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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Telling Time Can Be Fun!!

Making the clock with the kids was part of the fun.

It turned out to be pretty big!!

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I wanted to do a common assessment on my students in telling time and took an idea from another first grade teacher (Christy Parsley).  She drew a big clock on the floor with dry erase markers so with that in mind, the kids and I made a big clock using tape.  We first put a piece of tape with string on it on the floor and drew a big circle. I told them it was like using a compass. (I have to bring one in so they can understand the concept of a compass).  Then I taped over the marker with blue tape.  I added numbers to the clock (the kids called them "digital" numbers).  Then I gave each student a time which they had to demonstrate using their body. Their legs (the longer part) were the minute hand and the trunk of their body was the hour. This was really a fun project. I could easily assess which students knew time and I loved the cheering on they did for their classmates!  I will definitely use this idea again.  Can't wait to share this idea with my teammates!

8 comments:

  1. LOVE it!! I know the kiddos had a blast!

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  2. I really love this! I'm thinking I can do two clocks. One child (on one clock) show start time, the other show the end time-then the class figures out how much time has elapsed. OOOO! Exciting! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. That is a phenomenal idea! Love it!

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  4. I love love LOVE this idea. I even blogged about it! :) I can't wait to try this out this week with my kiddos. I think it will help with elapsed time too if we maybe do 2 clocks (If we can find enough room!) :)

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    Ashley
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    1. And I see that Amanda K had the same idea I had!!!

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  5. wow!!!!!!!! really interesting and interactive!!

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