Mrs. Barbee
Legend Springs Elementary School
Glendale, Arizona


In my kindergarten class, we were studying desert animals. We had author Jennifer Ward out to our school to read her book "Way Out West in the Desert." We chose three animals from the book and graphed our favorite. Since I have two sections of kindergarten, I had discussions with each class on why they chose the animal they did, and we counted all students' work (both classes) for the most and least. It helped the students when we referred to all three animals in the same order each time.


1.  Which animal has 7 votes?

jackrabbit scorpion coyote


2.  Which animal did the students like the most?

scorpion jackrabbit coyote


3.  Which animal did the students like the least?

  scorpion   jackrabbit coyote