Another fabulous community building activity by Curious City. I've linked to the guide below, but no worries if you don't have access to a color printer. The same activity can be done by cutting blue construction paper into rectangles. I'm looking forward to trying the Blue Pool of Questions out. Also, the final paragraph, that encourages students to submit their questions online gives educators a way to move up the SAMR ladder as well.
Activity Name: Blue Pool of Questions
Activity Description: "The activity should inspire your readers (students, patrons, and/or community) to ask the big questions. Whether their questions are personal, philosophical, political, or seemingly impossible, the activity invites them simply to ask.
There are blue slips of paper provided in this kit. If your readers’ questions are written on these blue slips and collected in a clear container, the “pool of questions” grows deeper and deeper with every question asked. This visual pays tribute to the story, but also demonstrates the power of a community coming together to exhibit curiosity.
Penny Candy Books is also building a “blue pool of questions” at BluePoolofQuestions.com. There, questions can be asked in an online form and then appear in the pool. Questions are being asked by readers of all ages from all over the world. The questions your community asks can be added into that larger pool at BluePoolofQuestions.com."
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