Who knew graphing could be so much fun? Once we started it was hard to get the girls to stop!
Our math program had the girls graph the hair color of family members (we are using Saxon Math kindergarten this year which has worked well since it has limited writing but big concepts). When we finished Mia asked if we could graph people’s pizza. I don’t know where the idea came from but it started us on quite a graphing kick.
Our first question was “What is your favorite pizza?” The girls came up with the choices: cheese, pepperoni, meat & vegetables (Supreme), vegetarian, every pizza (Mia’s pick), and no pizza.
To make our graphs we used the profile pictures from our family magnets and sheets of paper taped together (yes, posterboard would work but I’m trying to be more frugal).
Then the girls Skyped with family and friends and asked them their question to graph their responses.
After working on our pizza pictagraph, Zoe wanted to come up with her own question. Since she loves her lovey, she asked “What was your favorite comfort item when you were a baby?” Her choices were: lovey, blanket, teddy bear, stuffed animal, doll, or nothing.
What I love about this is that the kiddos were making up the questions and then investigating and reporting the results. They were practicing so many skills! It was also a great way to connect with family and friends and include them in our learning.