Sunday, April 6, 2014

Room for Ripley- Teaching Measurement with Capacity {Must Read Mentor Text}

Hey there!

I'm here again for another edition of Must Read Mentor Texts for Math!

{First off, I want to say Hip-hip- HOORAY for being on Spring Break this upcoming week!!}  

I'm way behind in my math instruction and our state testing is 2 weeks after we get back from break.  I'm a wee bit stressed because I have so much I still have to get through in math!!  But, this is when a great mentor text comes in handy!

I want to share Room for Ripley with you!
This book is a great way to introduce capacity.  Carlos wants to get a guppy and he has to figure out how much water to put in his fish bowl!
I haven't gotten to measurement with capacity yet, but when I do, I'll get out all of our measurement materials and we'll work with Carlos right along with the book!  The kids have a great time measuring everything out!!

Also, I'm sure you've seen this awesome visual for remembering the conversions to capacity.  I think this is a great way for students to remember!

This one visual graphic shows how everything converts!!  2 cups make a pint, 2 pints make a quart, 4 quarts make a gallon!  It also shows that 16 cups make a gallon, 8 pints make a gallon, etc!!  It's awesome!!  You can click the picture to get your own printable of this if you'd like!!

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I can't wait to see what you link up today!

Next week's linky- Science


  1. I LOVE Stuart Murphy's books! I posted about a different one for this linky ;) I love how they give kids real-life examples of math at work! Good luck with your state test!!!!
    Creating a Thoughtful Classroom

  2. Haha I've also chosen a Maths Start book for my link up! Shows what a great series it is! I'll definitely be checking out the capacity one as we have that topic coming up in a few weeks.

    Butterflying Through Teaching

  3. I have this book! I'm going to pull it out and use it as a refresher. Our state testing is only one week away! Yikes! I'm very nervous too!


  4. I just finished up our unit on measurement last month...and really wish I had this book! I also have state testing at the end of the month and am going to pick this book up to use as a refresher. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Love the "Gallon Land" graphic...have you used the Gallon Robot? My students love him as well.

  5. Stuart Murphy's books are always amazing! Thanks for introducing me to another one of his titles!
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  6. Hi ladies.
    I hope it's ok, I did a text I use with ELA activities.
    Thanks again for hosting this link up and have a great week.
    School Is a Happy Place

  7. I love the concept of this book - it would make for a great inquiry lesson. I am amazed that you have to teach both systems of measurement - I can barely cover one!! I love this series of books. Have a great week ladies.


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