# Get To Know Me

Subjects

• Arts & Humanities
• Mathematics

• 3-5
• 6-8
• 9-12

Brief Description

Find out what part of your students' day is spent reading, talking to friends, and more with this Slice of Life activity.

Objectives

Students

• describe their daily activities.
• represent these activities in a pie graph.
• discuss the graph with peers.

Keywords

game, graph, chart, pie, icebreaker

Materials Needed

• paper and pencils
• circle for tracing, if desired

Lesson Plan

Do your students spend their time wisely? It is good to invite them to take stock of their daily activities, and this Slice of Life activity does just that, but it also helps students make connections with their peers. Try the Slice of Life early in the school year as an icebreaker or later as a way to establish new bonds in the classroom.

Discuss activities that your students enjoy before, during, and after school. Give them time to list the things they do daily on paper. On another sheet of paper, have them trace or draw a large circle. Ask the students to draw slices in the pie to represent each of their daily activities and how much time is spent doing them.

Now have the students choose a "flavor" for their pie. Will it be blueberry, apple, shoo-fly, or Boston cream? Ask the students to label their pies and describe in a few sentences why this flavor suits their pie and their life.

Organize the students into small groups by the flavor of their pies. If some pies have no match, group those together. Have the students discuss their pie charts with their partner or in their small group. What do they contain? Why did they choose the specific "flavor"?

When the whole group re-forms, ask a few students to share something they learned about their classmates. Talk about what the students might like to remove from their "pie." What items would they like to give a larger "slice" of their day? What "slices" are found in nearly every pie?

Assessment

The students will share and work cooperatively in their groups. The teacher will observe the group work and discussion.

Lesson Plan Source

Education World

Submitted By

Cara Bafile

National Standards

LANGUAGE ARTS: English
NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
NL-ENG.K-12.4 Communication Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.5 Communication Strategies
NL-ENG.K-12.6 Applying Knowledge
NL-ENG.K-12.7 Evaluating Data
NL-ENG.K-12.9 Multicultural Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.10 Applying Non-English Perspectives
NL-ENG.K-12.11 Participating in Society
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills

MATHEMATICS: Geometry
NM-GEO.PK-2.1 Analyze Characteristics and Properties of Two- and Three-Dimensional Geometric Shapes and Develop Mathematical Arguments About Geometric Relationships
NM-GEO.PK-2.2 Specify Locations and Describe Spatial Relationships Using Coordinate Geometry and Other Representational Systems
NM-GEO.PK-2.3 Apply Transformations and Use Symmetry to Analyze Mathematical Situations
NM-GEO.3-5.1 Analyze Characteristics and Properties of Two- and Three-Dimensional Geometric Shapes and Develop Mathematical Arguments About Geometric Relationships
NM-GEO.3-5.2 Specify Locations and Describe Spatial Relationships Using Coordinate Geometry and Other Representational Systems
NM-GEO.3-5.3 Apply Transformations and Use Symmetry to Analyze Mathematical Situations