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Lesson Plan Template EDTECH 541 Your Name: Amy Pollington Lesson Title: Farmyard Animal Graphing Introduction:

This lesson used the book Giggle Giggle Quack to engage students before the lesson begins. This lesson focuses on graphing, counting, and greatest and least. Vocabulary: Greatest Least Graph Tally Content Area and Grade or Age Level of Students: Kindergarten Math: 5-6 yo Objectives: Students will: Graph classmates favorite animal using the student graph. Count how many students each farm animal was their favorite. Graph their favorite farm animal using a class spreadsheet on the computer. Identify which farmyard animal had the greatest number of students favorite it and which had the least. Students will tally the number of students indicated that each animal was their favorite. Standards Addressed: Math: K.1.E Count objects in a set of up to 20, and count out a specific number of up to 20 objects from a larger set. K.1.F Compare two sets of up to 10 objects each and say whether the number of objects in one set is equal to, greater than, or less than the number of objects in the other set. Relative Advantage: Students will be using a graph in both hard copy form and in a spreadsheet form as the introduction to this lesson. The spreadsheet allows students a visual for how many students in the class like each farm animal as wall as how a graph changes as the numbers on the graph change. Timeline: 1 hour Materials:

Farm Animal Spreadsheet : does not open as a webpage, opens as a download Favorite Farm Animal Student Graph Favorite Farm Animal Record Sheet Favorite Farm Animal Tally Sheet Crayons Giggle Giggle Quack Book Grouping Strategies: Students will not be placed in groups. Learning Activities: 1. (10 mins) Teach will read the students a book called Giggle, Giggle Quack. 2. (10 mins) Teacher will give students each a student graph. Students will walk around the classroom and ask each student what his or her favorite farm animal is. Student will record the favorite farm animal on the graph by coloring in a rectangle over the appropriate animal. 3. (10 mins) Teacher will give each student the Favorite Farm Animal Record sheet. Each student will count on their student graph how many of their classmates liked each animal. Students will record this in the box next to the appropriate animal. 4. Students will put an oval around which animal the greatest amount of people liked and put a square around which animal the least amount of people liked. 5. (20 minutes) Teacher will pass out the Farm Animal Tally Sheet and project the Farm Animal Spreadsheet. Teacher will call on each student to come to the board and point to the animal that is is or her favorite. Students will out a tally next to the appropriate animal and the teacher will input that number. 6. (10 minutes) Teacher will ask the students questions about the graph. For example, Which animal has the greatest favorites and which has the least? What happens to the graph when we delete or add a number? Why are graphs important? How many people liked each animal? How do you know? Assessment: Students will be assessed on whether or not they identified which animal had the greatest number of students favorite it and which had the least. Students will need to turn in the Favorite Farmyard Animal Record Sheet. Adaptations for Learners with Special Needs: There are picture for students who are ELL or cannot read. References: http://teachers.cr.k12.de.us/~galgano/klinkstemp.htm