How Big is a Foot?

Have you heard of that book? It's just too cute and perfect for teaching non-standard measurement. A king measures the queen with his own feet so he can have a bed made for her. He gives the measurements to the carpenter. But the carpenter's apprentice has feet the are much smaller than the kings. We had a blast! The kids even measured me!  I created a little activity sheet to go along with the book. Click the picture to download!

In the story the queen is six kings feet by three kings feet. Here is our queen!

Eeek! My feet are in this picture. Thank goodness I had a fresh pedicure.
Part of me really wished an administrator would have walked in and seen me on the floor surrounded by children measuring me with paper feet!


21 comments

  1. Love that book!
    My kids measured me with ghosts around Halloween...it is pretty funny to have them all around you...or at least it was for me =) lol
    Jennifer

    First Grade Blue SKies

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  2. I love that story!! Too cute! You look great!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

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  3. So cute! We have the most important job in the world, and sometimes it involves lying down on the floor and being measured!! Love!

    Laura
    Peace, Love, and First Grade

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  4. I love this book! The kids really love to get on the floor and measure one another (me included!). We also graphed how tall we were and practiced reading bar graphs. So fun!

    It's Grow Time!
    ~dani~

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  5. I love that book and activity! Thank you for sharing! I'm your newest follower. :)

    Andrea
    Cheers to School

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    1. Heading over to your blog right now!

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  6. LOL - too cute!!!! I bet your kiddos had a blast measuring you!

    Holly
    Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

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  7. You look like you are having too much fun in your class. Love the blog makeover!

    Cheryl

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  8. whatever it takes to rest during class right? Ha! TOTALLY joking. That is such a cute picture! And don't think your flip flops went unnoticed!!! :)
    Love the ideas!!!

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  9. I did this with my kiddos and it was a hoot! They find it so fun and it is a great activity! Now I need to get your pack to go with it!!

    -Ms. Thomas

    The First Grade Jungle

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  10. Thanks for all the great ideas! Love your blog!

    Melanie
    First Grade Brain Sprinkles

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  11. I love that book!!....and um...you better believe I'd be wishing admin would have walked right then and there! lol!

    ♥ Jen
    The Teacher's Cauldron

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  12. Super cute! Hope you post at Math Monday! :)
    Cindy @ love2learn2day

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  13. This is cute! I"m definitely going to use it with my little princes and princesses! ; ) ~Heidi V.

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  14. I read that book to my students every year to go along with the math lesson. Your extended worksheet will be perfect to add to Friday math centers. Thanks!

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  15. I am glad I am not the only one who captures her feet in pictures!

    I love this book!


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  16. I forgot to say that you are brave to lay down...my kiddos would flip if I did that because we have had WAY too many talks about tee tee germs on the carpet!


    Heather
    Heather's Heart

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  17. This activity looks like so much fun! I'm so glad I stopped by your blog because I am currently teaching nonstandard measurement! I may just have to use this book and your freebie!

    Thanks so much!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by Becky! This lesson is so much fun!

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