Later that day in science we were talking about predicting. I asked the students to pick 3 items in the classroom and predict if they would roll or slide or do both. After they had made their prediction they were suppose to test the item and then record their prediction and what actually happened in their science journals.
One of my bright stars had a suggestion... "We could use thought bubbles for what we think will happen and speech bubbles to show what actually happened!" Many of my students ran with this idea. It became very clear for me and the student what was their guess and what was their prediction.
|Using bubbles to show thinking|
|Using Venn diagram to show thinking|
What did I learn at school today? My students continue to surprise me with their ideas and suggestions. I love the idea of using thought bubbles to show our predictions and speech bubbles to show our findings. I am thinking of using this in math and in reading as well. What about you? How do you teach predicting? Have you ever had a student teach you a better way to teach something? Do you already use speech bubbles and thought bubbles?
Enchanted learning thought bubbles, speech bubbles
Speech bubble writing paper