This morning we are linking up with Collaboration Cuties for their Must Read Mentor Text Linky. This week the "theme" is math. We start a unit on measurement this week, so we thought it would be fitting to showcase a book that we will use in our upcoming unit.
This book is a tale about a clever inchworm that finds himself "measuring" his way out of trouble. He convinces various other characters not to eat him because he is useful; he can measure. In the end, he really uses his smart tactic to get away from the nightingale, who has demanded the inch worm "measure his song." This allows him to escape unharmed. The students love the story line but also enjoy the illustrations in the book; they want to find the inchworm on each page. As most of you know, Leo Lionni books do not disappoint and Inch by Inch is no exception.
After reading Inch by Inch, we do a measuring activity using inchworms. Each child has a set of inchworms that they use to measure objects that we have placed in brown lunch bags ahead of time. If you'd like a FREE copy of this activity, click below (directions, worksheet, and inchworms included)!
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