This week in Little Ossies we have been exploring with different forms of measuring. We have been comparing height, length and time in some of the learning areas on offer in the classroom.
On Monday a couple of people were wondering about who was the tallest in the class, and started to measure their bodies against each other. So we decided that we might record how tall each person was in the classroom. We had to take our shoes off our feet and stand up close to our height chart (which we made from card stuck up on a cupboard door!), then Miss Griffiths put a ruler on top of our head to make a straight line from the top of our heads to the chart. We used such lovely comparitive, mathematical language when we were talking with each other. We were able to work out who was the tallest, who was the shortest and who was second and third tallest and shortest as well. Unfortunately, we couldn’t measure how tall Miss Griffiths was, because we couldn’t reach up to the top of her head!
On Tuesday, some of us put some unifix blocks together to measure how many blocks high we were. It was very tricky to count the blocks, but Miss Griffiths had an idea of what we could do to make it easier.
It was much easier to count how many blocks tall people were when you had them bundled into groups of 10 (of the one colour).
Also on offer in our classroom this week we have had a “Table of Timers” where there have been lots of different sorts of timers to explore.
As the week has gone on some children have done some “Timer Races” to see which timer will finish first. We have found that the red timer is the quickest sand timer on the table (even if you give another timer a head start!!!). We have also found out that no matter how many times you race the timers, the red one wins. We have found that the blue sand timer takes the longest time to get all the sand through.
What marvellous measuring we have been doing!