Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thinking Maps Thursday

The following are Thinking Maps I have been using for fall themes in my kindergarten classroom.
 Each child made their own apple Brace Map.

Making Fall Pictures for the number five. 

I love this lesson it was much easier to draw pictures for combinations that equal a number.


Apple Circle Map
You can see our first thoughts were in black and after reading a story about apples we added our new thinking in red.
I taught my class a game called Attribute Match Up (TERC Investigations). One child takes out an attribute block and their partner have to match it with one attribute. The Double Bubble was a perfect map to use to get the  kids thinking about the similarities and differences in the blocks.
Retelling Flow Map

The #1 Book for September and Little Pea



October Calendar
You can see under the calendar that I have a Thinking Map to record what we notice about the calendar. We have a lot to learn! 

The Circle Calendar map will be ongoing during the month.

9 comments:

  1. Such amazing charts and thinking!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. You have done some amazing work together. The thinking maps look great. I love the number ones.

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  3. Thanks for showing the different ways you are using Thinking Maps. Our school was trained a few years ago and it is always good to get a refresher on these wonderful organizational tools.

    Ann

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  4. Loving all the thinking maps! Than you for showing us how you and your students use them!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  5. Thanks for everyone's great comments! I am loving Thinking Maps!

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  6. Thanks for the thinking maps examples. I also appreciate the cues on your retelling cards.

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  7. I love the thinking maps! Love your blog, and I'm your newest follower!
    Ms.A

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  8. Would you consider adding the retelling cards to Scribe? I love the cues but am not that good at creating them!

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  9. yes I will post them today or tomorrow

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