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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The Thinking Chair

Sorry for taking so long to post yet again! School has been extremely busy and I have just spent half term in Egypt, three days of which were spent in a school delivering some Jolly Phonics INSET. (An amazing experience!) Thanks to everyone who has been e-mailing and keeping in touch.

I have recently read an article in Child Education Magazine about a teacher who set up a 'Thinking Chair' in her classroom. She jazzed up an old chair, brought in a funky 'thinking hat' and used the Thinking Cards which she found in the TES resource section. It sounds like a great idea so I have decided to give it a try this week and I will keep you posted as to how it works out.

I have found 2 sets of cards so far on the TES. The first is for the Foundation Stage which you may want to adapt slightly and remake with more images (they are in a pdf file so can't be edited). The second set is for older children and contains some super ideas. They are listed as speaking and listening cards, but there are lots of writing opportunities. It is a large file with 119 pages, so do not press print accidently! You need to be a registered member of the TES to download the resources, but it is free and only takes seconds.

Thanks to TES users 'alison-stewart' and 'Bluerose' for sharing such great resources. I am really looking forward to seeing how my Year 1 class respond!

Deb

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