It is that time again. Time to teach conversions. It is not a fun time for a 4th grade teacher...
We will make it through this unit. That is my mantra!
Last week I introduced Big G to help my kids remember and visualize the relationships between a gallon, quarts, pints, and cups. This is the story I tell them:
In the land of G, there are 4 queens. Each Queen has a beautiful princess and a handsome prince. Each princess and prince has 2 cats!
(I am not a story teller... I love reading stories, but I am not an actress.) This is just a little thing I say as we draw out Big G. I am sure there are other more well thought out version you can find out there.
This year I wanted my kids to come up with their own story for Big G. Here are a few. I don't know if The Zoo or Goosh the Boat is my favorite.
|Land of Geneses|
|The Garner House (I think it was inspired by Among the Hidden)|
|Goosh the Boat|
What do you think?
Do you have any fun things your kids do with capacity?