Today is a perfect June day, sunny and breezy. We started off with a quick review of questions using question words – why, when, where, who, whose, what, which, and how. Take a look at this quick review we did together.
Next we split up into teams of two and each person was given a list of words.
The first student would ask questions using question words and the second student would try to guess the word.
You all did a great job! It was a little more challenging than we thought, but, it was fun!
This led to a conversation about who asks questions and why? How do we describe the type of person who asks questions?
Today’s topic was curiosity – which is a noun meaning : the desire to learn or know more about something or someone.
We discussed whether or not curiosity is important in life? Should we encourage curiosity in schools, businesses, and at home? How? To help us with these questions we watched this video:
After watching we talked about some of the words used in the video to describe curiosity – thoughtful, powerful, natural, bold, importance of questions, knowledge and life long learning.
We looked at some Quotes on Curiosity and discussed what they mean in our lives and in the real world.
Lastly we watched this talk by artist Janet Echelman and how she used her curiosity in many ways to develop and produce her art. Take a look here:
We all agreed that Janet Echelman’s art is amazing and as she progressed through her art and different installations, she approached challenges with curiosity, always asking questions to solve issues and learn more. Janet’s work has been displayed in locations all over the world, even in Boston in 2015!
Words of the day
private investigator (noun) : someone who works as a detective and who is not a member of the police force Tom hired a private investigator to find out if his wife was having an affair.
fire up (phrasal verb) : to start (something) by lighting a fire : to fill (someone) with energy or enthusiasm Over Memorial Day weekend, we fired up the grill and had a barbecue of hot dogs and hamburgers.
spectacular (adjective) : causing wonder and admiration : very impressive We all thought that Janet Echelman’s art work is spectacular and very beautiful to see in so many urban settings!
Remember to relax and practice, and stay curious!
But, don’t be too curious, because, remember – curiosity killed the cat!