This week we wrapped up our graphing unit. If you missed our bowling graphing activity from last week, you can read about it here. Our math time falls right after lunch, so getting my students up and moving is a must! This week we became detectives, grocery shoppers, and we even went fishing.
Monday, we started off using our magnifying glasses to find all the missing crayons. You can find magnifying glasses here. I placed these crayon cards all around the room and explained to my students that there was a case of missing crayons that needed to be solved. Of course I added lots of drama to get them super pumped about solving the case.
As they walked around the room finding the missing crayons, they tallied which colors they found.
Then, they used the data from their tally marks to create a bar graph.
I put my students into table groups (4 students) and assigned each table a letter A through E. I placed these fruit and vegetable cards all around the room and even outside of the room. I gave each group a basket and then sent them on their way to buy up all the fruit and vegetables that had their table’s letter on them.
At the end of the week we went on a fishing trip. This graph-tivity was lots of fun!
I put my students in table groups and they took turns fishing. They each had their own recording sheet and had to record the color fish that they caught plus the color that the friends in their group caught.
After catching each fish, they had to put the fish in the bucket so that they knew which fish still need to be caught.
After recording their tally marks for the amount of each fish caught; they used that data to fill in their bar graph and answer the graph questions.
(I used small dowel rods from Wal-Mart, yarn, and round magnets to create the fishing poles. I used paper clips as “hooks” to catch the fish.)
To wrap up our learning, we worked in pairs to complete these flip flap books. My students cut and glued the lions and zebras down to the picture graph flap…then, used that data to create a tally graph and bar graph.
Afterwards, they flipped their book over and completed the questions on the back.
And there you have it….graphing on the move! We had such a blast this week! You can find ALL of the activities above in my Graphs on the Move pack here.
While I’m sitting at OT for little P, I thought I’d share a fine motor activity with y’all! 😬 I’ll be doing preschool with him at home next year (his daycare got torn up by a storm🌪) and fine motor + alphabet are two things we’ll be hitting all year. So, I wanted to incorporate as much of both into one activity as I could. 💪 These lacing cards are going to work his little fingers all while learning the alphabet and letter sounds. 🍎 These (+ several other fine motor mats) are available in my store! // Link below 💜💜 www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Alphabet-Activities-Lacing-Letter-Mats-Fine-Motor-Lacing-Card...... See MoreSee Less
A few years ago I used this Friend-Diagram activity with my students to teach compare and contrast! I always love how they turn out! It’s FREE on the blog and I re-shared it in my Weekly Recap (several weeks ago) on the blog, too! Hope you can use it! Link here 👉 // smittenwithfirstblog.com/weekly-recap-3/... See MoreSee Less
Sticky Tables was a class favorite years ago! It gets kiddos up and moving!! 🤩 It works with multiple subject areas/standards and can also be used for informal assessments! 👍 My last post showed how to use it with skip counting and here I show it used with subitizing/number sense, ABC order, and handwriting practice. See previous post for directions on how to play 💜💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Re-sharing this skip counting number lines activity from years ago! 👉 Skip counting from any given number is such an important skill for our little ones - not just reciting 2,4,6,8,etc! Here's how we did it! Put sticky notes on the table, each student chooses one sticky note to start off with and then they just fill in the boxes using an expo marker on their desk! You could even use washi tape to create the number lines! ... See MoreSee Less