Sunday, April 3, 2011

long TIME overdue

A few weeks ago, we learned about time. The standard for our firsties is only to tell time to the hour, but we did half hour as well. Most of them caught on pretty quick. :) To give the children more hands on practice, they each made their own clocks. We do have real clocks for each child to use, but I think having them make their own gives them a better understanding of time. Plus it's fun, right?


Clock 1

Clock 2

This is a copy of a copy that I got from who knows where. The 15, 30, and 45 aren't there. I'm not sure if that was a mistake or on purpose. I kind of like having them missing, because then the kids can decorate those ones their own and make them stand out more. That might make teaching quarter past and quarter to a little easier. Maybe in the summer I'll make a better version, but for now, this works for me!

I have lots of time manipulatives/games we used to practice time, but by far their favorite was Rachelle's Time Flies and Stop the Clock.  I can't remember what blog I saw this on, but I LOVE it! And more importantly, the kids LOVE it. :)

6 comments:

LongIslandTeacher said...

I used Rachelle's Time Flies! My students absolutely loved playing! :)

Krista
http://thelifeofalongislandteacher.blogspot.com/

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

i love this! thanks for sharing:)

Rachelle said...

Hey thanks for the shout out! I'm glad your kiddos liked it! I love your clocks!
-Rachelle
whattheteachewants.blogspot.com

Miss Miller said...

I love your blog! Follow mine :)
http://missmillersfirsties.blogspot.com/

Teacher Stuff said...

I so wish we only had to go to the hour! I think our K standard is hour and then for my first graders, it is to the half hour. That half hour kills them every time! I will try making the clocks next year!

Sarah said...

I love this idea! I always look forward to reading your blog. I have added you to my sidebar! Thanks for sharing!
sarah -

http://mrstfirstgrade.blogspot.com/