Homeschool Encouragement

Homeschooling Hearts & Minds is an archive of resources to help you on your homeschooling journey. I am no longer actively blogging on this site, so comments have been turned off, but you can still find me on social media or click the "about" tab to find out how to contact me.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Tuesday’s Toolbox: A Tape Measure

Tuesday's Toolbox button

Why is it that no matter how many rulers I buy, I can never find them when we actually need them? Do you think it has anything to do with the boys using them as swords? (Here’s a tip: never let them whack your leather sofa with a metal edged ruler.)

And why is it that when there’s only one, two children cannot share it without snipping at each other? But I digress. After listening to Mary and David fight over the ruler, I gave in and let Mary use my dressmaking tape measure.

tape measure graphic Do you see what I see…a super long number line! The kiddos were measuring distances with a ruler and then adding them up. A little hard for the kindergartener, but with her tape measure, she was able to confidently add it up. Another tool to add to the ole toolbox.

Some previous posts from Tuesday’s Toolbox:

The Wright Brothers

Cereal Boxes (or other cast-off cardboard)

Your Camera

If you have a common tool you use for uncommon learning, feel free to tell us about in the comments.