We've been busy measuring this week! I love getting a break from subtraction/addition with regrouping, counting coins, telling time, etc because those concepts can be stressful! Measuring length is just what my kiddos needed this week to take a little brain break while still learning lots of new stuff!
After learning about an inch, foot, and yard my students completed these flapbooks from my "I Can Measure" unit. There is a template for the flapbook included in the unit, but we just whipped this up because we are all kinds of LOW on copy paper!
Then, I displayed the flapbooks on a rather large foot :)
The outside of our measurement flapbook
We sorted objects on the inside (included in my measurement unit)
Today we did a little practice using a ruler. This was definitely an activity that I pulled out because we have been trapped in our rooms ALL DAY due to the upper grades completing state testing. They needed a little brain-break and drawing just does it for them! My only rules were:
1. You must measure using inches
2. You must label at least 8 lengths on your drawing.
3. You can draw ANY type of picture you want as long as you are measuring!
Here are some of the finished products:
And, of course, we measured our feet! That's definitely a MUST... let a kid take off a shoe for 5 minutes and they are in heaven :)
You can get the paper I used for my kiddos to record their length/width on HERE!
We have LOTS more to come up this week and next when it comes to measuring! I'll be stopping back by here soon to show you what else we come up with!