Oh Good Graph!

Thank you Cara for the opportunity to share some oldies but goodies!  It’s my first time linking up!  Here’s a post that shares one of the activities that I use during the first two weeks of school that joins graphing and getting to know you together in a fun and academic way! {it’s free}
Graphing provides a meaningful opportunity for
children to represent and communicate important
mathematical relationships. 

Last year towards the beginning of the school year,  I shared my class’ graphs that we built together.  

Each day for one week, I introduced a new graph and together, we built it! 

 After we built certain graphs, some students recreated the graphed amounts with unifix cubes and we were able to extend the comparisons even further!  We added, compared, subtracted the differences, and analyzed data!  

The students were the subject of their studies so the interest level was HIGH!

This year, I recreated my graphing titles and labels and put them into a packet to share with my best friends in blogging!  THAT’S YOU!  🙂  

Click the picture above for a free download of the entire bulletin board

Thank you Cara for a fabulous linky!

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  1. OK, how sweet are you?? I just LOVE that their little faces are prominently placed on those graphs; I don't think I've ever seen that before.

    How are you doing without your girl in the house? It's been so great to have mine home this summer, even though she has to suffer through College Physics every morning. Ugh . . . . .

    OK, enough playing – I've got some workbook pages to create.

    Saturday smiles,

    The Corner On Character

  2. I love the idea of using the kids' pictures. Graphing is not my favorite thing to teach because the results are rarely "authentic". The kids don't seem to have a mind of their own. Despite all of the "Be your own person" chats and secret voting, they still vote based on what their friends are voting for and it drives me crazy! Some of my girls actually had some pretty elaborate hand signals and eye movements to let their friends know what to vote for. 🙂 Really?! Not once person likes hamburgers? Everyone wants an electric eel as a pet? You've ALL been to MARS? Ha! Those crazy kids! Thank you for being so generous with your lesson ideas!

  3. Wow! Seriously? I love these graphs and never thought to do them in this manner. The kids will love this! I wish I could create things like this. All I can do is make what everyone else has created. Thank you and please keep creating for those of us who can only make!
    2nd Grade Rising Stars

  4. Just came across this! Better late than never! Will so be doing this when we go back. You are awesome! Thanks for the freebie! Happy summer!

  5. Yay! I saw this idea last year and tried to recreate it, but your special touch was definitely missing thanks so much for your generosity. You must have awsome karma. 🙂

  6. Wow! Thank you so much! Our second graders are supposed to be graded on their report cards for their graphing skills and our math series offers very little learning in this area. I am going to definitely be using this as a supplemental unit! Happy 4th of July!

    Bitty Bilinguals

  7. I have used this product before, and loved it! However, I cannot find it on TPT any longer. Unfortunately, my coworker had purchased it on her TPT and has since retired. Can I still get a copy of it?