Math Read Aloud: Data Collection and Graphing!

Book Cover with Data Collection and Graphing Activity

Oh my goodness!  Oh my goodness!  I am so excited about this ADORABLE book!  I even moved out of my comfort zone to create a *gasp* math freebie!  This book is a great math read aloud that lends itself really well to a little data collection and graphing activity!  Read on to see what has inspired me…
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Math Read Aloud: I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

Hello!  So happy to see you!  I am so excited about this adorable book by Aaron Blabey called I Need a Hug!  I love Aaron Blabey’s books this one is no exception!  Just check out this adorable book trailer:

In this fun math read aloud, an adorable porcupine just wants a bit of a cuddle?  Can he find it?  So, how does this book lend itself to data collection and graphing?  So glad that you asked!

Data Collection and Graphing Activity

Data Collection and Graphing Activity freebie with I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey
So, before you read this adorable book, have your students conduct a bit of a survey, or, you could conduct it yourself with your class.  Ask the question:  Would you rather hug a porcupine or kiss a snake?  Then, collect the data by using tally marks.  Use the data collected to create a graph!  Easy peasy.  If you are feeling really adventurous and your fellow teachers are game, have your kiddos go to different classrooms to take their poll, or they could even ask their  peers at lunch!  Who knew data collection could be so fun!  Of course, this lends itself to a big WHY?  We had an awesome discussion!  The kiddos really got a few giggles out of our conversation.

Read the Story!

Of course, the next step would be to read the story. The trailer above kind of gives it away.  All of my students loved this story.  We ended with big “AWWWWWWWW” and lots of warm-fuzzy feelings. It is one of our favorites this year!  
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Now, the moment you have been waiting for!  The Data Collection and Graphing Freebie!  You can find it HERE:


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