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We have been continuing to talk about non-standard measurement in our full day kindergarten class.  One easy, yet fun activity for the children was to measure how tall they are. 

We decided to cut out circles and tape them to a wall.  We also numbered the circles from the bottom up.  This allowed us to reinforce the shape, as well as to reinforce number recognition.  We created a chart for the students where they could print their name, and guess how many circles tall they are.  We taped the chart to a shelf a few feet away from the circles.  Once a child wrote their name and recorded their guess, they walked to the circles and discovered the number of circles tall they actually were.  The children then came back to the chart and recorded their answers beside their guess.

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