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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Debbie Diller's Chapter 8 Measurement

Measurement is a great opportunity for our students to participate in hands-on activities, explore their environment and learn a bunch of new math vocabulary! :) Debbie Diller tells us that it's overwhelming for children to remember all the measurement vocabulary we ask them to use, especially if we teach all the strands of measurement at once. She said, "This is a very important (and foundational) area of mathematics, so be sure to provide enough time to teach measurement concepts well." "If possible, start by teaching students how to measure length over several weeks... a few weeks or even months later, teach about measuring weight or capacity. Instruction on measuring time should take place later in the year."

In Lory's words...SPLIT IT UP, SPREAD IT OUT, ENJOY IT LONGER! I am so excited to step up my measurement instruction this coming year. I plan to create a math station devoted to measurement and the various strands throughout the entire year so my kiddos can review, explore and master the many vocabulary and measurement skills.

I've created my freebies with that idea in mind. I've grouped

(I've made Hickory, Dickory, Dock at my TpT has been marked as FREE for this week also... it's a fun activity for the entire class.)

and some of my classroom/student's favorite activities.
Measure the MagicMeasuring Inches at the Farm & Measuring Centimeters in the Sand
Please link up and share your measurement ideas and creations with us! Thanks for stopping by!


Jenn Bates said...

OH.MY.WORD!!!! You are amazing! I love everything! Way to go super hostess.
Finally in First

Melissa Williams said...

I am very excited about this chapter as I don't have many resources for measurement and data work stations! You have some excellent resources here! Thank you for sharing!

First Grade Frame of Mind

Tessa said...

You totally out-did yourself! I am only in chapter six. I need to get a move on! Thanks for sharing!
Spotlight on Kindergarten

Busy Bees said...

You have been totally busy!! I just found your blog and new I needed to follow. I just finished chapter 4, so I need to get a move on it!!

Lessons Learned said...

um. WOW! That's really all I can say. Thank you so much.
Lessons Learned

Fuel the Brain said...

You are awesome! Thank you so much :)
I especially love the Measure the Magic (how creative!)and measuring the cute farm animals.

Amy C said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Resieh said...

Lory, All I can say is WOW and THANKS!!
This has been an awesome book and kids everywhere will be loving math and we will be loving teaching it even more thanks to Debbie and talented and gracious people like you. Thanks again!!!

Ms. Morales said...

Lory, This was AMAZING!!!!!!! I loved every single activity you had. Such great ideas and talent! Thanks a million!

Hollie said...

Lory, Thank you so much for providing such AMAZING activities!!! I can't wait to teach math this year!!

Lindsay said...

Wow! What a fabulous set of resources! Thanks!


Fitbecky said...

Thanks Lory for posting so many AWESOME ideas again!!

Mrs. McHaffie said...

I don't know what I would do without your awesome blog and creative ideas/freebies!! Thank you so much for sharing all your hard work with us!

Beg, Borrow, Steal

Unknown said...

AAAAAAAAAAAAAWE-SOME!!!!! Thank you so much for your amazing goodies! Wow, oh wow, oh wow!!!!

Meredith said...

Thank you Lory! I just love all of your ideas. Your freebies are so cute. I will definitely be doing the "Measuring centimeters in the sand" and magic grow animals activities with my summer school students this week-I know they will have fun with them!
Keen on Kindergarten

Little Priorities said...

Wow - These are so great that I would like to teach measurement tomorrow! Boy I have a while to wait!
Little Priorities

Tiffers566 said...

Thank you so much for all the freebies!! Your blog is so wonderful!!!! I am having a hard time with the Inches on the Farm and Centimeters in the Sand activity - the text is showing up as black marks. Do you know how I can fix it? Thank you SO much!!!

Carolee said...

Thank you so much for all the awesome math activities!!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for all the activities. Measurement is always difficult for some of my first graders. I will add these centers to ones I already have and hope I can reach more little ones.

Lauren said...

This is wonderful! Thank you for the activities!

Lauren Chinchar


Allison @ Room Mom 101 said...

Thank you so much for sharing all these great ideas! LOVE them all!! I am linking to your ideas on my blog so stop by to check it out. Thanks!

Unknown said...

Love the freebies! Thanks for sharing!


Dan Goodman said...

You are awesome! Thank you so much :) I especially love the Measure the Magic (how creative!)and measuring the cute farm animals.

MrsTom said...

what amazing resources - thank you for sharing! :)

J said...

Thank you for these lovely and helpful free printables.