already half way through May? Time’s-a-tickin’! We only have 15 more
days of school left. But, SHHHH! Don’t tell my kiddos!!
vacation is just around the corner, we’re still in full on learning
mode in the Applicious classroom.
we’ve been working on linear measurement
inches and centimeters, I set up measurement stations around the
or three, the kiddos worked through each station using the inch side
of our rulers.
students on the loose, I discussed how to approximate the length of
an object to the rounding to the nearest inch.
using tools to measure, I had the kiddos make this tab book to show
their understanding of estimating length and applying it to real world items.
On the inside they had to write and draw three things that would be about the size of the measurement written.
Such an easy thing to grade as well!
especially if students do not have a physical object to equate their
measurement unit too. So as a class, we worked to come up with real
life equivalents for each unit of measurement.
nails or outstretched arms.
(In a perfect world, I
would have an anchor chart to hang in my room for the kiddos to
reference, but unfortunately, that just wasn’t in the cards at this
time of year… #busyteacherproblems)
measuring larger items using the meter and yard stick. The kiddos
LOVED estimating and measuring how long our classroom was in both
feet and yards.
choice of colored paper. I provided the eyes, legs, and mouths and
had them make a monster. Then, they measured the various body parts. In
years past I gave the students the body shapes, but I love how they
turned out allowing them to make up the body.
THAT Bow?!?! A-dorbs!
You can grab all these activities and a few more in my newly update Monster Mash Measurement Pack.
measurement fun, I’ve been conducting of my end of year parent
BEAUTIFUL weekend! God has blessed us with 0% humidity and temps of
low 80’s. You don’t look this gift horse in the mouth. 😉