Thursday, October 6, 2011

Sweet Measurement

We've been doing math stations in our room and the kids really enjoy it.  At first, they got a little, shall we task during stations.  After talking to them and discussing the good/bad choices they were making, they continued to play rather than work.  So, we took a week off of math stations.  This week, they returned to stations and the kids are very much back on task.  Fall is my favorite season, so I've been trying to incorporate lots of fall activities into my reading and math stations. Our math program teaches one concept at a time and then doesn't really address the concept again for the rest of the year, so I want to try to incorporate different concepts all through the year so the kids can practice and experience all of them repeatedly.  Next week, we will be doing some fun measurement activities with candy corn and candy pumpkins.  The kids will use a balance to measure different items using both candy corns and candy pumpkins.  This is really a chance for the kids to get some experience using a balance as we really don't get to measurement until the end of the year.  I created this recording sheet for the kids to show their work.  Just click below to download.  I hope it's something you can use!

Fall Candy Measurement

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