Blundell Elementary School


Our Inquiry Focus:

Over the past year, using the Scanning process, our experienced staff noticed several things about the students they taught:

  • they are happy, energetic and active

  • they are friendly, social and caring

  • they need time and support to settle/calm down and to focus on their learning

  • they seldom connect their school learning to their daily lives


These hunches were confirmed through the data collected from student surveys that focused on 5 key questions:

  1. Can you name at least 2 adults at school who care about you?

  2. Who would you go to for help at school?

  3. What are you learning about?

  4. Why is this important?How will you use this learning in the future?

  5. What would you like your teachers to know that will help your learning?


Our focus:

How can having a stronger sense of personal awareness and responsibility help students develop their ability to learn and their critical thinking skills?