Back to school is a great time to review skills when you are teaching classroom procedures. My students always love measurement centers. Give a student a measuring tape, ruler, seamstress measuring tape, and they are happy, happy, happy. And you know what that means right? If they are happily engaged with their center, they are not interrupting you when you are working with your small group or doing your beginning of the year assessments. It's a win-win for everyone!
I think there's a little Bobbette and Bob the Builder in every student. I like to set up a monthly measurement center. It is not always the assigned center that they are required to do. Sometimes I set it up as a center for my early finishers. I keep the same format so students can do it independently.
I just finished a new measurement center called School Time which would be perfect for your Back to School lessons. Students will practice measuring school-themed pictures. This can be used at any time of the year. This is the first time that I have made a Measure Me! Plus center. It is a little different than my other Measure Me! packets. This packet has 20 pictures instead of 12 plus it includes an additional 2 pages that can be used to set up an open ended center.
I love using ribbons in the measurement center. You can use different colors to add a seasonal touch. I bought the bag of ribbons in the picture for $1.99 at Hobby Lobby. What a great deal!
These are the 2 workpages that you can use if you set up an open-ended center. You can have students measure ribbons, seasonal shapes, or things found in the classroom. Each month you can set it up with different things and use the same page(s). Keep the pages in their portfolio to see how their work changes throughout the year.
There are 2 sets of cards. Each set contains 10 school-themed pictures. Students will practice measuring to the nearest half inch on set 1. Students will practice measuring to the nearest quarter inch on set 2.
Each set has 2 copies of the same picture. To help with differentiation, one copy has a line showing students where to measure and the other copy does not have a line.
There are 2 assignments for each set of cards so you can differentiate. Answers are included so you can make this a self-checking center.
Do you follow my Facebook page? From time to time, I like to give one lucky teacher some of the goodies I use in the pictures from my blog post plus the lesson packet. This is one of those times! If you found this post before July 21st, go to my Facebook page and look for the first graphic on this post. I will choose one teacher who leaves a comment under that post.
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