Thursday, November 22, 2012

Cyber Monday Is Almost Here!

For all you bargain hunters, I'm having a sale on Monday, November 26th.  Everything in my store will be 20% off!  Come shop with me and find some fantastic deals!  Touch the banner below to go straight to my store.


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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Election 2012 Obama and Romney Graphing Actiivty

Update June 2004!  Election Day has passed so I have deleted this file.  The link will not work.  However, if for some reason you really want this, add a comment to this post requesting that I add the link again.  Thank you! 

I've just uploaded another Election Day themed product to my Teachers pay Teachers store.  It's a free graphing activity.  Create a simple picture graph with your students using photos of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  Each student selects the photo of the candidate of his or her choice and mounts it on the picture graph.  Use a large piece of paper, construction paper or bulletin board paper for the graph.  Then children can answer questions by referring to the data collected on the graph.  This packet includes photos of both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  (I edited these so they're black and white.)  I've also included a ballot that's super easy for young children.  The bottom half of the ballot sheet has questions that can be used after the graph is created.  Click here to get the file.  Here's a photo of what the graph might look like depending on your class size.  Pardon the crooked line in the middle.  Scroll down to see the other Election themed freebie I posted a few hours ago.

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Election Day 2012! Who Will Be The United States President for the Next Four Years?

Election Day is almost here! Will it be Barack Obama or Mitt Romney? Based on what I've been hearing the two candidates are neck and neck.  We're going to have a close election.  Get out and vote!

I have just uploaded another SMART board file at my Teachers pay Teachers store.  It's here just in time for November 6th and it's free!  There are two activities. The first one is a sorting activity which uses a Venn diagram. One side of the slide is for characteristics that describe Barack Obama and the other is side of the slide for Mitt Romney's attributes. Students or the teacher reads the phrases and determines which candidate fits the phrase. In some situations, both candidates will possess the characteristic described. There is an answer key for the first activity. It is assumed that the students will have some background knowledge about the candidates prior to completing the Venn diagram activity.

The second activity is on the last slide. Have a secret mock election and collect the data from it.  Then record the results using the horizontal graph. Use the paint bucket feature and drop paint into each rectangle to represent one vote per student. Then write the totals for each candidate. Ask students to find the difference between the number of votes for each candidate.  Here are a few pictures:

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