Today we continued to work on measurement. We talked about measuring things in "city blocks" (tiles on the floor). We looked at two different paths to figure out which was shorter. Then we talked about how to get out the door the QUICKEST. We figured out that a straight line is usually quicker, and when we are heading to recess we certainly want to be quick.
We then took some time to think about the big picture...if we want to get out to real recess the quickest way possible, which way should we go? We can't always go in a straight line because there are ramps, and classrooms, and hallways in the way. So how do we measure the quickest way out? We decided to pick two routes and measure with meter sticks.
Turns out the ramp by the auditorium is 38 meters and the ramp by the classrooms is 50 meters. These are precious recess second we're talking about here!
There were heated debates over whether to flip the meter stick or measure it's place with a finger. Both ways we ended up with some great teamwork!