Beginning of the year: lesson on teamwork. Have the kiddos watch video and discuss what the animals were doing and how they used teamwork to reach their goal.

Beginning of the year: lesson on teamwork. Have the kiddos watch video and discuss what the animals were doing and how they used teamwork to reach their goal.

What Do You Do with an Idea? A wonderful, wonderful book! This post by Andrea Knight from Creating Readers and Writers is filled with great ideas for using this book in the classroom. It would also be the perfect gift for encouraging those in your life to embrace and nurture their ideas, dreams and inspiration!

What Do You Do with an Idea? A wonderful, wonderful book! This post by Andrea Knight from Creating Readers and Writers is filled with great ideas for using this book in the classroom. It would also be the perfect gift for encouraging those in your life to embrace and nurture their ideas, dreams and inspiration!

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Three Reasons Why: Creative Questions to Ask Kids

This is a great resource for teachers who are unfamiliar with inquiry- based learning to use. It breaks down each step of the inquiry process for the teachers, and different ways to use it in the classroom.

This is a great resource for teachers who are unfamiliar with inquiry- based learning to use. It breaks down each step of the inquiry process for the teachers, and different ways to use it in the classroom.

Socioemotional - A wonder wall is perfect for students to express what they are thinking about and also encourages students to talk to each other about what they are thinking about.

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Socioemotional - A wonder wall is perfect for students to express what they are thinking about and also encourages students to talk to each other about what they are thinking about.

It's About Inquiry - this site an excellent series of short videos about play-based learning in kdg.

It's About Inquiry - this site an excellent series of short videos about play-based learning in kdg.

Kath Murdoch and Inquiry Learning - Part One. This book is great to read to students to get them in the mindset of how to ask questions and explore for answers.

Kath Murdoch and Inquiry Learning - Part One. This book is great to read to students to get them in the mindset of how to ask questions and explore for answers.


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This is a great resource for teachers who are unfamiliar with inquiry- based learning to use. It breaks down each step of the inquiry process for the teachers, and different ways to use it in the classroom.

This is a great resource for teachers who are unfamiliar with inquiry- based learning to use. It breaks down each step of the inquiry process for the teachers, and different ways to use it in the classroom.

Kath Murdoch and Inquiry Learning - Part One. This book is great to read to students to get them in the mindset of how to ask questions and explore for answers.

Kath Murdoch and Inquiry Learning - Part One. This book is great to read to students to get them in the mindset of how to ask questions and explore for answers.

What Do You Do with an Idea? A wonderful, wonderful book! This post by Andrea Knight from Creating Readers and Writers is filled with great ideas for using this book in the classroom. It would also be the perfect gift for encouraging those in your life to embrace and nurture their ideas, dreams and inspiration!

What Do You Do with an Idea? A wonderful, wonderful book! This post by Andrea Knight from Creating Readers and Writers is filled with great ideas for using this book in the classroom. It would also be the perfect gift for encouraging those in your life to embrace and nurture their ideas, dreams and inspiration!

iPad Graphic Organizer - Can Have Are - Plain (Common-Core Aligned iPad Pages Templates): http://oakdome.com/k5/lesson-plans/iPad-lessons/ipad-common-core-graphic-organizer-can-have-are.php

iPad Graphic Organizer - Can Have Are - Plain (Common-Core Aligned iPad Pages Templates): http://oakdome.com/k5/lesson-plans/iPad-lessons/ipad-common-core-graphic-organizer-can-have-are.php

Made these Routines for INTRODUCING & EXPLORING IDEAS from the book Making Thinking Visible by Ritchhart, Morrison & Church (Spring 2011)

Made these Routines for INTRODUCING & EXPLORING IDEAS from the book Making Thinking Visible by Ritchhart, Morrison & Church (Spring 2011)

Visible Thinking, as a learning approach, makes extensive use of thinking routines in class.These routines, according to Visiviblethinkingpz...

Visible Thinking, as a learning approach, makes extensive use of thinking routines in class.These routines, according to Visiviblethinkingpz...

Another fabulous free resource is a website by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris.  These two teachers give valuable information, tips, and food for thought.

Another fabulous free resource is a website by Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris. These two teachers give valuable information, tips, and food for thought.

The Booklet: click here again and again for help Make Thinking Visible Routines  A collection of 4 sets of thinking routines.

Make Thinking Visible Routines

The Booklet: click here again and again for help Make Thinking Visible Routines A collection of 4 sets of thinking routines.

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