Ms. Alison saw a connection to measurement here and asked the students: How do we know if a jump is big or small?
A few opinions were shared, then Daniel suggested that we use the same measuring tape we used to measure our heights. Everyone thought this was a good idea. Ms. Alison proposed that we go outside to measure our jumps and reminded everyone that we could use words like 'long', 'short', 'longer' and 'shorter' to describe the size of jumps. So we all took turns jumping and then marking where we landed in chalk. Once we'd all jumped we compared how far the chalk marks were from the yellow line where we all started jumping and discussed who had jumped 'shorter' or 'longer'. Everyone wanted to know though, Who had the biggest jump? Who had jumped the longest?
Since this experience we've still been jumping in our Morning Meetings, but are using different words to describe our jumps, like 'long', 'far', 'short', and 'high'....as well as 'big' and 'small'.