Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Morning Work: August Daily Data

I've posted about my morning work before, but since it's the start of a new year I'm going to mention it again in case you want to use it too. I start Daily Data the first week of school and it just gets a little more complex each month. I just finished putting together my August Daily Data activities. There are five weeks worth of questions to use for August but I hope nobody's started back yet and will need all five!

Anyway, Daily Data is basically just a question of the week that the kids answer on Monday and then each day they complete an activity that relates to the data. In August we do it whole group and I model every little step of the way. So we actually complete it during math time and not during morning work time. But after about a month the kids are able to complete it independenlty so I bump it up to morning work. And once the kids know what to do it's so easy to prepare. There's only one copy a week that you need to make and very little set-up (just posting the question on the board for Monday). Here's what our first week of Daily Data will look like this year:
This month all the questions are yes/no and are answered on a T-chart. On Tuesday we make a tally chart, Wednesday we write about the data, Thursday we write equations, and Friday we transfer the data to a pictograph. And then we do it all again the next week with a different question. Easy peasy!
We'll record our data on this page which is cut in half and glued into our math notebooks.


If you're interest you can check out the pack on TPT ($2.00).

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  2. So quick questions. How do the kids collect the data? Do you teach them to go to each student and ask them, or do you collect it as a class?

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    1. Good question, I should have explained more...I post the question on the board and as they arrive on Monday they put a magnet (with their name) in the appropriate place to choose their answer. So once everyone's chosen their answer the kids can start recording it on their own papers.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! If you have time stop by my blog and join my "Classroom Tours Linky Party"! I would love to see your classroom!! If you aren't ready just quite yet, share a before pic and then go back and share an after pic! :)

    Brigid

    Brigid's Daily Lesson Log

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  4. I am so excited to try this! Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  5. Hi Melissa,

    I really like your daily data activities. Would you please post pictures on your blog of what a student's journal looks like each day of the week for one week? It would also be great to see a picture of what your board looks like each day of the week. I'm excited to get started on the Daily Data for August, even though it's September.

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