Typically, Wisconsinites slog through slushy March. First graders must wrestle with snow pants, boots, coats, and mittens before and after every recess.
Not this year, though!
Today, the class came in buzzing about the forecasts they had heard for the day. Based on that information, students made predictions about high temperature for the day. Then they displayed their predictions on the board.
Immediately, they realized that the information was not presented clearly. After discussion, they decided on a better way to display the information.
Next, I asked them to look at the graph and try to decide if someone walking into the room would be able to understand the graph. After further discussion, they determined we needed to add a title, a unit, and larger numbers on the bottom.
As a test, we invited a visiting parent to come in and look at the graph and found that she could easily understand what information we were sharing.
Whatever the high temperature turned out to be, though, first graders certainly enjoyed the weather!