2nd Grade Swap!

I'm teaming up with some of my fav 2nd grade bloggers to bring you a Second Grade Product Swap and Blog Hop! 

I was paired up with the lovely Angela from Hippo Hooray for Second Grade! She has such an adorable blog and the best ideas!  
Hippo Hooray for Second Grade!

These past couple of weeks, my kids and I have been digging into the common core measurement standards:
2.MD.1: Measure the length of an object by selecting and using appropriate tools such as rulers, yardsticks, meter sticks, and measuring tapes.
2.MD.2: Measure the length of an object twice, using length units of different lengths for the two measurements; describe how the two measurements relate to the size of the unit chosen.
2.MD.3: Estimate lengths using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters.
2.MD.4: Measure to determine how much longer one object is than another, expressing the length difference in terms of a standard length unit.
So when I saw Angela's Leap Frog Learners activity, I knew it would be perfect for my class! 

I put the kids in groups of 4 and they each got a little badge: jumper, marker, measurer, and judge.  The kids wore the badge (with a little bit of blue painter's tape), then they got to work.  

After doing one round of leaps, the kids rotated badges and did it again.  

After everyone had jumped and measured, we got down to data collection and analysis.  We listed everyone's jumps and found that 3 people had all jumped 35 inches.  We made a line plot graph with the data. 

We then answered some questions about the data.  What was the highest data point?  What was the lowest?  This was great data analysis and many kids made connections to the Scientific Method when we analyze data in science experiments.

The last page is to take a set of data points and make their own line plot and analysis.  This was a great assessment to see who got the lesson!

Our next math unit is the graphing standards from Measurement and Data, so this was the PERFECT segue from measurement to data for us! Thanks for a fantastic lesson, Angela! 

Make sure to head on over to Hippo Hooray for Second Grade to see how Angela used my Mighty Magnets unit with her class! 


  1. This product looks fantastic and fun! You did a great review! I love that the kids got up to jump and be involved! I also love that they had a chance to analyze data. Happy to be part of this blog hop with you and happy to be a new follower too!
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  2. The kids looked like they were having a blast! Learning and fun, perfect combo! Great review! :)

  3. love the interactive-ness of this product!

  4. This looks like fun! Who wouldn't want to jump around the classroom. :)

    Second Grade Math Maniac

  5. This is so cute! I love the job badges, and how they set the students up to take the math seriously while still having fun. Thanks for sharing.'

    Mrs, Rios Teaches Second Grade

  6. Hi Nicole,

    Thanks for participating! This looks like it was a ton of fun to do!

    Literacy Spark

  7. How adorable is your blog, your classroom, and this review! Nice job! We are coming up on our measurement unit soon so this one may just have to make it into my cart. Thanks for a clear and detailed description of how you used it in your classroom!
    Mrs. Olson’s Lucky Little Learners