Today we did a very fun activity with all the classes in our pod to learn about non standard measurement. Mrs. Wideen read the book, "How Big Is A Foot?". The book was about how the King wants to give the Queen something special for her birthday. The Queen has everything, except a bed. The trouble is that no one in the Kingdom knows the answer to a very important question: How Big is a Bed? because beds at the time had not yet been invented.
The king decided to measure the queen by using his feet. He told her to lay on the floor and measured her by how many feet wide and how many feet long she was. We learned that the bed that was made was too small for the king because the carpenter that made the bed had much smaller feet.
We tested this theory by measuring out our teacher's feet and making a pretend bed on the floor and measuring out a bed using some of our friends feet.