Sunday, February 24, 2013

Measuring with names!

Hi friends!

We had a crazy week this week...it always seems to be that way this time of the year, am I right?! We're getting MAJOR Spring fever (and by we, I am definitely included in that statement) in my class.  Two. more. weeks. I. can. do. it!

We started measurement this week in my class. My kids have LOVED doing this- so many fun activities to do! First we had a hopping race and measured with yarn how long each of us could jump. The crowd cheered when I jumped farther than them all! haha! (you may not know this, but I am the clumsiest least athletic person alive. It was a feat, y'all, to be able to jump further than these kids!)

The next day we read Chrysanthemum and measured our names in linking cubes. Thank goodness no one in my class has a longer name than Chrysanthemum! I EVEN let them write with a dry erase marker on the cubes. I know! What a thrill!
 We compared with partners several times. I had the longer name stand, shorter name stand, and equal names stand one at a time. I have a LOT of kids in my class with 5 letters in their name. Who knew?!

Then, we had to walk around and find a partner that had an equal amount of linking cubes in their stacks. I only had one little girl that did not have a partner- we just made up a name that would be 4 letters to match with her!
 I made up this little worksheet to go along with the activity: Snag it up if you'd like. My kids had a ball doing this activity! {click on the picture}

I've also finished up my St. Patrick's Day packet! woohoo! Here are a few little sample pages from the pack. Click HERE to take a look! Leave me a comment with your email address and I will pick 2 people to win this packet tomorrow at 10 pm! Congrats #43 Megan and #18 Susan! Random Number generator helped me out! ;)
I hope your week is fabulous!

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67 comments:

  1. What an amazing giveaway! I especially like the leprechaun addition. My students struggle with adding on. Everything looks so bright & colorful. I know my kids would love this packet of activities. dbednarsk@yahoo.com

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  2. Love the St. Patricks Day unit! My students did measuring with their names. Thanks for the chance to win your resource.

    Iteachkidsabc@gmail.com
    :o) V.
    Special Teacher for Special Kids

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  3. Love your name measuring idea. We have just started measurement. Perfect timing. Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous packet.

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  4. Oops my email is cbartram@kitcarsonschool.com

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  5. The unit looks great! Thanks for the chance to win!
    kwelnicke@hotmail.com

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  6. Love your measurement activity!! I'll will be pinning this for the last few weeks of April. Keeping my fingers crossed I win your fabulous St. Patrick's Day unit!!

    Heather (heathernnance@yahoo.com)

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  7. Fabulous as always!

    Erica
    Sprinkles to Kindergarten
    erica_crowder0612@yahoo.com

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  8. Thanks for the measurement freebie. My kinders are just getting to the point where they are recognizing each other's names. This is perfect timing. I love the March packet, too. As a new-to-kindergarten teacher, this is an incredible packet to test my 'luck' for my first 'Day o'Green' with my kinder-bears. Thanks for offering it. parenthed1@aol.com

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  9. I love your Unit! The measuring names with unifix cubes is a fun new concept!
    kluxon@dist50.net

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  10. Thanks for the measurement freebie- I'll save it for next year! Thanks for the opportunity to win your packet!

    ~ Amy
    ahunt@narragansett.k12.ri.us

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  11. Love the freebie! Will be using it in a few weeks!! Would LOVE to have the St. Patrick's Day unit to add to my collection of your fabulous products!! My kids love them!!
    Sally.bowman@dcs.edu
    Sallywarren3@aol.com

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  12. Love St. Paddy's Day! Got my fingers crossed. judeeastman@gmail.com

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  13. This looks amazing! I think my kids would really enjoy it! Keeping my fingers crossed!

    Ashley
    arclark2012@gmail.com

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  14. Thank you for creating this! Love it!
    santos_nancy2004@yahoo.ca

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  15. I love your name measurement idea. We start measurement tomorrow! They love linking cubes and to get to write their name on them will really excite them!

    Cindyw98@aol.com

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  16. The list is long, but maybe I'll have the luck of a leprechaun!!
    Thanks for having the giveaway
    Connie
    prekteachr@yahoo.com

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  17. Great activity!
    cpnqueen@windstream.net

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  18. Looks amazing!

    Lori
    wrlean@aol.com

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  19. Love the name measuring idea - never thought about writing on unfix cubes with dry erase. Thanks!

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  20. Looks like fun! Thanks for the chance to win :)

    Nikki

    nlishinski@gmail.com

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  21. Thanks for the chance to win! LOVE the measurement idea, hadn't thought of writing on the cubes! Plan to use it next week! Thanks for sharing the sheet to go with it as well.
    lbettis@everestkc.net

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  22. Found you on Classroom Freebies! Thank you for the measure your name freebie! That will be so much fun!
    :)Kim
    TheVeryBusyFirstGraders

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  23. Thanks so much for the awesome measuring freebie! My kids are going to love it! What an awesome packet you have created. Fingers crossed!

    ~Judy~
    lifeisswt@yahoo.com

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  24. Your new unit looks so fun! Love the measuring ideas, too. Thanks!!
    dbtrout@hotmail.com

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  25. How cute and fun!
    courtneycanant@gmail.com

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  26. What a CUTE unit! My kiddos would love it!! :o)

    Cindy
    ccfirstteacher@gmail.com

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  27. Looks great! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

    smontano9@cox.net

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  28. What a cute idea for measurement! I love it -- thanks so much for sharing! I also love the looks of your St. Patrick's Day pack! I'll have to put it on my wishlist. :)

    Taryn
    Taryn.Ryan@fairfieldsfuture.org

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  29. Love the measurement freebie, thank you! And so excited for the giveaway!
    -Andrea
    simmonsa1@sfusd.edu
    cielobella@aol.com

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  30. Can't wait to use the measurement activity this week. The unit looks like fun!
    Susie
    DWMom4@aol.com

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  31. Such a fun idea for measuring! Thanks for the freebie and the chance to win the adorable unit!
    Michelle
    mcoop1125@gmail.com

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  32. Thanks for the measurement freebie...I love your ideas! I saved your St. Patty's Day unit on my wishlist in case I don't win :)
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Deanna
    aprimaryowl@gmail.com

    A Primary Owl

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  33. Thanks for the measurement freebie...I love your ideas! I saved your St. Patty's Day unit on my wishlist in case I don't win :)
    Thanks again for sharing!
    Deanna
    aprimaryowl@gmail.com

    A Primary Owl

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  34. Thanks for sharing your measuring idea - I will definitely use it. And thanks for a chance to win this fabulous March unit!
    Pam
    pschurm@gmail.com

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  35. Okay, I *might* give you a run for your money on the least athletic person in the world. :)

    What a fun new pack! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Jill
    jillsloothaak@att.net
    abcs and polkadots

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  36. Your St. Patrick's Day packet would make my Kiddos ROWDAY! :-)

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  37. Your blog is one of my absolute favorites. You have made my life so much easier in my first year of teaching with all of your wonderful ideas and materials! I would LOVE to win this unit to use in March and I know my kids would absolutely love it as well. Thank you for all your hard work!

    rlinebac@gmail.com

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  38. I am a follower and you do such fun things in your class. Your St.Patricks pack looks great and I could certainly use it in my class. Would love to win it.

    Amy Patte
    qbeepatte@hotmail.com

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  39. Your unit looks wonderful! I could use the activities with several different grade levels of intervention students. Thank you for sharing!
    clairhr@comcast.net

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  40. Love the measuring activities! Thanks for sharing your ideas! Your new unit looks so cute! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

    œKaryn
    A is for Apple B is for Blog
    Kideducator@comcast.net

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  41. Super cute ideas!
    Corey Power
    Poolsideteacher@gmail.com

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  42. I'm super excited to use. vhair61215@gmail.com

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  43. I hope you post your math freebie on Math Monday Blog Hop tomorrow! Find it every week at love2learn2day.blogspot.com :)

    Cute lesson!
    Cindy

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  44. Darling activities! I never thought on writing on cubes with dry erase markers!!!! {guess what I'm doing with my kindies tomorrow;)}
    New pack looks great!
    megandw@yahoo.com

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  45. fuller.christine.w@gmail.com Hope I win! Looks fantastic :)

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  46. Would love to win!!! Thanks for the freebie.
    chrissybryant74@gmail.com

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  47. That set looks very nice! I love all the bright colors!
    Kelly
    www.aviewintomyclassroom.blogspot.com
    bbumblebee@msn.com

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  48. Your units are always amazing!! Thank you for the measuring activity. Looking forward to using it with my Kinders this week!!

    stacey
    swhite@cfc.k12.wi.us

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  49. I love the measuring idea--so much fun and so many teaching points!! Thank you!!

    Erin
    Little Miss Primary

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  50. Looks so cute and we could use the measuring part of your pack this week! Fingers crossed...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  51. I would love to win this packet! My fingers are crossed. :)

    daniellemdavis7@gmail.com

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  52. Love the measurement idea.

    kbogdan76 @ gmail . com

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  53. I am totally doing your measuring lesson next week when I start measurement. I would also love your st patty's dag unit! I hope I win!

    Borrorm@fox.k12.mo.us

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  54. The measurement lesson is so cute. I am going to try it out with my kinders too. The new unit looks great. I would love to win it! Maybe the luck of the Irish will be with me. :)

    Joni
    KinderKids Fun
    jegalford3406@gmail.com

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  55. Thank you again for such a great lesson idea! I've been following your blog for almost 2 years and I've used SO MANY of your great ideas!! I wish I could see you in action :)

    Sarah
    cassidy.sarahe@gmail.com

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  56. Thanks for sharing the great measurement activity. My Firsties will love it! And I know that we would love to win the Pot of Gold unit. Thanks for all the great ideas:-)
    Jan
    jcatotti@aol.com

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  57. Love the measurement activities! :)

    davis.ashleyb@gmail.com

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  58. I love your measurement activities, we start that in a few weeks and your ideas are making me excited!

    tishcardenas@yahoo.com

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  59. I would love to have the luck of the Irish and win your St. Patrick's unit. The activities are just what my kinders are ready for in center time. Thanks for sharing the measurement freebie as well as your talents with other teachers!

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  60. Love your measuring activities AND I'd love to win your St. Patrick's unit!
    Cindy
    Granny Goes to School

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  61. It looks terrific! I'd love to have it for my kindies.
    Shelley
    freemansweazey@rogers.com

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  62. I love the name measuring activity!! Thanks!!
    Brianne

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  63. Thank you for the name activity! I LOVE IT!!! :) I teach pre-k and do an "I am Special" unit in April and this will be perfect!!
    sarachrobot@hotmail.com

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  64. I love your new St. Patrick packet. The fonts are great and so is the material. I would love to win it.
    debrahoyle96@yahoo.com

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  65. I really am looking forward to using your name measuring activity. My kinder kiddos will love it. Your new St.Patrick packet looks AMAZING! I would love to win it. kspra123@hotmail.com

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