Measurement Time!

We are working really hard on standard and non-standard units of measure! I like to introduce them to Mr. and Mrs. Measurement and tell a story about each of them {I googled the images for the tools though...I don't have that clipart}:

 Mrs. Measurement is standard.  This means that she has only certain tools that she uses.  She is a model in measurement.  She never makes mistakes because she is very careful to use the correct tool to measure exactly.  She measures with timers, calendars, yardsticks rulers, measuring cups, scales, and even a thermometer.  She is always right!


Mr. Measurement is non-standard.  This means that he uses ANYTHING to measure with.  Sometimes he uses materials that may not be what you would imagine.  He can measure with his arm, finger, blocks, yarn, and can even measure with his hands like a make-believe balance.  Even though it sounds silly, his non-standard methods work!





 Today, we had some extra time after our assembly and so I did a little review activity with them. They wrote 2 sentences telling about Mr. and Mrs. Measurement and made a picture of what they thought they should look like:



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We also will be working in our Measurement Books tomorrow {recording non-standard and standard ways of measuring time, capacity, length, temperature, and weight}:



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Oh and we get to do this one {it's a favorite} on Monday:



I had my kiddos travel around the classrooms in pairs, looking for a candy bar they'd like to measure {I had 2 of each candy bard and about 10 different kinds}.  They first talk about how many inches the bar might be (estimate), then they take turns measuring it, marking it on their paper, and recording the name of the bar and the inches.

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And last but not least, guess what's in my math tubs?  The most fabulous activities from Amy Lemons! I'm loving her Measurement Unit SO MUCH!!! Check it out {here}!


Did you make it to then end???  Sorry for the "length" of this one! No pun intended! :)


Clipart and/or fonts:
 KPM Doodles
DJ Inkers {used with permission from Diane J. Hook}
Kevin and Amanda

28 comments:

Amanda said...

Thanks for sharing! Great activities!

Sharon said...

Sooooooo cute!!!! I'm using it tomorrow! Thank you brilliant Rachelle!!!!

Miss Kindergarten said...

HAHA! That Mr. Measurement with those suspicious eyes!!! Love it!!

Mrs. Anderson said...

I really like the Mr. and Mrs. Measurement idea. Thanks so much for the freeies!! I will be using them soon.
Connie :)
www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

amy.lemons said...

Love those Mr. and Mrs. Measurements!!! Thanks for the shout-out :)

Lovely Nina said...

WOW! I love all of your Measurment freebies! We finished measurement and are on time right now, but I can't wait to use these for next year :)
-Lovely Nina

Jillian's Just Tinkerin'! said...

We JUST finished measurement last week! {BUMMER!!!}

I will be sure to save these and use them next year, though! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE the Mr. and Mrs. Measurement ideas. Very cute and a VERY good visual!

~Jillian
Just Tinkerin’ Around

Jillian's Just Tinkerin'! said...

We JUST finished measurement last week! {BUMMER!!!}

I will be sure to save these and use them next year, though! Thanks so much for sharing! I LOVE the Mr. and Mrs. Measurement ideas. Very cute and a VERY good visual!

~Jillian
Just Tinkerin’ Around

Busy Bees said...

Love the Mr. and Mrs. Measurement ideas!! Too cute!
Robynn
BusyBees

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

i love mr. and mrs. measurement! too cute!

Deanna Klima said...

Great unit. Thanks for sharing it.

Room 114 said...

LOVE all of your measurement activities. Thanks for sharing :)

Lisa

Stories from Room 114

applesandabcs said...

I LOVE your Mr and Mrs. Measuring! :) Very cute!

Michelle
Apples and ABC's

Mrs. Halbert said...

You are so creative! I just adore Mr. and Mrs. Measurement! Thanks for the freebies!

♥Samantha
Learning with a Happy Heart

Jaycee Weaver and Lohren Nolan said...

So so cute! I love all of your stuff!!

totallyterrificteachingtools.blogspot.com

Lohren Nolan

Heather at Teach It Today! said...

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Annie Moffatt said...

Oh my gosh...these are so stinkin CUTE!!!!!!

Heather said...

ADORABLE!! Thanks for the freebies :)

ThirdGradeIsAHoot

Unknown said...

This could not have come at a better time! We are right in the middle of measurement and I was looking for a way to make the unit a little less "blah." Thank you so much for posting these freebies and ideas! You totally made my day!

School Sparks Renee said...

Love the idea of non standard measurement methods. Thanks for sharing this great idea, Renee

Heather S. said...

I love these posters and activities!! Thank you for sharing.

Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron said...

love the posters! thanks for the freebies!

Kristen said...

This is so creative and adorable!! Your students are so lucky to have you!

Delaney White said...

WOW! Thanks for the awesome freebies...you are awesome!

Lory said...

Cute! Cute! Thanks for sharing Rachelle!!!
Lory

loryspage

Bedell said...

love the posters! thanks for the freebies!

Shane Nordlund said...

I really like the Mr. and Mrs. Measurement idea. Thanks so much for the freeies!! I will be using them soon. Connie :) www.welcometofirstgraderoom5.blogspot.com

Erika said...

Thanks for the freebies! I can't wait to use them and I'm sure my kiddos will love measuring the candy bars :)

Erika
Teach Train Triumph!

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