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.
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 Digial 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