This is a FREE activity to help students connect customary units of measurement to real life! Students research their favorite celebrity's height and create their person out of butcher paper! I found that students had a pretty good concept of customary units up to 1 foot, but had more difficulty with larger things. This activity also helped students measure multiple feet using rulers and/or measuring tape.
Included in this product:
-2 pages of step-by-step instructions on how to implement this into your classroom
-4 directions posters to display on your classroom screen to walk students through the steps
-3 full color photograph exemplars to show students
-homework sheet for students to fill out that includes researching a celebrity's height and writing a paragraph about why they chose him/her
-grading rubric for final product
Materials NOT included that will be needed:
-lots of white butcher paper
-colored pencils, markers, crayons
-ability to print out colored photos of celebrities (I find head shots on the web, blow them up, and put them in a PowerPoint document to make resizing easy. I then print them out for students to use.)
My students LOVED doing this! All of the students from the other classrooms enjoyed looking at all of the finished products displayed as well. Many of the kids were surprised how much taller/shorter the celebrities were in "real life"!
Interested in seeing this in action? Visit my blog post about it HERE
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Thank you! Happy teaching!