How Tall are you in Pumpkins?

As part of their exploration of  pumpkins these past two weeks, Explorers have been measuring their height in mini pumpkins.  

Using alternative units of measurement (one of the objectives in our EEC Guidelines) promotes flexible thinking and helps children generalize about the purpose of measuring items in the world around them, including themselves. 

The chart on the hallway wall is sparking discussions about relative size, predictions about height, and thoughts about who is the tallest person at our school.

Feel free to stop by and measure yourself and/or your child in mini pumpkins as you come and go at school this week — just pick your favorite color of tape and write your name on it and place it on the wall or chart!