Survey Says…

  This week we’ve been conducting surveys, surveys, and MORE SURVEYS! You’d think my kids would be surveyed OUT, but they are completely obsessed. So obsessed, in fact, that after a survey-filled math lesson today, they still wanted to survey each other during indoor recess. My favorite survey question, you ask? “Do you kiss your mommy before or after you read a goodnight story?” SERIOUSLY? Are these kids for real? I MELT! Funny enough, I remember conducting surveys as a kid and loving it too. I was a HORRIBLE math student (math and I were not friends as a kid!), but I LOVED surveys. It made sense to me! I could relate to it. I could use the information. And, I *think* that’s why my kids love it too. Last week we spent a good chunk of time analyzing (BIG WORD!) our survey data. I made up all kinds of silly surveys and we had to gather information from each one. This week, it was time to take it a step further and MAKE OUR OWN! You would have thought I was passing out king-sized candy bars. My kids were squealing!!! First, we had to brainstorm some survey topics. They were REALLY good at this, considering they had analyzed about a billion surveys the week before!


Then, they had to identify their audience. In this case, they were asking each other, which they LOVED. I had them select 10 classmates so they weren’t completely overwhelmed. Lastly, they had to decide how they were going to record their data. Most of my students used tally marks. I made this little poster to help guide my students. It definitely helped keep them on track!


You can grab a few printable posters below, along with some other fun survey resources. I hope these help you when you’re teaching your students all about surveys! Click here to download.

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(Clipart by KPM DOODLES) How do you teach your students all about surveys?

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