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The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6

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The GIANT Encyclopedia of Monthly Activities For Children 3 to 6

Materials

  • large piece of cardboard
  • pen
  • yardstick

 

What to do

1. Use the pen and yardstick to draw six columns on the piece of cardboard.

2. Divide the columns into 2" squares.

3. Label the top of the columns: rainy, snowy, foggy, windy, sunny, and cloudy. Write the days and/or dates on the lefthand side of the graph (see sample on the next page).

4. Put the graph by the window.

5. Each day, pick a child to look out the window and color in a square(s) in the correct column. More than one square can be colored on days that have a mixture of weather.

6. Each day read the graph, counting how many days have each type of weather. Use math terms such as more, less, higher, lowers, equal, and so on.

7. Each month start a new graph.

8. Keep each month's graph for comparison to the others to see which months have the most rain, sun, and so on.

 

-Barbara Saul, Eureka, CA

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