Greetings friends! I am off to NYC this week to meet some of my blogging buds at the Blogher Conference. Make sure you follow me on facebook to see what we are up to. Since I will be gone (last time, I promise, for the summer) a few friends are stepping in to share some of their genius with you. Make sure you stop by every day. You don't want to miss what we have in store! ~Crystal
Hi folks! It's Kelley Dolling from Teacher Idea Factory. I cannot tell you how excited I am to be guest bloggin' here today! When I heard Crystal needed a few people to jump in for her while she was out of town, I practically elbowed my way to the front of the line :) In my defense, Kreative in Kinder is one of my absolute faves and I just couldn't help myself!
On that note, I couldn't be a guest in such a fancy "house" without offering up something extra special. So, I scoured my files and "slept on it for a few nights" before coming up with this fun ditty -- MY POCKET GRAPH.
I ran with this activity in both Kinder and 1st grade and both crews just ate it up. There is just something about counting pockets that has 'em hooked into this graphing exercise from the get go.
Interested in learning more? Here's how this one rolls.
- Pass out a graphing sheet to each student in your class on a Monday.
- Invite them to count their pockets and graph their results on the sheet (pants, shirts, sweatshirts, skirts, etc). I also have them tally each day as soon as they finish coloring their boxes.
- Collect and continue this process for every day of the week - be sure to take time to ask questions as you go (it's a golden opportunity)!
|CLICK HERE to get your copy!|
Thank you Fonts for Peas and Scrappin' Doodles (TPT52127)!
That's it . . . simple, quick, standards-based, and downright fun. I even get way into this one and up the ante by the end of the week. For example, I may start out in what I like to call "The Standard" pant with a shirt sans pockets on Monday. (I gotta break 'em in easy.)
However, by the end of the week I really start "playing rough" with these little knickers and a crazy pocketed top.
The kids really go for it too - they are spinning around trying to see their "rears" and pattin' themselves down. And, they always try and go get their coat from their cubbies. It's hysterical!
Well, that's it for me today, friends! If you like what you see, I'd love to have you pay me a little visit at Teacher Idea Factory in the near future.
A huge thank you to Crystal for letting me crash here today. I had a ball :)