Digging into the Kids’ Mind about an Idea

Our current unit of inquiry is how we express ourselves.    Based on their wondering, they developed the lines of inquiry which have been inquired for the last 3 weeks.  They have been enjoying reading books, exploring different genres, inquiring into different story elements. 'This story has engaged me.  I always want to know what … Continue reading Digging into the Kids’ Mind about an Idea

Tools to Let Students Share their Thinking

  Sometimes it's hard to get some kids to speak up and share what they think and understand about a topic.  Playing snowballs is one of the tools that I use to get everyone share.  However, I think it's time for the students to explore another way to express themselves.     I introduced them … Continue reading Tools to Let Students Share their Thinking

Green Screen Lets Students Visualize their Thinking

Tuning-in I showed a piece of green cloth to my students.  Here some comments which popped out of their minds. It's green. It may be something you can use to cover something. Can we do something on it? Why is it green? Mmm...I have seen it somewhere but not sure where. What is it for? Can … Continue reading Green Screen Lets Students Visualize their Thinking