"There are no seven wonders of the world in the eyes of a child. There are seven million." -Walter Streightiff

Friday, September 11, 2015

Inch by Inch

Inspired by the book,
our theme "Inch by Inch" found us with lots of measuring tools- rulers, tape measures, yardsticks, links, scales, gummy worms and more!
We read Measuring Penny which gave us some ideas for measuring...
We had body shapes to decorate and make look like us, and then we used a tape measure to see how many inches tall we are and mark it on a graph so that we could compare our sizes.
We're all getting so big!
Another important measurement is how much we weigh. We used a scale for measuring how many pounds.
We traced our hands and feet and used a ruler for measuring how many inches...
How far can we jump? We set up a starting point, and then we jumped as far as we could jump. We used a tape measure to see how many inches...
After reading Inch by Inch about a little inchworm who avoided getting eaten by being great at measuring, we were each given our own inchworm with which to paint. Before painting with them, we used a ruler to measure them. 
Then we dipped them in paint and swirled them around on our paper... They made some great designs.
Each of us was given a gummy worm. We had to compare our gummy worm with inchworms hidden around our play yard. We used words like bigger, littler, longer, shorter, taller, etc.
Beans in our sensory table, gave us a chance to measure using tablespoons and cups...
Watch Out! Big Bro's Coming!
It's one of our all-time favorite books. Big Bro is rough, he's tough, and he's REALLY, REALLY BIG... Well, he's pretty big. Okay, he's just a mouse, but if you were a mouse too, well, then he'd be BIG all right! Of course, it all depends on your perspective or your arm span!
We reached out just like the animals in the book, and we measured our arm spans with a yardstick. 

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