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Measurement May 26, 2012

Filed under: Learning Stories,Uncategorized — mrsmarshallkd @ 8:23 pm

3.1: compare two objects based on a single attribute, such as length (height), mass (weight), and volume (capacity)

That is the Kindergarten outcome for measurement.  One of the activities that we did this year that helped us learn this was to make a name tower.  We figured out how many letters were in our names and collected that many cube links to make a tower.  With our name towers we compared our names to each others, we compared other objects to our name.  We had a great time.  I was very excited to see how the children were taking this concept of measurement and making it their own.  We began to put cube links together to see how long things were, like the table, and the cube links box, and the wall, and the shelf.  I spent about 30 minutes following the children around and labelling what they had measured.  It started with one student, but quickly blossomed into a class of children measuring.  I could go on and tell you more, but maybe it would be better to show you.  Hope you enjoy the pictures!

 

Now that we have mastered the art of measuring with a “non-standard” object, we will begin estimating.  Looking forward to seeing how we do!

Mrs Marshall and the students of KD

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