MEASURING IN WORDS AND CENTIMETERS
As we continue to write poetry, we discuss how we can measure things and feelings in words. You can capture the feeling of snowfall in a list of words that measure how you're feeling in that moment. On Friday, we practiced writing up a snowstorm as we brainstormed words for a wintery poem all about our favorite form of precipitation. We think if we sent these lists to Florida, the kids there would understand the magic of a snow on a peaceful, quiet night.
In other news, we did some literal measuring of things around the classroom. Even though it was fun to measure in human feet and markers, we decided it made more sense to measure in a standard unit so people would know what we were talking about. Today we used centimeter cubes because we love groups of 10s and 100s. Next up, using rulers and meter sticks.
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