Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Measuring Up to Abe Lincoln

Today my students and I created a life-size Abraham Lincoln.  We are studying him, along with Washington, for President's Day.  We are also in the middle of our unit on measurement so we decided to incorporate Lincoln into our math lesson for the day.
Here is a picture of our Pinterest inspired Abe (all 6 foot 4 inches of him!):


Though I would definitely consider myself lacking in artistic ability, I did manage to freehand ol' Abe while my kids were at P.E. this morning.  Once they returned, my students colored him in and made sure he was exactly 6 feet and 4 inches.  During math, we took turns measuring ourselves next to him.  They were amazed at how tall he actually was once he was up on the wall.  :)  We taped sticky-notes to the wall to show our heights in comparison to his and each child had their picture taken standing nice and proud next to him.  All in all, it was a pretty exciting integration of subjects.  The best part?  Since he is on display in the hallway with a tape measure next to him, anyone who walks by can partake in the fun.  There's nothing like having a crowd of excited children outside your door throughout the day!   :)

8 comments:

  1. So fun!! I love when I get the chance to integrate curriculum areas!

    Sara
    Kindergarten Is A Hoot

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  2. this looks good! He was really tall, i'm sure your students enjoyed this!


    thediaryofanotsowimpyteacher

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  3. Making an Abe is on my to-do list to.

    Just found your blog! Love it. =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness

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  4. What a great idea! I love it!
    http://mskerriandherkrazykindergarten.blogspot.com/

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  5. Very fun and memorable for your students! I enjoyed the photos. Carolyn

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