Talking and Thinking tree. The children write on a leaf about whatever your topic or discussion is about. Hang it on the magic tree to help it to grow. Great for parents evening comments too! Idea from Claire Warden's Talking and Thinking Books.
pirate unit - why do pirates wear an eye patch? inferencing lesson - give each child eyepatch and turn out lights. quickly move patch to other eye and they will be able to see immediately! (discovery education mythbusters movie for prior knowledge)
Fishpond Australia, Talking and Thinking Floorbooks: Using 'Big Book Planners' to Consult Children by Claire Warden. Buy Books online: Talking and Thinking Floorbooks: Using 'Big Book Planners' to Consult Children, ISBN Claire Warden