Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thinking Maps Thursday

Today I am going to share with you some Thinking Maps we are working on in kindergarten. 

In math, today I gave the students a Brace Map with the number 5. They had to draw some red leaves and yellow leaves. They had to have five altogether.

Bridge Map

We went back to a Bridge Map to show Phonemic relationships. We worked on this Thinking Map for many days.

 On the white board, I wrote the letters of the alphabet. We came up with fall words (that we are still working on). I read the Dr. Seuss book. 
We went back to our alphabet words and tried to add another word with the same beginning sound. 

 We attempted to make the words connect to fall and make sense.  We are still  working on some letters. I went to the first-grade classroom to see if they could help us.

 The kids outlined with a sharpie and colored in with a crayon or colored pencil. They had to shade the background. 

Math Notebooks 

Circle Map for Ways to Make 5

 Our Favorite October Books

 The students worked together in small groups. They had to record the characters and events that happened in the story. Before sending students off, we took a picture walk of each story.


  1. I want to come and sit in your classroom for a few days. :)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  2. I love to see thinking maps used in primary classrooms. Thank you for sharing. Liz :)

  3. I always enjoy your thinking maps posts! Gets ME to thinking about how I can use them too!
    Conversations in Literacy

  4. I agree with Tammy. I want to come visit your room for a week! Love all the ideas that I am getting thank you!
    Mrs. Shelton’s Kindergarten


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