*These are some sample lessons and activities that you can use for each VA SOL in the Measurement strand. The URL's are link directly to where you can download these lessons/activities and any corresponding printables. I suggest adapting these lessons and activities to fit the needs of your class and your teaching style.*

*Within each sample, one of the "relevant texts" from the previous page will be suggested for reading to your students BEFORE each lesson. Feel free to use your own book choices! The lessons will appear in order of the Standards of Learning (K.7 through K.10) the way that I think they should be taught. Again, feel free to teach in the order that you feel is appropriate.*

**There are ALWAYS sample lesson plans straight from the VA DOE website. Simply:*

*1. Go to www.doe.virginia.gov*

*2. Click on "Tests & Standards of Learning (on left).*

3. Click on "Standards of Learning (SOL)" (in the center text).

*4. Click on "Mathematics" (on right).*

*5. Click on "Enhanced Scope & Sequence Sample Lesson Plans" (center in chart).*

*6. Type in "Computation and Estimation".*

*7. Check the "K box" for kindergarten.*

8. Click "search". Sample plans for SOLs will appear!

LESSONS/ACTIVITIES/PRINTABLES:(ALL of the Number and Number Sense VA SOLs are covered here.)

*(click on red links to get connected directly to sites.)

Lesson Idea-Number 1

VA SOL: K.7

BOOK: The Coin Counting Book by Rozanne Lanczack Williams

LESSON/ACTIVITY IDEAS:

Introduction to Coins (K.7)

http://www.busyteacherscafe.com/themes/money.html

This is a unit on introduction to money. The first lesson idea is appropriate for teaching K.7. Coins are introduced with the expectation that students will make observations about the characteristics of each coin. The poems that are included at the bottom of the page are fun and engaging rhymes to help students with coin recognition.

NOTES:

Make sure to include other activities, such as grouping pennies to make 10 cents or less, grouping nickels to make 10 cents, and combinations of both.

Use plastic or real coins. As part of "school supplies" at the beginning of the school year, you can ask parents to send in 4 quarters, 10 dimes, 20 nickels, and 10 pennies in a marked ziplock bag. If you are worried that the coins will get lost or taken, then use plastic.

PRINTABLES/OTHER ACTIVITIES/MATERIALS:Using these worksheets/activities/materials during whole class/independent work time (in school or at home) is a way to incorporate them into your lessons as reinforcement activities. There are more sites included in the "assessments" and the "interactive sites for kids" pages.

Resource for Plastic Coins

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/plastic-mixed-us-coins-school-specialty-publishing/1014458345?ean=9781564517616&itm=1&usri=9781564517616

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Lesson Idea-Number 2

VA SOL'S: K.8 (clocks) & K.9

BOOK: Telling Time with Big Mama Cat by Dan Harper

LESSON/ACTIVITY IDEAS:

Concept of Time Online Lesson

http://blog.learningtoday.com/blog/bid/24506/FREE-Kindergarten-Measurement-Time-Lesson

This is an alternative teaching strategy to teach children the concept of time through watching a video and interacting. The creators of this lesson have outlined objectives that will help to teach and reinforce a part of K.8 and all of K.9. Both analog and digital clocks are used in this lesson to teach about various aspects of time.

NOTES:

By projecting this video onto the technology that is available to you (Smartboard, screen, dry erase board)from a computer, this can be a very effective whole class lesson. You can also have students view this video individually or with a partner if there are enough computers.

Include other hands-on activities involving telling time on analog and digital clocks with handmade or plastic clocks.

Spend some time teaching students to write "6:00" when they see six o'clock on a clock. Teach the ":00" in conjunction with teaching about digital clocks. (Students with graphomotor deficiencies might be allowed to write "6" instead on assessment worksheets.)

PRINTABLES/OTHER ACTIVITIES/MATERIALS:Using these worksheets/activities/materials during whole class/independent work time (in school or at home) is a way to incorporate them into your lessons as reinforcement activities. There are more sites included in the "assessments" and the "interactive sites for kids" pages.

Resource for Judy Clocks (individual analog clocks)

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/toys-games-mini-judy-clocks-set-of12/17769904?ean=9780768223200

Online Time Teaching Tool

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk/clock/clockres.html

This page has an analog and digital clock option. By projecting this page onto the technology that is available to you (Smartboard, screen, dry erase board) from a computer, this tool is a fantastic way to "play with time". There are options to change time in different increments.

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Lesson Idea-Number 3

VA SOL'S: K.8 (calendars/other measurements) & K.10

BOOK: Length by Henry Arthur Pluckrose

LESSON/ACTIVITY IDEAS:

Make Your Own Ruler Activity

http://www.education.com/activity/article/ruler/

This activity idea is a way to have students get excited about making and using their own rulers. Students will be excited to measure things around the classroom with their own creation.

Mouse Measuring Activity

http://www.kellyskindergarten.com/math/math_activities.htm

This is an activity (printables included)that can be used for whole class, group, partner, individual, and center learning. By measuring different mouse tail lengths with various nonstandard and standard units of measurement, students will get a lot of practice with measurement of length!

Leaf Measuring Activity

http://www.ehow.com/info_12038327_leaf-measuring-lesson-plans-kindergarten.html

This lesson idea addresses many different ways to measure leaves, including by length and capacity. The ideas are simple, engaging and modifiable to fit the needs of your class and objectives.

NOTES:

The students should be exposed to as many measuring tools (both standard and nonstandard) as possible and learn what these instruments measure. Read through the SOL'S to gain understanding of the tools that should be addressed.

Bring in examples of measuring devices to model for the students.

The Leaf Measuring Activity can and should be extended to include as many ways to measure as possible.

Comparisons should be a large part of any lessons taught in this strand. Comparing lengths, temperatures, weight, and size are some examples.

Calendar Time should be part of the students' morning routine to teach them the importance of time in terms of days, months, years, and seasons. There are some worksheets included below that can be used for oral-formative or summative assessment. The students should be given just the calendar portion of the worksheet, and the teacher should read the questions aloud (allowing time for individual students to analyze and respond).

PRINTABLES/OTHER ACTIVITIES/MATERIALS:Using these worksheets/activities/materials during whole class/independent work time (in school or at home) is a way to incorporate them into your lessons as reinforcement activities. There are more sites included in the "assessments" and the "interactive sites for kids" pages.

Calendar Worksheets for Oral Assessment

http://www.freelearningmaterials.com/calendar-worksheets/