Our class is taking a wonderfullly refreshing break from regular math. I can still hear the cheers from the students. We are embarking on a measurement journey and enjoying ourselves immensely! On day one, students wandered about the room with their partner, a measuring worksheet, a ruler, and a pencil. They had the freedom to measure anything they wanted except for the area around the teacher's desks (I had visions of computers flying, papers scattering, and general chaos!). The students were fabulously behaved and their feedback was very positive. Hands on activities are so neat, aren't they?
Anyhow, here are the anchor charts I created for our unit. We refer to them every day!
Gallon Man is very effective. We can easily tell how many cups are in a pint or quart, how many quarts are in a gallon, and we are even talking about how many pints are in a half gallon! Thank you, Gallon Man! I got this idea from Pinterest and simply tweaked it to fit our needs.
We are also memorizing this information! Up next: metric measurement! This topic has always confused me, so you can be sure an anchor chart will be made to help cement our knowledge!