Mrs. Weisbrod's Kindergarten Class
Rosholt Elementary
Rosholt, Wisconsin

The kindergartners enjoyed Autumn. We visited The Benn Nature Conservancy, collecting treasures from the forest floor for nature bags and nature collages. Five things most commonly seen by the class on the fieldtrip provided the substance for the group constructed Kid Pix graphs. The digital camera was used to photograph “hands on” graphs of pine cones, leaves, pumpkins, and squash. The two activities coincided beautifully with our math unit on graph construction.

Wisconsin State Standards Used in This Project

Use the science content being learned to ask questions, plan investigations, make observations, make predictions, and offer explanations.

Use data they have collected to develop explanations and answer questions generated by investigations.

Communicate the results of their investigations in ways their audiences will understand by using charts, graphs, drawings, written descriptions, and various other means, to display their answers.

Communicate mathematical ideas in a variety of ways, including words, numbers, symbols, pictures, charts, graphs, tables, diagrams, and models.

Connect mathematical learning with other subjects, personal experiences, current events, and personal interests.

Use a computer and productivity software to organize and create information.

Use media and technology to create and present information.

Patricia Knox & Susan Silverman - Fall Into Autumn 2004