First, we read and discussed:
Next, we made predictions as to which fall activity students thought would be the most popular. I was wrong in my prediction of students choosing picking pumpkins. I think that thanks to our field trip to a local farm a few weeks ago, the hayride activity was chosen the most. :)
Next, students made their choice and as a class be built the graph on our hallway bulletin board. I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ideas for what to put out there as I am not very creative on my own.
Last, students wrote about what the graph showed. Here are some samples below:
My students really enjoyed this activity. It was a nice break from our math book. I extended it by having some of my higher students write questions about the graph.
As Halloween is tomorrow, the teacher next door to me had a student of hers bring this project in. I think that it is such a great idea! Thankfully she allowed me to share it :)
She has students share mini-reports (one student per day) including: health (this one), science, news, and more. I have to talk with her more about this as I think that it is a great idea to help students with their presentation skills!
I hope that you enjoy your Halloween! :)