Monday, October 15, 2012

Halloween Measuring

You know the feeling when you open your email and see a message from a parent?  Well, I opened one today and it made me smile from ear to ear.  This mom had come into my classroom to volunteer for an hour while I was doing guided reading and did a great job keeping some of my firsties on task.  The email was short and sweet but basically said "You must love your weekends.  First grade seems exhausting!" I replied that it sure is but that I couldn't imagine doing anything else.  I am sure that many of you agree with that feeling!  She has yet to schedule a second time to volunteer so I hope that we didn't scare her away!  I think it should be a requirement that all parents come and spend a bit of time in the classroom.  Just so they know what it's like.  Hmmm ... I wonder how we could mandate that?

On another note - I wanted to share with you a little about my Halloween Measuring Math Work Station. 
Here's a peek at what is included.
I have included candy corn rulers, but I highly recommend using real candy corns.  Your kiddos will love you for it!  If you choose to use the rulers there is a black and white option for students to color and also a colored version.  Both come in two different sizes for differentiation.  There are arrows on the 12 different pictures to show the direction to be measured.  The recording sheet is in black and white for easy copying, but I also included a colored one for those of you who like to laminate and use dry erase markers.  Students are asked to estimate befor ethey measure.  i get tempted to jave them recordtheir estimate in pen so they can't erase it!  An I can... card is also included to increase student independence.
This activity is available at my TPT store by clicking on the picture.  I'll send a copy to the first 2 followers who leave me a comment on this post.  Don't forget your email!


  1. This looks perfect!! Love it!
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I was just thinking about making a measuring activity but this looks great!

  3. Okay, that's 2! Thanks for stopping by everyone. Keep visiting I'll be giving away lots more goodies!!