1-2-3 Come Measure Apples With Me!
Help your students learn about measurement, with this quick, easy and fun booklet. Students measure height, weight, width and circumference of their apple. They trace and write vocabulary-building words, predict, answer questions, + collect and analyze data. Investigating apples via this booklet, will help with Common Core State Standards: K.MD.1a, K.MD.2, 1.MD.1, and 1.MD.2.
Introduce measurement, by showing students all of the measuring materials and ask them if they know the names of these objects and what they are used for. Discuss the value of measurement, as well as how and why people measure things.
Ask for a bag of apples to be donated to the class, or have each child bring 1 or 2 in. (Make sure to buy a few extras yourself, for those children whose parents forgot.) Allow a few moments for children to really examine their apple by touching it, smelling it, describing their apple to a partner etc.
To make this do-able for non or beginning readers, work on the booklet as a whole group. Read the 1st page aloud and model what you want your students to do, then have children do that portion of their investigation. If you are teaching pre k you might want to do just 1 booklet as a class. Older students can work on this independently. Allow enough time so children don't feel rushed, and so everyone gets a turn using the scale. To expedite things, you may want to borrow several other scales from fellow teachers for that part of your day. To keep interest, with little ones, and because of time, you can also work on just one or two pages a day.
When your booklet is completed, read it aloud once more, and have children share their results as you read that page. Reinforce vocabulary by reviewing the measurement tools and words, and asking students: "What is a scale? What is it used for?" "What is height? How can you measure it?" etc.
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50 pages. Common Core State Standards: K.CC.1, K.CC.3, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.CC.5, K.OA.1, K.CC.6, 1.NBT.1, 1.MD.2 This packet is chock full of all kinds of goodies to help you celebrate 100-Day, or simply to use as math centers.
1-2-3 I Mustache You To Please Measure Stuff With Me!
I've had quite a few requests for measurement activities that will help review Common Core State Standards: K.MD.1, K.MD.2, 1.MD.1, 1.MD.2.
I thought it would be extra fun for your students to become a detective, don a mustache and scamper around the room figuring out the length, width, height etc. of a variety of things.
Simply run off the mustache ruler template on a variety of colored construction paper.
For ease of printing, I've included 2 on a page. Make sure you measure the ruler after you print it.
I made it to scale, but sometimes when printers read a scanned PDF they print it a bit smaller. Simply enlarge it a tad on your copier, so that it is exactly 10 inches.
Students trim their "stache" and do one of the measuring worksheets that you've run off.
There are 10 different measuring activities to choose from.
Several of the worksheets ask students to find and measure things, others ask them to measure their mustache with "stuff," like paperclips, unifix cubes, their thumb, etc.
I've also included a cut and glue longer or shorter comparison activity.
Students measure the objects shown on their paper and then decide if they are longer or shorter than their mustache.
They then cut and glue the representative picture to the appropriate side of their graph.
There are also 2 "measure the animal" worksheets. One is Tatum the turtle, the other Alfred the alligator.
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I hope these activities measure up, and that you'll enjoy doing them as much as I did designing them.
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This Little Piggy Went To Market, and This Little Piggy Went To School For 100-Day!
What started out to be a few simple piggy bank worksheets, to help students count coins to 100, turned into a whopping 50-page 100-Day Piggy Packet.
You don't have to use it just for 100-Day, reviewing these "hog wild" counting skills, throughout the year, is important no matter what the day, and it's nice to have a variety of tricks in your bag of how to do that in an interesting way.
After all, counting to 100 can get quite boring for some little ones, and extremely frustrating for those kiddo's whose light bulbs haven't lit up yet. With that in mind, I designed the Q-tip mud craftivity to the right. Students dab brown paint on the 10 groups of 10 dots on the dirty piggy. For less mess, children could use a brown crayon to color in the dots.
This unique packet will help you with Common Core State Standards: K.CC.1, K.CC.3, K.CC.4a, K.CC.4b, K.CC.4c, K.CC.5, K.OA.1, K.CC.6, 1.NBT.1 The packet is chock full of all kinds of goodies to help you celebrate 100-Day, or simply use as math centers.
The packet includes:
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I hope your students have as much fun doing the lessons, as I had creating them.
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