Thursday, December 20, 2012

Visualizing in Kindergarten/1st Grades

There is and will be a lot of visualizing work happening in Kindergarten and 1st Grade with the upcoming poetry units.
I found this very cute poem/song:
KATALINA MATALINA UPSADINA WALKADINA HOCA POCA LOCA

If you google it, you will find a lot of blog posts, ideas, etc. There is also music floating around for it if anyone wants to play it.
Here's one link: http://drjeanandfriends.blogspot.com/2011/07/katalina-matalina-upsadina-walkadina.html

It works really well for having children listen, visualize, illustrate on a really simple, concrete level and it's a good starting point.
Green Giant, by Jack Prelutsky is also a good concrete poem to use for visualizing.

This blog post has some great poems, graphic organizers and chart ideas as well.
http://teachinginthecouv.blogspot.com/2012/01/happy-new-year-we-are-visualizing-this.html

Here's a Pinterest board with great chart ideas for visualization and making mental pictures:
http://pinterest.com/shellycummings/mental-images/

Do some googling and see what else you find. If you come up with great ideas... SHARE :)