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Sunday, April 15, 2012

How to Remember Gallon, Quart, Pint, Cup

This post is random, but may help someone...

I was just roaming around Wednesday afternoon, when I walked into a class on my hall where the teacher was tutoring fifth graders in preparation for the CRCT. One of the girls was having a problem remembering liquid measurements. I'm sure you've all seen the large, capital G with four Qs inside, two Ps inside the Qs, and 2 Cs inside the Ps to help students remember the equivalent measures. If you haven't seen it, e-mail me and I'll send you a copy when I finish one.

The student who was having trouble remembering this information had not been shown that, so I showed her and had her do each letter/letter set in a different color marker so it would stand out to her and help her remember the sequence for the test.

She still seemed a little hesitant, so I thought..."Well, acronyms work. Why not try a silly sentence!" Here it is... "Go quietly, pretty cat!" Her teacher said that worked wonderfully for her because she actually has a cat and talks/writes about it frequently.

Doesn't God work in mysterious ways!? :D She got it with the silly sentence. I thought maybe this would help someone else, so I'm sharing. Happy Sunday!


1 comment:

  1. I just posted a song about these units to my blog as a freebie, too! They are definitely tricky to remember, aren't they? :) Thanks for the tip!

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