As part of our math studies, we are learning about measurement. The recent snow was the perfect opportunity. We took a paint stirer and Martina used a measuring tape to mark 1″ increments on it. She then ran outside and stuck into the snow. The maximum depth we saw was 7″, but the wind blew like crazy and then it snowed ice for a while and by the time I took a photo, we had lost an inch of snow!

She had fun doing this little project, I was happy to sandwich a bit of learning in between snowballs and now she has a hands-on idea of  what, exactly, an inch is.

Martina's snow gauge

the final depth

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