Today is my first day back after Spring Break. April Fools--the first day back? Yes, I'm not joking.
so I decided to start the day with a little fun--with non-standard units of measurement as our next Math unit, I had just the thing.
First I began with a cute little story Called How Big is a Foot?
After we took some time to order our feet from Smallest to biggest, we talked about how this might be a problem when measuring things in real life.
I then, gave each student a mustache that I cut using Mustache border from Creative Teaching Press.
I mustached them to measure a few different items and record it in their notebooks.
Pardon my horrible drawing of the mustaches. But, that being said, I demonstrated how to use the mustache to measure and move it along the length of an item.
At the end of the lesson, I asked the class to turn their mustache over and write what they had learned. Voila! non-Standard units of measurement fun!