Ask and answer questions to help determine or clarify the meaning of words and phrases in a text.
• How Big Is a Foot?
In the course of this lesson students will create non-standard units (using their own footprints) and use them to make "beds," and explore the need for a standard unit of measure.
Students will define length as a measurable attribute of objects and measure using nonstandard units.
• Magnificent Measurement
This unit (consisting of 5 lessons) uses multiple materials and models to help students explore measurement. Students use objects, pictures, and symbols. Connections to children's literature, when appropriate, are incorporated into lessons. Students engage in measurement activities involving length, area, volume, time, and weight. Students practice measuring using standard and nonstandard units.
• Number Cents
Students will model prices to 99 cents, compare amounts to prices, and count on from prices to find change.
• Number Cents: Exploring Pennies and Dimes
Students will model amounts with pennies and dimes up to 60 cents, identify words and symbols relating to cents, and recognize physical differences between the two.
• Shapes and Poetry
At the conclusion of this lesson students will recognize geometric figures, draw and describe geometric figures, and interpret positional words.
• Silly Billy's World
Lesson plans for 5 well-known children's read-aloud books on plants/seeds that encourage literature, writing and language skills from the common core.

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