Teachers Network
Translate Translate English to Chinese Translate English to French
  Translate English to German Translate English to Italian Translate English to Japan
  Translate English to Korean Russian Translate English to Spanish
Lesson Plan Search
Our Lesson Plans
TeachNet Curriculum Units
Classroom Specials
Popular Teacher Designed Activities
TeachNet NYC Directory of Lesson Plans TeachNet NYC Dirctory of Lesson Plans

Teachers Network Leadership Institute
How-To Articles
Videos About Teaching
Effective Teachers Website
Lesson Plans
TeachNet Curriculum Units
Classroom Specials
Teacher Research
For NYC Teachers
For New Teachers

TeachNet Grant:
Lesson Plans
TeachNet Grant Winners
TeachNet Grant Winners
Adaptor Grant Winners
TeachNet Grant Winners
Adaptor Grant Winners
TeachNet Grant Winners
Adaptor Grant Winners
Other Grant Winners
Math and Science Learning
Impact II
Grant Resources
Grant How-To's
Free Resources for Teachers
Our Mission
   Press Releases
   Silver Reel
   2002 Educational Publishers Award


Measurement Activities

About This Daily Classroom Special 
Each week Homework Hotline will suggest homework assignments aimed at grades K-1 and 2-3. Homework Hotline was written by Buzz Eyler, Director of Educational Technology
at the Orcutt School District ( CA) and a former Teachers Network web mentor. 

To the Homework Hotline Directory

Measurement Activities

This week the homework will center on measurement activities. The activities are appropriate for K-3, except as noted. Feel free to copy, cut and paste the assignments into your own word processor for sending home (or print this page).

Day 1 Give each child a piece of string approximately two feet long. Ask them to find five (5) things in or around the child's home that are exactly the same length. K-1 students have the parents do the writing, grades 2-3 should be encouraged to do their own writing.

Day 2 Each child finds one object around the house that he/she can hold in one hand. The child then finds and records the names of three objects that can be held in the other hand that are heavier and three things that are lighter. Have the list of items brought to school (not the real items).

Day 3 Have a discussion at school about measurement by counting paces (steps) to determine distance. On the attached Estimate Form have each child write what he/she thinks is the distance between his/her bedroom and the kitchen, the bathroom and the mailbox. Send the form with the estimate on it home to record the actual distances which should be returned tomorrow. Use the figures in a variety of ways for graphing, etc. If you have kindergarteners who cannot count very high yet, have the parents count each step.

Day 4 Give each child an empty container in which they are to put any number of objects. These containers will be kept at school and each week the children will estimate how many objects are in one of them. Containers could be peanut butter jars, plastic ziplock bags, etc. AVOID GLASS. Objects put in the containers should not be perishable. To the sample letter to parents.


Come across an outdated link?
Please visit The Wayback Machine to find what you are looking for.


Journey Back to the Great Before