In Room 6 it is very important to talk about your thinking.
In everything we learn, we have to tell our friend what we are thinking in our head and sometimes we have to reword or repeat what other people have said. This helps us learn from each other. We use talk moves, which are sentence starters like
- so you're saying....
- does anyone have a different view?
- can you repeat what they have said in your own words?
- do you agree or disagree? why?
- tell us more...
We use these prompts to talk about our thinking during learning time.
On top of this, everyday Miss Ashley asks us to tell her at least one thing we have learnt that day. It can be anything! Maths, reading, spelling, a new word, a new strategy, a new concept, a new skill, a social skill, anything! This is so we practice thinking about our thinking (metacognition) and practice talking about our thinking aloud.
Here are today's "today I learnt....."