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Jump Class Jump: Measurement & Graphing

Jump Class Jump: Measurement & Graphing

Measurement is usually so much fun to teach and explore, but it makes for an even better lesson if you can go outside! Yesterday was such a beautiful day we just had to move math to our breezeway.

Jump Class Jump: Measurement & Graphing

We got into the frog jumping spirit by enjoying Robert Kalan’s Jump, Frog, Jump. This book will probably spark more conversation about the food chain than measurement, but it’s just a fun repetitive text and I value those side conversations in a lesson.

Then, we gathered up our sidewalk chalk, a ruler, and a couple of iPads. Before we went outside we decided how to record our data. Each class (I teach to sections of math – my teaching partner and I flexibly mix up our classes in the afternoon so we have the Frogs & Owls groups) decided on a different method of graphing each jump.

One decided on using Haiku Deck (read more about graphing with Haiku Deck here).

Jump Class Jump: Measurement & Graphing #iPadEd

In the other group, one student suggested using Number Frames, and a beautiful idea for a picture graph was born! I LOVE how creative this was!

Jump Class Jump: Measurement & Graphing  #creativity #mathchat

When we got outside we used the chalk and ruler to mark a starting line and feet markers along our jumping path. Basically making a giant ruler. Then, we started jumping. Students counted down the jumper, then marked the spot their toes landed with a line and their initials.

Jump Class Jump: Measurement & Graphing  - marking our jumps

Each student then had to look at their line and decide which measurement line it was closest to. Then they’d record their jump on our iPad graph. The other iPad was used by students to take pictures.

When everyone had jumped we were able to gather around and look at the data on our “measuring stick” and on our graph. We shared our thinking and I recorded it on a Pic Collage.

analyzing our data analyzing our data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then today, each class was able to look at the data from both classes jumps. It was an opportunity for some great comparison statements, number sentences, and other inferences to be made! Such great math conversation was had because we documented our measurement fun!

Analyzing both class' data

I hope you’ll be able to get outside, learn and discover with your class in what’s left of your school year!

MZ Sig

Character Traits: Sketchnotes & Word Clouds 

Character Traits: Sketchnotes & Word Clouds 

Since my last two posts have been Mo Willems themed, I thought I’d share this Elephant and Piggie project from earlier this spring. In addition to loving The Pigeon, we also LOVE Mo Willems’ Elephant and Piggie books. So naturally, while working on inferring character traits, we used these two hilarious characters. As we read multiple… Continue Reading


Inquiry Projects with ThingLink

Inquiry Projects with ThingLink

Have you experienced one of those incredible moments where an inquiry project is born? They’re amazing! We were just reading our morning poem, and I asked a question about the picture that sparked about 15 minutes worth of conversation. It took about that long before I actually read the poem. Our Christmas Tree, a poem in… Continue Reading


iHaiku You

iHaiku You

Tomorrow I’m excited to share about creating iPoetry at iPadPalooza 2014. This week has been filled with great sessions, awesome connections, and new ideas to celebrate! My brain is full of things to test out over the summer and as soon as I get back to my classroom! Below is the Smore for my iHaiku… Continue Reading


The Making of Our Year In Poems

The Making of Our Year In Poems

I can hardly believe this year is almost over! I am so incredibly proud of my hard working students, and will miss this little group so much! They have grown so much as leaners this year, and I have so enjoyed sharing that learning with them. To celebrate our year together we decided to tap… Continue Reading


Year End Projects – First Grade Poets Create An Anthology

Year End Projects – First Grade Poets Create An Anthology

In order to keep us both excited, and reflective, about our year together my First Graders have been furiously working on creating an anthology. Just the word “anthology” has gotten them excited. It’s so much more interesting than just saying yearbook. We brainstormed a list of all the things we have done this year –… Continue Reading