Monday, July 1, 2013

Make it Monday: Weather Graph

make it monday photo

Hello July! I cannot believe it's already here, can you!? Today I'm going to share something else I made for my classroom! I'm very excited about my temperature graphing chart.  I was inspired by The Autism Helper's weather graphing chart. She has so many great ideas, and this one I fell in love with immediately.

graphing the weather collage

If you jumped over to her blog, you can see she whipped hers up on the computer, printed it out, laminated the strips, and was able to stick them on with Velcro.  I wish I would have done mine as easily.  **sidebar: My printer has been out of toner for a few weeks and I haven't been able to print ANYTHING! Just when I am about to go crazy, I ordered some more toner and I should be printing in a few days! ** yay!

Since I didn't have a printer, this is what I did instead:

1. Placed (2) 8.5"x11" cardstock next to each other.  Measured out 1" increments horizontally (there are 22 places-that should be more than enough days for 1 month) and 2" increments vertically. The vertical axis will be the temperature and each bar on the horizontal axis will be 1 day.

2. I then proceeded to cut, laminate, & Velcro each strip and broke the temperatures up into 4 sections.  Blue is 0-40 degress, Green is 40-60 degrees, orange is 60-90 degrees and red is 90-120 degrees.
photo of the vertical axis, shows the temperature

3. I used my silhouette cameo to create my temperature on the vertical axis.  I glued them down and laminated the 2 pages together.

4. I attached Velcro to the bar graph and to each of the bars. 

photo of graphing bars with velcro

5. I placed all of the extra colored bars in a sandwich bag.  I Velcroed the sandwich bag to a laminated piece of card stock where I could write or Velcroed the TEKS objective. 
photo of extra graphing bars & teks objective

photo of extra graphing bars & teks objective

Thanks again to the Autism Helper for inspiration & thank you for reading!