# 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}

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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,

Barbara
The Corner On Character

2. They look great, thanks! As I was looking at your graphs, I was thinking, oh that's a cool idea to use their pictures. Then I remembered I used their pictures too. I had them on stickers with their name, but I love the look of the heads alone. So cute!

3. I LOVE how you used the children's pictures on the graphs! Great idea!
❀Jodi
Fun In First

4. Ok……you're a SUPER Teacher!!! That's all there is to it!!! Wowza is all I can say:)))You my dear are such an inspiration!!!!

5. I LOVE this !!!! What a great way to start the year……thank you so much 🙂

6. Love it! You are on a ROLLLLLL!!! Thanks for sharing! I am so doing this 🙂

7. WOOO HOOO thank you, time saved and super cute signs!
Tammy

8. I LOVE this!! I know the kids will love seeing graphs with their pictures!! Thanks Reagan- you are awesome! 🙂

9. WOW!! These are wonderful! Your students can definitely connect with the lesson/graphs! Their motivation must be bursting through your classroom windows and doors! THANKS for sharing!

10. You are awesome. Thanks for sharing. The kiddos love seeing pictures of themselves. It really engages them in the learning process.
Tammy

11. 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!

12. Thanks Reagan! I began reading your post and was thinking, I need to pin every one of these to remember your topic idea and then what a great surprise at the end! Thanks so much!

Laura
Kinder Kraziness

13. Love, Love, Love these graphing ideas! Thank you for a such a wonderful freebie!

14. Thank you for these super-cool graphs! And I LOVE the title- "Oh Good Graph" – it cracks me up!

15. Reagan ,
I love the graphs; I love your blog;I love that I am one of your "Best Blogging Friends" (be still my heart :).
Thank you!
Camille
An Open Door

16. This is so stinkin' cute!!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us! 🙂

17. I love this! Adding their pictures to the graphs makes the learning so much more memorable. I can't wait to try it out!!

Hooty's Homeroom

18. I love this — where did I get my ideas before I started following your blog???

19. Thanks so much for this!!!! I can't wait to use this in my class this year! Too sweet for sharing!! I love it!

20. So cute! I love this idea and the kids must be so excited about these!

21. 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!

22. This has got to be the cutest idea I have seen in a while. I use my student's pictures for attendance on the Smart Board but this is so original. Man oh man will they love this. Thanks so much for the idea 🙂

Always A Lesson

23. 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!

24. Fantastic!! Thank you for the freebie!

25. Ok, I am in love with those graphs! I am so doing that this year! Thank you for the great Throwback Thursday!
~C
Blue Eye Life

26. 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. 🙂

27. Yipeeeeee! Thank you so much! Off to make this! Happy 4th!

28. Graphing GALORE!!! Fabulous Reagan! Now what is the fastest way to take those cute pics of the kiddos and get them printed out to use in the graphs? Do you have suggestions for keeping photos on hand? I simply LOVE that idea of incorporating their sweet faces with anchor charts!
Ten Finger WOO HOO for you!
Julie
Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

29. 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!

Bobbi
Bitty Bilinguals

30. Ginger Reynolds says:

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?