In order to make our graphing unit a bit more interesting for the students, we are going to tally the loot from our trick-or-treat bags tonight after we are finished trick-or-treating. I know this may be a bit of work and not something you exactly want to do after being out for a few hours. However, I feel the students need to be doing math about something with which they connect - CANDY.
We created the tally chart at the end of the school day today; therefore, they are all ready to start their tallies. Children naturally group their candy, so if they group and make sub-groups, that's great, just as long as we can graph our results tomorrow morning. I will also create a tally chart with my daughter's candy. We will then compare each other's "loot" and see which is the most popular to recieve, the least and most unusual, etc. There is so much we can get from this information.
We will be sending home, over the next few days, a little assignment whereby the students will be tracking the "screen" time and their food.
A BIG thank you to the following families for sending in wonderful, yummy, and especially healthy treats today for our Halloween celebration:
- The Churchills for the garlic bread bone sticks and "blood" sauce
- The Lockies for orange slices
- The Badgely family for the carrot stick fingers and dip
The food was devoured by all our monsters. Thank you for the healthy