We always cook a feast for Thanksgiving in Dr Mays’s class. This year Dr Mays was out sick on the last day before break so we had to postpone our feast until after Thanksgiving but it was still delicious!!
This month’s graphing data was about where we would like to use maps! We have read stories about characters who used a map at the zoo, at a fair and at a farm. So we asked “Where would you like to use a map?”, made a pictograph, sorted the answers, then put them on a graph and then colored the graph! We even analyzed the data to answer questions about the graph. (Most of our class would rather use a map at the fair, if you were wondering).
This is how we literally use the illustrations and information in a book to answer questions about the story! Dr. Mays puts picture symbols of the key details on the pages of the book with velcro. Then when she asks us a comprehension question about the story, she helps us find the page where we can find the answer. Then we take the picture from the book and match it to one of the three answer choices. Then we find the answer on a worksheet and mark it! Here are some of our classmates answering questions about the story “To the Zoo”.