Friday, March 16, 2012

Graphing the Playground Plus SPRING BREAK!

Hard At Work!
Well, I MADE IT!! Spring break is finally here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So before I sign off and refuse to think about work for the week, here's one more post about the last few days.

This week we've been talking about tallies & graphing.  We did class graphs, graphed our Lucky Charms marshmallows, etc.  And a couple of days ago I came up with an idea to end our week with and it turned out to be really fun!

We've been having gorgeous weather, so I created a little sheet with various playground equipment listed (slide, swings, merry-go-round, etc.).  Then I partnered them up and took them outside to tally the equipment we had on our playground.  We brought the data back and compared info. to make sure everyone counted correctly.
Some serious counting going on!

The next day they individually turned that data into a graph.  It turned out to be a nice little final activity/assessment of graphing.  But of course, their favorite part was being outside and collecting the data.  They did a great job of staying focused even though spring fever was personally starting to kick in for me!  

If your spring break hasn't come yet, hang in there (and nanny-nanny-boo-boo!! ;).  For those of you off this week, have a very restful and happy spring break...enjoy every minute of it and may you return to work rested and rejuvenated for the last few weeks of school!

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