School Cafeteria Food
Bilingual First Grade
Topic: Gathering and Graphing Information
Purpose: to gather and graph data.
Materials:notebooks,pencils,erasers, map pencils, graph paper,markers,
butcher paper,scotch tape.
Prior knowledge: Days of the week, numbers 1-100.
Procedure: The students will gather information in their notebooks,
for the duration of two weeks, about how many children get their lunches
in the cafeteria and how many bring lunches from home. The teacher will
also do the same activity on a large chart with 10 colums, so children
can see the daily gathered data. Each column should be labeled with
a day of the week. The first column should be labeled "MONDAY", the
second "TUESDAY", etc.
When two weeks have gone by, the data will be graphed as large group
activity and then, each student will begin independent work on their
graphs. The students should be allowed to work cooperativelyr.
Extension: Make a list of what students eat everyday for two
weeks. Choose 5 items that are eaten more than once in the two weeks.
Graph what foods are eaten the most and the least times.
Copyright © Monica Cossio, June, 2001.