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Measuring!!

April 11, 2022 | Rebekah Lowe

Second Grade finished a unit on measuring last week!   These are some of the standards addressed:

Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.

Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.

Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.

We explored measuring with nonstandard units as well as standard units.  Nonstandard units are paper clips, popsicle sticks, and shoes.  Standard units are inches, centimeters, yards, and meters.

We started off the unit by measuring different jumps.  Then, we measured how far we jumped using nonstandard and standard units.  Some in the class are quite far jumpers!!

We also compared jumps between students to see how much farther one person jumps than another student.  The longest jump minus the shortest jump told us how much farther someone jumped.

The class measured the length and width of the classroom as well as used body benchmarks to estimate how long something is.  Did you know the tip of your thumb is about 1 inch long or that the length of your hand is about 6 inches?

Overall, students had a really fun time measuring using rulers, yardsticks, and meter sticks.  They learned how to measure starting at the edge and keep a straight line.

Right now in math, we are focusing on odd and even numbers!

 

Rebekah Lowe

Teacher, Grade 2 Meadows Class

Rebekah Lowe knew that she wanted to be a teacher ever since middle school when she was inspired by an English teacher who developed interactive games and creative acronyms for many of the topics that were discussed. Because of her teachers, Ms. Lowe attended the education program at the College of New Jersey, where she experienced a variety of classroom environments, and earned a teaching degree. She was also a part of the Education Honor Society. After graduating, Ms. Lowe taught English in South Korea, and during this time, she was able to travel around Asia and experience new cuisines and cultures. Her love of travelling increased, and she hopes to travel more in the future! She began her teaching career in the United States at Mustard Seed School in 2018 as a second and third grade teacher in the Meadows class. She’s excited to be a part of the school community and share her many experiences with her students.

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