Sunday, April 14, 2013

Measuring Penny: A Must Read Mentor Text and a FREE Measurement Activity

Hi Friends.
I am linking up with the Collaboration Cuties to share a favorite book to use with math instruction.  My favorite math based text is Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy.
This book covers every type of measurement a early elementary teacher might ever want to talk about.  The story is cute and the illustrations are fabulous.  I actually need a new copy of this book because I reference it with the class over and over as we work on measurement.
If you would like a free copy of the measure the room activity I used to go along with this story this year you can click on the picture below.
The clip art is from Scrappin Doodles, Melonheadz, and JW Illustrations.
I highly recommend this book for your classroom.  Now if you would like to check out some other math text suggestions hop on over to Collaboration Cuties.
Have a great week.


  1. I have this book and had pulled it when we started measurement! It's a great book as an introduction! How sweet of you to put a freebie on here! And it's sooooo cute!!

    Thank you so much for linking up!!
    Collaboration Cuties

  2. I just found your blog through the linky! We actually linked up the SAME book - great minds! ;) I'm happy to be your newest follower. :)

    Teaching Maddeness

  3. This is absolutely adorable. We haven't read this but we read the "Mapping Penny" book when we teach maps. Thanks for the wonderful freebie.
    Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  4. Wow! I'd love permission to show this at my summer workshops -- one is in New Orleans and the other is in Las Vegas. Thanks!!

  5. Can't open this file-looks like a cute activity!

    1. Strange. I just downloaded it from Google docs and it worked. If you will email me at, I'll send you the file.
      Hope to hear from you.

  6. I love this and it is perfect for what we are doing right now. But I can't get it to print.

  7. Thank you so much! You definitely saved the day!

  8. Thank you so much! You definitely saved the day!