Monday, July 26, 2010

Fairytales, myths and legends - a starting point with our thinking hats on...

Thanks to Mrs McGhie and the Room 16 cyber kids for the inspiration...
Today we put our thinking hats on and came up with the following ideas to start off our learning on Fairytales, Myths and Legends...

White hat ideas:
You can make them up.
Fairytales, Myths and Legends aren't real.
Some people believe in myths and legends.
There are lots of Fairytales.
Fairytales normally have happy endings.
Fairytales always start with Once upon a time.
Fairytales are made up.
Fairytales are miracles.
Fairytales have lots of bravery.

Yellow hat ideas:
You can make them up.
They can have anything in them.
Fairytales aren't real.
Fairytales have been told for a long time.
There are lots of fairytales.
Fairytales are sometimes funny.
Fairytales always have a happy ending.
They have weapons.
They are good to read.
Fairytales are long and fun to read.

Black hat ideas:
Fairytales usually have bad guys or evil people.
Fairytales are not real.
There are more boys than girls in fairytales.
It is bad that ther are no bad endings.
Why do they make the stories so evil.
They are made up.
How come fairytales are not true.

Red hat ideas:
Some are funny and some aren't.
Some are sad.
Some are exciting.
Some make me cry.
Some make me laugh.
Some make me happy.
Some fairytales, myths and legends are really funny.
Some are awesome and some aren't.
You can feel really scared or sad.
Sometimes fairytales have battles that are scary or sad.

Green hat ideas:
We could create more characters.
Goldilocks could go to the North Pole and go to the Polar Bear's house.
The gingerbread man could get new icing accessories and a new little checkered shirt.
It is possible that fairytales are real.
Anything is possible in a fairytale.

Blue hat ideas:
Positive active thinking is needed.
You need to concentrate and think about the story.
You need to predict what the story is about.
You need to think about good questions to ask when you are reading them.
You need to think about the goodies before you read the stories.
You need to think if they are good to read or not.
There is lots to think about and lots to read.