Monday, August 8, 2011

Math/Literacy Centers: Surveys for Kids Make Your Own Freebie

This idea for a Survey Centers was completely kid designed.  In my Write the Room center, I provided clipboards and different styles of paper and my students started going around the room asking each other questions.  Well, after the second week of getting surveyed with the same question "What's Your Favorite Ice Cream?" I decided I needed to provide the students with more than just the blank paper and my verbal ideas because, with those tools, they were still having just as much fun inquiring about kinds of ice cream day after day. 
So, hence the idea for the Survey Center came along.  I love it because it also incorporates math standards (collecting and analyzing data, graphing, tallying, etc...) along with literacy standards.  It also quickly becomes another classroom favorite which is independent, so I can run my small groups with limited interruption (always a teacher's dream!).
I am providing you with some blank graphing templates so you can make your own "Survey Centers" (which is how I started in my classroom) or you can check out my 30 already made, kid friendly, easy-to-differentiate Survey Centers for Kids.


Click here or on the picture above to check it out.

3 comments:

  1. I love these. As soon as I get some money, I'll be purchasing this pack. Great idea!

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  2. Thanks Kerri! I am excited to use them in my room this year. It is the same idea that you can easily make with the free templates I provided, but, now they are all fancied up! Is it us or the kids that love the fancy schmancy stuff? Oh wait, it's both! :) Thanks again. I really love to read comments from my readers! Krissy

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  3. What a great idea! I love how serious the kids get with a clipboard! Thanks for sharing & I'll check out your packet when I get paid!

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