## Monday, October 29, 2012

### All That Candy = Halloween Math Homework

Besides nightly reading, I don't ask my first graders to do homework.  All that Halloween candy is worthy of some time spent thinking about math though.  Here's what I ask my trick-or-treaters to do with it.  Click on the pictures for your own copies.

(We make a graph with their favorite wrappers.  I found the idea somewhere on the internet years ago.)

(My favorite part of this activity is how the parents are guided through the process.)

Might as well do something productive with all that candy!

1. Great idea!!

April
Wolfelicious

1. Thanks a lot April!

2. I usually do the candy wrapper graph with my class and I thank you for the cute note to send home! I really love the home assignment too! What a clever teacher you are!

Jeannine
Creative Lesson Cafe

1. Jeannine, thanks so much for the sweet comment. I'm glad these ideas were helpful.

3. Thank you so much for the wonderful idea Tammy!!!! :) I will definitely use this!!!

1. Sandy, I'm pleased to hear that this is something you can use!

4. We don't do homework in K but I love the idea of bringing a wrapper to school!! I am going to do this!! Love it! Thanks for the templates. Melissa

5. What a fun idea! You know there will be plenty of wrappers this week!
Lori
Conversations in Literacy

1. Lori, there will be more wrappers than we know what to do with of course! Thanks for coming by again and again and again.

6. I love this and I modified it for my little ones. I also love that you don't have homework other than reading. How appropriate for 1st grade :)
Lyn

1. Lyn, I'm glad you were able to modify this. In my book (and in yours obviously), the most important thing first graders can do for me at home is become better readers! :)

7. Thanks for sharing the document! I'm in the midst of conference week/report cards and the 50th day of school. Candy graphing is usually on my lesson plans, but it slipped my mind this year!

Also, bless you for keeping up with Sunday Songs. Your comments are precious.

1. Chrissy, you're very welcome. Sounds like things are crazy busy for you. I hope you get to rest soon. (I love your Sunday songs! Keep them coming.)

8. Tammy,

This is fantastic! Thank you for sharing!
Now I have to hurry and get the copies made...hee hee...

Crystal
Teaching Little Miracles

1. Crystal, you're so very welcome. I'm glad you this has been helpful!