tape measures

Today I brought a couple of tape measures to school.

By request.  The kids thought that we really needed something longer than a metre stick for measuring things.

So, I obliged.

And measure they did.

They measured the walls,

Flat Stanley's envelopes,

our cubbies,

book bins, 

even an obliging dad's foot!

Just about everything that could be measured, was measured. 

We found that we could measure things that were straight.

Going around corners did not work well. 

And measuring circles with a tape measure was just about impossible.

I guess it works out perfectly that tomorrow is Pi Day (3.14).  

2 more days until Spring Break 
(not that I am counting- ha!)


  1. That's cool! I love that they requested a better tool for their job!

    I always thought it was weird that here in Ontario kids learn how to measure things with "non-standard measurements" (like a shoe, or a chocolate bar, or their own body height) a couple of years before any kind of standard measurement is brought into the picture. It looks like your kiddos are proof that these little ones CAN "get it."

    Mme Aiello @ Teaching FSL

  2. I love this! I hope you enjoy your spring break!


    Learning With Mrs. Leeby


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