On a white piece of construction paper, my students labeled the front side of the paper "pounds." Then I had them draw pictures of items that used pounds as a unit of measure. My kids had already had experiences finding a pound before this activity. I placed (1) dictionary, (1) lb weight, and (1) oz weight, and markers, crayons, and colored pencils on each group of 4 desks as resources to help them complete 4-5 illustrations of items measured with pounds. It took 2 (1) hour math periods to complete. They had the best time with this activity!
Many students took the activity very seriously. They went home and made lists of words that began with their letter for the next day.
Although the assignment was to illustrate 4-5 items on the posters, my kids just got carried away!