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    Welcome to Gail Fessler' Explorations Page

     

    My name is Gail Fessler. I am your child’s Explorations Teacher.  I teach 1st, 2nd, 3rd grade science, and social studies to your child. In-addition, I also teach Social Studies to 4th and 5th graders. I am also part of the Math Intervention Team.

    I am excited to work with your child this year. On this page I have included information regarding: science units, social studies units, and media research. 

     

     

     

     

    Inquiry Cycle

    What is Inquiry?  

          

    Inquiry is a process that we use to explore science and geography topics during the year. Inquiry is a student lead process where students learn through a learning cycle. Inquiry encourages students to use what they already know, ask questions, make predictions, learn through self-discovery (through hands-on activities), record their observations and then communicate what they learned (with peers and teacher). Inquiry also allows the student to reflect on what they learned and act on what they learned (change thoughts and future actions). Inquiry is a cyclical process and encourages students to re-evaluate their thinking and start the inquiry process over again. 

     

     

     

    What will your child will learn about this year? 

     

           Each grade level has a program and grade level understandings document.  This documents articulates what students should understand and be able to do when they leave the K-12 program in Anoka-Hennepin. The grade level understandings demonstrate what students should understand and be able to do when they leave each grade level. The grade level understandings increase in complexity as students progress through the K-12 program.  You can look up the program and grade level understandings and grade level units by visiting the link below. 

     

     

    Grade level Science, Social Studies Link

     

    1.  Go to https://www.ahschools.us/Page/988

    2.  Click on Grade Level

    3.  Choose Science or Social Studies

    4.  Choice Unit for more details of what your child is working on at each grade level. 

  •  Gail Fessler's Daily Schedule


    Time    Digital Day 1   Digital Day 2   Digital Day 3   Digital Day 4   Digital Day 5
    9:10 - 9:40   Explorations 4SW   Explorations 4KH       Explorations 4RB   Explorations 4JL
    9:40 - 10:10   Explorations 4SW   Explorations 4KH       Explorations 4RB   Explorations 4JL
    10:10 - 10:10   Explorations 3RS   Explorations 3SL   Explorations 3CC   Explorations 3RM    
    10:40- 11:10   Explorations 3RS   Explorations 3SL   Explorations 3 CC   Explorations 3RM    
    11:10 - 11:40       Explorations 5KV   Explorations 5KS   Explorations 5CK   Explorations 5CV
    11:40 - 12:10       Explorations 5KV   Explorations 5KS   Explorations 5CK   Explorations 5CV
    12:10 - 12:40   Explorations 1TM   Explorations 1SJ   Explorations 1HC   Explorations 1MG   Explorations 1RS
    12:40 - 1:10   Explorations 1TM   Explorations 1SJ   Explorations 1HC   Explorations 1MG   Explorations 1RS
    1:10 - 1:40   Lunch   Lunch   Lunch   Lunch   Lunch
    1:40 - 2:10   Math Intervention   Math Intervention   Math Intervention   Math Intervention   Math Intervention
    2:10 - 2:40   Explorations 2AN   Explorations 2AK   Explorations 2HB       Explorations 2MB
    2:40 - 3:10   Explorations 2AN   Explorations 2AK   Explorations 2HB       Explorations 2MB
    3:10 - 3:40   PREP   PREP   PREP   Walkers Door 5   PREP