Na Pua Keiki

Stories can be the pathway into many areas of investigation and learning. Our teachers in Na Pua Keiki utilize literature as an information source to teach questioning, stimulate curiosity, and problem-solving. This week we engaged the student’s in “The Gingerbread Boy” story. As inquiry teachers we sparked the student’s imagination and engineering skills by asking the questions, “What if the Gingerbread Boy found another way across the river instead of hopping on the fox’s back? Would that change the end of the story? They immediately set to work thinking, planning, and designing boats, bridges, planes, and helicopters. They then retold the ending of the story.