Making the clock with the kids was part of the fun.
It turned out to be pretty big!!
10:00I 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!