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Merry GRAPHmas with Reindeer!

See that title..... that's right... we about to head into my FAVORITE month of the year!  DECEMBER.... here we come (full of high-energy kids who completely forgot the classroom rules after Thanksgiving break... but that's ok!)

I absolutely love THEME teaching... and the holidays are the perfect time to do that and incorporate your favorites themes with the content you are teaching.  Teacher heart happy....check!

This week in Math we started our graphing unit down in kindergarten, and we decided to make this week all about REINDEER!  So needless to say.... we were going to be graphing about some reindeer at some point in the week!  We have all seen the typical graphs.... "Have you ever seen a reindeer? YES/NO".....  But I wanted something fun and maybe a little non-serious for this particular graph!  We were going to graph "Our Favorite Reindeer"!

Oh.... don't worry... they didn't have eight choices!  I narrowed it down to three and we of course had to include the one and only Rudolph, and then I added Comet and Prancer to the mix as well :)

In order for my students to get to know the other "not-so-famous" reindeer, I created these little posters to help us get to know more about our three choices!  (otherwise EVERYONE would choose Rudolph....right?!)  ;)

After learning about our three choices, each student had to select their favorite based off what we knew about them.

I created this anchor chart with the students and labeled the graph as we went through it together!

What do you know.... Rudolph is the winner :)

We went through our graph, naming the title, our three choices, what was our DATA that we gathered and our results.

After doing this whole group, each student then created their own (and yes... a themed craft for the win!) little reindeer graph!

I hung all of their graphs and our class graph outside of the classroom, along with "Merry Graphmas"  Lol!  

You can grab this craftivity, the reindeer posters, AND the Merry Graphmas letters by clicking any of the pictures above or HERE!

And yes..... its FREE :)

Have a great rest of the week :)

Next week's theme..... Gingerbread!!!!!!!!

Jessica Travis
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  1. Jessica'!' My team and I are doing Reindeer next week and this will be absolutely perfect!!! Great ideas! thanks so much for sharing!!!

  2. Oh my goodness! This is such an adorable idea! I can't wait to do it with my 2nd graders. Thank you for sharing your idea and making it a FREEBIE too! :)

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  3. I can't grab the freebie for the reindeer. Any suggestions?


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