Graphing the weather with preschoolers

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As I shared previously, graphing with preschoolers is a wonderful way to expand a child’s understanding of their world.

The children have been exploring the weather with the use of a graph as well.

On the top of the graph, the children answer the question “What is your favorite weather?” By titling the graph with a question, the children are encouraged to think about and share what they understand about the weather.

The children are invited to add their name under the type of weather they like best. This is a terrific way to reinforce name recognition as well as making the graphing process a personal experience for each child. The children like going back often to find their name on the graph.

Another focus of this display is to recognize different weather symbols and to promote commonly used weather related vocabulary words and terms.

Extending the Graphing Experience

Just as we followed up the ice cream graph with activities related to ice cream, as discussed yesterday, the weather graphing experience is extended by presenting additional activities that are related to weather symbols such as:

Making sunshines…

Making snowflakes…

 

 

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Deborah J Stewart

Deborah J Stewart

Every time I think I know everything I need to know about teaching young children, God says, "Hold on a minute!" and gives me a new challenge.

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