Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Mrs"

DAY 177

Today when the students entered the classroom, instead of having them write in their journals, I gave them a data collection sheet from....Deanna Jump's unit??  Or was it Kim Adsit's?  Or Ms. Pederson's?  I can't remember which because I am using activities from all of them.  ANYWHO....the children were to find out, "Do you like to swim in the pool or the ocean better?"  What you need to know is that the beach is about seven miles from our school!  The children LOVED collecting data, although I did have to stop them midway and tell them to stick with one answer and not change it for each person that asked. 

After the students finished writing names in the graph, they put tally marks in the corresponding boxes, and then wrote about their data.  They are STILL having so much trouble with "How many more?" types of questions.  I have had them stand in two lines and form arm bridges and the ones that are "left over" - nobody to make a bridge with - are the "MORE".  I showed them how they could make those bridges on paper with the two bars on the graph....Some just aren't ready, or I am not doing a good job with it.  Anyone have any other ideas?

One little funny....When the children asked me my preference, instead of writing my whole name, they decided to just call me "Mrs." like Junie B. Jones!  I kind of like that...I'm now, "Mrs."!

And in case you are wondering....13 preferred swimming in the pool, and 6 preferred swimming in the ocean.  Who would've thunk?!  I guess that's what happens when you live close to the beach and take it for granted...


Some of our ocean-themed activities:  A Home for Hermit Crab




Yo Ho, Yo Ho,
We're so cool.
We are pirates,
and we love school!

~ From Pirates Go to School by Corrine Demas




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  2. That graphing idea was from my Ocean Animals Unit! :) Thanks for sharing! http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Ocean-Animals-Math-and-Literacy-Activities-for-the-Common-Core

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  5. LOVE those pirates. I plan on doing a pirate week this year. I know what you mean about forgetting which packet you get something from, I always use a combo of a few and can't keep them straight sometimes. Always such great ideas on TpT!

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