1-2-3 Come Record The Temperature With Me
Showing students how to read a thermometer and checking the daily temperature, is a quick, easy and fun way to collect and analyze data.
Two recording sheets help students do that, as well as reinforce tally marks and the concept of comparing and contrasting data.
At the end of the month students can make graphs to show their results.
The packet includes a paper thermometer slider "craftivity", a temperature log, a tally mark data collection sheet, and 2 templates for grafhing their results.
Click on the link to view/download the temperature data collection packet.
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Spring Into The Garden and Reinforce Color and Number Words
In My Garden is another easy reader that’s great for your writing center or Daily 5 activities too. Once students get used to these little booklets they feel empowered and it builds their self-esteem as well as their skills.
This booklet reinforces number and color words and touches on a little science as it involves insects, which can lead to a discussion of what might go on in a garden.
I’ve included 2 graphing extensions to nail that core standard as well.
Besides the graphing extensions, the booklet also offers a variety of other discussion opportunities
All of the things in the garden are seen doing something. Do they all do the same thing?
The last page asks students how high they can count to. Which student in your class can count the highest? How high is that?
When everyone has completed their booklet, read it as a whole group to reinforce concepts of print and so students can take it home and enjoy sharing it with their families.
Click on the link to view/download In My Garden
You may also want to teach or read the nursery rhyme Mary How Does Your Garden Grow? I never had enough time for my nursery rhyme unit at the end ot the year, so I tried to plug in nursery rhymes throughout the year, whenever they seemed to fit with other themes.
Click on the link to view/download this nursery rhyme. (2 anchor chart-posters)
I hope your day is filled with sunshine and flowers and that you can flutter on over tomorrow for some more tips.
A Y5 report card standard is “Listens and Follows Directions.”
A teacher can certainly tell you in a heartbeat which students don’t listen and follow directions.
There are a zillion oral examples of that on a daily basis, but what if you have to prove it to a parent during conferences?
Showing them some incorrectly done worksheet examples doesn't always do the trick. Perhaps they are listening, but don’t understand the concept.
This was a huge reason why I decided to do a glyph each month.
I could whole-group assess in minutes, the children LOVED doing them, I had an instant seasonal bulletin board or decoration for the hall, students could analyze data and figure out which of their classmates did which glyphs AND I had lots of examples to show parents whether their child was indeed listening and following directions or not; plus I, as well as their classmates, learned more about the students each time we did one.
Here is a fun glyph for March. If you want students to analyze the data and figure out who did the glyph, simply fold the corner with their names on over.
Be sure and make your own personal sample. Students enjoy seeing their teacher's pictoral answers. For my age, I tell them to count the first 5 bows by 10's and then add the rest. The polka dot glyph is mine. The triangle glyph is a friend's child.
I’ve included 10 matching graphs so you can practice another standard and see how your students answered the questions as a whole group.
Click on the link to view/download Kite Glyphs and Graphs
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more kite activities.