This classroom transformation was awesome for teaching measurement with rulers! It aligns with common core math standard 3.MD.4.
Classroom transformations can be very easy to do in your own classroom too! Simply think of what skill you’d like to focus on and decide what theme you’d like to go with it!
Theme: Construction Worker
I start by choosing my theme. In this classroom transformation, I chose a Construction Day! The kids became construction workers with hard hats I found on Amazon.
First, set the scene. Tell your class that they are construction workers today! I like to project directions on the board too so every kid knows exactly what I expect of them. The students solve ten challenges to complete the challenge and win! All of them are based off of different types of measurement.
I tell my kids they have to do two things at each station. The kids complete the paper of some sort of measurement and then students measure with a ruler I made for them in each math challenge. Then, they get it checked by the teacher. Having them measure the line on each tool poster to see how long it is with the ruler I provide is a GREAT way to check on their real-world progress as well.
When students have solved all ten math challenges, they win! I also have them complete a QR Code Writing activity!
I also love to put up some extra decorations to set the scene for my class because who doesn’t love some extra flair?!
Finally, I give out a prize at the end so my class got to choose between building block erasers or construction lollipops! The kids also get to take home an official certificate stating they are now a construction worker!
You can check out this easy to prep classroom transformation HERE!
You may also find this post on Classroom Transformation Tips helpful. It lists my top 10 tips for making your classroom transformation easy and stress-free.
5th Grade Construction Classroom Transformation (COMING SOON!)
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