Friday, April 18, 2014

Jelly Bean Fun!

Hey everyone! It's Nicki from Mrs. Thigpen's Kindergarten.

It's been a busy week prepping for Spring Break! (Yes mine is finally upon us! It starts the 21st!) I didn't think it would ever get here! 

One thing we always love to do is our Jelly Bean Graph!

This year I used Sweet Tart Jelly Beans to work with.

These are SO much better than regular jelly beans. 

So we had fun with a little graph.

I put the graph up on the Mimio (anyone else have one of these?) using the document camera. This really helps my littles who sometimes struggle following along or doing something like this independently.

As you can see, I even put my jelly beans under the document camera so that my students can see it step by step. Most of mine caught on quickly because we've done a few of these before, but it always helps those kiddos who need to "see" it and do it!
                                                                   In action!
Of course, they sorted the jelly beans first, then I passed out their papers. We graphed each color step by step and together. Once they moved to the number words and adding, most of them took off on their own. 

 Aren't they pretty colors?

Here's a little freebie for you!
Students can graph, count (write the number word), and add!

This isn't just for Easter either...use this any time of year! :)

Click on the picture to grab it!

Thanks for reading!

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