Friday, February 15, 2013

Thinking Maps

Ms. Tu has been introducing us to a new type of map called a thinking map, in which it allows students to write down ideas and also describe things in a less restricted way. One map we tried to day is called Bubble Map. We did one about Ms. Rebecca and then students went back to their seats to see if they could create one of their own. The concept is first they start with a circle which includes their name, and then bubbles go out with one word to describe them, followed by a square around the entire paper with a sentence explaining why. For example, pretty-because they wear dresses. Although some students were unable to grasp the concept for a first try they did really great. We will learn another type called a circle very soon!

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