We began our study of Fall by reading several
books about apples, pumpkins, leaves and poems about fall. Fall
came very early to California this year. We have had many rainy
days so far this year which is really unusual for us. Our rain
usually comes in January and February.
We began with an experiment with apples.
We surveyed our class as to their favorite way to eat apples. We
wanted to see which apple lost the most water. We weighed each
apple daily for one week. We had a whole apple, one sliced with
its skin, one sliced without its skin, and finally one apple
with no skin and chopped into pieces.
We made a table
with our results in Excel.
Next we made webs about
the signs of Fall. We created our webs in Kidspiration 2.
Using The Graph Club. we
graphed our favorite things to do in the Fall.
Finally we drew fall
pictures using Kid Pix.
Our class had a
wonderful time learning about fall.
California Content Standards:
Reading Comprehension 2.7
Interpret information from diagrams, charts, and graphs.
Writing Organization and Focus 1.1
Group related ideas and maintain a consistent focus.
Statistics, Data Analysis, and Probability
Represent the same data set in more than one way (e.g., bar graphs and
charts with tallies).