Saturday, October 22, 2011

Mentor Mapping: Week #2

So I had our mentors fill out questionnaires with the kinders and now they are going to put this information on a double bubble map. Why? They are going to figure out how they are alike and how they differ. When students look at text they often are expected to compare and contrast two characters and this is a great way for them to get started with this important skill. Photographs can go under each label or kids can draw themselves. The most meaningful part of this experience is buddies have an opportunity to get to know each other and share ideas.
I am looking for sentences such as "We both love dogs." Another possibility might be, I like to play soccer but Tomas likes to ride bikes."  The outside circles are colored one color and the ones the buddies share are another color. I hope this makes sense. I can't wait to see how these turn out. By the way I run these maps on 8 and1/2 by 14" paper for my little ones.


Kimberly said...

I love this idea! My students have 6th grade buddies and this would really help guide our time together.
Funky First Grade Fun

Fran Kramer said...

Okay. Stick with me and I will take you with me on this journey. Right now I am making notebooks for each little buddy. Stay posted.

dbednars said...

I am so impressed with everything you do. Your creativity, love of children and willingness to share is amazing. I just want to thank you. I have become a better teacher because of you and your blog.

Pam said...

I have done big buddies in the past but only did a seasonal activity. Are you going to put what you are doing in a packet. I would love having big buddies again. Also, how often do you buddies come to your room work with your kids?