I love Christmas time for many reasons...one being that we can do so many fun activities in the classroom. This week we have focused on pictographs. We have listened to Christmas carols, voted on our favorite, and created a pictograph with it. We also tasted Christmas flavored marshmallows and created a graph reflecting our favorite. link for the gingerbread man glyph directions and outline.
At the end of the week, I gave them a stocking filled with four different types of candy. They had to sort it as a group, create a title and labels for their graph, and then create a symbol to represent their graphs. The kids had a blast (because they got to sample the candy of course!), and they seemed to grasp the concepts of how to read and create pictographs.