Friday update: Today the kindergartners measured with unifix cubes. They were given a "train" of 10 cubes to begin with. While many of them found objects shorter than 10 cubes to measure, many of the kiddos choose to use their train to measure large objects by counting by 10s! The largest thing measured: the length of the classroom from the door to the windows! 492 cubes long!
Last week and this week we have been focusing on measuring length with non-standard units (feet, craft sticks, and Unifix cubes). The kindergartners have compared objects in the classroom to develop an understanding of the concepts of longer, shorter and the same length. Today they not only measured objects in the room (e.g. rugs, whiteboard, window, table), but they also measured each other, including Mrs. Jarvis and I!