After such an exciting week at school, I have to link up with Doodle Bugs Teacher for another Five for Friday.
favourite topics – Length! All Australian’s would know the “mintie challenge”
where you get a “Mintie” wrapper and tear it to see who can get the longest.
Neither my teaching partner nor I like minties, so we did the same activity
with fantales. After that we had the children draw a 1m line on a piece of
paper – it was very interested to see those kids who worked it all out (10 x
10cm lines) and those who just went with random lines!
2. As Monday was Remembrance Day we made
Flander’s Field poppies using crepe paper and pipe cleaners.
length this week and both can be found in this great booklet by Mrs Poultney’s
length of different pictures. We made it a bit trickier though and they had to
measure it in millimetres, centimetres and metres.
to draw different pictures to a certain scale based on the instructions on the
sheet. Children would draw the picture, then I could measure it before they got
a new one – I was very strict! As my teaching partner was off doing On Demand
Testing at the time with some of his kids, I had a big class and they loved it!
Pigeon stories and I have been the first to introduce them to them. I got a new
book recently, but we hadn’t read it yet. I used the instructions on Pigeon Presents and
added measurements to the different body parts. Children were sitting on the
floor and had to draw “a circle with a diameter of 2cm” etc. After the head and
neck were drawn, they all figured out it was the pigeon and were so excited! It
was a great activity. Then we celebrated with reading the new pigeon story I
some items on a table in the middle of the room, children had to choose
something and have that item feature somewhere in their story. It could be a
minor or major event in their story. It was so interesting to see what the
children had written!