Subject Area Lessons

#2682. Caps for Sale

Mathematics, level: Kindergarten
Posted Sat Sep 7 08:39:08 PDT 2002 by Miss Garrison ().
Concordia University, Austin
Materials Required: Caps for Sale, laminated giant graph paper, 2 wet erase pens, a variety of caps (12)
Activity Time: 20 mins.
Concepts Taught: counting, graphing, language arts, inquiry

Caps for Sale!

Materials: laminated graph paper (with large squares), Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina, a variety of caps (about 12), 2 wet erase markers

Catch --a-sense: Wear a cap or two

Objective 1: (15 mins.)
Each student will participate.

Objective 2: (3 mins.)
TLW: predict how many hats a child can balance on his/her head.
Each child will predict.

Objective 3: (8 mins)
Model how the students should graph on the giant graph paper.

TLW: graph the number of hats he/she could balance on his/her head.
Each student will graph at some point in the day. For this lesson, only three children will graph due to time restraints.

Closure: (5 mins.)
At the end of day, when every child has had a chance to graph, they will decide who could balance the most, and who balanced the least.
TOTAL TIME: Apx. 20 mins. plus time to allow other students to graph.

Question to Use throughout the Lesson

1. What is a peddler?
2. Where did his hats go?
3. What should he do?