- It is important for kids to compare lengths that are
*not*in straight lines in order to gain a good perspective of relative length and distance. - You will need string for this activity.
- Have a list of things for students to find in the room based on their own body measurements. For example, find something that is just as long as the distance around your head.
- Have students complete this worksheet. They will have to measure the perimeter of different shapes with string and then draw a straight line that is the same length.
- You may want to do some similar activities in the following weeks using estimation.

- Thingamajigs
- Turkey Math
- Dice Probability
- Rhyming Match
- Combinations
- Columbus Acrostic
- Color Pastel Classmates
- Hurricane by David Weisner
- Discover the Explorers
- Round vs. Flat
- Exaggeration In Stories
- "A Busy Year" Reading
- Monster Math
- Oil Pastel Fruit
- Moldy Pumpkins
- Letter to an Author
- Author Spotlight
- If I Were President...
- Who Is That?
- Election 2000
- Giant Kiss
- Where Did He Go?
- Food For Thought
- Halloween Word Search
- Cinquain
- All About Easter
- Person, Place, or Thing?
- European vs. Taino
- Volume Conversions
- Scariest Jack-O-Lantern Contest
- Puppets
- Historical Trivia
- American Anthems
- Literature Response
- Surf the World
- The Medal Winners
- Mold Observation
- If You Could Be An Animal
- Number Relationships
- West African Tale
- Paint a Picture with Words
- Division with Models
- Famous Places Wall
- How Much is 2000, Anyway?
- Count Pine Cone Scales
- M&M Fractions
- Base10 Blocks
- What Comes First?
- Height of a Tree
- Word Association

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