# THINKING MAPS

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Ideas for the panicked teacher! Math and Language Arts ideas for any teacher.

This post will share many fun Dr. Seuss things we have done this week! We made the Big Book Cat In The Hat, Cat In the Hat, What do You See? You can see the finished book at the bottom of this post. Dr. Suess Big Book Click here for all the words Dr.Seuss Stations This year I had Dr. Seuss Day. I had four different stations with parent helpers. The activities lasted about forty minutes. I wanted three helpers and had eight! The kids did not have to go to every station. I also had parents…

vocabulary Thinking Maps

This post will share with you some of the things we are thinking about in KC. Shapes {Circle Maps} The kids worked in small groups of 2/3 kids. The paper is 12 by 12. I wanted it to be a manageable size. I plan to put these together into a book. Describing Shapes {Tree Map} Draw and Label {Circle Map} This connects to our little Draw in Label books here. Writing Workshop {Flow Map} We had used this thinking map before we wrote our nonfiction personal narrative stories. The boxes have time…

Thinking Maps and all kinds of Singapore Math strategies - @Sherry Brown

What are the details in a setting? I think the word setting can be tricky for kindergarten students. We talk a lot about the setting in the stories that we are reading in class. This lesson used a Brace Map to help students become aware of all of the details in the setting. Brace Maps are used to identify the relationships between whole physical objects and their parts. Creating them helps the students develop spatial reasoning skills. (You could scan a picture from a setting in a story)…

We read the book Under One Rock by Anthony D. Fredericks. Before reading: What do you think the child will find under the rock? Later in the day, students illustrated some of our predictions. I love this book MOVE by Steven Jenkins and Robin Page. Before Reading: What words do you think we will learn about the way animals move? We wrote our predictions in green. After reading the story, we added the words we had not thought of in blue.