What is your favorite…?

Today, during math, we learned about graphs and how to collect data for a graph. We will make our own graph based on ‘favourites’ but first we needed to collect the data.

We created a question and 3 categories to choose from.  We then interviewed each person in the class our question, using a checklist to collect our data.

Next step, total the results and create our graph!

See the short clip of our excellent data collecting!

We practised many ESLR’s:

* being a communicator (speaking clearly, listening to answers given)

* being an independent learner and complex thinker (listening to how to collect data and then making the connection in creating our own question and categories)


New AM Routine!

We are finally ready to begin a new routine in the morning, upon arrival.

We have come so far since August and are demonstrating some wonderful independent learner skills.

So now when we first come in the classroom we….

1. Put away snack, water bottle etc

2. Change our reading book to take a new one home in our red folder

3. Check the whiteboard to see which learning station we are at

Four learning stations:

a. I can go book shopping – this is where we choose new books for the whole week – approximately 12-14 books based on what is a “just right” book

b. I can write letters and numbers – this is where we practise writing our sight words, writing numbers or writing a combination of both.

c. I can listen to reading – this is where we can listen to ebooks on the iPad and follow along, reading as best we can

d. I can wonder – this is where we look at a picture on the large screen and draw and write anything we ‘wonder’ about the picture in our ‘wonderings’ book.  We then share our ‘wonderings’ with the whole class before looking at the actual wonder on the website www.wonderopolis.com.  We learn a new fact each day!


We spend about 10-15 minutes on these learning activities before we launch into our day.