This graphing project can be used for grades 1-5. I have included the CC standard for first grade, but the older the student, the better the results.
This packet includes :
*a letter to students from Ella (the elf in my own classroom),
*elf templates for students to color, cut out and glue together
*a tally mark chart for each question
*a bar graph chart for each question
*follow up questions to compare the data and use math vocabulary
*Gives students practice with difficult the concept of how many more and how many fewer
*community building activity
*creative writing assignment with a 4 square graphic organizer to support emerging writers and ESL.
*Lined writing paper with colorful border
I love to have our elf, Ella, create mischief in the classroom by misplacing items and leaving surprises for the students. This is a great way to integrate academics with the holiday spirit without using religious references. These elves don’t necessarily work in Santa’s Workshop unless you want them to.