Resources to develop thinking skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important skills a child needs for life beyond school. Students need to learn how to examine, question, evaluate and challenge information in order to grasp problem-solving and come up with effective solutions.
Here are some resources that will help your learners develop these very necessary thinking skills:
Thinking Maps - Flow Maps (Templates and Activities)
Being able to plan out the logical steps or recognise the needed algorithm for a situation is an essential thinking skill. Flow maps are a phenomenal tool to practise and visualise this type of thinking. In this pack there are multiple activities and templates. Watch the video explanation here: https://youtu.be/XwVQrrteS6c
Sudoku - Farm
This product contains: 7 x unique Sudoku puzzles with incremental difficulty. Each puzzle is on a separate board (A4 size). All the necessary animal pieces to place on the boards. Colourful farm animal images that will make learning fun! You will receive: 1x High Quality / High Resolution PDF file (size A4) THIS IS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TO PRINT YOURSELF. YOU WILL RECEIVE NO PHYSICAL COPY. Please note that each monitor and printer are different and that the final colour and quality of your product will depend on your monitor, printer and the settings you choose. After downloading this product, you are strongly encouraged to, but also assumed to have read, the terms and conditions on the first page of the PDF file.
Domino Cards - Sweets
This product contains: 27 x Domino cards (9 cards per A4 page) Colourful sweet images that will make learning fun! You will receive: 1x High Quality / High Resolution PDF file (size A4) THIS IS A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD TO PRINT YOURSELF. YOU WILL RECEIVE NO PHYSICAL COPY. Please note that each monitor and printer are different and that the final colour and quality of your product will depend on your monitor, printer and the settings you choose. After downloading this product, you are strongly encouraged to, but also assumed to have read, the terms and conditions on the first page of the PDF file.
Phases of the Moon Coding and Thinking Skills Lesson
A full lesson plan for teaching Grade 5-7s about the Phases of the Moon using the free coding tool, Scratch. Learners will utilise several thinking routines as well as develop their own Scratch animation to develop their understanding of this phenomenon. This document includes links to all required resources, a parent/teacher training page and student handouts in both PDF and .docx formats. This lesson is CAPS aligned for Grade 7 Natural Science but can be taught and understood from a Grade 5 level. Here is the accompanying YouTube video where I explain each of the steps: https://youtu.be/nmI698KcZDk To get 3-4 coding integrated lesson plans a week, you can become a patron of homeCode at https://www.patreon.com/homecode If you have anymore questions or want to request a lesson plan, feel free to email me at email@example.com.
Thinking Hats - Black Hat Activities
Engaging a topic or problem critically is an essential 21st Century Skill. In using the Black Thinking Hat you focus on flaws and possible failure points. In this pack there are three activities to ignite this kind of thinking. You can view the video for them here: https://youtu.be/xXIvyiruLmM
You can use these to make activity books by laminating and binding them into mini books, or just print them as single use activity papers. Learners will practice skip counting by twos, fives, and tens with these activity books. Skip counting provides the base of knowledge that young learners needs in number sense. It allows them to see number patterns, build number fluency, and understand the basis of multiplication. Skip counting can also lay the foundation for teaching time and money skills. When learners practice skip counting frequently, they become more capable of quick mathematical thinking. A hundred chart are also included for learners who need a reference. You will receive: - 6 cards skip counting in 2's - 6 cards skip counting in 5's - 6 cards skip counting in 10's - hundred chart A4 size All resources are themed Boho natural colors.