This week in PLC's we had Michelle Jones from PEBC leading our staff. We were able to look at the work we have done with PEBC over the past four years. As a school we have been focusing on incorporating the thinking strategies and routines into our teaching practice and Michelle has been a large part of this work. This year we are focusing on using backwards design as we focus on 'Planning for Understanding'. We were able to look at six areas that are part of the PEBC planning continuum and separate into groups to allow us to focus on one of the key points that is essential to our learning as educators. In these groups we are looking at various books so that we can come up with a book study to help us grow in our focus area. The area that I chose to work on was 'Planning for Inquiry' because I feel that math and science lend themselves to an inquiry approach, but I'd like to better incorporate that into my math lessons.