We have arrived at the end of our first full week of school. In math, we did one of my favorite activities which involved graphing. I did a review of the three main types of graphs and their uses (circle - percent, bar - parts of a whole, line - changes over time). We did a sample in which I randomly rolled numbers between 0 and 99, graphing them in the form of a line graph.
The next activity involved them answering two survey questions: choosing a preferred color from a list and how many siblings they have. Each set of data was used to make a sample bar graph.
The last activity was the most fun and the class did an AMAZING job! They were to create one survey question, ask their classmates, and then graph the results. One thing I emphasized was that beyond accuracy, there is no one correct way. They were free to be creative as long as the end product of a graph matched their data.
In social studies, students at first were given time to complete their graphs since we had to stop to go to specials. Then, they began thinking about a poster for a UN Sustainable Goal.
Literacy was about setting up a reading log and how it should be filled out. Students were given some time to read independently and then filled out the entry. They were then given time to continue working on their stories.