photoGRAPH Lesson Plan
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photoGRAPH Lesson Plan

Use these self-portrait cut outs all year long for any graphing lesson!
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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 20in x 30in x 3/16in Colored Foam Board, small

20in x 30in x 3/16in Colored Foam Board

 Elmer’s Repositionable Glue Stick, small

Elmer’s Repositionable Glue Stick

 

Material List

  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Permanent Markers
  • 2 Elmer’s Foam Boards
  • Elmer’s repositionable glue or Velcro
  • Removable picture hangers
  • Pictures-close-ups of students’ faces
  • Drawing or writing paper
 

Project Instructions

Grades: K-2

Lesson Duration: On Going

Standards:
Common Core State Standards for Mathematics: Measurement and Data
Kindergarten

  • Classify objects into given categories; count the numbers of objects in each category and sort the categories by counting.

First Grade

  • Organize, represent, and interpret data with up to three categories; ask and answer questions about the total number of data points, how many in each category, and how many more or less are in one category than in another.

Second Grade

  • Draw a picture graph and a bar graph (with single-unit scale) to represent a data set with up to four categories. Solve simple put- together, take-apart, and compare problems using information presented in a bar graph.

Essential Question(s):
What information can we interpret and gather from creating and/or studying a graph?

Objectives:

  • Students will use collected information to create graphs
  • Students will interpret graphs
  • Students will construct and answer questions about graphs


Materials:

  • Elmer’s Glue
  • Permanent Markers
  • 2 Elmer’s Foam Boards
  • Elmer’s repositionable glue or Velcro (shown)
  • Removable picture hangers
  • Pictures-close-ups of students’ faces
  • Drawing or writing paper

Directions:
On the first day of school, take pictures of students’ faces. Print pictures and cut out and laminate each one.

Use two or more Elmer’s Foam Boards to make a reusable graphing board. Choose a horizontal or vertical bar graphing style (horizontal shown).
1. Cut strips of Velcro and position strips to the board as shown.
2. Position smaller pieces of Velcro to the side of the board as well for removable graphing ideas (Shown, “by bike, by car” etc..).
3. Position Velcro at the top of the board to allow for titles to be easily changed (Shown, “How We Get To School”.
4. Secure a removable picture hanger to the back of the board so you can easily move your board as needed.

Graphing Lesson Ideas:

  • Lunch Orders
  • Attendance
  • Class voting
  • How we get to or from school
  • Favorite color
  • Favorite author
  • Ages
  • How many Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer birthdays
  • Is your shirt striped, print, plaid or solid?
  • What time did you go to sleep last night?
  • How many people are in your family?
  • How many brothers do you have?
  • How many sisters do you have?
  • How many grandmothers/fathers do you have?
  • How many teeth have you lost?
  • How many pets do you have at home?
  • How many windows are in your house?
  • How many televisions are in your house?
  • How many rooms are in your house?
  • How many pairs of shoes do you have?
  • How many pockets do you have on your clothing today?
  • How many syllables are in your first name?
  • How many syllables are in your last name?
  • How many vowels are in your name?