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January 16, 2013

Marzano's Thought Clouds

A while back I won a giveaway from Tonya's Treats for Teachers - and I was able to choose a product from her store.  I chose her Thinking Clouds by Marzano.  I laminated them right away, but since then they have just been sitting in a basket that I randomly choose bubbles out of when we discuss the stories.  It was hard for me to remember what the different colors meant.  It wasn't until Tuesday that I figured out a place to sort them and hang them up (since every inch of my walls are covered).  

I just wanted to share my classroom pictures.

I placed them in plastic red cups on the edge of my whiteboard.  Right now they just have a pushpin stuck inside to hold the cup to the wall.  I think I need to change them to strong pushpins since I've already knocked one cup from the wall - but overall, if I'm the only one touching them they should be fine.

I used plain white labels and wrote the type of skill the prompts are, and then color coded the cups.  

I think they will be much more efficient for me to use this way (just like Tonya had them) rather than all together.  
Hope you have a great day!



  1. I am SOOO glad you like them! They are very useful! Just to say thank you for this post, the next person to comment will win a set for free! Just email me:)

    Tonya’s Treats for Teachers

    1. I liked them too...I just added them to my wishlist:)

      Thanks to both of you: Tonya for Making and Emily for posting!

      My Teacher Friend

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    1. Nichole - Please email Tonya or myself (and then I could pass on your email to her). It's an awesome product that she has created.

  3. Y'all are sooooo creative! Marzano's books are wonderful . . . I just wish I had more time to read them and apply more of what I learn from them to fun things like you! I'm glad I found your blogspot . . . can hardly wait to check out more stuff here!
    Kay Butler

    1. Thank you for stopping by. It's been a very long time since I have read his books... back in college, but I do remember and use his levels of thinking. These sticks really make it easy to incorporate.

  4. Very neat! Love the cup idea!

  5. These look awesome! But then I LOVE all of Tonya's stuff! I wish I could live in her pocket and learn from her all day long.


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