Saturday, January 26, 2013

Freebie: Our Favorite Season Classroom Graph

We officially started working on time this week.  Notice I said "officially!" We actually work on it  throughout the year, but it's time for the big unit.   :o)   We talk about days, weeks, months and year as part of our morning calendar time everyday, but I always like demonstrating with a flashlight and globe what is actually happening with the sun and the earth during the "day" and the "night."  This is also a great science integration activity, and the kids love being able to spin the globe!

Another one of my favorite parts of this unit is talking about the different seasons.  Of course I have a favorite - Summer!!  Yeah baby!  I could totally hang out on a beach and read a book all day.  So after we talk about each of the different seasons and discuss all the different things you can do during each season, we make a large classroom graph.  Summer totally won this year.  Last year winter did.  I think it was because we had more snow last year!! 

Each student gets his or her own maker card, so when I call out a season, they get to put the card up themselves.  My kids are always excited when we do our large classroom graphs because they feel like they are part of the graph.   After we finish collecting our data, we complete our data collection and analysis sheet.  Most of my kids can read these simple sentences by themselves, so it is so exciting for them when they can complete these totally on their own.  Go Kindergarten!!  


Click here to download this fun freebie, Our Favorite Season, classroom graph from TPT.

What is your favorite season???  What you would do in your free time??

"He is like a tree planed by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers." Psalm 1:3

2 comments:

  1. We love graphs in 2nd, too! It's such a foundational math skill, it's always so strong & engaging!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized
    amyhowbert1@gmail.com

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    1. My kids really love graphing too!! Thanks Amy!

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