Alphabet of Thankfulness: G is for Graphing Activities

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Apple variety for sampling

One of my wonderful classroom Aides, Dawn Dill, put together this apple activity to introduce our students with Autism to the taste, smell, texture, sound, and sight of apples in a few different varieties, namely red delicious, golden delicious, and granny smith.

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Bites of golden delicious, granny smith, and red delicious

It’s a great opportunity to document student opinions regarding their likes and dislikes versus those of their classmates. It’s also a way to introduce graphs and charts to your students in a fun and entertaining environment. Often my students are apprehensive about learning a new skill, but this teaches it to them without it feeling like they are learning. The following apple graph can be found at http://www.teachwithme.com/downloads/item/3767-apple-activities-and-crafts.

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Chart for graphing favorite apple type.

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Chart for documenting adjectives regarding what we found with the apples.

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trace and color student work sample

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trace and color student work sample

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trace and color student work sample

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Student work and graphs displayed in the hallway

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