our new Smart board! Yahoo!!
In math we've been working on measurement. One of the activities my kids loved was measuring tape that I put on the floor around the room. This is an Investigations lesson if you use that math series. We discussed different ways that we could measure to find out which tape is the longest or shortest and I let some kids come try to measure one piece (that I have placed in our meeting area). They're funny because sometimes they tried hopping or scooting one foot instead of just taking steps (and some will want to measure with their fingers or whole body). We decided on a few rules for measuring (by taking steps, heel to toe, and what to do if there is part of your foot hanging off the end) and then they went around the room measuring and recording alone or with a buddy to help with balance.
Here's a recording sheet if you want to do this activity. We also went back later and measured each tape with other units. It's great for getting the kids up and moving and would be fun during these last few weeks of school.
I also had to share what our awesome room mom whipped up for Earth Day. So cute and yummy too! I can't turn down a snack=)
Lastly, I just posted the Daily Data/Question of the Week morning work(or however you want to use it) packet for May. It's got 5 weeks of questions and activities using 3 overlapping hoops and incorporating tally marks, equations, and fractions. It's on TPT for $2.00, click below to preview or purchase.