Talking and Thinking tree. The children write on a leaf about whatever your topic or discussion is about. Hang it on the magic tree to help it to grow. Great for parents evening comments too! Idea from Claire Warden's Talking and Thinking Books.
Our floorbook planning for our building topic, left hand page is the ideas they have before we start the topic, and the righthand side is the pictures we gather during the topic and comments the kids make when looking back at what they did.