Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's ALL About Time!!!

Well, it's been quite a week... I'll tell you that much.  I mean, Halloween on a Wednesday?!  That's like a teacher's nightmare!  Well, I *kinda* *maybe* *sort of* went against my original plan to embrace Halloween.  I *kinda* *maybe* *sort of* ignored the holiday completely at school.  But, in my defense, I came down with allergies/a cold on Tuesday during school and I was feeling like crud!  So, I just had to do my best to make it through the day on Wednesday!!!  

And, now, I sound like a man.... which is ever so attractive during parent conferences :)

My kids really have been pretty awesome this week, even with Halloween smackdab in the middle.  I'm going to say it's because we've been super busy learning how to tell time!

On Monday, I had my kids work in groups to make the parts of a clock with cut-up sentence strips.  Then, they got on the floor, put them together, and started to practice making times!

    

On Tuesday, we made a timeline of our day.  First, we brainstormed a typical 2nd grader's schedule on the board.  Then, I assigned each student a time to illustrate and make on the clock.  Afterwards, we put them all in order on the butcher paper!  

And, yes, there are some wrong times that I need to correct, dangit!



 On Wednesday, we reviewed time a little bit more, but only focused on time to the hour and half hour. After practicing on their individual clocks for a while, they made these little pocket-books from my "It's About Time" unit.
 where they wrote the times and sorted time to the hour and time to the half-hour.

Then, today we talked about seconds, minutes, and hours!  First, we brainstormed lots of activities for each section.
 Then, we sorted different activities with our flapbooks (found in my unit)!!
 Easy math grade!

This unit isn't new to my little store, but here's a quick peek in case you haven't seen it before!

 
And, we aren't done learning about time yet!  We still have lots more to do next week!!!  Hope your week hasn't been too crazy and that your Friday goes by super duper fast!


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the idea of creating a class timeline and having the students illustrate it! I'll have to keep this unit and idea in mind during the spring when I teach my 2nd graders all about time!

Hope you're feeling better! I haven't been in school since last Thursday because of a PD day and Hurricane Sandy.

-Cynthia

Across the Hall said...

We've had your time packet since last year, and we love it...I can't wait to get back into it!

I've been the complete opposite of you...our govenor offically moved Halloween to Monday due to Hurricane Sandy, so I've been cramming in extra Halloween stuff!

Hope you feel better soon!

Halle
Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

Michelle Hudgeons said...

Love the timeline!!!
Michelle @ Smitten With First

Mrs. Lynes said...

I love everything about this post!!

JessB_Martin said...

I love this post, your ideas are endless! YOU ARE SUCH AN INSPIRATION to me ! I am 2 weeks away from being done with my student teaching, and if I am ever half the teacher you are I will be doing great! I hope that you have a "fun friday" tomorrow :) !

Ari and Ashlie said...

Having conferences the week of Halloween is just not right.

Mrs. McHaffie said...

That is a FANTASTIC unit!!! Love all those super creative ideas! :)

Kelly
Beg, Borrow, Steal

Ms. Wainwright said...

I LOVE this post! So resourceful! I will be shring this with my teachers; this is a great workshop actviity!
Thanks for sharing : )

Kathie
The Diary of a Not So Wimpy Teacher

Shanyn said...

This pack is on my wishlist. I'm teaching time next week and these activities will be PERFECT!

Love your ideas :)

Shanyn
Coffee, Kids and Compulsive Lists

Rachel Lamb said...

have it and love it!
that timeline is genius!
Rachel

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

That is just TOO cute! How on Earth do you create such cute items?? I'd love to learn!

Amanda Madden said...

Cute ideas! I always love making a timeline with my kiddos, but I like the scale of yours. :)

Amanda
Teaching Maddeness
PS - I'd love for you to come join my GIVEAWAY for a free Grateful Bag...a little something just for the teacher! :)

Heather's Heart said...

I love the timeline...that goes right along with our 1st grade TEKS. =)

I hope your voice is on its way back. Thank you for always sharing your wonderful classroom happenings. =)

Heather
Heather's Heart

sydney said...

I may have to use these ideas. I usually love teaching time, but I am not really looking forward to it this year.
Did you happen to see my ? the other day?
Hey Amy - I thought I had your email, but I cannot find it anywhere. Sometime last year you had addition and subtraction true/false. I used it in my class yesterday and of course messed up and the kids used them all up even my original! I can't find the file anywhere. Any way you can help me out with what I am looking for? I can't find it on your blog anymore.

Thanks,
Sydney
sydcohn@gmail.com

Kaitlin Edmunds said...

Just love your blog, as well as your resources! I used your TIME unit in my classroom for the past few weeks. I gave you a shout-out with some pics on our blog: http://kandclovegrade3.blogspot.ca/
I have purchased many of your items this past year, and look forward to purchasing more. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas.

Kaitlin Edmunds
K & C Love Grade 3
http://kandclovegrade3.blogspot.ca/

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Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Love the hands on and practical activities! I'm sure your students LOVE math (and you too!)