Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fifty Followers Freebie- Easter/ Spring Measurement!

I planned on getting a freebie out as soon as I hit 50 followers- and then you all made it happen much faster than I expected! I've only been really working on this blog for about a week and a half, so thank you SO much to those who are following me, pinning ideas, and commenting with encouragement!

Today's freebie brought to you by my 58 followers (thank you!!!) annnnd... the Target Dollar Spot!

If you've been in lately, you've probably seen plastic eggs filled with little plastic rabbits that can "jump." There are 15 bunnies in each egg, so I was able to get enough for my class for $2. Honestly, considering I'm having them work in partners, I could have just bought one.



My class is just starting measurement. Even though we're not officially doing the Common Core standards until next year, I went ahead and looked up Common Core Math for 2nd grade to create this. While of course this covers a few standards, I really focused on one in particular.

2.MD.2 - Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
This sounds like a tricky one, to be sure. My students will be making the rabbits hop and then measuring the distance in both inches and centimeters.



I'm going to have them analyze their own data with a partner, and then we'll discuss it together to look for patterns and speculate why we might have found those patterns.



If you would like your own copy of Measurement Hop, you can download it free {here}, or by clicking on the picture. All you will need is rabbits (bought from Target or folded from index cards using origami directions like those here), measuring tools, and maybe a piece of tape to mark the 'starting line.'

After a few tiring situations at school this week, it would really make my day if you left a comment!

Thanks, and happy Spring! :)
P.S.- Does anyone know why none of these images are showing up as able to be pinned on Pinterest?

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog and picking up my freebie!

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  2. Love the Measurement Hop! What a cute and fun idea! :) Thanks for the freebie!!

    Rachel

    A-B-Seymour

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  3. Cute!! My husband says we aren't allowed to go to Target RIGHT NOW, but maybe later. haha. I teach right along the Ohio border in a country school outside of Richmond, IN. Where are you?

    Christi ツ
    Ms. Fultz’s Corner

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    1. Oh, okay! I'm up in the Lafayette area, so not so close. Still- it's fun to meet another Indiana blogger! :)

      Jenny

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  4. Thanks for linkin up to the Spring Linky! We are working on measurement in my classroom right now, so this is too perfect!

    -Krista
    The Second Grade Superkids

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  5. We just started measurement too, so this will be fantastic for next week!

    Thank you!!!
    Deb
    Simply the Classroom

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  6. i am currently doing my student teaching in second grade and this lesson sounds like so much fun. i only hope my target still has these bunnies :) thanks for sharing!!

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  7. I love this! Super cute! Thanks for sharing!

    Rebecca
    Teaching First

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