I give my students something to wonder
about. Everyone gets a small copy of the idea to glue in their journal. We enjoy discussing our thoughts in small
groups or as a class. Some students even explore further to try to get answers
to things like, “I wonder where all the plastic bottles go,” or “I wonder how
chocolate is made.” Now our week
consists of Tell me Tuesday, I Wonder Wednesday, and Think about it Thursday.
Lots of higher order thinking going on in first grade!
Here are some of the I Wonder Wednesday printables we like to use.