Have a fun day with donuts! This Donut Classroom Transformation is for third grade students or for any class that needs something fun to support them when teaching about graphs! If you’re looking for ways to make more significant links to math in the real world, this is a great activity for your students to practice with. It aligns with 3.MD.3.
DONUT CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 1:
I set up the classroom with decorations I needed for this room transformation’s theme. This is not necessary, (but for me personally) I love adding decorations to boost my students’ excitement. I found giant blow-up donuts on Amazon that I put in my classroom to make it feel like a real shop during this donut classroom transformation.
And, did you know that Krispy Kreme has FREE hats that they give away to the public? I tried to get these for my class but ended up ordering them on Amazon since my local Krispy Kreme was out of stock the few times I stopped by.
DONUT CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 2:
When kids first come in, I tell them they are donut shop owners today. Each time kids solve a challenge paper, they get you to check their work and sign their recording sheet.
When students finish all ten challenges, they win and I give them a donut. These challenges involve:
-answering questions about bar graphs and pictographs
-taking data and making a bar graph
-taking data and making a pictograph
-asking fellow students questions to collect data
-answering multi-step questions about bar graphs and pictographs
DONUT CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 3:
Kids will enjoy this room transformation as every math challenge is related to donuts. There are 5 pictograph and 5 bar graph challenges included in the classroom transformation to help students practice these tricky math skills. Each pictograph or bar graph is about donut data and is aligned to common core math standards.
There are two hands-on donut challenges included in this classroom transformation. In the first one, students have to count the sprinkles on each donut and make a graph of their data. In the second, students determine how many donuts each customer bought and make a graph of their data.
There is also a graphing challenge included where students interview other students in the class to determine what their favorite type of donut is and make a graph of their findings.
DONUT CLASSROOM TRANSFORMATION STEP 4:
After they are finished with the challenges, I let the early finishers do the QR codes writing activity. This lets them know fun facts about doughnuts.
At the end of the donut classroom transformation, my students each earned a donut. I bought my donuts from Walmart to save money but Krispy Kreme also offers some pretty yummy donuts. In addition, I give them a certificate for completing this classroom transformation math activity.
You can check out this Donut Classroom Transformation HERE!
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.
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