We wanted to capitalize on this interest and began offering the children simple surveys to complete. Each child signed his or her name on a post it note for easy writing and voting, and these post-its can also be saved as evidence of children's emerging abilities to print their names.
Last week we asked children to vote for which animal they liked best - cats or dogs. A dilemma was immediately created as there were many children who liked both. We introduced the idea of a VENN diagram and children realized that they could post their names in the middle section of the graph to indicate they liked both choices. In the following pictures, children were asked whether they liked apples or bananas best.
Entry time is a great time for encouraging children to engage in quick and easy math and language activities.