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Students make a classroom graph showing how many letters are in each student’s name in this lesson

Subject:

Math  

Grades:

K, 1, 2, 3  

Title – What’s in a name?
By – Julie Wilson
Primary Subject – Math
Grade Level – K-3

Materials: Colors, graph paper, Chrsyanthum by Kevin Henkes

I begin this lesson by asking the students is there anything special about their names. For example is it a family name, or are they named after someone special. We talk about how our names are special to us and that we don’t like to be called any other kind of names. Then I read the story Chrsyanthum by Kevin Henkes. When I am finished reading the story we discuss the problem and solution of the story. Then we talk about how many letters are in Chrsyanthum’s name. Then we make a classroom graph showing how many letters are in each student’s name. Then we find out who has the most letters in their name and who has the shortest name.

You can follow up this lesson by having them write their names in big bubble letters and coloring or drawing designs in the bubbles.

Note from LessonPlansPage.com: You could also do an alphabet graph and find out how many “A”s and “B”s and “C”s… are in the names of the class. Probably the popular letters will be called “vowels.”

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