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Jul 9, 2012

Last Year I had big plans to do a graph a week with my kiddos, unfortunately it NEVER happened. Although I had collected some graphing files, I never had ones I truly loved and they certainly were not all together in one place. So, this year I decided I was going to make it happen!

I spent most of the last week, hours and hours a day, creating a 150+ page pack that I have entitled:
A Graph a Week
A Graph a Week includes 46 different Graphing Activities... MORE than enough for the Entire School Year! (Here is just a sampling of the graphs you will find in the pack.)

Each Graph includes:
  • Survey Question Header and Data Response Cards to use in a pocket chart or on a bulletin board
  • A Response Sheet with space for TALLYING and GRAPHING RESULTS and lines for recording DATA ANALYSIS
I am really excited about the finished packet and can't wait to implement A GRAPH a WEEK in my classroom this year with my first graders. It is available now in my TPT store

While I was creating the graph I also designed some new Simple Shape clip art called SIMPLY SHAPES which is also available  in my TPT store. I used these graphics for one of the graphs in the pack and have included it below as a FREEBIE for you.

Enjoy, and Happy Graphing! 


  1. I love the Graph a Week packet and the shape graphics and have put them on my wish list. You are so amazing!! I love your work!!!
    Ms Jones Junction

  2. Your graph a week is awesome! It looks wonderful! On to the wishlist it goes!!:)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  3. Love these, Debbie! What a great idea!

    Peace, Love, and First Grade

  4. Adorable as usual. I love this packet and added it to my wishlist.
    2B Honey Bunch
    Honey Bunch Blog Design

  5. This is definitely going on my wish list! I'm not sure what grade I will be teaching, so I am trying to get a handle on anything that might be helpful for my future classroom!

    Ms. W

    Hootin’ Around the Classroom

  6. This looks so great!! I for sure am putting this on my wish list!! I love your blog and hope you'll stop by mine sometime!!

    A Day in First Grade

  7. These will be wonderful for my classroom. Kids love graphing and it will be a great addition to my math corner for workshop time. I have a question....are you planning a teacher resource to connect the Imagine It units to the Common Core? My district is now requiring unit plans as well as daily lesson plans. I've seen some thing on other sites, but not directly connected to the Imagine It unit themes. PLEASE! I'm sure I'm not the only one who will use this resource if you make it. I'll need the Common Core related to each theme as well as essential skills and other categories. I can fill you in if you are interested in creating something like this. Thanks for all you do.

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  9. Debbie,
    I just stumbled upon your adorable website and I'm now your new follower! Thank you for this great download! I am a Newbie Blogger, so I appreciate all of the sharing of advice and ideas. Come on over for a visit sometime. Thanks, again!
    Corinna :)
    Teaching Fabulous Firsties!

  10. I love to do a different graph every few days with my Kinders as part of Calendar. They really enjoy it. Since it isn't directly in our Common Core (just as sorting data, I'm sneaking surveys in as counting & comparing numbers). I love the shape graphics and they will be first off my wishlist. I just made a ton of activities with standard Microsoft shapes but they felt a little undone - your smiling shapes will be perfect.

  11. These are great & we are starting the year off with graphs, so these will be perfect.Thank you!! I'm your newest follower & would love for you to stop by ! :)

    First Grade Fairytales