This Addendum to the Written Curriculum: Measuring Solids lesson plan also includes:
Students use standard rulers to measure the length of common classroom items - such as pencils, books, desk tops - in inches and centimeters, and measure weight in pounds. They also answer math questions, such as "How long is the front of the desk?" or "How much does the math book weigh?", in complete sentences is a great beginning foundation for using writing in Math.