Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Survey Says…

 

This week we’ve been conducting surveys, surveys, and MORE SURVEYS! You’d think my kids would be surveyed OUT, but they are completely obsessed. So obsessed, in fact, that after a survey-filled math lesson today, they still wanted to survey each other during indoor recess. My favorite survey question, you ask? “Do you kiss your mommy before or after you read a goodnight story?” SERIOUSLY? Are these kids for real? I MELT!

Funny enough, I remember conducting surveys as a kid and loving it too. I was a HORRIBLE math student (math and I were not friends as a kid!), but I LOVED surveys. It made sense to me! I could relate to it. I could use the information. And, I *think* that’s why my kids love it too.

Last week we spent a good chunk of time analyzing (BIG WORD!) our survey data. I made up all kinds of silly surveys and we had to gather information from each one. This week, it was time to take it a step further and MAKE OUR OWN! You would have thought I was passing out king-sized candy bars. My kids were squealing!!!

First, we had to brainstorm some survey topics.

They were REALLY good at this, considering they had analyzed about a billion surveys the week before!

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Then, they had to identify their audience. In this case, they were asking each other, which they LOVED. I had them select 10 classmates so they weren’t completely overwhelmed.

Lastly, they had to decide how they were going to record their data. Most of my students used tally marks.

I made this little poster to help guide my students. It definitely helped keep them on track!

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You can grab a few printable posters below, along with some other fun survey resources. I hope these help you when you’re teaching your students all about surveys! Click here to download.

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(Clipart by KPM DOODLES)

How do you teach your students all about surveys?

15 comments:

  1. These are fabulous! I LOVE surveys too! We've changed the pacing at our school this year and graphing is at the end of the year. However, we do them for special times during the year and then once February hits, it is always a math "drawer" (aka tub) activity. (I use drawers for my stations) They get a clipboard and walk around. They love that, plus they get to move around and TALK! =)

    Thanks for sharing! I'll definitely be using these this year when we have our "formal" instruction! ;)
    Angie

    Rulin' The Roost

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  2. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing. I'm just beginning to pull together some resources for a graphing unit and this will be perfect to lead into it!
    Colleen :-)
    Fun and Fearless in First

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  3. These are fantastic!! So fun! Thanks girl!!!

    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  4. This is such a great resource for our upcoming data and graphing unit. Thanks! I can't wait to use it with my kiddos!!

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  5. Oh my Gosh! That is so cute!! I just love whenever you make a post because I know it is going to be so adorable! I love the question about the kissing at bedtime. My second graders are in the any type of kissing even between animals is disgusting! Thanks for the freebies.

    Meg
    Buzz Around in Second Grade

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  6. oooohhhh...love these...thanks!

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  7. This is great! My kiddos LOVE surveys, too!
    ❤Teri
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

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  8. I love surveys, too!!!! :)
    These are so great - thank you for sharing!!

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  9. Holey moley - these are awesome! I LOVE anchor charts and yours are fabulous. Thanks so much for sharing :)

    Catherine
    The Brown-Bag Teacher

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  10. Wow! A lot of hard work went into making this and I can't thank you enough for sharing it with us. You're just too good to be true!
    Ѽ Lori
    Teaching With Love and Laughter
    luvyorkies@gmail.com


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