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.


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

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

  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.


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

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

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

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

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

  9. yes I will post them today or tomorrow

  10. Hi, thank you for sharing such wonderful ways to use thinking maps.
    I would want to share the link of this post to my post of study skills tips and techniques. May I please do that?


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