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Measurement Hunt

Introduce students to measurement with this fun scavenger hunt! Students practice measuring with string as they work in partners to develop language skills. Use alone or with the lesson **Footy Fun!**
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Footy Fun!lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify objects that are shorter, longer or about the same length as a one foot piece of string.

Language

Students will be able to describe the relative length of different items using comparatives with sentence frame and partner support.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Tell students that the principal has asked for their help figuring out how long it takes them to evacuate during a fire drill.
  • Instruct students to line up at the door. Notice which student is closest to the door.
  • Have that student hold the end of a piece of string. Use the string to measure the distance between that students and the door. Cut the string, and tell students, "We just measured the length of the distance between Student A (use actual student's name) and the door."
  • Next, follow the procedure to measure the length of the distance between that student at the end of the line, Students B, and the door.

Related Guided Lesson

Measurement and Data 2

4 online games
1 song video
2 interactive stories
5 printable worksheets
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Grade
first grade
Subject Math