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Old 03-23-2007, 04:04 AM
 
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Hi there,

I am planning a mini-unit using baseball as the theme. Does anyone have any fun activities involving baseball cards?

Also, I want to read the book Spy on Third Base by Matt CHristopher with my 3rd graders. Does anyone have any lessons?

Thank you.


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Old 03-23-2007, 07:17 AM
 
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Here are two sheets I made for my 4th graders a few years ago. You will have to look at your baseball cards to see if they will work for you and change the dates. I have one for pitchers and one for offensive stats. Have fun!
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A good book to read...
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"Babe and Me" by Dan Gutman - it is one in a series of baseball card adventures, where a boy has the power to time-travel just by touching old baseball cards. He ends up in the Depression and meets up with Babe Ruth. My kids always love it!
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Love doing baseball unit!
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I do a baseball unit w/ my 4th graders, and will start it in a few weeks. Here are some activities I do.

Student Baseball Cards:
Each student creates a baseball card about himself/herself. The stats are just facts about themselves.

Baseball biographies:
Students draw from a hat a professional player's name. Then we spendsome time doing research online and using books. Students then create a "baseball card" for their player. You can even have the students do a "trading day" with their cards.

Baseball spreadsheet and graph:
Students choose a baseball team to track for ten games. They keep up with wins/losses for the 10 games on a spread sheet in excel. Then we use that data to create a graph.

Books:
Skinnybones by Barbara Park (novel, my favorite & students' favorite)
Baseball Saved Us not sure who the author is, but it is based on a "camp" during Vietnam War (or maybe WWII???) and how they played baseball to pass time
Teammates not sure who the author is
There are many others, but I can't think of them right now.

Hope you hit a "grand slam" with your baseball unit!
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Baseball game stats - excel
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Do you have an example of the spreadsheet your students create? This sounds like a great lesson idea. Thanks for your help!


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