We read the book How Big is a Foot? A king wanted to give his wife, the queen a birthday gift. It was a bed that measured 6 feet by 3 feet. However when the apprentice measured for the bed, he used his own feet which were much smaller than the king's feet. The queen could not fit in her bed. The apprentice realized he needed to use the king's feet to measure for the bed. This bed was perfect for the queen. The students understand that we need to use a standard way of measuring instead of using our own feet. We did this ruler/measuring activity and compared the "bed" we measured off to the bed we made out of paper feet.
Here are some pictures from classroom events and lessons we have had. We thought you might enjoy!
In back:Mackenzie, peeping on top is Marcus, blurry Madison, Justin K.
On bottom:Lily and Justin M. all showing off their turkey hats from our program.
Rudolph goody bag
Magic Reindeer Food
Justin K. shows us his Magic Reindeer Food!
Meet the GERM Lady! She did a WONDERFUL presentation on washing your hands. She showed the kids how to properly wash hands and had a great jingle to go along with it. Afterward, she had the students put green lotion on their hands to represent germs and then wash their hands. They looked under a special light for any remains of "germs". It was a wonderful activity and the kids all enjoyed it. She shared her bag of germs with us...one was E-Coli; one was Strep; one was the regular flu; one was the Swine Flu; and sore throat! Kids colored on a hand they traced where they saw the green "germs" under the light and added details of the stuffed animal germs.