Thursday, November 17, 2011

“Pie” Charts!

Just had to share a fun pie chart I’m doing with my kiddos next week.  We will be making pumpkin “pies” (crushed graham crackers, vanilla pudding with a smidge of pumpkin pie from a can, and some whipped cream) thanks to my smarty pants co-worker!  Then, we will create a pie chart of our favorite pie.  The kids will color their piece of the “pie” according to the key and then we will group them together on our chart.  I made the surrounding area look similar to a pie crust just to reinforce that this is a *PIE* chart.  I know they will love it!  We made a quick favorite veggie pie chart today using a simple circle drawn in paint divided into equal-ish parts.  The kids then used the paint bucket to drop color into the “pie pieces.”  Great way to explore graphing with the four-year-olds!


I have to say a big thank you to my previous co-teacher who showed me this fun way of creating pie charts with the kids!  Although, we had never made a pie chart about pies with the 5-K kiddos!   Smile 

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Alphabet Sounds

My school district uses No More Letter of the Week to teach the letter sounds.  I created a half-page folded book for my little ones to practice the sounds with.  All images are from No More Letter of the Week found here.

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