Many students doodle while in class. Flowers, spaceships, airplanes, animals of all kinds, squiggles, stars, hearts, etc. We've seen it all. Kids like to color. But teaching your students to add little pictures and color to their notes can be very beneficial for your kiddos. The pictures can help a person stir a memory of a piece of information during a test or sometime later in life.
My Social Studies class was making a flip chart about the Lost Colony of Roanoke. I suggested that they add some pictures to their flip charts by telling them, " A picture is worth a thousand words".
This student drew an island on the Roanoke flap and a crown on the Queen Elizabeth.
The flaps continued with a helmet and sword for Sir Walter Raleigh.
This student took a different approach with stick figures and speech bubbles.
Sir Walter Raleigh is saying, " Go to Roanoke". On the Captain John White flap, he wrote, You can't go back!" referring to John White leaving Roanoke to go back to England for supplies.
I love teaching these kids. They help me learn something new every day. I hope I can do the same for each of my students.
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