The past two weeks my kiddos learned all about measurement. We practiced length, height, weight, time and temperature. Today we had the chance to rotate through four engaging centers to practice these skills.
Here is a student who’s partner laid out all the hearts next to him to see how many hearts tall.
After they counted how many hearts tall they were, they used this paper to fill out. They wrote the number for how many hearts tall they were and drew the hearts against the line to show how many hearts tall they were. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture of this completed.)
If you’d like to use this in your classroom, you can find this as a freebie in my TPT store. Just click the link at the bottom of the post.
The second station was the clock mat station. Students used the floor clock mat to tell time to the hour. Each student took a turn making a time on the clock as the other students wrote the digital time.
This was simple and fun! They like taking turns being the teacher and changing the time. All students were engaged and enjoyed doing this. I highly recommend teaching with a clock floor mat.
I’m sad that our new Virginia SOL’s for 2018 have taken away time to the hour because this is one of my favorite skills to teach in math.
You can find the clock here if you’d like it for your own classroom: https://goo.gl/t2Rd2u (I am in no way being endorsed by Learning Resources) It’s quite pricey but students will thoroughly enjoy your time lessons using it.
The third station was How Many Cubes do you Weigh?:
This station had two balance scales. Students were to find objects to place in the bucket and see how many cubes it weighed. This was very easy to set up because I let them choose things around the room and their was no prep for me. It was a win-win for the both of us.
These balance scaled were purchased from the school through Learning Resources as well. You can find these here: https://goo.gl/GV613v (Again, I am in now way being endorsed to write about these products from this company)
The fourth station was the Frog Jump station:
Students used the Frog Jump Measurement worksheet that you see in the picture to the left.
This worksheet can be found in my TPT store for free as well. If you’d like either worksheet from this post, you can click the links below to download them.
I hope you can use some of these ideas in your classroom. Thanks for stopping by!