Sunday, April 14, 2013

Mentor Text Linky 4.14.13 & Manic Monday 4.15.13

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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22 comments:

  1. Ladies~ Inch by Inch is such a great book! I loved using it when I was teaching younger grades. Your activity looks so fun for your kiddoes!
    Michele
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

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  2. Such a cute idea. This is a new book to me. I look forward to checking it out!
    Hunter's Tales from Teaching

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    1. Good, we are glad! Your kiddos will like it for sure.

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  3. I used to use this book when I taught first! Your activity looks adorable!

    Kristin
    iTeach 1:1

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    1. Thank you! I think this book is a favorite for many teachers!

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing how you use this text and the activity!

    Sarah @ Hoots N' Hollers

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  5. I have not seen this book! How cute! I love when they use non-standard units of measurement! Super cute! I love Leo Lionni- he's such a neat illustrator!

    Thanks so much for linking up ladies!
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  6. Love this book! I use it every year during measurement! Thank you for the freebie! It will go perfectly with my unit!!
    :)Kim

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  7. I'm one of your newest followers. I'm switching from third grade to kindergarten next year so I look forward to all your great ideas!

    Stephanie Ann
    Sparkling in Third Grade

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    1. Thank you for joining us! The good news now about switching grades is the blogging world helping with ideas!

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  8. I am so glad I found you girls! I am from the midwest as well (but I still live here!) I often think about getting out of the midwest though for a warmer winter...I think you both made a great choice as the weather here lately has not been so good! :)

    We are going to be starting measurement in just a couple of weeks so I will certainly be using this cute book and activity to start things out! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    I am your newest follower! :)
    Amanda
    Learning to the Core

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  9. We are glad you joined us! Yes, we both love the warmer weather! We don't miss the snow! We hope your kiddos enjoy the measurement activity!

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  10. I love Leo Lionni. Thanks for sharing!

    Danielle
    Carolina Teacher

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    1. You're welcome. He's one of our favorites too!

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  11. Great book. Thanks for the activity.
    Glad to have found your blog!

    School Is a Happy Place

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    1. You're welcome. We were glad we found yours too!

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  12. Cute activity! Perfect for spring! My firsties will enjoy this! Thanks!

    gwhizteacher

    Grab a game for your class. :)

    Bee Nice Dice math game for first grade

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