This activity is from Super Start-The-School-Year Book.
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Taking the Class Census
Ask your students if they know what a census is. Explain that it is a count of all the people who live in one country. In the United States, a census is taken every ten years. Citizens are asked to fill out a form with many questions on it. Their answers are tallied up to help the government set up programs that will benefit them.
Distribute a "census form" like the one on the next page, to your students. Tell them that the information they fill out will help you plan for a great school year.
Each day, select one questionnaire and read it to the class. See if they can guess which classmate filled it out. As with a real census, tally up their responses and address the findings. For example, if a large number of students like a certain food perhaps you could serve it at the next birthday party.
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