Where Can an Elephant Hide? Challenges to Ignite Learning in Key Stage 1by Will Hussey
Where Can an Elephant Hide? contains 180 creative thinking challenges will encourage Key Stage 1 (KS1) pupils to think outside of the box. The activities will make your pupils think or, perhaps more accurately, make them want to think. Use the CD-Rom to display the activities on the interactive whiteboard, or give each pupil a photocopiable sheet, and fire up their imaginations.
Where Can an Elephant Hide? contains 180 tried-and-tested activities to kick-start Key Stage 1 (KS1) children’s learning. The creative thinking challenges are ideal for daily use. Engage your pupils with them first thing in the morning for maximum effect.
The activities encourage children to think outside of the box, portray concepts pictorially and collaborate with each other. Pupils will develop the skills needed to organize and understand information.
The 15-minute challenges are clear, self-explanatory and easy to administer. Ready-made for busy teachers, you can use the CD-Rom to display the activities on interactive whiteboard. The teacher’s book provides photocopiable sheets, helpful hints and extension ideas.
Very often teachers will sense thereʼs an elephant in the (class)room. The unspoken assumption being that, when a lesson begins, learning somehow takes place through an uninterrupted process of osmosis.
Unfortunately, this is a little like the old adage about taking a horse to water … .
Where Can an Elephant Hide? is not about horses, itʼs about elephants – flying ones at that. And the whole idea is that the activities will make your pupils think. Or perhaps, more accurately, they will make them want to think.
Why not challenge your pupils to find out who in the class can draw the straightest line without a ruler, or ask them to think of as many things as they can that are loud. Choose an activity that suits your pupilsʼ needs and your mood.
|Age Groups||5 - 7 years,|
|Product format||Teacher resource with CD-rom/DVD|
|Market restriction||There are no market restrictions for this book.|
Sample Brain Gain activity: Engage in deeper thought and reflection (795.77 KB)
Sample Chicken and Egg activitiy: Think outside the box (897.81 KB)
Sample Create and Make activity: Transform ideas into three dimensions (663.99 KB)
Sample Movers and Shakers activity: Needs collaboration and cooperation (712.89 KB)
Sample Quick Draw activity: Perceive and portray concepts in pictures (947.96 KB)