- This center is for students beginning to learn their letters. They will be able to manipulate Unifix cubes in order to make the letters of their names.
- After they spell their name with the cubes, they will find out how much it "weighs." You can have them find out how much it weighs in teddybear counters or other type of counting object.
- Have students predict whether their first, middle, or last name will weigh the most.
- They will need to spell their other names with the Unifix cubes in order to find out if their prediction was correct.
- Have them keep a simple tally sheet with their name and the corresponding weight.
- As a final activity, have students find the total weight of their full name. It will be interesting to see which students realize they can simply add the other weights together and which will redo their names and weigh them.

- Millennium Inventions
- Columbus Acrostic
- Irish Mobiles
- Interview a Veteran
- Junk Ship
- Olympic Events from A to Z
- Length of Foot vs. Height
- Journal Topic: Space Exploration
- Record a Story
- Pumpkin Measurements
- Washer Weights
- Create a Collage
- Potato Latkes
- What Happens to the Paper?
- Number Relationships
- Presidential Fractions
- Tall Tales
- The Real Reason
- Dice Probability
- How Many Classrooms Fit?
- Sand Painting
- Krypto
- Does It Measure Up?
- Turkey Math
- Haikon Mosaics
- Hurricane by David Weisner
- Valentine Placemats
- What Adds Up to 10?
- Combinations
- Observe An Inchworm
- How Far is Sydney?
- Seasons
- Determining Density
- Compare Hair
- Hieroglyphics
- U.S. Percentages
- How Much Does Your Name Weigh?
- Toothpick Sculptures
- The Pumpkin
- Always Say Never Sometimes
- The Color Mix-Up
- What Comes First?
- Walk a Mile in Their Boots
- What is the Moral?
- What Do I Want to Know?
- Where Is This?
- Base10 Blocks
- Pocket Chart
- Anthropomorphism
- What’s Your Valentine Worth?

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