SKU: W9933368
(6 customer reviews)

Back to School Get To Know You Activity – Surveys and Graphing Math Skills

Engage students in a fun back-to-school graphing activity that fosters class camaraderie. Includes survey questions, graphing pages, and bulletin board letters. Suitable for 3rd-5th grade. Promotes teamwork, math skills, and social interaction. Encourages inclusivity and reflection. Build a sense of community and cooperation.


15 Pages


Get to know your students and allow them to learn about each other with this fun and educational back-to-school graphing activity. This activity combines math skills, social interaction, and creativity to build class camaraderie. Plus, you will love seeing your students create a cute bulletin board display!



  • Survey Page with Directions
  • 40 Survey Question Ideas
  • 3 Different Graphing Pages
  • 18 Colorful Bulletin Board Letters: “Our Class in Numbers!”

Great for 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade!


NOTE: This resource uses American English and is not editable.

Ways to Use:

  • Getting to Know You Activity: Kick off the school year by allowing students to learn about each other’s interests, hobbies, and opinions. This activity serves as an ice-breaker, fostering a positive class environment.
  • Math Integration: Reinforce graphing skills by showing students how to convert raw data into a visual bar graph. Discuss different types of graphs and their uses.
  • Classroom Display: Display the students’ completed graphs on a bulletin board titled “Our Class in Numbers” for a dynamic and colorful class decoration. Use the fun letters to help display!
  • Teamwork & Collaboration: Students can work in pairs or small groups, encouraging teamwork and collaboration as they survey and graph together.
  • Inclusion: Provide students with a list of names to ensure that every student is included in the survey process.

Additional Tips:

  • Accessibility: Consider providing visual cues and tangible materials for students with diverse learning needs.
  • Follow-Up Activities: Use the survey results to fuel further discussions or activities. For example, if a majority of the class likes a particular book or sport, consider theming a lesson around that topic.
  • Reflection: Have students write or share what they learned about their classmates and what surprised them about the data collected.

This graphing activity is more than just a fun back-to-school exercise. It brings together critical thinking, math proficiency, and social skills in a way that’s engaging for students. By turning individual preferences and interests into collective class data, it builds a sense of community and sets the tone for a productive and cooperative school year.


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About the Author

Rachel Lynette is a published author of over 120 nonfiction books for children on a variety of subjects, as well as several teacher resource books. She has written for publishers such as Harcourt, Thompson-Gale, Rosen, Children’s Press, Evan-Moor, Kagan, and several others. This resource reflects more than a decade of professional writing experience.

Terms of Use

This resource was created by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack for Minds in Bloom INC., all rights reserved. It may be used by the original purchaser for single class use only. Teachers may distribute this product in email, through google classroom or over the Internet to their students (and parents) as long as the site is password protected. In other words, you may distribute it to your own students, but may not put it on the Internet where it could be publicly found and downloaded.

If you want to share this resource with colleagues, please purchase additional licenses. Thank you for respecting these terms of use.

This product is happily brought to you by Rachel Lynette and Cassi Noack of Minds in Bloom.

SKU: 9933368

Additional information

Main Subjects

Back to School, Graphing, Social Emotional Learning

Grade Level

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Resource Type

Activities, Bulletin Board Ideas, Printables

6 reviews for Back to School Get To Know You Activity – Surveys and Graphing Math Skills

  1. Rhonda M.

    Great resource for students to do at the beginning of the year.

  2. Stacey T.

    There was a variety of graphing options. These were really good to use the first days of school when everyone is adjusting. Everyone learned something!

  3. Allana F.

    I used these with my on-level math class. The kids really enjoyed them.

  4. stacy D.

    This is a great way to kick off math at the beginning of the year.

  5. Jill M.

    These were fun to do in the beginning of the year with my class.

  6. Brenda A.

    This is combines a good mix ‘up and moving’ with ‘independent seat work.’

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