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Mrs. Bird
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households
  • 13 donors
  • $0 still needed

Making Measurement Meaningful

My students need consumable supplies and materials to create posters, "Metric Me" books and a Metric Museum.

My Students

About 90 third grade students will arrive in August eager to be writers, scientists and mathematicians. They inevitably ask on the first day of school "Will we do fun projects ?" Much like sneaking vegetables into spaghetti sauce, we can pack a lot of learning into a project.

Our neighborhood school is a Title 1 School; over 98% our 600+ students are economically disadvantaged.

Our children arrive with enthusiasm but without many experiences that they use to build new knowledge. Making Metric Measurement Meaningful for them involves not only exposing them to measurement concepts and tools but providing repeated hands on experiences measuring the length, weight and volume of familiar real world objects and materials.

My Project

We are fortunate to have access to a variety of measurement tools (rulers, meter sticks, beakers and scales). What the requested supplies and materials will do is provide a meaningful context for students. Third grade children by their nature are very concrete. Our students don't always make real world connections to what they are learning unless we explicitly make the connection in the classroom. In addition to completing activities that reveal the need for standard units of measure, operationally define metric measures, and discover the relationship between units; students will practice using measurement to describe one of their favorite subjects - themselves ! Finally students will develop a museum of familiar real world objects to make their new knowledge and vocabulary visible and memorable.

Supporting this project will provide the spaghetti sauce to hide their vegetables in!

The concrete experiences the children will have will allow them to build new knowledge. They will develop self confidence and competence as writers, scientists and mathematicians. They will be eager to begin the next project.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
BOOK RAINBOW BRIGHTS WHITE 32 PG 5-1/2X8-1/2 PACK OF 12 • School Specialty $18.04 8 $144.32
TG DSM II MEASURING • Frey Scientific $82.00 1 $82.00
CRAYONS CRAYOLA 16 COLOR CLASS PACK OF 800 • School Specialty $56.99 1 $56.99
PAPER CHART 24X32 1GRD 25/TBLT - SCHOOL SMART • School Specialty $9.30 3 $27.90
CHART HEIGHT UNIFIX • School Specialty $9.49 1 $9.49

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This project will reach 90 students.

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This classroom project was brought to life by Kia Motors America and 12 other donors.

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