Saturday, May 21, 2016

I Can Pour A Cup

Just reading that title made you thirsty, didn't it?  :)
Well, today's post is not about an actual beverage, but instead it's about measuring with cups.

Many of the students I serve are learning about different methods of measurement.
So, I wrote a song to help students learn about liquid measuring cups specifically.

I wrote this song in order to help students understand three things: 
1.  the action of measuring with a measuring cup-you pour from the bottom to the top
2.  you measure as the liquid moves up-you look for the lines on the cup
3.  fractions are used in measurement (identifying 1/4, 1/2, and 1 cup)

I've been singing this song a lot the past two weeks.  The rhyming in the repetitive chorus has helped students pick it up quickly.  I also added some simple actions to the chorus.
The chorus lyrics are below along with the actions I added.

Oh, I can pour a cup (pretend to hold a cup and make a pouring motion with your hand)
from the bottom to the top (point to floor, then point to ceiling)
and measure all the way up (extend arms straight out, palms up, and hands rise up in front of you as you sing, "all the way up")

Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more songs about measurement!