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Making Thinking Visible: Chalk Talk & Freebie!

Making Thinking Visible! Rules for Chalk Talk, a great way to bring inquiry and accountability into the classroom!

History Chalk Talk: Give-One-Get-One Teaching Strategy

History Chalk Talk: Give-One-Get-One Teaching Strategy

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Zipping to the Zoo

We read the book Zoo by Gail Gibbons then we made a tree map to show the people, places, and things (nouns) we would find at the zoo.

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog; fall bulletin board with math

We have been using books about leaves to retell, make inferences, and count up. We read When the Wind Blew In. It is perfect for making infe.

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Living and Nonliving Things

This week we are learning about living and nonliving things. We started our study off with a schema chart and a pre-assessment sorting activ.

Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog: Positional Words on the Playground - Teacher took pictures of students on playground equipment, then created bulletin board along with positional word labels. Would also make great class book or engaging hallway display!

Make a class book/anchor chart of prep nouns from pics you take of your kids. Chalk Talk-Love, Laughter and Learning in Prep

rhyming.....Silly Sally Class Book

Last week we added the strategy "recognize 2 words that rhyme" to our CAFE menu. We also worked on retelling stories and drawing ourselves.

Real Object and Pictorial Graphs (Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog)

Real Object and Pictorial Graphs (Chalk Talk: A Kindergarten Blog)

Here are a few more things we did with graphs this week. We used balls (my p. teacher bagged up a bunch of different ones for me) to create a real object graph. Then we moved the real objects to a p