Measuring Penny

Measuring Penny

Title: Measuring Penny

Author: Loreen Leedy


Lisa’s homework assignment is to measure something. It can be anything, so Lisa decides to measure her dog, Penny! Lisa and Penny go to the dog park, where they can measure Penny and compare the measurements to the other dogs. Penny’s nose is 1 inch long and a Shetland Sheepdog’s nose is 4 inches. Penny’s tail is 1 dog biscuit long and a Greyhound’s tail is 10 dog biscuits long! After they finish at the park, Lisa and her dad make dog biscuits, being careful to measure out every ingredient. In the end, she measures the value of having Penny at 1 million dollars!

Curriculum Connections:


Units of measure


Nonstandard measurement tools

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