Thursday, March 21, 2013

year long French calendar tally graphs

There comes a time in grade 1 when tallying and counting by 5s and 10s gets serious.  For that reason I print and laminate these posters 11x17 and line them up under the calendar.  We tally everything and practice counting using authentic data, our birthdays, our lost teeth, the days at school and so on.  Bring on the dry erase markers.

You need a wide format printer to print to 11x17, print to your school photocopier or submit online to Staples Print and Copy Centre.

I loved that font so yes, you have to add the accent grave on "fête" on this one.


  1. I found this post very interesting, as I remember using lots of tally charts and graphs when I taught Grade 1 as well. Shannon, these look like the tally charts and graphs that you use with the full class. What do you do to get students to practice these skills independently and in small groups? How do you get them to reflect on the results? Thanks for getting me thinking!


  2. I just wanted to thank you for your amazing blog and I don't know where else to comment. I have been reading through it and downloading your creations for the past couple of weeks. I am a Grade 1/2 French Immersion teacher in a suburb of Vancouver, BC. My program, as well as that my colleagues', will be greatly enriched next year because of your amazing blog and the other sites that you have referenced. Thank you!

    1. Hi Colleen,

      It's so great to get messages like yours. Thank you! I started posting to a blog when I taught while a colleague was on maternity leave, I thought is would be a good way for her to know what we were doing and when she took on a student teacher I thought maybe this new teacher would have a head start when she got her first teaching position.

      I'm so glad that posting what I use in class online has helped other teachers. My sentence is "She gave teachers the time to be better". I find that so often teachers are just overwhelmed by the day to day job that it's hard to just survive. I hope the blog makes teaching easier and more enjoyable! Yay!

      Happy summer!

  3. I too just found your blog and am super excited to use a lot of your activities in my new Kindergarten class this fall!

  4. bonnes idées, blog intéressant ...

    "en espace je vois ..." est une expression québécoise ? cela n'existe pas en français de France..
    bonne continuation

    1. Comment est-ce qu'on dirais qu'on vois quelque chose qui existe en espace alors? Je ne suis pas Québécoise mais franco-Manitobaine qui fais parfois des fautes en français!