Introductory Activity: The teacher will begin the lesson with students on the rug by reading the big book Graph It! by Jennifer Osborne. We will discuss the different types of graphs and charts presented in the book. We will discuss examples of charts we have created throughout the year in our classroom.
Developmental Activity: We will review the colors, color words, and sorting by color. Students will interact with an online website that will be projected onto the whiteboard with the LCD projector. Students will discuss the name of the wireless computer mouse and the proper ways to use it. Students will complete color sorting game as students are chosen to interact with the game.
Culminating Activity: Students will work with their table partner to complete this activity. Sorting and graphing pages will be projected onto whiteboard with the LCD projector for students to see. Students will use the conversation hearts and printed sorting page to sort the candies by colors. Students will then work together with the teacher to complete a graph by color with the data we collected. Students will use crayons to color their own printed graph page. Students will then write the number below each color to identify the total number of candies in each color group.
Students will then discuss and identify groups/colors and the total number of candies in each. Students will then identify the groups that are greater than, less than, or equal to in the groups. This data will be recorded as a group on the whiteboard.