My kids were, uh... ACTIVE this week! Even though measurement is a pretty interactive math unit, I still tried to spice it up by adding a few of my own activities. Since the charts weren't too pretty, I typed them up for you!
We sang a few verses of a measurement song to the tune of Bingo to remember some of the most important conversions between units of length (standard and metric). You can see the first one below! I'm hoping the song helps the units really stick!
If you'd like a copy of our measurement songs as a freebie, click on the picture below and leave a comment!
I also included a song about units for measuring capacity. I still have a hard time remembering these sometimes! Gallon Man (or Mr. Gallon, Gallon Guy/ Gal, or Super Gallon Man, or Gallon Robot) is a terrific way to teach these units once the students have had a chance to measure for themselves, and this song lends itself perfectly to singing along with a Gallon Man!
I have been trying to fit in words to "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" for years- but I finally tried out a new tune, and "Dry Bones" works much better!
My kids have loved coming up with motions, singing with different dynamics, and performing our song for other classes. I hope your class will enjoy it, too!
Next week, we're starting fractions... any new tips or ideas for me?
Leaving a comment will help motivate me to make you a measurement conversion game tomorrow! :)
Okay, I'm out of here. Tonight I get to hang out with a high school friend and see a rendition of the musical we did in high school, Bye Bye Birdie! *We love you, Conrad... oh yes we do!*